Reed Construction Data, AGC and AIA Experts Share Insight In Upcoming Economic Webcast

April 25, 2013

Chief economists from Reed Construction Data, the American Institute of Architects and the Associated General Contractors of America are coming together for a complimentary construction economy webcast:  Riding the Roller Coaster - Ups and Downs in Construction Spending, Materials and Labor.

Set for May 9, the webcast features leading chief economists, Ken Simonson of the AGC, Kermit Baker of the AIA and Bernard Markstein of Reed Construction Data, who share their insight into the outlook for commercial construction.

The construction economy has taken many turns over the past several years. Although the sequester, the federal debt ceiling and rising oil prices are factoring into upcoming risks, there are many signs that recovery is just ahead. Find out where opportunities exist for commercial construction when the economists discuss:

The live webcast airs on May 9, 2013, from 2-3:30 p.m., EDT, with the speakers accepting questions from the online audience in the last half hour. An archived version and presentation slides are available to registrants after the broadcast.

Sponsored by InfoTech International, the webcast is free of charge and open to everyone. AIA members who register and attend the live broadcast are eligible to receive 1.5 AIA continuing education credits.

To sign up for the webcast, please click here to register.

About Reed Construction Data

Reed Construction Data LLC (RCD), a division of Reed Business Information and the Inaugural Strategic Partner of the AIA, is a leading North American provider of construction information. Reed Construction Data’s diverse portfolio of innovative products and services includes national, regional and local project leads, accurate and up-to-date RSMeans cost data, marketing solutions and market intelligence to provide insight to construction industry professionals throughout the U.S and Canada. Visit the Reed Construction Data website at

About The AGC of America

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is a national trade association, dedicated to furthering the ever-changing agenda of commercial construction contractors, improving job site safety, expanding the use of cutting edge technologies and techniques, and strengthening the dialogue between contractors and owners. Founded in 1918, AGC today represents more than 33,500 member firms, including 7,500 of America’s leading general contractors and over 13,000 specialty-contracting firms. Visit the AGC website at

About The American Institute of Architects

For over 150 years, members of the American Institute of Architects have worked with each other and their communities to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct to ensure the highest standards in professional practice. Embracing their responsibility to serve society, AIA members engage civic and government leaders and the public in helping find needed solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit the AIA website at

About InfoTech International, LLC

InfoTech International, LLC provides cloud-based software solutions that combine advanced mathematics and innovative technology. InfoTech’s big data analytic capabilities bring on-demand business intelligence and management metrics to the construction industry. It’s Project Tracker Lite (PT Lite) software helps businesses strengthen their lead and sales execution process, increase channel visibility and build stronger customers relationships. For more information, go to

Reed Construction Data, a division of Reed Business Information and the Inaugural Strategic Partner of the AIA, is a leading North American provider of construction information through a diverse portfolio of innovative products and services. Reed offers its customers construction project leads, building product information, construction cost tools, construction news through a suite of online and print references — all valuable resources for architects, engineers, contractors, manufacturers, distributors and other professionals in the construction industry. For more information, visit or call 877-REED411.

Reed Business Information, a part of the Reed Elsevier Group plc (NYSE:RUK and ENL), is North America’s largest business-to-business information provider, with more than 80 market-leading publications, 55 Websites and a range of leading business-to-business services.