Operators in the industry primarily design buildings, structures and landscapes to meet clients' requirements. They apply specialist knowledge of design principles, construction procedures, zoning regulations, building codes and building materials to do this. The industry is expected to generate revenue of £5.8 billion in 2015-16, up by 3.5% on the previous year. This increase is due to an upturn in residential building activity, which is the source of approximately one-quarter of the industry's revenue. Commercial construction activity, which is the industry's largest downstream market, is also expected to rise, boosting demand for industry services.
Architects in this industry design and draft buildings, plan urban areas and carry out landscape architecture. They also supervise the construction of buildings. Architectural firms provide information on design and construction procedures, zoning regulations, building codes and building materials. Interior decorating services are not included in the industry.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.