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Competitive Analysis Of US Sustainable Engineering Firms (Webinar)

Date: 22 September 2010

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Executive Summary

Firms and cities in the US face a melee of engineering issues relating to ageing infrastructure, sustainable energy and water supply and use, carbon management and physical damage to property. CSOs, Heads of Procurement, Global Energy Managers and those in municipalities such as Directors of Sustainable Growth are turning to engineering firms to deliver sustainable, cost effective and innovative solutions. Which firms are in the best position to deliver? To help decision-makers shortlist engineering firms, we share the results of our 3 month analysis of the 19 $1 billion revenue plus US firms offering sustainable solutions, such as AECOM, Bechtel, GolderAssociates, Shaw Group and CH2M HILL.

Table Of Contents

WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING?
Definition for sustainable engineering
Sustainable engineering is more than just project delivery; internal performance is an important attribute
Sustainable engineering is more than just project delivery
The sustainable engineering market has evolved out of environmental engineering

WHAT DIFFERENTIATES ENGINEERING FIRMS?
Sustainability is seen as a differentiator in the eyes of the customer
Energy and carbon issues top the list of customers’ sustainability issues
Customer demand for sustainability projects has been high over the past two years
More customers will commission EV and smart grid infrastructure projects
Project cost and functionality remain top while sustainability issues are deemed as important
Buyers do not associate sustainability with an increase in costs
Project design and full cost benefit analysis are important
The design stage is where most of the sustainability features are determined
Buyers prefer a strong track record to brand
Very few brands have a sustainability association in the buyers mind
Buyers differentiate between engineering firms on sustainability

WHICH FIRMS ARE BEST POSITIONED TO DELIVER SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING PROJECTS?
Capabilities and momentum criteria that firms were assessed on
Verdantix Green Quadrant® Sustainable Engineering Firms (US)
Seven questions that buyers should ask engineering firms…
Engineering firms will mature over sustainability as their strategy does
Conclusions
How Verdantix Can Help

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