AIA: Billings Suffer Steep Decline in August

Both design contracts and billings posted a score of 47.2 last month. By Katharine Keane AIA’s monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) for August came in at a score of 47.2. This is a 2.9-point decrease from July’s score of 50.1, a markedly downward swing. The ABI...
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AIA: Billings Remain Soft in July

The Institute’s monthly Architecture Billings Index came in at a score of 50.1 last month, which is a 1-point increase from June’s score. By Katharine Keane AIA’s monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) for July came in at a score of 50.1. This is a 1-point...
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AIA: Billings Rebound Slightly in April

Last month’s score of 50.5 puts 2019 billings back in positive territory. By Katharine Keane AIA’s monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) for April came in at a score of 50.5. This is a 2.7-point increase from last month’s score of 47.8, which had marked the...
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Architecture Billings Index dips for the first time in two years

Following 25 months of high demand, the Architecture Billings Index, the AIA’s tool for measuring design service demanda, has contracted. By Jonathan Hilburg The AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI), the institute’s indicator of nonresidential construction activity, has...
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AIA: Billings Backslide in March

This marks the end of a 25-month run of positive billings. By Katharine Keane The AIA’s monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) for March came in at a score of 47.8, a 2.5-point decrease from the previous month’s score of 50.3. It was the first time in which the...
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AIA: Billings Ease But Remain Positive in February

Despite the slowed overall growth last month, the South posted strong gains over January. By Katharine Keane The AIA’s monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) came in at a score of 50.3 in February, a 5-point decrease from the previous month’s score of 55.3, but...
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AIA: Architecture Billings’ Growth Strengthened in January Despite Partial Government Shutdown

The new report shows an strong start to 2019. By Ayda Ayoubi The AIA’s monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) came in at a score of 55.3 in January, a 4.3-point increase from the previous month’s revised score of 51, marking the 16th consecutive month of gains. The...
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AIA: Architecture Billings Growth Slows in December

Despite experiencing a slower level of growth across several regions and sectors last month, the Institute’s Architecture Billings Index still closed 2018 with a growing demand for design services. By Ayda Ayoubi The AIA’s monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI)...
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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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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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