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AEC companies that trade on the stock exchange can tell you a lot about how our industry is faring. The stock market ticker below is live Monday-Friday. Another valuable tool is the Architectural Billing Index (ABI).  More detail can be found at www.aia.org and www.bloomberg.com.

Architectural Billing Index:

For immediate release:
Washington, D.C. – April 23, 2014 – 
Billings at architecture firms, tracked by the Work-on-the-Boards survey, fell to 48.8 in March from 50.7 a month earlier. The inquiry index, which tracks a firm’s capacity to take on additional work, rose to 57.9. A score above 50 indicates an increase in billings, while a reading below 50 indicates a negative outlook.

 A score above 50 indicates an increase in billings, while a reading below 50 indicates a negative outlook.

Commercial building construction typically follows the billings index by about nine months.


The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is a diffusion index derived from the monthly Work-on-the-Boards survey, conducted by the AIA Economics & Market Research Group. The ABI serves as a leading economic indicator that leads non-residential construction activity by approximately 9-12 months. A score above 50 indicates that firms in aggregate are reporting an increase in activity that month compared to the previous month, while a score below 50 indicates that firms are reporting a decrease in activity.

Company updates from Google News

AECOM Technology Corporation (ACM)

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Jacobs Engineering Group (JEC)

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KBR, Inc. (KBR)

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SAIC, Inc. (SAI)

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URS Corporation (URS)

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Tetra Tech Inc. (TTEK)

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Michael Baker Corporation (BKR)

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Stantec Inc. (STN)

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Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (CBI)

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