Tag: ABI

  • Demand for Design Service Continues to Grow

    Demand for design services in February grew slightly since January, according to a new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for February was 51.3, up from a score of 51.0 in January. Any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings. Firms reported both project inquiries and…

  • Architecture Billings Continue to Hold Positive in 2018

    The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is reporting an increase in architecture firm billings for February from its Architecture Billings Index (ABI), with several key segments showing an encouraging outlook for 2018. “We remain optimistic about the trends we’re seeing at architecture firms this year with the ABI continuing to show growth in February,” says…

  • ABI Extends Growth Streak

    The latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI) continues to signal a heightened level of demand for design services, with all geographic regions and building project sectors showing positive conditions.

  • Architecture Billings Increase in July

    Demand for design services continues to increase for the sixth consecutive month according to the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI). The ABI reflects the approximate nine- to 12-month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the July ABI score was 51.9, down from a score of 54.2…

  • Architecture Billings Continue to Increase

    Design services at architecture firms continue to prove the health of the construction market, as the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) recorded its fourth straight month of growth. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine- to 12-month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. The American Institute of…

  • Architecture Billings Increase in April

    After beginning 2017 with a slight decline, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has shown three straight months of growth in design revenue at architecture firms. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the April ABI score was 50.9, down from 54.3 in the previous month. This score still reflects an increase in design services, as…

  • Architecture Billings Strengthen in March

    The Architectural Billings Index (ABI) finished the first quarter of the year on a positive note, according to the American Institute of Architects (AIA). March’s ABI score was 54.3, up from a score of 50.7 in the previous month. This reflects a sizable increase in design services, as any score above 50 indicates an increase…

  • Architectural Billings up in February

    The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) showed growth in February after a weak January, according to the American Institute of Architects (AIA). As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine- to 12-month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. The February ABI score was 50.7, up from 49.5 in…

  • Architectural Billings Slip Entering 2017

    The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dipped in January after a strong showing in December. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the January ABI score was 49.5, down from 55.6 the previous month. This score reflects a minor decrease in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry…

  • ABI Finishes 2016 Strong

    The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) finished the year in positive terrain, with December capping off three straight months of growth in design billings. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the December ABI score was 55.9, up sharply from 50.6 in the previous month. This score reflects the largest increase in design services in 2016,…