SMPS Foundation: Annual Owners Survey

January 24, 2020

What’s Important to Decision-Makers?

Most of your day is spent trying to answer a short but complicated question: What do my clients care about most?

It isn’t easy. In our competitive, constantly changing industries, it’s unlikely to get any easier in the near future.

This challenge often leads to countless hours spent pursuing the wrong projects or worse, winning a job that ends up being a terrible fit for everyone.

The SMPS Foundation would like to help.

Over the last year, we’ve developed a survey designed to gain insight into the key factors end users/owners consider when selecting their A/E/C partners. As you may imagine, we need your help in capturing the data.

Would you please send this survey to your clients (end users/owners) today? We’ll be closing the survey soon and need to know what’s most important to clients when they select their A/E/C partners.

Designed to take no more than 10 minutes, this short survey allows participants to remain anonymous while providing valuable information.

Once we’ve captured the data, Dr. John Hill, clinical associate professor – Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, will help us put together a comprehensive analysis of the results.

Thanks in advance for your help in this SMPS Foundation effort! Below you’ll find a message that you can send to your clients along with the survey link.


Dear First Name:

I am a member of SMPS and our research foundation is seeking information from end users/owners like you regarding how you select your A/E/C partners. Your input is vital to understanding this issue and improving project outcomes. Would you please take a few minutes to complete this short survey developed by the SMPS Foundation? Findings will be used to help me, my colleagues, and our firms to exceed your expectations. At the end of the survey, you will have the opportunity to provide your contact information if you would like to receive a complimentary copy of the corresponding research report once it’s completed. Thank you for participating in this SMPS Foundation research project.

TAKE THE SURVEY