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The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is the leading monthly economic indicator for forecasting nonresidential construction.
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Architecture Billings Index

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Everything starts with planning. Strengthen your economic and business models with the Architecture Billings Index, proprietary economic data available only through AIA. Based on billings at US architecture firms, this leading economic indicator predicts nonresidential construction activity 9–12 months ahead.

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  • Assess and predict business conditions
  • Evaluate investment decisions and confirm patterns
  • Support budgeting and demand planning
  • Predict and track the market
  • Benchmark portfolio performance
  • Estimate during the RFP process
  • Inform strategic planning

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