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 rose 8.2%, driving the DMI up slightly.
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 …
Big Jump in DMI Suggests Continued Growth
December 11, 2017
DMI Still Strong
The Dodge Momentum index surged 13.9 percent in November, extending October’s strong gains.
The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown …
AIA Says Construction Outlook Strong for 2018
November 21, 2017
AIA sees continued construction growth in 2018!
Demand for design services picked up in October at architecture firms nationwide, and the American Institute for Architects says conditions look good for construction activity through 2018.
The Architecture Billings Index (ABI), …
Experts Forecast Increase in 2018 Construction Starts
November 10, 2017
Dodge Construction outlook for 2018 looking good!
Total U.S. construction starts for the coming year will increase 3 percent to $765 billion, according to the 2018 forecast provided by Dodge Data & Analytics.
The information was contained in the …
DMI Shows Strong October Recovery
November 7, 2017
Dodge Momentum Index rebounded in a big way in October
After three consecutive months of decline, the Dodge Momentum Index rebounded significantly.
The Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in …