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  • June Architecture Billings Index Remains in Negative Territory

    Architecture billings reported by the American Institute of Architects remained in contraction for the month of June, the numbers relatively unchanged from May.

  • U.S. Construction Employment and Workforce in June

    The June jobs reports from the U.S. Department of Labor came out this morning, and it was just as bad as the May report. We take a closer look at the numbers for the construction industry.

  • Architecture Billings Nosedive in May

    The American Institute of Architects’ monthly Architecture Billings Index dropped significantly last month. Nationwide architecture work had begun to contract in April, but sunk by a considerable amount more in May. All of the regions of the country showed contraction, and three of four industry...

  • David McCullough Stresses Joint Ventures and the Power of Architecture

    At the first keynote speech of the 2012 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition, author David McCullough reminded us of the power that architecture can have over us, and how nothing in life is a sole endeavor.

  • The AIA’s Architecture Billings Index Dips Below 50 in April

    Breaking a streak of five straight months of growth, billings contracts for architecture work reported to the American Institute of Architects. Only half of the nation’s regions and half of the industry’s sectors came in above 50 for the month, fewer than in each of the months for the past...

  • Architecture Billings Up for Fifth Straight Month

    The AIA’s ABI shows growth for the fifth straight month, led by the commercial sector, which came in at its highest number since August 2007. Three of four regions are still in positive territory, as are half of the industry sectors.

  • AIA Billing Index Still Positive After Four Months

    The American Institute of Architects’ monthly Architecture Billings Index was in growth territory for the fourth straight month for February. The index for project inquiries is now at its highest point in nearly five years.

  • AIA ABI Positive for Third Straight Month

    The Architecture Billings Index notches its third month in a row above 50, doing so for the first time in almost a year. Three-fourths of regions and three-fourths of industry sectors are also experiencing growth.

  • AIA ABI Ends 2011 in Positive Territory

    The American Institute of Architect's Architecture Billings Index ends the year in growth territory. Three of four sectors and three of four regions across the country are all currently seeing growth.

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