U.S. architecture and engineering boasts 4.5 percent wage increase.

A recent survey showed that wages increased 4.5 percent in U.S. architecture, engineering and environmental consulting firms last year-the biggest increase in four years. The survey, conducted by Zweig White & Associates, a specialized management consulting, research and publishing firm based in Natick, Mass., also found that firms are projecting another 4.5 percent increase this year.

The report, Policies, Procedures & Benefits Survey of A/E/P & Environmental Firms is based on an in-depth survey of more than 300 firms nationwide. It is available from the publisher for $250 plus $4 shipping and handling. Contact Zweig White & Associates, 600 Worcester St., Natick, MA, 01760. Phone 508-651-1559; fax 508-653-6522. Or visit http://www.zwa.com.