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AIA’s Kermit Baker: Five signs of an impending upturn in construction spending

The estimate of total losses in 2017 from major natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey are at $306 billion, which shattered the previous record of $215 billion. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. 

January 30, 2018 | Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, Chief Economist, AIA

Tax reform implications and rebuilding from natural disasters are among the reasons AIA’s Chief E...

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AIA Consensus Forecast: 4.0% growth for nonresidential construction spending in 2018

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January 30, 2018 | AIA

The commercial office and retail sectors will lead the way in 2018, with a strong bounce back for...

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January 29, 2018 | ABC

The economy expanded at an annual rate of 2.6% during the fourth quarter of 2017.

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January 25, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Over the past 10 years, the number of renters has increased by 23 million.

January 12, 2018 | ABC

Energy prices have been more volatile lately.

January 04, 2018 | ABC

Despite the month-over-month expansion, nonresidential spending fell 1.3 percent from November 20...

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December 14, 2017 | ABC

There are risks to the 2018 outlook as a number of potential cost increases could come into play....

Global hotel construction pipeline is growing

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December 11, 2017 | Lodging Econometrics

The Total Pipeline stands at 12,427 Projects/2,084,940 Rooms.

December 11, 2017 | ABC

CBI is a leading economic indicator that reflects the amount of construction work under contract,...

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December 07, 2017 | ABC

Despite rising construction labor and materials costs, 55% of contractors expect their profit mar...

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2018 outlook: Economists point to slowdown, AEC professionals say ‘no way’

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November 28, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Multifamily housing and senior living developments head the list of the hottest sectors heading i...

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November 27, 2017 | ABC

Thirty-seven states benefited from the rise in construction activity in their state, while 13 sta...

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November 15, 2017 | AIA

Business conditions remain uneven across regions.

November 14, 2017 | COnstructConnect

ConstructConnect’s quarterly report shows the most significant annual growth in the civil enginee...

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November 03, 2017 | Dodge Data & Analytics

Dodge Outlook Report predicts deceleration but still growth, reflecting a mixed pattern by projec...

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November 02, 2017 | ABC

Nonresidential construction spending is down 2.9% on a year-over-year basis.

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October 19, 2017 | AIA

Business conditions easing in the West.

October 03, 2017 | ABC

Spending on nonresidential construction services is still down on a YOY basis.

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September 21, 2017 | AIA

Design services remain in high demand across all regions and in all major sectors.

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September 19, 2017 | USG Corporation

Hurricane recovery efforts expected to heighten concerns about labor scarcities in the south, whe...

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September 15, 2017 | ApartmentData.com

As of Sept. 14, 166 properties reported damage to 8,956 units, about 1.4% of the total supply of...

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September 08, 2017 | CTBUH

When it comes to the tallest skyscrapers in the world, the vertical commute in the building becom...

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Complimentary, building-wide WiFi is more or less a given for marketing purposes in the multifamily arena.

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September 05, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Complimentary, building-wide WiFi is more or less a given for marketing purposes in the multifami...

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September 05, 2017 | ABC

Weakness in spending was widespread.

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August 29, 2017 | JLL

JLL’s latest construction report shows stability ahead with tech and innovation leading the way....

American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2017 Compensation Report.

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August 21, 2017 | AIA

AIA’s latest compensation report finds average compensation for staff positions up 2.8% from earl...

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August 17, 2017 | Marcum Construction

Spending in all 12 of the remaining nonresidential construction subsectors retreated on both an a...

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August 11, 2017 | NCARB

On average, becoming an architect takes 12.5 years—from the time a student enrolls in school to t...

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August 04, 2017 | ConstructConnect

ConstructConnect’s quarterly report shows courthouses and sports stadiums to end 2017 with a flou...

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August 02, 2017 | ABC

June’s weak construction spending report can be largely attributed to the public sector.

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