EFCA Survey 2021

Establishing a ranking based on turnover of the top 200 consulting engineering companies and groups operating in Europe.


All companies for which the provision of construction-related consulting engineering services in Europe represents more than 50% of their turnover in Europe will be considered by the European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations (EFCA) for inclusion in a ranking of the top firms.

It is anticipated that companies and groups with more than 200 staff based in Europe which provide these services will be considered.

For the survey, Peter Boswell on behalf of Bricad Associates is mandated by EFCA as the Survey Cooordinator.

Arrangements are summarised below, with links to further details where necessary.

Survey questionnaire

The survey questionnaire is in two parts:

  • Part 1: establishes if the activity of a company or group mainly comprises construction-related as opposed to product-related consulting engineering services. These services are essentially professional services such as master planning, preliminary studies, design, procurement, technical assistance, project and construction management, environmental engineering, quantity surveying, and other services for the built environment. Generally excluded are professional services which would be classified as legal and financial services, management consultancy, advertising and market research, and scientific research but are not supplied to the market (company and groups will often carry out these services internally for their own account).
  • Part 2: aims to summarise how consulting engineeering company and groups based in Europe supply consulting engineering services for construction.

Only company or groups whose turnover in Europe for construction-related consulting engineering services is more than 50% of their total turnover in Europe are asked to complete Part 2.

The survey was launched on 15 September 2021 and ends on 29 October 2021. Both online and offline questionnaires are available (see above).

Survey arrangements


To avoid multiple contacts, for groups with a significant presence in more than one country, the survey aims to identify the entity that is responsible for or acts for all subsiduaries based in Europe. This entity may be based either inside or outside of Europe.

Frequently, an entity based in Europe is group subsidiary that is a member of an EFCA national Member Association and will be contacted by the association.

Associations are asked to contact all companies and groups in their country. In the case of groups that are not an entity for Europe, they are asked inform the group that the survey should perhaps be passed over to the entity for  Europe.

If a respondent is with a group, the respondent may not need to complete the survey if the group's entity for Europe is not based in the respondent's home country. The respondent is asked to check whether or not the entity is aware of the need to complete the survey and whether this has or will been done.

A list of the groups with a significant presence in more than one country in Europe gives the country of a group's likely entity for Europe.

Further information

For further information, please contact:

  • Peter Boswell, Survey Coordinator ( petergboswell@gmail.com; Mobile & WhatsApp: +41 79 298 9666)
  • Jan Van der Putten, EFCA Secretary General (jvanderputten@efca.be)

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