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RIBA finds architects optimistic about future

Architects are becoming increasingly hopeful about future workloads, according to the RIBA’s latest Future Trends Survey.

Less than a fifth questioned expected a decrease in work, compared to 21 per cent in June while the proportion of practices predicting an increase in workload rose from 27 per cent to 31 per cent over the same period.

Firms are also more confident about taking on further staff, with 11 per cent expecting increases in staff levels over the next three months, compared to just 8 per cent in June.

The number of practices expecting staff numbers to be cut decreased further from 16 per cent last month to 13 per cent in July

Director of practice at RIBA Adrian Dobson said: ‘This is the fourth month in a row when there has been a steady improvement in the workload index, which stood at a very pessimistic -31 in March 2009.’

He added that practices based in London and the South-East are most confident, and that the autumn period would be critical in revealing if the optimistic stance was justified.

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  • However, what this clearly indicates is that more practices expect to make redundancies than those employing.....it looks like things are still deteriorating, just at a slower rate overall.

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