Building & Construction
Double-digit growth expected for Commercial Sector in 2015, 2016
Wednesday July 29, 2015
The greatest amount of activity was seen in the building of commercial properties—most notably offices and hotels—with an unusually high spike in manufacturing construction.
Architecture Billings Index at highest mark since 2007
Sunday July 26, 2015
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the June ABI score was 55.7, up from a mark of 51.9 in May.
Top 300 Architecture Firms: Gensler Surpasses $1 Billion
Sunday July 19, 2015
Overall, U.S. architecture firms are booming, with income totaling $12.3 billion, an increase from $11.2 billion in 2013.
ASID IDBI: Solid First Quarter Business Conditions for Design Firms
Monday May 18, 2015
Business conditions at design industry firms improved and picked up momentum over the first quarter.
U.S. Office Construction is approaching historic levels again
Monday May 4, 2015
Good news for the office furniture industry: An estimated 108 million sf of office space were under construction in the U.S. at the end of the first quarter, a 17% gain over the same period a year ago.
Architecture Billings Index accelerates in March
Wednesday April 22, 2015
Highest levels of demand continue in to be South, lowest in Northeast.
Architecture Billings Index rises in February
Friday March 20, 2015
As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending.
Architecture Billings Index rebounds at end of 2014
Monday January 26, 2015
Business conditions continue to be the strongest at architecture firms in the South and the Western regions.
AIA Architecture Billings Index Fell in November
Wednesday January 14, 2015
Demand for design services has slowed somewhat from the torrid pace of last summer.
Architecture Billings Index dips in October
Wednesday November 19, 2014
Index still shows positive outlook for design services in the South but a sharp decline in the Northeast.
More Recession-postponed Design Projects are being Resurrected
Sunday October 12, 2014
August billings were stronger than the national index in the Northeast and South, and for multifamily residential and mixed-practice projects.
Architecture Billings see Continued Strength
Thursday September 25, 2014
The institutional sector posted its largest gain since 2007.
Non-residential Construction Starts Higher in August
Monday September 22, 2014
The usual sources of commercial strength, retail (-27.1% m/m; -42.1% y/y; and -8.5% ytd) and private office buildings (-28.1% m/m; -27.1% y/y; but +9.6% ytd) have largely disappointed.
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 passé.
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.
Week of July 27, 2015
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