Global Architecture Billings Index (GABI)
As design and construction activity becomes more globally integrated, there has been growing interest in tracking trends and assessing the outlook internationally. The goal of the GABI initiative, endorsed by the UIA and in cooperation with other professional architecture associations around the world, is to develop global design indicators to underscore the role of architects in:
- improving the built environment
- promoting economic growth worldwide
The American Institute of Architects’ Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is well-established as a valuable source of information for U.S. architecture firms to evaluate market conditions in the sectors and regions that they serve. It is also closely followed by the construction and real estate communities as a leading economic indicator of future levels of construction activity. It is envisioned that this effort would dramatically supplement the U.S. data currently being generated through the ABI effort, and position the global architecture profession as the leading voice in monitoring global trends for the built environment.
Value to architecture firms that join the GABI survey panel:
- better understand current design and construction environment to help inform business decisions
- identify new business opportunities
- access to consistent and timely information on global design conditions
Our commitment to confidentiality and simplicity:
- Secure: All firm information is confidential and results will only be reported in group averages. Individual firm responses will not be reported or released.
- Trends only: Firms are only requested to provide the general direction of business activity.
- Ease: The survey is simple and easy to complete, generally taking less than 5 minutes just four times a year. You will only need to complete the background information form once a year.
The GABI initiative is endorsed by the International Union of Architects (UIA), and conducted in partnership with the UIA Professional Practice Commission (UIA PPC) and Colegio de Arquitectos de Costa Rica (CACR).