Articles Tagged with ''American Institute of Architects''

Oct. 7, 2014: Construction Activity Index Continues to Show Strength

Institutional Sector Posts Largest Gain Since 2007

On the heels of recording its strongest pace of growth since 2007, there continues to be a high level of demand for design services signaled in the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI). A leading economic indicator of construction activity, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the August ABI score was 53.


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Sept. 12, 2014: Construction Activity Index Reaches Highest Mark Since 2007

All Construction Sectors and Geographic Regions Showing Robust Demand

The last three months have shown steadily increasing demand for design services and the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is now at its highest level since 2007, announced the American Institute of Architects (AIA). A leading economic indicator of construction activity, the July ABI score was 55.8, up strongly from 53.5 in June.


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Standards Groups Collaborate on Green Building Codes

Memorandum Outlines Plan to Work Together to Develop Codes

The goal is to create a comprehensive framework for jurisdictions looking to implement and adopt green building regulations and codes and/or provide incentives for voluntary leadership programs such as LEED.


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April 4, 2014: Construction Index Shows Slight Improvement

Unusually Severe Weather Conditions Have Held Back Design and Construction Activity

After starting out the year on a positive note, there was another minor increase in the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) in February. A leading economic indicator of construction activity, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the February ABI score was 50.7, up slightly from a mark of 50.4 in January.


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Sept. 3, 2013: Positive Trend Continues for Construction Index

All Regions and Building Sectors See Increasing Demand for Design Services
The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) saw a jump of more than a full point last month, indicating acceleration in the growth of design activity nationally. A leading economic indicator of construction activity, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported that the July ABI score was 52.7, up from a mark of 51.6 in June.


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Aug. 5, 2013: Construction Index Continues to Indicate Growth

Nonresidential Construction “Seems to Be Stabilizing”
The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) remained positive again in June after the first decline in 10 months in April. A leading economic indicator of construction activity, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the June ABI score was 51.6.


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May 9, 2013: Building Receives Award for Quantifiable Green Results

The Matarozzi/Pelsinger Multi-Use Building in San Francisco is the inaugural recipient of the Top Ten Plus award, recognizing it for the quantifiable metrics that demonstrate the true impact its sustainable design has achieved.


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March 25, 2013: Construction Index Continues to Improve

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI), a leading economic indicator of construction activity, continues to strengthen. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the February ABI score was 54.9, up slightly from a mark of 54.2 in January. 


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Feb. 18, 2013: AIA Projects Steady Increase in U.S. Construction Activity Through 2014

Even though growth in the U.S. economy continues to be disappointing, nonresidential construction activity is projected to see healthy if unspectacular gains this year, with construction spending for buildings rising by 5 percent in 2013 before accelerating to 7.2 percent in 2014, according to a report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).


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Architectural Billings Increase

Billings at architecture firms across the country continue to increase. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported its November Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score was 53.2, up from the mark of 52.8 in October. 


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