Power and energy and health care are among the hottest markets for architecture, engineering, and planning (A/E/P) and environmental consulting firms in 2012, a recently published report says.

According to "2012 A/E/P and Environmental Consulting Industry Outlook," prepared by business-management-services provider ZweigWhite and the American Council of Engineering Companies, the top trends for 2012 include public/private partnerships, integrated project delivery, and building information modeling; the cost-effectiveness of sustainability; renovations and retrofits; a focus on infrastructure; and global vision. The report has an overview of predicted and past performance of regions in the United States and abroad and an in-depth analysis of market sectors, including commercial real estate, education, environmental, health care, and power and energy.

The report was compiled using information gathered from interviews with industry leaders and forecasters, as well as economic indicators and external reports, analysis provided by ZweigWhite management consultants, data from ZweigWhite management surveys, and a survey of leaders of A/E/P and environmental consulting firms.

The cost of the 109-page report is $345 in print or electronic format. To order, click here.