Archinect - News 2015-05-29T16:32:52-04:00 Architecture Billings Index in April "stuck in winter slowdown" Alexander Walter 2015-05-20T13:07:00-04:00 >2015-05-26T22:10:10-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Riding a stretch of increasing levels of demand for thirteen out of the last fifteen months, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dropped in April for the second month this year. [...] (AIA) reported the April ABI score was 48.8, down sharply from a mark of 51.7 in March. This score reflects a decrease in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 60.1, up from a reading of 58.2 the previous month.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 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="" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 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="" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>