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ABI – June 2012 – Dismal Report

The Architectural Billings Index (ABI) for June, 2012 shows a continued, dismal analysis of the state of Architecture & Design. The overall June rating was at 45.9, virtually unchanged from the May 2012 number of 45.8. (The ABI is rated with a neutral number of 50 representing “no changes” in billings. Numbers below 50 indicate […]

Employment Statistics for Architects – March 2012

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has published the results from the March 2012 Architectural Billings Index Survey (ABI). The results show the fifth consecutive month of billings increases, although just barely. The Northeast showed strong gains while the Midwest and South were mildly optimistic. The West remains at a desperate level. The ABI rounded […]

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Sept 2011 – ABI – Less Bad News

The Architectural Billings Index (ABI) for September 2011 is showing less bad news than the previous month. The October score of 49.4 is up from the September number of 46.9 but as we know, anything below 50 is STILL a downturn, which is why I prefer to word the phrase “Less Bad News” as oppose […]

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