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 previous month while institutional planning recovered from recent losses with a 22.8% gain.

At this time last year, institutional planning was 4.3% higher. Commercial planning was 14.3% lower in October of 2018.

Billings Up Slightly, Still Negative

October 23, 2019

Project Inquiries & Design Contracts Up
The Architecture Billings Index score for September was 49.7, gaining 2.5 points from the August score of 47.2. Regionally, billings were up in the South and West yet remain negative for the Midwest and …

Dodge Momentum Index Moves Up in September

October 8, 2019

Commercial Planning Leads September DMI

The Dodge Momentum Index gained 4.1% in September, scoring 143.6. This was a 5.7 point increase from the revised August score of 137.9.
The commercial component of the score increased 8.9% since August but …

Architecture Billings Take a Downturn

September 18, 2019

“Substantial Decline” for August Billings
The Architecture Billings Index score for August was 47.2, falling 2.9 points from the July score of 50.1. Billings remained in the negative for all regions except for the West.
“The sizable drop in both …

Dodge Momentum Index Lowers in August

September 9, 2019

DMI Drops 1.3% in August

The Dodge Momentum Index lost 1.3% in August, scoring 137.8. This was a 1.8 point decline from the revised July score of 139.6.
The commercial component of the score increased 9.1% since July but …

Architecture Billings Relatively Flat in July

August 21, 2019

ABI Up Slightly; Design Contracts Weaken
The Architecture Billings Index score for July was 50.1, gaining one point from the June score of 49.1. Billings abated in all regions except for the West, and the design contracts index dropped into …

Dodge Momentum Index Drops in July

August 12, 2019

Institutional Pullback Leads DMI Decline

The Dodge Momentum Index dropped 4.6% in July to land at 138.9. This was a 6.7 point decline from the revised June score of 145.6. The institutional component led the drop, retreating by 10.2%, …

AAMA & IGMA to Merge

August 7, 2019

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) are merging into a single entity which will be named the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA).
Discussions to form the new group were announced last year …

Architecture Billings Soften in June

July 17, 2019

ABI: 10-Month & 10-Year Lows in June

The Architecture Billings Index dropped 1.1 point, moving from 50.2 to 49.1 for the month of June. A score below 50 indicates a decrease in billings.
“With billings declining or flat for …

Dodge Momentum Index Moves Up in June

July 9, 2019

DMI Averages 4.3% Lower Than First Half of 2018

The Dodge Momentum Index rose 4.0% in June. Last month’s score was 146.1, up 5.6 points from the revised May reading of 140.5. The institutional component gained 6.1% while the …