Posts Tagged ‘economy’

ABI Reverts Back into Negative Territory

ABI Reverts Back into Negative Territory

Following the first positive reading since January 2008, the ABI dropped nearly two points in October. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to 12 month lag time between architecture billings and construction...Read More...

Still Showing Weakness, ABI Increases Slightly

Still Showing Weakness, ABI Increases Slightly

Following a two-month soft patch, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) rose almost two full points in...Read More...

Energy Efficiency Spending Rebounds

Energy Efficiency Spending Rebounds

A survey of more than 1,400 North American executives and managers responsible for making investments and managing energy in commercial buildings found that planned investment in energy efficiency is expected to rebound in...Read More...

Industry Index Improves In Latest Survey

Industry Index Improves In Latest Survey

Dunlap stated, “ has been an exceptionally difficult for this industry, but I see brighter days ahead. There are enough indicators that tell us that the current industry recession has probably bottomed out. The modest increases in shipments and orders during the second quarter suggest...Read More...

Architecture Billings Index Shows No Significant Improvement in Business Conditions

Architecture Billings Index Shows No Significant Improvement in Business Conditions

There has been a recent moderation in the downturn in design services billings, but the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) reveals that an economic recovery has...Read More...

Commercial Property Owners Focus on Preserving Value of Existing Assets

Commercial Property Owners Focus on Preserving Value of Existing Assets

Battered by the U.S. economic recession, the commercial real estate market is struggling to maintain values across all property types and geographic areas, kicking a growing number of investors into survival mode as they painfully watch the value of their existing portfolios...Read More...