ABI Moves Up in November

December 26, 2018

Strongest Growth Since January

The Architecture Billings Index score for November was 54.7, up 4.3 points from October. This marked the fourteenth consecutive month of growth in billings.

“Despite some concerns about a potential economic downturn, architecture firms continue to report strong billings, inquiries, and new design contracts,” said American Institute of Architects Chief Economist Kermit Baker.

The project inquiry index was 63.1, up from the previous month’s score of 58.6. The design contracts index increased from 52.8 to 54.6.

Baker added, “For the coming year, concerns about the economy among architecture firm leaders tend to be balanced by their concerns about a lack of qualified employee prospects.”

Graham Windows Adorn Detroit Renovation

December 12, 2018

Historic project puts Graham’s expertise on display

[Update: The Metropolitan Building has officially reopened as the Element Hotel. Read about the dedication ceremony and see photos of the building at Curbed.]
The Metropolitan Building has occupied the triangular lot …

Dodge Momentum Index Higher in November

December 10, 2018

Commercial Activity Rebounds

The Dodge Momentum Index was 159.7 in November, rising 5.3% from the revised October reading of 151.7.
The commercial component drove the increase, surging 9.4%. Institutional activity was down slightly 0.6%.