Building & Construction
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."
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.
60,000 Jobs Lost at Architecture Firms
Monday May 21, 2012
28 percent of the pre-recession workforce at firms are gone.
Positive Conditions Persist for Architecture Billings Index
Thursday May 3, 2012
Greatest demand for commercial building projects.
Nonresidential Building Construction Improving
Friday April 6, 2012
On a year-over-year basis, healthcare was up 10.3%, while total institutional construction was up 6.2%.
ABI remains positive for Fourth Straight Month
Monday March 26, 2012
Led by the commercial sector, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has remained in positive territory four months in a row.
ABI remains Positive for Three Straight Months
Tuesday February 28, 2012
The AIA reported the January ABI score was 50.9, following a mark of 51.0 in December.
Architecture Billings Index Positive for Second Straight Month
Friday January 20, 2012
All regions except for the West showing improved demand for design services.
Architecture Billings Climbs into Positive Territory
Friday December 23, 2011
Hopefully, this uptick in billings is a sign that a recovery phase is in the works.
Architectural Billings Rise
Thursday November 17, 2011
An increase in the billings index is always an encouraging sign.
Week of December 9, 2013
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