Posts Tagged ‘ American Institute of Architects (AIA) ’

AIA Sees Demand for Design Services Accelerating

Sep 23rd, 2022

A new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) reports that demand for design services from U.S. architecture firms grew at an accelerated pace in August. The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for August 2022 increased to 53.3 from July’s score of 51.0, as firms report an increase in billings. Any score above 50 […]

Inflation Reduction Act Promotes Renewable Energy, Looks to Drastically Cut Emissions

Aug 15th, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act passed the House this past week becoming the country’s most ambitious energy and climate policy to date. The legislation paves the way for more clean energy, updated building codes, billions of dollars for communities in need of climate change help as well as providing an array of tax incentives to push […]

Architecture Billings Index Steady but Healthy

Jul 22nd, 2022

Information from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) shows that architecture firms reported increasing demand for design services in June, according to the Architectural Billings Index (ABI). The ABI score for June was 53.2, which is down slightly from May’s score of 53.5. It still indicates moderately strong business conditions overall, as any score above […]

AIA Finds Demand for Design Service Continues to Grow

Mar 25th, 2022

According to a new report this week from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), demand for design services grew slightly between January and February. 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 […]

Architecture Billings Continue Growth into 2022

Feb 25th, 2022

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has reported that architecture firms began 2022 with a slight improvement in business conditions. AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for January was 51.0. Scores over 50 indicate billings growth. Inquiries into new work and the value of new design contracts both remained strong with scores of 61.9 and […]

The Elephant in the Plant

Oct 28th, 2021

Well, dear readers, it’s almost November, and what a strange ride it’s been since we commenced this COVID-induced journey in March 2020. Journey/nightmare … whatever you want to call it—both words apply. Yes, sales are up—way up, but along with that comes supply chain nightmares, logistical challenges, and a non-existent labor pool, the likes of […]

FGIA Provides Updates on Code Developments in Phoenix

Oct 22nd, 2021

Day two of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance’s (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference featured an update from the International Code Council (ICC) on ICC Group A Code Development and the new International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) Standards Development Process. FGIA codes consultant Jen Hatfield provided an update on results from the Group A Public Comment […]

AIA: Demand for Design Services Continues to Increase

Oct 22nd, 2021

A new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) indicates architecture firms continued to report increasing demand for design services in September. The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for September was 56.6, which is up from August’s score of 55.6. Any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings from the prior month. In […]

After Subdued Summer, Home Building Shows Slight Rebound for Fall

Sep 27th, 2021

After a subdued period led by supply chain issues and inflated pricing for materials, numerous indicators for home building and builder confidence rebounded in recent weeks, filing in with architectural billings. The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) recorded its seventh consecutive positive month, according to the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The ABI score for August […]

Gauges for Builder Confidence and Architectural Billings Offset

Aug 26th, 2021

Two leading indicators for construction forecasting registered opposing measures last week—one pointing to a downturn in builder confidence, while the other indicates more construction projects could be on the way for multifamily. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced that builder confidence reached a 13-month low, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index […]

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