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Consensus Construction Forecast
The AIA Consensus Construction Forecast Panel is conducted twice a year with the leading nonresidential construction forecasters in the United States including, McGraw-Hill Construction, IHS-Global Insight, Moody’s Economy.com, FMI, Reed Construction Data, Associated Builders & Contractors, and Wells Fargo Securities. The purpose of the Consensus Construction Forecast Panel is to project business conditions in the construction industry over the coming 12 to 18 months. The Consensus Construction Forecast has been conducted for 15 years.

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Monthly Economic Indicators

Architectural Services Employment
(all employees, seasonally adj.)
July 2014

164,800

   

Construction employment
(all employees, seasonally adj.)
August 2014

6,068,000

   

Total Construction Spending
July 2014

$981,305*

   

Total Private Construction Spending
July 2014

$701,657*

   

Private Construction - Residential
July 2014

$358,054*

   

Private Construction - Nonresidential
July 2014

$343,603*

   

Total Public Construction Spending
July 2014

$279,648*

   

Housing Starts
August 2014

956**

   

Building Permits
August 2014

998**

   

* million $ SAAR
** thousands of units SAAR

 


Recent Articles and Presentations from the Economics and Market Research Team

Periodically, the members of our department write articles on topical business issues, concerning architects. You may read the most recent articles here.


Get On the Good Foot: The 2014 AIA Firm Survey Report shows design activity has recovered from the 2008 recession
, September 2014

The Business of Design: Economic Trends for the Third Quarter of 2014
(approx. 17 minutes)

The Business of Design: AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, on the Economic Trends of the Second Quarter of 2014
(approx. 13 minutes)

The Business of Design: Q1 2014 Economic Update Video
(note: video will autoplay)

2013 AIA Compensation Survey: Architect Salary Increases Minimally from 2011, August 2013


AIA/NCARB Survey Shows Rosier Picture for Emerging Professionals, April 2013

 

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