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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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Construction Spending Projections Scaled Back for Rest of Year

Construction spending projections for the rest of the year have been lowered slightly, according to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Consensus Construction Forecast Panel. The panel cites the weather-related slow start in the nonresidential building market and continued weakness … Continue reading

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Plenty of Optimism in Associated General Contractors of America Construction Industry Outlook Survey

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With varying degrees of optimism, leading economic experts in the construction industry have come to a general consensus that this year will be better than last. According to one survey, many working within the industry feel the same. At the … Continue reading

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Architectural Billings Index Drops Nearly Two Points in March

Demand for design services in the construction industry had been on a modest rise the first two months of the year, but it took a notable dip in March. The Architectural Billings Index (ABI), a leading economic indicator of construction … 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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Nonresidential Building Activity Projected to Accelerate in 2014

Healthy fundamentals in the commercial property market combined with the international economy returning to more traditional growth levels are factoring into a projected increase in growth for the design and construction industry, according to a new report from the American … 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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Slowdown in 2013 Nonresidential Building Activity

With slower than expected activity in the nonresidential construction sector in the first half of the year, the projections for growth in spending have been scaled back. Led by the hotel and retail project categories, the commercial sector looks largely … Continue reading

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Registration for AIA Convention Opens

Registration is now open for the 2013 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention scheduled for June 20-22 in Denver, Colo. Attendees can register online here. This year’s event will feature approximately 200 educational sessions and tours, according to event organizers, … Continue reading

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