PPG Study Identifies China and UK as Largest International
Employers of US Architects
In a multifaceted online study conducted by PPG Industries, 629
U.S. architects were polled on the following topics; which countries
are the largest international employers of US architects, how they
prefer to obtain product information and which glass companies they
perceived as being the leaders in sustainability.
The results of the survey identified China and the United Kingdom
(UK) as the largest employers of U.S. architects outside of the
United States, with China accounting for 21 percent of US architectural
firms' international business. The UK followed with 16 percent.
Secondarily, respondents identified manufacturer websites as their
preferred method of obtaining product information by an overwhelming
85 percent. Other preferred means mentioned were sales representatives
and technical binders from manufacturers.
In the third aspect of the study, 45 percent of respondents identified
PPG Industries as the industry leader in sustainability building