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And We’re Back: Glass Industry Companies Gather for the Return of the AIA Conference on Architecture

Jul 13th, 2022

When it’s been three years since your last national conference, you make sure its return is a big one. That’s what the American Institute of Architects (AIA) did this year with its Conference on Architecture, last held in 2019. This year’s event is underway at McCormick Place in Chicago, with hundreds of exhibitors excited to […]

Architecture Billings Index Moderates Slightly, Remains Strong

May 23rd, 2022

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reports that April was the fifteenth consecutive month in which architecture firms reported increasing demand for design services. AIA’s Architecture Billings Index score for April was 56.5. The index measured at 58.0 in March. Any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings. During April, scores for both new […]

Architecture Billings Continue to Hold Positive in 2018

Mar 21st, 2018

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is reporting an increase in architecture firm billings for February from its Architecture Billings Index (ABI), with several key segments showing an encouraging outlook for 2018. “We remain optimistic about the trends we’re seeing at architecture firms this year with the ABI continuing to show growth in February,” says […]

ABI Extends Growth Streak

Sep 19th, 2017

The latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI) continues to signal a heightened level of demand for design services, with all geographic regions and building project sectors showing positive conditions.

Architecture Billings Increase in July

Aug 23rd, 2017

Demand for design services continues to increase for the sixth consecutive month according to the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI). The ABI reflects the approximate nine- to 12-month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the July ABI score was 51.9, down from a score of 54.2 […]

Architecture Billings Continue to Increase

Jun 22nd, 2017

Design services at architecture firms continue to prove the health of the construction market, as the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) recorded its fourth straight month of growth. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine- to 12-month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. The American Institute of […]

Architectural Billings Slip Entering 2017

Feb 22nd, 2017

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dipped in January after a strong showing in December. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the January ABI score was 49.5, down from 55.6 the previous month. This score reflects a minor decrease in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry […]

Construction Economy Continues Up, But Not Without Challenges

May 10th, 2016

Is construction gaining or waning? That was the question industry economists addressed last week in a spring economic forecast webinar hosted by CMD Group.

ABI Bounces Back in September

Oct 23rd, 2015

With a positive showing in September, the Architecture Billings Index has now seen growth in six of the last nine months, according to the American Institute of Architects.

What Do You Want to Be?

May 15th, 2015

When I was eight years old I knew I would be a writer one day. I just did. Sure, as I got older I thought, well maybe I will be a teacher or maybe I will go to law school…but something always pulled me back. Whether it was a newspaper or magazine or press releases, […]

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