Consulting-Specifying Engineer Research
CSE Research

Turning research into insights to make better business decisions

Find how your firm compares in the following areas:

  • Revenue
  • Experience
  • Products/Systems you specify
  • Project types and locations.

What do these results mean for your future and how may it affect your competitiveness? Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) conducts research studies on the industries serviced by the publication—electrical, fire and life safety, HVAC, lighting, power, and plumbing. Members of the Consulting-Specifying Engineer audience with buy/specify responsibilities within their firms and these industries are asked to complete these surveys. Find out now and download the latest research to help increase your firm's business.


How does your salary stack up?
Consulting engineers share information about compensation, accreditation, age, retirement goals, and business development via a national salary survey. View the second annual Consulting-Specifying Engineer salary survey here.

Six electrical, power findings identify changes, struggles
Respondents to the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2016 Electrical and Power Study identified six high-level findings impacting the electrical and power industries today. According to report findings the top electrical/power systems/equipment specified are circuit breakers, fuses, etc. (76%); emergency, standby power (74%); transformers (74%); and electrical distribution (73%). The top challenge in electrical or power systems and design remains inadequate budgets for good designs at 78%, despite decreasing from 83% in 2015. The difficulty of complying with project delivery speed has decreased from 80% in 2015 to 70% in 2016. Access the full 2016 report to view key trends and findings.

2016 Fire and Life Safety Study: Seven key findings
This study was completed by Consulting-Specifying Engineer to evaluate the use of fire and life safety products and systems by consulting engineers. By gathering data about the dollar amounts of fire and life safety systems specified, the types of fire and life safety products selected, and the challenges that fire and life safety system designers face, Consulting-Specifying Engineer provides a snapshot of the engineering community's outlook on fire and life safety products. According to the data in the 2016 Fire & Life Safety report, the top types of fire and life safety systems specified are fire, smoke, heat, and/or linear detection products (81%) and smoke detection, control systems, and/or dampers (74%). Download the full report now.

Get the information you need, in the context necessary to make both large-scale and everyday decisions with confidence.

Click HERE to download the Consulting-Specifying Engineer Editorial Research today.

Right gradient