Looking at the consulting engineering market right now, I see that there’s two qualities of engineering firms out there at the moment.
Too Cheap Engineering Consultants
There’s the way under-priced engineering consultant working for the big building companies.
They’re sending their technical work overseas and/or getting it done in the equivalent of engineering sweatshops right here in Australia. They’re cutting corners on their designs. They’re missing the mark on quality in exchange for way too cheap prices. They are missing or allowing serious issues to develop unchecked.