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ABI Monthly Updates

Insights and commentary on the state of the architecture, building, and real-estate industries, reviewing and analyzing the monthly Architectural Billing Index (ABI) released by the AIA Economics & Market Research Group

ABI Monthly Updates

Insights and commentary on the state of the architecture, building, and real-estate industries, reviewing and analyzing the monthly Architectural Billing Index (ABI) released by the AIA Economics & Market Research Group

ABI Monthly Updates

Multiple construction cranes lit up at dusk, signifying the slowdown in commercial construction activities since the onset of the pandemic.

Carolyn Feinstein   |   September 30, 2020

August 2020 ABI Score

September 30, 2020

The AIA recently released the August ABI report, and the news could be better. Billings have stalled at 40.0 for the third consecutive month and design contracts have shown only a moderate increase in value.

Silhouette of two construction workers on scaffolding, signifying the current condition of the architectural and construction industries.

Carolyn Feinstein   |   August 26, 2020

July 2020 ABI Score

August 26, 2020

Amidst a soft market and the end of the PPP, the July ABI report reflects a slowly stabilizing decline in billings with a cautious, but hopeful, industry outlook.

Black and white image of construction of the foundation of a commercial building surrounded by scaffolding, signifying the slowly rising ABI scores.

Carolyn Feinstein   |   July 31, 2020

June 2020 ABI Score

July 31, 2020

The AIA released the June 2020 ABI Score, reflecting a leveling off of business conditions after the slowdown in the economy as a response to the pandemic.

Architect in a gray shirt hand drawing building plans for a railing and staircase on a roll of paper with a ruler

Carolyn Feinstein   |   June 24, 2020

ABI May 2020

June 24, 2020

The AIA has released the May 2020 ABI Score showing poor performance for the 3rd consecutive month. Though the unemployment rate fell overall, the architectural sector suffered more job losses.

A 2-story wood frame house under construction halted by the COVID-19 global pandemic

Carolyn Feinstein   |   May 28, 2020

ABI Hits Record Low In April

May 28, 2020

The AIA has released the April 2020 ABI score and it has reached another record low. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the industry hard, with furloughs and staffing decreases in the near term.

Multiple construction cranes lit up at dusk, signifying the slowdown in commercial construction activities since the onset of the pandemic.

Carolyn Feinstein   |   September 30, 2020

1. August 2020 ABI Score

September 30, 2020

The AIA recently released the August ABI report, and the news could be better. Billings have stalled at 40.0 for the third consecutive month and design contracts have shown only a moderate increase in value.

Silhouette of two construction workers on scaffolding, signifying the current condition of the architectural and construction industries.

Carolyn Feinstein   |   August 26, 2020

2. The July ABI Scores In A Nutshell

August 26, 2020

Amidst a soft market and the end of the PPP, the July ABI report reflects a slowly stabilizing decline in billings with a cautious, but hopeful, industry outlook.

Black and white image of construction of the foundation of a commercial building surrounded by scaffolding, signifying the slowly rising ABI scores.

Carolyn Feinstein   |   July 31, 2020

3. June 2020 ABI Score Released

July 31, 2020

The AIA released the June 2020 ABI Score, reflecting a leveling off of business conditions after the slowdown in the economy as a response to the pandemic.

Architect in a gray shirt hand drawing building plans for a railing and staircase on a roll of paper with a ruler

Carolyn Feinstein   |   June 24, 2020

4. ABI Score For May 2020 Is Still Bleak

June 24, 2020

The AIA has released the May 2020 ABI Score showing poor performance for the 3rd consecutive month. Though the unemployment rate fell overall, the architectural sector suffered more job losses.

A 2-story wood frame house under construction halted by the COVID-19 global pandemic

Carolyn Feinstein   |   May 28, 2020

5. ABI Score Hits Record Low For April

May 28, 2020

The AIA has released the April 2020 ABI score and it has reached another record low. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the industry hard, with furloughs and staffing decreases in the near term.

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