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  Today's Date: Tuesday September 16, 2014    Current MMQB Index: 5245.99 +43.76 (+0.84%) on a volume of 785,377 shares. Year to Date Change: -0.68%
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Building & Construction
Non-residential Construction Starts Pulled Back in July
Monday August 25, 2014 
The dollar value of construction starts in July, excluding residential activity, fell 19.5% versus an exceptionally strong June.

Pent-up Demand produces movement in Schools Market
Monday August 11, 2014 
High schools are outpacing other K-12 facilities in construction spending.

Good Office Construction Market Could Lead to Better Office Furniture Sale
Monday August 11, 2014 
Hierarchical office assignments are becoming passť.

Architecture Billings Retreat in March
Monday May 5, 2014 
"This protracted softening in demand for design services is a bit of a surprise ."

Architecture Billing Index Remains Positive
Monday April 7, 2014 
This score reflects an increase in design services.

Construction Starts Stumble in January
Monday March 3, 2014 
The two largest sub-categories within commercial both recorded increases in the latest month versus December of last year, with retail +9.6% and private office buildings +11.2%.

U.S. Architects Report Improvement in Business in January
Monday February 24, 2014 
After two months of declining demand for design services, architects reported a slight improvement in business in January.

Construction Spending Creeps Higher in November
Monday February 10, 2014 
Nonresidential building construction was up 0.8% to $316.5 billion in November after jumping 4.2% in October.

Architecture Billings Index slows in October
Friday November 22, 2013 
Project inquiries stay strong.

Positive Trend Continues for Architecture Billings Index
Monday August 26, 2013 
This score reflects an increase in demand for design services.

Construction Index Dips in June, but Still Growing
Monday July 29, 2013 
The index is seen as a leading indicator of building activity, with architect billings typically coming nine to 12 months ahead of the start of construction.

More positive momentum for Architecture Billings Index
Monday April 29, 2013 
"Business conditions in the construction industry have generally been improving over the last several months."

Architecture Billing Index Improves
Friday March 22, 2013 
The Architecture Billings Index (ABI), a reliable measure of the industry's health, recorded a post-recession high of 54.9 in February.

Growth in Health System Capital Spending Projected to Dip
Sunday January 6, 2013 
An ongoing factor driving the dip in capital spending is reimbursement cuts.

Architecture Billings Index positive for third straight Month
Monday November 26, 2012 
"With three straight monthly gains - and the past two being quite strong - it's beginning to look like demand for design services has turned the corner."

Architects Worried
Sunday October 21, 2012 
An estimated 66,500 jobs from the design and construction industry would be lost.

Survey Says Construction Industry Market Confidence Steady
Tuesday July 17, 2012 
The industry's expectations for the market in 2013 remain high.

Architects' Billing Crashes in May
Monday June 25, 2012 
A separate measure of project inquiries dipped 0.4 point to 54 last month, the lowest in a year and the third consecutive monthly decline.

U.S. Green Building Council Announces Changes to LEED 2012
Monday June 4, 2012 
Changes address revised delivery and ballot schedule.

Architecture Billings Index Reverts to Negative Territory
Monday May 21, 2012 
Decline is possibly a brief pause from unusually strong winter activity.

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