Posts Tagged ‘ American Institute of Architects (AIA) ’

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 […]

Driven by Pandemic, Demand for Larger Homes Grew Over the Last Year

Jul 30th, 2021

New data from the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey shows that, for the first time in five years, homeowner interest in larger homes increased over the last 12 months. The Home Design Trends Survey for the second quarter of 2021—focusing on home and property design—also found that demand for accessory dwelling […]

IECC Slated for More Input by Government Officials

Mar 8th, 2021

The International Code Council (ICC) released a new framework last week, changing the means by which it updates the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) from government consensus to an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved standards process. Adopted by ICC’s board and couched as a means for helping governments and building industry stakeholders to meet […]

Political Outcomes Not Expected to Sway Demands for Housing

Oct 29th, 2020

Door and window manufacturers were assured this week that the result of a presidential election should have minimal impact on demands stemming from housing. But that didn’t stop the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) from delving into the election as part of the lineup for its virtual fall conference. The keynote session Wednesday focused […]

Architectural Billings Stabilizing but Remain Negative

Jul 23rd, 2020

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) released a report this week that notes the demand for design services from architecture firms began to stabilize in June, following their peak declines in April. The AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for June was 40.0 compared to 32.0 in May. The May ABI score indicates that a […]

Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives Rally Support from Industry

Oct 4th, 2019

In an effort to promote high-efficiency home construction and renovation, two bipartisan pieces of legislation were announced on October 2, which is recognized as Energy Efficiency Day. The bills seek to reinstate, strengthen and expand the energy efficiency tax credits for homeowners and new-home builders that were in place but expired in 2017. The Home […]

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