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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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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 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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ABI Remains Positive in June After Earlier Decline

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The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) remained positive again in June after the first decline in ten months in April.  As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine- to 12-month lag time between architecture billings … Continue reading




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