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October construction starts fall 11 percent

Dodge Data & Analytics announced today that new construction starts declined 11% in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $696.3 billion. This is the third consecutive monthly drop in construction starts activity. “Concern over the health of the U.S. economy continues to play a key role in the pullback in starts over the past few months,” stated Richard Branch, Chief Economist for Dodge Data & Analytics. “However, solid real estate fundamentals (such as vacancy rates) in addition to stable public funding will continue to support a modest level of construction activity across both public and private projects.”

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Dodge Momentum Index moves higher in October

Dodge Momentum Index October’s increase was due entirely to a recovery in institutional planning projects, which had stepped back over the previous few months. Institutional planning moved 22.8% higher in the month while commercial planning lost 0.5%. 

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American Society of Interior Designers releases two topic specific compensation reports for firm size and designer specialization

Following the release of its first-ever Interior Design Salaries and Benefits General Report in June 2019, the American Society of Interior Designers (​ASID​) has compiled additional results highlighting how career path, specialty, and firm size impact salary in two reports: the ASID 2019 Salaries & Benefits Specialization Report and Firm Size report. 

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September construction starts decrease 5 percent

New construction starts moved 5% lower in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $774.1 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. By major sector, nonbuilding construction fell 13% in September, while residential construction dropped 6%. On the plus side, nonresidential construction starts rose 1% during the month aided by the start of a large manufacturing project.

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ASLA releases 2019 Diversity Summit Report

Yesterday, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) released the 2019 Diversity Summit Report. The report, the product of a summit held earlier this year, examines issues that African American, Latinx, Native American, and other underrepresented groups face in the landscape architecture profession.

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Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

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