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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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Improving Building Performance Through Initiatives, Incentives, and Mandates | Architect Magazine

Several U.S. cities offer design- and code-related programs and services to encourage architects and developers to pursue sustainability more vigorously. By Ian Spula Buildings account for 40 percent of all energy consumption and about one-third of greenhouse gas emissions in the...
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Architectural Billing Index Growth Continues in March | Architect Magazine

The ABI ends the first quarter of 2017 with an upswing in billings gains across all regions. By Hanley Wood Data Studio The monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) came in at a score of 54.3 in March, up 3.6 points from February’s 50.7, the AIA announced today. The ABI is...
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10 Essential Skills for a Life Beyond Architecture | Archinect

By Laura Amaya The decision to study architecture feels like choosing a path for a lifetime at the age of 20. As you enter university, you think that architecture is about drawing and building as you get ready to become the next Mies van der Rohe. What you may not realize,...
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2017 ASCE Infrastructure Report Card Gives America a D+ | Architect Magazine

The American Society of Civil Engineers has released this report every four years since 2001, with no improvement. By Selin Ashaboglu Yesterday, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its quadrennial Infrastructure Report Card, giving the United States an...
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ADP: 298,000 Jobs Added in February | Architect Magazine

According to ADP and Moody’s Analytics, February’s strong report is anchored by large gains in the goods-producing sector. By Hanley Wood Data Studio The U.S. economy added 298,000 private, non-farm jobs in February, according to the monthly employment report released...
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Young Architect Guide: 21 Pieces of Candid Advice for Emerging Architecture Professionals – Architizer

by Samantha Raburn It is a scary thing to go from architecture school into the real world. There are so many unknowns as you graduate from architecture school and enter the workforce. You’ll begin to ask questions like “What firm should I go to?” or “Do I know enough to be...
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