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Architecture Billings Index Accelerates in March

For the second consecutive month, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) indicated a modest increase in design activity in March. The ABI reflects the approximate nine- to twelve-month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. The American Institute of Architects … Continue reading

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ABI Regains Traction after Temporary Dip

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) got back on track in February, showing a nominal increase in design activity at 50.4. The month before, the ABI saw its first negative score in 10 months at 49.9, though the index has now … Continue reading

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ABI Sees Modest Decrease in January

The Architecture Billing Index (ABI) eased back in January, showing no increase in design activity after a nine-month stretch of positive billings. An economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine- to 12-month lead time between architecture … Continue reading

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Architectural Billings Index Up in December

Demand for design services increased in 10 of 12 months in 2014, according to American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Architectural Billings Index (ABI), which “points to a healthy outlook for the nonresidential construction industry,” according to a release. … Continue reading

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ABI Remains Positive in October

Demand for design services appears healthy as a result of continued strength in the multi-family residential market and the emerging growth for institutional projects, as reflected in the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI). As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, … Continue reading

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Architecture Billings Index Shows Robust Conditions Ahead for Construction Industry

With all geographic regions and building project sectors showing positive conditions, there continues to be a heightened level of demand for design services signaled in the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI). The ABI reflects the approximate nine- to twelve-month lead time … Continue reading

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ABI Remains Strong with Only Slight Dip in August

On the heels of recording its strongest pace of growth since 2007, there continues to be an increasing level of demand for design services signaled in the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI). As an economic indicator of construction activity, the … Continue reading

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Industry Groups to Streamline Green Building Tool Coordination and Development

The International Code Council (ICC), ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) signed a memorandum to collaborate on the development of Standard 189.1, the International … Continue reading

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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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Mid-Year Housing Report: Regional Differences Still Exist and Employment Plays Key Role

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How is the housing recovery faring? Well it depends on where you live as major discrepancies still exist in different markets. Slow income growth is also prohibiting home purchases, while “part of the slow recovery has to do with slow … Continue reading

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