AIA: Hurricanes and Wildfires Slowed Design Billings in October

Despite a slight easing off last month, billings remain positive for the 13th consecutive month. By Katharine Keane The AIA’s monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) came in at a score of 50.4 in October, a 0.7-point decline from September’s reading of 51.1. The ABI...
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Miami Area Added Over 107,000 Jobs In Just One Month

September 2018 was the strongest month for job growth in the Miami area since at least 2013, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach added 107,700 jobs, bringing total nonfarm employment to 2,672,300 – a 4.2 percent increase over...
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AIA Releases 13 New and Updated Contract Documents

Notable changes include a new contractor-subcontractor master agreement and the expansion of the architect-consultant agreement for special services terms. By ARCHITECT Staff Today, the AIA released 13 new and updated contract documents for architects, contractors,...
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AIA: Billings Remain Positive for the 12th Consecutive Month

While growth slowed in September, overall billings still increased last month. By Ayda Ayoubi The AIA’s monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) came in at a score of 51.1 in September, marking the 12th consecutive month of gains. The ABI is a leading economic indicator of...
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ADP: 230,000 Jobs Added in September

Total employment surpassed September 2017 levels by 173 percent, primarily due to large job gains in construction and professional and business services. By Hanley Wood Data Studio The U.S. economy added 230,000 private, non-farm jobs in September, according to the monthly...
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AIA: Billings Remain Positive for the 11th Consecutive Month

Overall, billings nationwide remained strong, as did billings in all sectors and most regions. The only weak spot was in signed design contracts which slipped below 50 for the first time in two years. By Ayda Ayoubi, Hanley Wood Data Studio The AIA’s monthly Architecture...
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AIA Adopts New Rules and Ethical Standards for Members

AIA Board of Directors approves new rules explicitly addressing sexual harassment, equity in the profession, and sustainability. WASHINGTON – Sept. 11, 2018 – The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Board of Directors approved several changes to the AIA Code of Ethics and...
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ADP: 163,000 Jobs Added in August

This marks a nearly 25 percent decrease from last month, when 217,000 jobs were added. By Katharine Keane, Hanley Wood Data Studio The U.S. economy added 163,000 private, non-farm jobs in August, according to the monthly employment report released today by payroll-management firm...
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Rising Risks: ‘Climate gentrification’ is changing Miami real estate values – for better and worse

A new study finds home values are both rising and falling in certain areas due to climate change and the rising risk of more extreme weather. The study looks at Miami and dramatic changes taking place in Little Haiti. A new Harvard study claims climate change is altering home...
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AIA: Billings Remain Positive for the 10th Consecutive Month

While growth slowed again in July, overall billings still increased last month. By Katharine Keane, Hanley Wood Data Studio The AIA’s monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) came in at a score of 50.7 in July, marking the 10th consecutive month of gains. The ABI is a...
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