Are the Architectural Markets Seeing a Turn?

In a recent Wall Street Journal story, Demand for Architects Building Momentum, they discuss the recent increase in the Architectural Billing Index a leading indicator of activity in the architectural community which should lead to growth in the construction market.  This increase could be a positive sign that new projects may be on the horizon.  In recent years a limited bright spot in the market has been progress on higher education facilities and other public sector buildings.  This index may signal an opening in private-sector projects as the overall market activity grows.  

Accurate Perforating has been preparing for this turn by developing our standard products, including the pre-engineered sunshades systems and the Sentry Ceiling systems.

What is the feeling in the market?  What have companies been doing to prepare for the turn: new products, new technology, or a whole new way of doing business?