Skip to content or navigation

Architectural Billings Post Slight Gain

Latest American Institute of Architects’ ABI results for February point to improvement in architectural sector. Could the floor in this down economy be under our feet at this moment?

The latest Architectural Billings Index (ABI) produced by the AIA (American Institute of Architects) in the Unites States rose slightly in February from January’s results. This is the US architectural profession’s best economic indicator and the slight uptick in billings means architects are, by-and-large, doing a little better than the previous month. 

The US AIA's ABI results point to improvement.

The US AIA's ABI point to improvement in design/building sector of the economy.

Such an indication is made more notable by the continued index improvement in inquiries to architectural services which started to rise back in January from a low in December. The ABI’s results suggest that perhaps the down economy is reaching a bottom or floor (insofar as the building industry is concerned). To read the full report go here.

Reader Comments

Comments for this story are closed

INSIDER Xpresso keeps CAD industry professionals up-to-date on next-gen emerging technologies (emTech) that will revolutionize the worlds of AEC and manufacturing and design. As an Xpresso reader, you will hear from some of the most important voices inventing and using the very latest tech in areas such as AI, machine learning, algorithm-aided design (AAD), AR, VR, MR, 3D printing, 3D computer vision, robotics, and SmartCities technologies.

Each issue arrives in your inbox on the first Sunday of the month. Issue #1 arrived on March 3, 2019. Full archives and easy navigation for your pleasure. Enjoy! 

Sign-up for our monthly newsletter
architosh INSIDER Xpresso.

  • Architosh will never pass any of your information onto third parties.
  • For more information read our privacy policy.
  • It is easy to unsubscribe at any time. Follow the links in the newletter footer.

(Recommended. These infrequent sponsored emails help us to provide our Xpresso newsletter for free.)

INSIDER Membership

Read 3 free Feature or Analysis articles per month.

Or, subscribe now for unlimited full access to Architosh.