Tag Archives: Architecture Billings Index (ABI)

Construction Outlook: No Good News for Labor, Shift in Office Construction

Annual predictions surrounding overall construction activity always include a mix of good and bad news. Perhaps the institutional segment is strong, while office construction is stagnant. Often, economists would point to the future, even a year or two out, and … Continue reading

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Architecture Billings Continue to Increase

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) recorded its seventh consecutive positive month, according to a report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The ABI score for August was 55.6, up from July’s score of 54.6. Any score above 50 indicates … Continue reading

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Gauges for Builder Confidence and Architectural Billings Offset

Two leading indicators for construction forecasting registered opposing measures recently—one pointing to a downturn in builder confidence, while the other indicates more construction projects could be on the way for multi-family. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced that … Continue reading

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ABI Continues to Climb

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) recorded its sixth consecutive positive month, according to a report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The ABI score for July was 54.6. While this was down slightly from June’s score of 57.1, it … Continue reading

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Design Activity Strongly Increases

According to a new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), continuing its meteoric rebound, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) recorded its third consecutive month of positive billings. AIA’s ABI score for April rose to 57.9 compared to 55.6 … Continue reading

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