EFCA Sector Review

EFCA Sector Review

The annual EFCA Sector Review aims to demonstrate the breadth and depth of Europe's capacity to supply engineering services to the construction industry. The review includes a ranking based on turnover of the top companies and groups operating in Europe that supply engineering services for construction.

The EFCA Sector Review 2021 is available on the EFCA website.

The EFCA Sector Review 2021 Survey ended on 18 December 2021 (see the EFCA Sector Review 2021).

EFCA aims to demonstrate the breadth and depth of Europe's capacity to supply professional services to the construction industry in critical areas such as energy supply and the environment by publishing a sector review for Europe that includes a list ranking the sector's top firms.

Companies and groups for which the provision of construction-related engineering services in Europe represents more than approximately 50% of their turnover in Europe are considered by the European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations (EFCA) for inclusion in the list.

It is anticipated that firms with more than about 150 staff based in Europe which provide these services should be considered.

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

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

Survey questionnaire

The survey questionnaire is in two parts.

  • The first part establishes if the activity of a firm mainly comprises construction-related as opposed to product-related 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 (firms will often carry out these services internally for their own account).
  • The second part aims to summarise how firms based in Europe supply engineering services for construction.

The 2021 survey ended on 19 December 2021. Both online and offline questionnaires were made available (the offline version can still be browsed). The 2022 survey will be launched in September 2022 for publication in the EFCA Sector Review 2022 in November 2022.

Survey arrangements


To avoid multiple contacts the survey aims to identify the location of the headquarters of each firm or of the firm that acts for all subsiduaries based in Europe. This firm may be based either inside or outside of Europe.

Firms headquartered in Europe with more than 150 staff are listed. For firms headquartered outside Europe, firms with more than 300 staff are included.

EFCA and its national Member Associations use this list to identify or establish a single point of contact.

Further information

For further information, please contact:

  • Peter Boswell, EFCA Sector Review Survey Organiser (peter@peterboswell.com; Mobile & WhatsApp: +41 79 298 9666)
  • Jan Van der Putten, EFCA Secretary General (jvanderputten@efca.be)
EFCA Sector Review