Midwest (blue); Northeast (orange); South (red) and West (green) for the past for the past 12 months. These figures are calculated on a three-month moving average basis. (Courtesy Jason Sayer / AN)

Architecture Billings Report May 2017 continues positive streak – Archpaper.com

By Jason Sayer Off the back of ending the first quarter of the year on a high, and in the wake of what is usually the year’s peak construction season, the Architectural Billings Index (ABI) has remained strong. This May, a score of 53.0 marked the fourth positive month in a row...
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Gender Diversity Increased in Architecture in 2016 | Architect Magazine

This is the first time since the licensing body started collecting demographics data that gender equity has improved at every career stage. By Katharine Keane According to a preview of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ (NCARB) forthcoming 2017...
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ADP: 253,000 Jobs Added in May | Architect Magazine

The current pace of job additions is nearly three times the rate that the labor market is growing, and professional and business services made the biggest monthly increase since 2014. By Hanley Wood Data Studio The U.S. economy added 253,000 private, non-farm jobs in May,...
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New Initiative to Champion Fair Practices in Architecture Firms | BLOUIN ARTINFO

BY Lisa Contag In response to the often precarious working conditions in the industry, US organization The Architecture Lobby, Equity in Design, from the Yale School of Architecture, and Women in Design, at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, have teamed up to launch  an...
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How to Avoid Employee Burnout | Architect Magazine

Practitioners and psychologists weigh in on tactics to promote a healthy, successful practice. By Sarah Rafson Architects may not be surprised to learn that workplace stress contributed an estimated $190 billion to U.S. healthcare costs in 2015. The cutthroat culture of design...
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Construction spending in South Florida skyrockets in April

Commercial construction tripled compared to April of last year By Amanda Rabines Construction spending was up 80 percent in South Florida in April compared to the previous year, according to the latest report from Dodge Data & Analytics. Residential construction experienced a...
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Congress’ Spending Bill Gives the Environment a Break for Now | Architect Magazine

Architects looking to voice support for energy efficiency and research programs should speak up before Sept. 30, when the fiscal year ends. By Chris Bentley Architects worried about deep cuts to environmental programs under the Trump administration got a temporary reprieve last...
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BLS: 211,000 Jobs Added in April, Unemployment Drops Further | Architect Magazine

In April, the unemployment rate dropped yet again and job growth rebounded by 167 percent. By Hanley Wood Data Studio The U.S. economy added 211,000 non-farm payroll positions in April, according to today’s monthly employment report released by the Bureau of Labor...
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7 things to know today and middle-market companies poised for growth – Orlando Business Journal

Cindy Barth Here are some stats of more interest on the local front: Florida middle-market revenue growth over the past 12 months was 14.3% compared to 9.2% nationally. Florida middle-market employment growth over the past 12 months was 8.9% compared to 7.5% nationally. 86% of...
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Billings Index continues strong form, ending first quarter on a high. Billings (blue); Inquiries (red) and Design Contracts (green) for the past for the past 12 months. These figures are calculated on a monthly basis. (Courtesy Jason Sayer / AN)

March 2017 Architecture Billings Index ends first quarter on a high – Archpaper.com

By Jason Sayer The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has continued its surge as the first quarter of the year ended and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported a March ABI score of 54.3, up from 50.7 the previous month. The new year ABI hangover (now seemingly...
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