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 the institutional at 5.8%.

First Quarter Closes with ABI Growth

April 19, 2018

Project Backlogs Highest Since Recession

“New project activity coming into architecture firms continues to grow at a solid pace. As a result, project backlogs—in excess of six months at present— are at their highest post-recession level,” said American Institute …

Dodge Momentum Index Gains in March

April 9, 2018

DMI Rises 6.1% in March
The Dodge Momentum Index rose 6.1% to 155 last month, erasing a decline in February.
Commercial projects were up 9.6%, with a more modest 1.6% increase in the institutional sector.

Architectural Billings Holding Positive

March 21, 2018

Billings Strong in West/Midwest

“We remain optimistic about the trends we’re seeing at architecture firms this year with the ABI continuing to show growth in February,” said American Institute of Architects Chief Economist Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, describing the …

Modest Rise for Dodge Momentum Index in February

March 7, 2018

DMI Makes Slight Gain in February

The Dodge Momentum Index saw a tepid rise in February to 146.9, 0.5% up from January.
The commercial component of the index declined for the second consecutive month, contracting 4.8%. The institutional component …

Architecture Billings Start Year on Strong Note

February 21, 2018

Optimistic Outlook for 1st Quarter

“With strong billings and healthy growth in new projects to start the year, firms remain generally optimistic about business conditions for the next several months,” said American Institute of Architects Chief Economist Kermit Baker, …

DMI Down in January, Outlook Still Positive

February 7, 2018

DMI Drops 5.1% in January
After a strong 4th quarter in 2017, The Dodge Momentum Index began 2018 with a dip, landing at 143.7, a 5.1% drop from December’s reading of 151.5. According to Dodge Analytics, five projects valued at …

Architecture Billings End Year on Positive Note

January 24, 2018

2018 Construction Activity on Good Footing

“The overall strength of the fourth quarter lays a good foundation for healthy growth in construction activity in 2018,” said American Institute of Architects Chief Economist Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, describing the release …

Momentum Index Ends 2017 on a High Note

January 9, 2018

DMI Ends Year with a Bang

An 8.6 percent jump in the institutional component led the Dodge Momentum Index to a 3.6 percent gain in December, allowing the Index to finish the year up 10.7 percent.
The Momentum Index is …

ABI Portends Strong Start to 2018

December 21, 2017

2018 Construction Forecast Solid

“The construction industry continues to show surprising momentum heading into 2018,” said American Institute of Architects Chief Economist Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, following the most recent release of the Architecture Billings Index (ABI).
The ABI’s …