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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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Energy and Aesthetics: Key Focus Areas for AIA Exhibitors






Architects continue to be interested in energy performance and aesthetics. And for many exhibitors at the 2015 American Institute of Architects National Convention (AIA), the focus is on providing glazing solutions and options to meet those demands. The show is … 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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Stage Set for Employment Cost Increase in Construction Industry

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As the U.S. construction industry continues its recovery, the much-discussed labor shortage will continue to change its scope. With that change will also come an increase in pay for workers, according to Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) chief economist … 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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ABI 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). As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the … 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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