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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.)
January 2013

160,800

   

Construction employment
(all employees, seasonally adj.)
February 2013

5,941,000

   

Total Construction Spending
January 2013

$943,139*

   

Total Private Construction Spending
January 2013

$670,799*

   

Private Construction - Residential
January 2013

$359,930*

   

Private Construction - Nonresidential
January 2013

$310,870*

   

Total Public Construction Spending
January 2013

$272,340*

   

Housing Starts
February 2013

907**

   

Building Permits
February 2013

1,018**

   

* 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.


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


2012 AIA Firm Survey: Economic Downturn Cut Architecture Firm Revenue by 40 Percent, Employment by Almost a Third, August 2012

 

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