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December 31, 2009
After Some Encouraging Signs, Architecture Billings Index Drops Substantially
Washington, D.C. – December 16, 2009 – Following its highest mark since August 2008, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dropped more than three points in November. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the...
December 22, 2009
Contractors Predict No Recovery in 2010
Nearly nine-in-ten contractors say there will be no recovery in 2010 as part of a new national construction hiring and business outlook forecast released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. As a result, fewer contractors plan to...
December 20, 2009
ABI Drops in November
Following its highest mark since August 2008, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dropped more than three points in November, according to the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The ABI reflects the approximate nine to 12 month lag time between...
December 14, 2009
American Gypsum to Close Wallboard Plant
Eagle Materials Inc.announced that it is closing its American Gypsum wallboard plant in Bernalillo, New Mexico. The shutdown will affect approximately seventy employees and will reduce American Gypsum's annual wallboard production capacity by...
December 7, 2009
National Gypsum Refutes Scientist's Claims
December 4, 2009
ABI Reaches Highest Mark Since August '08
Amidst a continued high level of inquiries for possible new projects, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) reached its highest mark since August 2008, just before the serious credit problems emerged in our economy. As a leading economic indicator of...