Recent data indicates that the economic growth engine has stalled. Will construction go into a tailspin, or can the industry pull up? Which segments and regions are most vulnerable? Which have the best prospects? Will the economic slowdown arrest the run-up in materials costs, or are prices heading higher?
The nation’s leading construction economists will answer these questions and yours in a lively, interactive webcast.
Economic experts from Reed Construction Data, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), and The American Institute of Architects (AIA) will examine current market conditions and detail the construction outlook for 2012.
The complimentary webcast is open to everyone and will broadcast live. Registration is required. Speakers Bernard Markstein, Ken Simonson and Kermit Baker will accept questions from the audience in the last half hour. Register now!
| Ken Simonson |
Chief Economist, AGC of America
Ken Simonson has more than 35 years of experience analyzing, advocating and communicating about economic and tax issues. He is interviewed and quoted almost daily by local and national media, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and CNBC. Ken has a BA in economics from the University of Chicago and an MA in economics from Northwestern University.
| Kermit Baker |
Chief Economist, AIA
Kermit Baker is the Chief Economist for the American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, he analyzes business and construction trends in the U.S. economy and examines their impact on AIA members and the architectural profession. Kermit originated the AIA Architecture Billings Index, as well as the AIA Consensus Construction Forecast Panel. He received his Master's degree in Urban Planning from Harvard University and holds a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the same field. In 2002, Kermit was named honorary member of the AIA.
| Bernard Markstein |
Chief Economist, Reed Construction Data
Bernard M. Markstein is Chief Economist for Reed Construction Data. Dr. Markstein has extensive experience analyzing, interpreting and forecasting commercial construction, housing, real estate, financial markets and regional markets. Dr. Markstein received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Brown University and a Doctorate in Economics from Yale University.
AIA Learning Units
AIA member Architects may receive one and a half (1.5) Learning Units (LU) for attending this webcast. Non-member Architects may request a certification of completion. Members must include the AIA member number during registration.
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