Archinect - News 2014-12-22T06:26:52-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/38995689/architects-see-glimmers-of-hope-for-new-construction Architects See Glimmers of Hope for New Construction Archinect 2012-02-22T17:30:00-05:00 >2012-02-22T19:06:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/54/54nw6n0009p8wh3s.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For three straight months now, the Architecture Billings Index &mdash; a measure from the American Institute of Architects &mdash; has shown slight increases in work levels at architectural firms, with the latest figures showing a score in January of 50.9, compared with 51.0 in December. ... the index tends to provide a decent lens into the mood of the real estate world, and an increase may lay the groundwork for new construction projects months down the road.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/36319385/construction-rises-as-architect-billings-show-u-s-nonresidential-rebound Construction Rises as Architect Billings Show U.S. Nonresidential Rebound Archinect 2012-01-30T12:23:00-05:00 >2012-01-30T12:24:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m0/m0mzwiyhsgy7xsxk.jpg" width="514" height="117" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Private nonresidential construction may pick up this year, as demand grows for new U.S. projects. The Architecture Billings Index held at 52 last month, a sign of expansion, according to the American Institute of Architects. The commercial and industrial component -- a proxy for private building activity -- climbed to 54.1 in December, the highest in 10 months, the Washington-based association said Jan. 18.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>