Zweig Group Media: Will Swearingen, Director of R&D, Zweig Group

Sep 05, 2017

In this episode, Randy Wilburn had the chance to speak with Will Swearingen, director of R&D at Zweig Group, about AEC industry data and all of the surveys produced at Zweig Group. Will and his team get to crunch information supplied to Zweig Group by survey participants. He then takes that data and makes sense of it in 12 surveys geared for the AEC industry. Will shared some interesting data points from some of the surveys that were completed this year. His findings include:
  • Overhead rates are down
  • Utilization or charge ability is trending down
  • Firms are incredibly profitable
Will also shared that, according to the data, base compensation has gone down in several entry level roles in the industry. They also talked about one of the biggest challenges facing aging firm owners – the ownership transition process and how to address the needs of the next generation of leaders. Hear about this and more in this episode of The Zweig Letter podcast. To learn more about Zweig Group’s surveys, click here! Additional information: Contact: Will Swearingen For more information on The Zweig Letter podcast contact Randy Wilburn: twitter: @RandyWilburn Sponsor: Subscribe to The Zweig Letter for free! Click here for a free digital subscription to Civil + Structural Engineer Magazine!

About Zweig Group

Zweig Group, three times on the Inc. 500/5000 list, is the industry leader and premiere authority in AEC firm management and marketing, the go-to source for data and research, and the leading provider of customized learning and training. Zweig Group exists to help AEC firms succeed in a complicated and challenging marketplace through services that include: Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Planning, Valuation, Executive Search, Board of Director Services, Ownership Transition, Marketing & Branding, and Business Development Training. The firm has offices in Dallas and Fayetteville, Arkansas.