25 Months of Growth for Architecture Firms Ended in March

A key signal of economic strength for the planning and development industries delivered bad news for the first time in a long time.
May 15, 2019, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The March Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dipped into negative territory for the first time in more than two years.

"Following consistently increasing demand for design services for over two years, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dipped into negative territory in March," according to a press release from the American Institute of Architects, which also produces the ABI.

"The ABI score for March was 47.8, down from 50.3 in February. Indicators of work in the pipeline, including inquiries into new projects and the value of new design contracts remained positive," according to the press release.

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Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in American Institute of Architects
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