Top 225 International Design Firms: Companies Deal With Twin Crises


July 29, 2020

Gary J. Tulacz and Peter Reina


The global market for large international design firms has taken a series of hits over the past few years, including fluctuating oil prices, political unrest in many parts of the world and the eruption of global trade wars. While many large design firms hoped that 2020 would provide relief from the disruptions, that was not to be, as the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic hit and an oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia flared up. These disruptions have left major international design firms wondering how to cope with a chaotic market.


WestConnex underground highway

Aurecon and Jacobs are designing the $12-billion, 20.5-mile WestConnex underground highway project in Sydney. PHOTO COURTESY OF AURECON


  

[ENR 2020] 세계 톱 150 설계회사 순위


  국제 대형 설계회사들의 세계 시장은 지난 몇 년 동안 변동하는 유가, 세계 많은 지역의 정치적 불안, 세계 무역 전쟁 발발 등 일련의 타격을 받았다. 세계적인 COVID-19 대유행과 사우디 아라비아와 러시아 사이의 유가 전쟁이 격화되면서 2020년이 그 붕괴로부터 구제해 줄 것을 기대했지만, 그렇지 않았다. 이러한 혼란은 주요 국제 설계회사들로 하여금 혼란스러운 시장에 어떻게 대처해야 할지 궁금해하게 만들었다.




시장의 불확실성은 ENR의 상위 225개 국제 설계회사들의 조사 결과에서 볼 수 있다. 선도기업 225개사는 2018년 718억8000만 달러에서 0.6% 증가한 723억1000만 달러의 수익을 냈다. 이 같은 저성장은 미국 정부의 상장기업 공개 제한으로 올해 조사를 하지 못한 플루오르가 명단에서 빠진 데 따른 것으로 볼 수 있다. Fluor는 지난해 국제 설계 매출 21억3000만 달러로 225대 국제 디자인 기업 순위에서 10위를 차지했다.


한편 한국은 


삼성엔지니어링 54위

SK E&C 87위

도화엔지니어링 84위

한국전력기술 97위

삼우건축 111위

건화 158위

평화엔지니어링 167위

한국종합기술 184위

유신 202위

희림건축 208위 등이 이름을 올렸다.


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터

Ki Chul Hwang Conpaper editor curator



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The uncertainty in the market can be seen in the results of ENR’s Top 225 International Design Firms survey. The leading 225 companies generated $72.31 billion in design revenue in 2019 from projects outside home countries, up a scant 0.6% from $71.88 billion in 2018. Part of this weak growth can be attributed to the absence of Fluor Corp. from the list, which could not file a survey this year because of U.S. government disclosure restrictions on publicly traded companies. Fluor ranked No. 10 on last year’s Top 225 International Design Firms list with $2.13 billion in international design revenue.





ENR 2020 Top 150 Global Design Firms

RANK 2020RANK 2019FIRMFIRM TYPE
12POWER CONSTRUCTION CORP. OF CHINA, Beijing, China†EC
21JACOBS, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.†EA
33AECOM, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S.A.EA
44WOOD, Aberdeen, Scotland, U.K.EC
55CHINA ENERGY ENGINEERING CORP. LTD., Beijing, China†EC
67CHINA COMMUNICATIONS CONSTRUCTION GROUP LTD., Beijing, China†EC
76WSP GLOBAL INC., Montreal, Quebec, Canada†E
814WORLEY LTD., North Sydney, NSW, AustraliaEC
98ARCADIS NV, Amsterdam , Netherlands†E
109SNC-LAVALIN INC., Montreal, Quebec, Canada†EC
1110STANTEC INC., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada†EAL
1212KBR INC., Houston, Texas, U.S.A.†EC
1313TETRA TECH INC., Pasadena, Calif., U.S.A.E
1415CHINA RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION CORP. LTD., Beijing, China†EC
1517HDR, Omaha, Neb., U.S.A.†EA
1620CHINA RAILWAY GROUP LTD., Beijing, China†EC
1716AFRY, Stockholm, SwedenE
1821MOTT MACDONALD, Croydon, Surrey, U.K.†E
1919SWECO, Stockholm, SwedenAE
2022ARUP GROUP LTD., London, U.K.†E


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Enter the Pandemic

The outbreak of the COVID-19 virus beginning at the end of 2019 in China and quickly spreading worldwide took much of the global construction industry by surprise. However, major design firms were quick to adopt home working and now see long-term benefits in continuing the practice.


The industry has “demonstrated a certain amount of resilience to at least three or four months’ disruption,” says Mike Haigh, chair of U.K.-based Mott MacDonald Group. The firm quickly shut scores of global offices as “50-60% of our employees shifted from working in the office to home in a day and a half to two days,” he adds.


As an organization with distributed local leadership, Systra Group’s head office in Paris provided guidelines and support, but “each market took actions in accordance with each country’s regulations,” says Andrew McNaughton, senior vice president. In India, for example, the 2,000 staffers shifted to home on “very, very short notice,” he adds.


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