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Architecture Billings Index Growth Moderates

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the sixth consecutive month, architecture firms reported increasing demand for design services as reflected in the July Architecture Billings Index. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate 9-12-month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. Read More …

July Construction Starts Increase 6 Percent

Gains Reported for Public Works, Power Plants, Multifamily Housing, Healthcare Facilities

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The value of new construction starts in July advanced 6 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $728.1 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Leading the way was a 26 percent jump by the nonbuilding construction sector, Read More …

American Society of Interior Designers to Host Webinar on State of the Industry

The American Society of Interior Designers will host a live webinar 11-11:30 ET Tuesday, Aug. 22 that will provide insight on business conditions for the interior design industry. To register, visit Read More …

AIA Releases Construction Forecast for Remainder of 2017-18

The AIA Consensus Construction Forecast projects annual growth in the 3.5 percent to 4.0 percent range for the remainder of 2017, as well as for 2018, with a slower growing commercial/industrial market and an institutional sector facing several challenges. Read More …

CMS Issues Directive Requiring Medicare Certified Healthcare Facilities to Implement, Maintain Legionella-Prevention Policies

To reduce cases of Legionnaires’ disease in healthcare facilities, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a directive for Medicare certified healthcare facilities to develop and maintain water management policies and procedures in order to reduce the risk of growth and spread of Legionella and other opportunistic Read More …

ASHE Recognizes Hospitals for Cutting Energy Consumption

Barnesville Hospital in Ohio has been named by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering the 2017 Energy Champion for demonstrating strong leadership in becoming a more energy-efficient facility and using saved resources to support patient care. Barnesville Hospital in Barnesville, Ohio, recorded an Energy Star score of 99 and the hospital’s facility team actively engages with other team members to make efficiency a priority for all. Read More …

ASHRAE Seeks Public Comment on Guideline to Minimize Legionellosis in Water Building Systems

ASHRAE is seeking public comment on Guideline 12-2000, Minimizing the Risk of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems, which is now open for a 45-day public review until Sept. 11. Those interested in reviewing and commenting on the guideline can do so at www.ashrae.org/publicreviews. Read More …

Architecture Firms End Second Quarter on Strong Note

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the fifth consecutive month, architecture firms recorded increasing demand for design services as reflected in the June Architecture Billings Index. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate 9-12-month lead time between architecture billings Read More …

LIGHTFAIR 2018 Call for Speakers: Global Invitation to Experts in Diverse Disciplines

ATLANTA, Ga. The LIGHTFAIR International Conference, which offers hundreds of hours of education in a highly diverse curriculum, begins its run to opening day 2018 with the Call for Speakers launching on July 11. This global invitation calls for top professionals from a broad spectrum of industries to submit to speak Read More …

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