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2015 a Good Year for ABI

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) finished 2015 in positive terrain, recording month-to-month increases in eight of the year’s 12 months. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the December ABI score was 50.9, up from the mark of 49.3 in … Continue reading

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ABI Takes a Dip in November

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) declined in November, recording a score of 49.3. That’s down from 53.1 the previous month, according to the American Institute of Architects (AIA). As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the … Continue reading

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Architecture Billings Index on Solid Footing

Nearly all construction project types have seen increasing levels of demand for design services the majority of the year as reported in the Architecture Billings Index (ABI). As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate … Continue reading

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ABI Bounces Back in September

With a positive showing in September, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has now seen growth in six of the last nine months, according to the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The ABI, which reflects the approximate nine- to 12-month lead … Continue reading

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ABI Still Showing Increase in Design Services

Architects in the U.S. continue to stay busy, according to the most recent Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score released by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The ABI score was 54.7 in July, down a point from a mark of … Continue reading

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ABI Hits High Mark in June

The institutional sector has helped lift the Architects Billings Index (ABI) to its highest mark since 2007, according to the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The ABI reflects the approximate nine- to 12-month lead time between architecture billings and construction … Continue reading

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ABI Increases in May after Dip in April

The Architectural Billings Index (ABI) was back up in May after its second monthly drop of the year. According to the American Institute of Architects (AIA), May’s ABI score was 51.9, up from 48.8 in April. The ABI reflects the … Continue reading

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April ABI Shows Sharp Decline

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI), an economic indicator of construction activity, dropped in April for the second month this year. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the April ABI score was 48.8, down sharply from March’s mark of 51.7. … Continue reading

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Watch the May Newscast for a Look Back at AIA 2015

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In this month’s newscast from the AIA National Convention we’re taking a close look at products like fire-rated glass, as well as components that go into the completed system. We also talked to exhibitors and attendees to learn just how … Continue reading

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A Sense of Engagement: Architects Discuss School Design

Inside the halls of what will become the new Sandy Hook Elementary School two stories of glass will help provide students and faculty a connection to the outdoors and to nature. No one expected that much glass, according to Julia … Continue reading

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