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Spring Meeting Hotel Reservations & Exhibit Space Available

Hotel reservations are now being accepted for CPA’s 2022 Spring Meeting, May 1-3 (departure on the 4th), at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott in Dana Point, CA. The meeting begins on Sunday with the annual golf tournament at 8am followed by the Welcome Reception at 6pm. The meeting concludes Tuesday evening with the Chairman’s Dinner following a full

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U.S. Construction Spending Slightly Up in December 2021

U.S. construction spending in December 2021 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.64 trillion, up 0.2% from November and a 9% increase over the year prior.  Private construction spending rose 0.7% from November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.29 trillion.  Residential totals for December increased 1.1% from the previous month

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November Furniture Orders Remain Steady

U.S. residential furniture factory orders in November 2021 were virtually unchanged from the comparable month in 2020 but were 17% higher than the same month in 2019. Year-to-date orders increased 16% over the first eleven months of 2020 and grew 14% from the same period in 2019. Furniture shipments rose 3% over November 2020 and

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December U.S. Architectural Billings Increase

The December 2021 Architecture Billings Index (ABI) increased one point from November to 52.0 according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Economics & Market Research Group. A score below 50 indicates a decline in billings. Design contracts stayed even with November at 55.8. December billings were in positive territory for only the South and

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U.S. Interior Design Billings Rise in December

Interior design billings from the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) member-owned firms rose 0.3 points in December 2021, bringing the Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI) score to 52.8. Any score over 50 indicates growth. All geographic regions except for the West were above 50, with the South again leading the three-month average at 58.1.

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Spring Meeting Hotel Reservations & Exhibit Space Available

Hotel reservations are now being accepted for CPA’s 2022 Spring Meeting, May 1-3 (departure on the 4th), at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott in Dana Point, CA. The meeting begins on Sunday with the annual golf tournament at 8am followed by the Welcome Reception at 6pm. The meeting concludes Tuesday evening with the Chairman’s Dinner following a full

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U.S. Construction Spending Slightly Up in December 2021

U.S. construction spending in December 2021 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.64 trillion, up 0.2% from November and a 9% increase over the year prior.  Private construction spending rose 0.7% from November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.29 trillion.  Residential totals for December increased 1.1% from the previous month

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November Furniture Orders Remain Steady

U.S. residential furniture factory orders in November 2021 were virtually unchanged from the comparable month in 2020 but were 17% higher than the same month in 2019. Year-to-date orders increased 16% over the first eleven months of 2020 and grew 14% from the same period in 2019. Furniture shipments rose 3% over November 2020 and

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December U.S. Architectural Billings Increase

The December 2021 Architecture Billings Index (ABI) increased one point from November to 52.0 according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Economics & Market Research Group. A score below 50 indicates a decline in billings. Design contracts stayed even with November at 55.8. December billings were in positive territory for only the South and

Read More »

U.S. Interior Design Billings Rise in December

Interior design billings from the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) member-owned firms rose 0.3 points in December 2021, bringing the Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI) score to 52.8. Any score over 50 indicates growth. All geographic regions except for the West were above 50, with the South again leading the three-month average at 58.1.

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