ABI Regional Averages  
IndustryOutlook  
Northeast  
51.8  
West  
54.1  
Midwest  
48.2  
ABI Remains Solid  
South  
55.5  
he Architecture Billings Index tects reported the June ABI  
(
ABI) was positive in June for score was 52.6, down from the mark  
T
and construction spending.  
The American Institute of Archi- vious month.  
the fifth consecutive month. As of 53.1 in the previous month. This  
June 2015  
June 2016  
a leading economic indicator of con- score still reflects an increase in de-  
struction activity, the ABI reflects the sign services (any score above 50 in-  
approximate nine- to 12-month lead dicates an increase in billings). The  
time between architecture billings new projects inquiry index was 58.6,  
ABI Score  
55.7  
52.6  
New Projects Inquiry Score  
63.4 58.6  
down from a reading of 60.1 the pre-  
The Dodge MomenDtumoIdndgexeroMse o(2m00e0=n1t00u).mTheIinndedx eisxa mJuonmthlypsplainnninJgu, wnhiceh have been shown to  
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1.2 percent in June to 134.4 from measure of the first (or initial) report lead construction spending for non-  
its revised May reading of 120.8 for nonresidential building projects in residential buildings by a full year.  
The index rose in June as the result  
Dodge Momentum Index (Year 2000=100)  
of a 14.6-percent increase in the in-  
stitutional component and a 7.7-per-  
cent increase in the commercial  
component. The gain in commercial  
planning reports is a positive develop-  
ment since that component had been  
moving in a fairly horizontal fashion  
since late-2014, according to the  
report.  
May  
June  
%
June  
June  
2016  
2016  
Change  
2015  
2016  
Dodge Momentum index 120.8  
134.4  
143.6  
122.9  
11.2%  
7.7%  
118.3  
126.1  
108.6  
134.4  
143.6  
122.9  
Commercial building  
133.4  
107.3  
Institutional building  
14.6%  
Source: Dodge Data & Analytics  
New Construction Starts in June Drop 7 Percent  
New construction starts in June de-  
creased 7 percent from the previous  
month to a seasonally adjusted an-  
nual rate of $595.1 billion, according  
Monthly Construction Starts  
Seasonally adjusted annual rates, in millions of U.S. dollars  
May 2016  
June 2016  
% Change  
to Dodge Data & Analytics. Nonresi- Nonresidential building  
dential building registered moderate Residential building  
$169,877  
$274,610  
$192,914  
$637,401  
$180,828  
$268,581  
$145,672  
$595,081  
+6  
-2  
growth in June after sliding back in  
April and May. Through the first six  
months of 2016, total construction  
Nonbuilding construction  
-24  
-7  
Total construction  
starts on an unadjusted basis were  
YeaUnr-atdoju-sdteadtteotaclos,ninsmtriluliocntsioofndoslltaarsrts  
$
318.1 billion, down 11 percent from  
the same period a year ago. June’s  
data lowered the Dodge Index to  
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Mos. 2015 6 Mos. 2016  
% Change  
Nonresidential building  
Residential building  
Nonbuilding construction  
$115,849  
$134,076  
$108,113  
$358,038  
$93,889  
$139,537  
$84,713  
-19  
+4  
-22  
-11  
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26 (2000=100), compared to 135  
in May.  
Nonresidential building in June  
grew 6 percent to $180.8 billion Total construction  
$318,139  
(
annual rate), strengthening after its Source: Dodge Data & Analytics  
April and May declines. The commer-  
cial categories as a group rose 9 per- 36 percent after a weak May, while and 17 percent respectively. Health-  
cent in June, with the upward push office construction also increased 19 care facilities climbed 22 percent,  
coming from hotels and office build- percent. Stores and warehouses both while educational facilities edged up  
ings. Hotel construction advanced retreated in June, sliding 4 percent 1 percent from May. n  
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