A positive data point: After 4 months of declines, the AIA's Architecture Billings Index turns...

|By:, SA News Editor

A positive data point: After 4 months of declines, the AIA's Architecture Billings Index turns positive in August, jumping to 51.4 from 45.1. "This turnaround in demand for design services is a surprise," says the group's Chief Economist. "It's possible we've reached the bottom of the down cycle."