ABI Regional Averages  
IndustryOutlook  
West  
53.1  
Northeast  
51.5  
Architecture Billings  
Midwest  
1.9  
5
Increase in June  
South  
4.8  
5
or the fifth straight month, ar- previous month. This reflects an  
chitecture firms recorded in- increase in design services, as any  
creasing demand for design score above 50 indicates an increase  
services, according to the June Archi- in billings. The new projects inquiry  
tecture Billings Index (ABI).  
index was 58.6, down from a reading  
The American Institute of Archi- of 62.4 the previous month, while  
tects (AIA) reported the June ABI the new design contracts index de-  
score was 54.2, up from 53 in the creased from 54.8 to 53.7.  
June 2016  
June 2017  
F
ABI Score  
52.6  
54.2  
New Projects Inquiry Score  
8.6 58.6  
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Dodge Mofromm ietsnrevtisuedmMayIrneaddinegxof R139i.s6e. swihnile tJhue cnomemercial component fell  
The Dodge Momentum Index took  
another step forward in June, increas- June’s lift was due to a 4.8-percent 1.3 percent, according to Dodge Data  
ing 1.1 percent to 141.1 (2000=100) advance by the institutional sector, & Analytics.  
Although the commercial compo-  
nent declined in the latest month,  
Dodge Momentum Index (Year 2000=100)  
May  
June  
2017  
June  
2016  
June  
2017  
it is 11.8 percent higher than it was  
in June 2016, while the institutional  
segment is 9.5 percent above a year  
ago. The overall rising trend for both  
sectors continues to suggest that con-  
struction activity will remain healthy  
through the end of the year.  
%
Change  
2017  
Dodge Momentum index  
Commercial building  
139.6  
141.1  
150.9  
129.0  
1.1%  
-1.3%  
4.8%  
134.4  
143.6  
122.9  
141.1  
150.9  
129.0  
153.0  
123.1  
Institutional building  
Source: Dodge Data & Analytics  
Nonresidential Lifts Construction Starts in June  
Thanks to nonresidential building,  
new construction starts in June grew  
percent from the previous month  
to a seasonally adjusted annual rate  
of $679.9 billion, according to Dodge Nonresidential building  
Monthly Construction Starts  
Seasonally adjusted annual rates, in millions of U.S. dollars  
4
May 2017  
$219,982  
$287,539  
$143,864  
$651,385  
June 2017  
$249,565  
$274,885  
$155,415  
$679,865  
% Change  
+13  
Data & Analytics.  
Nonresidential building increased  
Residential building  
Nonbuilding construction  
Total construction  
- 4  
+ 8  
1
3 percent in June, strengthening  
+ 4  
after two months of lackluster activity.  
However, residential building slipped  
YeaUnr-atdoju-sdteadtteotaclos,ninsmtriluliocntsioofndoslltaarsrts  
4
percent in June, as both single-fam-  
ily and multifamily construction  
retreated.  
6 Mos. 2016 6 Mos. 2017  
% Change  
From May to June, the commercial  
categories as a group climbed 23 per-  
cent, led by an 83-percent surge for Residential building  
new office building starts. The institu-  
tional categories as a group were un-  
changed in June compared to May. On  
the plus side, educational facilities  
rose 16 percent, and the amusement  
Nonresidential building  
$111,675  
$148,874  
$ 97,378  
$118,365  
$148,742  
$ 75,624  
+ 6  
0
Nonbuilding construction  
-22  
Total construction  
$317,687  
$320,911  
+ 1  
(*excluding electric utilities/gas plants)  
Source: Dodge Data & Analytics  
and recreational category surged 58 (courthouses, detention centers) and uted with June gains, rising 16 per-  
percent. The public buildings category transportation terminals also contrib- cent and 10 percent, respectively. s  
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