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Prognosis Positive for Commercial Market

Economic forecasters cite several positive indicators for the commercial market, among them is the fact that prices in commercial properties are improving as compared to house prices which unfortunately are not improving at the same rate. Additionally, the Architectural Billing … Continue reading

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Architecture Billings Index Shows Slight Improvement

After starting out the year on a positive note, there was another minor increase in the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) last month, according to the latest report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The ABI reflects the approximate nine- … Continue reading

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Architecture Billings Index Sees Slight Rebound

After consecutive months of contracting demand for design services, there was a modest uptick in the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) for the month of January, according to the latest report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The ABI reflects the … Continue reading

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Architecture Billings Index Declines

Following consistently increasing demand for design services throughout most of 2013, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has posted its first consecutive months of contraction since May and June of 2012. The ABI reflects the approximate nine- to 12-month lead time between … Continue reading

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Architecture Billings Index Surges Higher

Showing a steady increase in the demand for design services, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) continues to accelerate, as it reached its second highest level of the year, according to the latest report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).  … Continue reading

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Strong Conditions Revealed in Architecture Billings Index

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) showed more acceleration in the growth of design activity nationally. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine- to 12-month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. The … Continue reading

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Positive Trend Continues for Architecture Billings Index

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) saw a jump of more than a full point last month, indicating acceleration in the growth of design activity nationally.  As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to … Continue reading

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ABI Sees Strong Rebound

Following the first reversal into negative territory in ten months in April, the Architecture Billings Index has bounced back in May, according to the latest report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The ABI reflects the approximate nine- to … Continue reading

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Architecture Billings Index Reverts into Negative Territory for First Time in Nine Months

After indicating increasing demand for design services for the better part of a year, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has reversed course in April. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to 12 … Continue reading

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Architecture Billings Continue to Gain Momentum

The latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI) from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) reflects a steady upturn in design activity. The ABI reflects the approximate nine- to twelve-month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. AIA has reported that the March … Continue reading

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