A recent study of business trends conducted by the American Council of Engineering Companies reveals that consulting engineers are increasingly moving into construction management. The survey of 587 firms revealed that construction management ranks as one of the top three disciplines of 2l% of responding engineering firms.

Engineering clients in both the public and private sectors seem to be preferring more full-service capabilities, according to the survey. They want one source of responsibility for a project's management and see engineers as the key for bringing the project components together successfully.

ACEC's 2001 Business Trends Survey, published in ACEC's Sept./Oct. ACE magazine, shows also that engineers perceive construction management services as a top-tier discipline.