2022 Giants 400 Reconstruction Market Research Report

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Thank you for your interest in BD+C’s inaugural Reconstruction Market Research Report. As a leader in the U.S. reconstruction construction sector, your input is critical to this research project. 

The BD+C editorial team is partnering with leading construction industry economist Kermit Baker, PhD, Hon. AIA, to plan and execute this research project. Our primary objectives are to: 
- Define the overall size and scope of the U.S. reconstruction/renovation market 
- Identify the trends, innovations, and obstacles in this important sector 
- Forecast the growth of the reconstruction/renovation market 
- Showcase leading AEC firms 
- Pinpoint key tech innovations and tools 

All survey participants will receive a PDF report with the complete findings of the survey prior to publishing. Please provide your contact information at the end of the survey to receive the full PDF report. 

Thanks for your participation! 

- David Barista, Editorial Director 
- Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor
- John Caulfield, Senior Editor
- Kermit Baker, PhD, Research Consultant
What's your company's primary role in the design and construction of commercial, industrial, institutional, and multifamily building projects?
Please rate the importance of the reconstruction sector to your firm’s current revenue and profitability?
Please rate the importance of the reconstruction sector to your firm’s current revenue and profitability versus 3-5 years ago?
If the reconstruction sector is more important for your firm today versus 3-5 years ago, please select the primary reason(s) why. Select all that apply. 
Please break down your firm’s overall reconstruction work revenue by project type. Please provide your best percent (%) estimate for each. Should total 100%. 
% of total reconstruction work by project type
Adaptive reuse/conversion projects
Addition/renovation projects
Historic preservation
Building system upgrades (HVAC, lighting, renewable energy)
Building shell upgrades (roof, facade, windows/doors, entrances)
Building structure upgrades (seismic, structural reinforcement)
Real estate repositioning
Tenant fit outs
Other 
From the list above, is there a project type that you expect to see significant growth in revenue from in the next 2-4 years? Please explain why.
Please break down your firm’s overall reconstruction work revenue by building sector. Please provide your best percent (%) estimate for each. Should total 100%.  
% of total reconstruction work by building sector
Airport terminals
Data centers
Government buildings
Healthcare facilities
Hospitality/hotel buildings
Industrial facilities
K-12 schools
Multifamily buildings
Office/workplace projects
Retail/entertainment buildings
% of total reconstruction work by building sector
Science and technology buildings
Sports facilities
Transit facilities
University buildings
Other (please specify)
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, how much growth in demand for reconstruction work has your firm experienced? 
If you are seeing growth in demand for reconstruction work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, what type of work are you seeing more of? (Please check all that apply)
Of the following technological innovations and tools for the AEC market, please indicate their level of importance for your firm’s reconstruction sector work.
Adopted and use widely throughout the firm
Adopted and used selectively
Pilot tested but not used regularly
Pilot tested, not planning to use in the future
Do not use
Not interested
360 video/photos
3D laser scanning
3D printing/additive manufacturing
Artificial intelligence (AI)
AI for building facade inspections
Augmented reality
Autonomous vehicles/construction equipment
BIM
Blockchain
Data analytics/big data
Adopted and use widely throughout the firm
Adopted and used selectively
Pilot tested but not used regularly
Pilot tested, not planning to use in the future
Do not use
Not interested
Design computation tools
Digital fabrication
Digital twin
Drones
Exoskeleton suit
Jobsite/building sensors
LiDAR (light detection and ranging)
Mixed reality (e.g., Hololens)
Offsite/prefab construction
Photogrammetry 3D scanning
Adopted and use widely throughout the firm
Adopted and used selectively
Pilot tested but not used regularly
Pilot tested, not planning to use in the future
Do not use
Not interested
Real-time rendering tools
Robotics on the jobsite
Rovers
Virtual reality
Wearable devices
Please rate the importance of the following product/materials categories to your firm’s reconstruction sector work. 
Commodity item
Specialty product - Extremely critical
Specialty product - Somewhat critical
Building automation/control systems
Ceiling systems
Cladding/facade systems
Flooring
Glass and glazing
HVAC/mechanical
Insulation
Lighting
Moisture control solutions
Roofing
Commodity item
Specialty product - Extremely critical
Specialty product - Somewhat critical
Structural solutions
Vertical transportation
Windows and doors
Have you found any innovative products/services/technologies that have proven to be particularly helpful for your reconstruction sector work? Please be as specific and detailed as possible.  
What is the single biggest pain point when executing reconstruction sector projects?
What's missing in the market (i.e., area with the biggest need or opportunity for improvement or innovation)?
If you would like to discuss your responses to this survey with a BD+C editor, please supply your contact information. Thanks! 
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