Building & Construction
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 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.
Week of March 30, 2015
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