Architecture Billings Increase In February

March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Creates Uncertainty Going Forward

The Architecture Billings Index score for February was 53.4, adding 1.2 to the January score of 52.2.

“Business conditions at architecture firms have been surprisingly positive so far this year. However, firms were just beginning to feel the impact of the dramatic slowdown caused by COVID-19 as this survey was being conducted in early March,” said AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker, PhD, Hon. AIA.

Both the project inquiries and design contracts indexes remained positive at 56.5 and 52.0 respectively.

Baker added, “The rapid pull-back in activity throughout the economy will obviously be felt in the design and construction sector, and architecture firms will be one of the first to see how these events play out.”

DMI Retracts for Second Consecutive Month

March 9, 2020

Both DMI Components Down in February
The Dodge Momentum Index dropped by 1.8% in February, scoring 148.7. This was a loss of 2.7 points from the revised January score of 151.4.
Both the commercial and institutional components were down at …

ABI Posts Small Gain in January

February 24, 2020

Billings Remain Positive in January
The Architecture Billings Index score for January was 52.2, adding 0.1 to the revised December score of 52.1 in December.
“Despite the continued presence of volatility in the economy, design activity has begun to accelerate …

DMI Breaks Positive Streak in January

February 11, 2020

Institutional Planning Loses 11% in January
The Dodge Momentum Index dropped 2.7% in January, scoring 152.5. This was a loss of 4.2 points from the revised December score of 156.7, and broke a four-month streak of gains.
The commercial component …

Billings Positive in December

January 23, 2020

2019 Ends with Positive Billings
The Architecture Billings Index score for December was 52.5, up slightly from the November score of 51.9. Any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings.
Regionally, billings were in positive territory everywhere but the …

Dodge Momentum Index Up in December

January 10, 2020

Commercial & Institutional Planning Gained Last Month
The Dodge Momentum Index increased 1.5% in December, scoring 156.2. This was a gain of 2.3 points from the revised November score of 153.9.
Both the institutional and commercial components moved upward by …

Billings Remain Positive in November

December 19, 2019

ABI Shows Moderate Growth in November
The Architecture Billings Index score for November was 51.9, dropping only 0.1 point from the October score of 52.0. When the score is above 50 it indicates an increase in billings.
Regionally, billings were …

Dodge Momentum Index Moves Up in November

December 10, 2019

Institutional Planning Gains 6.5% in November
The Dodge Momentum Index increased 2.9% in November, scoring 155.3. This was a 4.4 point gain from the revised October score of 150.9.
The gain was led by a 6.5% increase in institutional planning …

Architecture Billings Rise in October

November 21, 2019

ABI Up After Two Months Down
The Architecture Billings Index score for October was 52.0, gaining 2.3 points from the September score of 49.7. Regionally, billings were up in the South, Northeast, and Midwest, with the West remaining the same.
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Dodge Momentum Index Moves Up

November 7, 2019

Institutional Planning Gains 22.8% in October

The Dodge Momentum Index increased 6.9% in October, scoring 152.6. This was a 9.9 point gain from the revised September score of 142.7.
The commercial component of the score lost 0.5% from the …