AIA: Billings Increase for Seventh Consecutive Month

The Northeast posted a score of 50.3, indicating growth for the first time since November. By Katharine Keane, Hanley Wood Data Studio The AIA’s monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) came in at a score of 52.0 in April, marking the seventh consecutive month of gains....
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ADP: 241,000 Jobs Added in March

Year over year, job creation in March increased by 97 percent, and the manufacturing subsector saw the largest monthly gains in more than three years. By Hanley Wood Data Studio The U.S. economy added 241,000 private, non-farm jobs in March according to the monthly employment...
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AIA: Architecture Billings Maintain Upward Trajectory in February

Architecture firms in the West and Midwest regions reported particularly strong billings last month. By Hanley Wood Data Studio The AIA’s monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) came in at a score of 52.0 in February, marking the fifth consecutive month of gains. The ABI...
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Trump’s Steel Tariff Will Make Construction More Expensive

Increases caused by the new tariffs threaten to make many projects unaffordable. This story was originally published in Concrete Construction Construction costs escalated in February, driven by price increases for a wide range of building materials including steel and aluminum,...
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Prices for Wood, Other Construction Materials far Outpace Other Commodities, BLS Says

Government’s latest PPI report shows annual price hikes of as much as 27% By Craig Webb Wholesale prices for construction products–particularly wood–have risen several times faster than for wholesale goods overall, today’s Producer Price Index report...
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ADP: 235,000 Jobs Added in February

February’s job gains were broad-based across business sizes, sectors, and regions of the United States. By Hanley Wood Data Studio The U.S. economy added 235,000 private, non-farm jobs in February, according to the monthly employment report released today by...
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USGBC: Report Says Cities Can Save Billions With Sustainable Surfaces

Smart surface technologies would also cut greenhouse gasses while achieving transformative benefits like making cities cooler, more resilient, healthier and more equitable. A new report released Tuesday, Delivering Urban Resilience, authored by Capital-E, quantifies the range of...
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AIA: December Architecture Billings Round Out A Strong 2017

Billings were in positive territory for all but two months of 2017, and demand for design services was strongest in the fourth quarter. By Hanley Wood Data Studio The AIA’s monthly Architecture Billings Index (ABI) came in at a score of 52.9 in December, indicating that...
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BLS: 148,000 Jobs Added in December

Job creation fell below economists’ expectations, but unemployment held at a 17-year low, indicating a tight labor market and economic strength overall. By Hanley Wood Data Studio The U.S. economy added 148,000 jobs in December, according to the monthly employment report...
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What defined urbanism in 2017 – Curbed

Cities took a stand on climate issues, and spurred change for transit, housing, and more By Patrick Sisson Thanks to a new occupant in the White House, cities are being asked to do more, be more, and help more people than they ever have before. Cities are now leading the nation...
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