Architecture Billings Healthy in April

May 25, 2018

Business Conditions Remain Strong in the West

The Architecture Billings Index rose for the seventh consecutive month in April, making modest gains from the previous month. The April ABI score was 52.0 (any score over 50 indicates billings growth).

Activity was strongest in the West, with a slight decline at Midwest firms.

“Although growth in regional design activity was concentrated at firms in the sunbelt, there was balanced growth so far this year across all major construction sectors,” said AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD.

Timely Reminder: Graham Is a Leader in Hurricane Resistant Windows

May 21, 2018

You don’t have to batten down the hatches just yet, but you might want to keep your eyes on the horizon.
According to researchers at Colorado State University, the 2018 hurricane season could, once again, be above average.
This comes …

Donald Graham Inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame

May 7, 2018

Congratulations to Donald Graham, founder of our company, on his induction into the Plastics Hall of Fame.
Plastic news recently published a great article on their website about Donald Graham and his many achievements over the years.

DMI Climbs in April

May 7, 2018

Dodge Momentum Index Shows Momentum
Both the commercial and institutional components of the DMI moved higher in April, pushing the overall rating up 6.1% from the revised March reading of 153.7.
The commercial component was up 6.3%, rising quicker than …