South Reports Highest Design Demand. According to the American Institute of Architects (AIA), on the heels of a nearly three-point increase, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) climbed into positive terrain for the first time in five months.
Considered by many analysts as a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending.
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Things are slowly coming back… Joe