2012 Ascent Readership Survey

 
Thank you for participating in our 2012 reader survey. Your feedback is very important to us and will help us increase the value of Ascent magazine. Please complete the 20 question survey, and include your contact information at the end to be entered into the drawing for one of many great prizes including an a Bose iPod sounddock, Apple iPod Touch, $25 visa gift cards, and more. We appreciate your time and feedback. Ascent magazine is a publication of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute.
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1. Please select the best description of your occupation
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2. How long have you been in the design/construction industry
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3. Please select the market segments that at least 20% of your annual work is in (check all that apply)
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4. Please select the answer that best describes your authority to select materials and systems for projects
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5. Please rate the following article types/information as to how important they are to you
Very importantImportantSemi-importantNot important
Information on new products and materials
New projects underway/recently completed
Industry news
Architect profiles
Project profiles
In-depth case studies
Design trends/challenges/ideas
Sustainability-related information
How to information
Continuing education articles
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6. Please rate which project information is most important/useful to you
Very important, must haveImportant, good to haveSemi-important, nice to haveNot important, don't need
Structural information/details
Sustainability information/details
Building envelope information/details
Aesthetic information/details
Resilience information (seismic, fire, blast, storm)
Project data (size, cost, details on what drove decisions, etc.)
Floor plans/layout
Interior finishes
Project photography
7. Please rate the overall value of these magazines to you. If your favorite is not listed, feel free to add it in the other box.
Very ValuableValuableSomewhat ValuableDon't read it
Architectural Record
Architect
Architectural Products
Eco-Structure
GreenSource
ENR
8. Please rate the overall value of these magazines to you. If one that you read is not included, feel free to add it in the other box.
Very ValuableValuableSomewhat ValuableDon't read it
Architectural Record
Architect
Architectural Products
Eco-Structure
GreenSource
ENR
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9. Which statement best describes how often you read Ascent magazine
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10. Please rate the quality of Ascent magazine on the following:
ExcellentGoodAverageNeeds improvementNo opinion
Content
Cover
Ease of reading
Layout and design
Photography
Writing
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11. Please rate the following sections/issues of Ascent in terms of value to you: (4=very valuable, I always read it; 3=valuable, I often read it; 2=Helpful, I sometimes read it, 1=Not intersting - I seldom/never read it)
4=Very valuable3=Valuable2=Helpful1=Not interesting
Editor's Insight
Headlines
Sustainability Insight
Overview feature (provides an overview of 4-5 projects)
Perspective feature (design trends/challenges)
Design feature (specific design issue - how to article)
In-depth case study (more details on one project)
Aesthetic Showcase (highlights 6-7 projects)
Designers Notebook (for continuing education)
Continuing Education Schedule
Certified Plant Directory
Annual PCI Design Awards Summary (fall issue each year)
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12. How often do you use the continuing education article that is in each issue of Ascent?
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13. How many articles and features in an issue of Ascent do you feel should be related to the issue's theme?
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14. What other themes/topics would you like to see in the future? (check all that apply)
Note: 2012 themes are Mixed-use, Higher-education, Design-build, and Design Awards
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15. What do you like best about Ascent?
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16. What suggestions do you have to improve Ascent magazine?
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17. What is your preferred delivery method of Ascent magazine?
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18. How has reading Ascent magazine affected your work?
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19. Please update your contact information and you will be entered into our drawing for some great prizes. Note: Your information will NOT be shared outside of PCI, and will only be used to communicate with you relative to Ascent magazine: (Your phone number is optional)
20. Please check below if you would like to receive communications regarding continuing education opportunities (webinars, seminars, workshops, etc.)
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