Can Technology Solve Architects’ Productivity Challenge?

Making the design process more efficient. By Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, for AIA Architect The technological revolution that is just beginning to hit the AEC industry has the potential to dramatically lift profitability for firm owners—and in doing so lift compensation for...
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One of South Florida’s largest resorts just hit the market, asking as much as $1B

Brookfield completed a $100M renovation of the Diplomat Beach Resort in 2017 Katherine Kallergis Brookfield Asset Management is looking to sell the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, the largest resort in Broward County and the second-largest in South Florida after the...
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AIA: Billings Remain Positive for the 14th Consecutive Month

Last month, the overall billings increased by a healthy margin to a score of 54.7, and architecture firms in the Northeast, West, and South regions reported positive growth in billings. By Ayda Ayoubi The AIA’s monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) came in at a score of...
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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: 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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