Event:Economic Webcast: The 2014 Outlook: Emerging Opportunities for Construction
From:Reed Construction Data
When:October 17, 2013 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. EDT 10 17, 2013
Where:Online (Webinar)
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Fall Economic Webcast 2013


2013 has so far been a mixed year for design and construction — with generally positive news for architects and residential builders, sluggish results for private nonresidential construction and misery for public projects. What can the AEC industry expect for 2014?

Join the industry-recognized team of housing and commercial construction experts from Reed Construction Data, the AGC and the AIA for a lively, fast-paced and interactive economic webcast:

The 2014 Outlook: Emerging Opportunities for Construction

Set for Thursday, October 17, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., the webcast features the shared insight of experts Bernard Markstein, Kermit Baker and Ken Simonson, who answer important questions for 2014 construction:

  ■  What is the outlook for single- and multifamily residential construction?
  ■  Is a new housing bubble forming?
  ■  What are the bright spots for nonresidential construction?
  ■  Will congressional wrangling stand in the way of maintaining and upgrading U.S. infrastructure?
  ■  What is the role of public-private partnerships in maintaining current infrastructure and launching new projects?
  ■  What are the implications of expanding North American energy supplies for the country and for construction?
  ■  What materials price spikes and shortages are likely?
  ■  Will the Affordable Care Act create construction opportunities?
  ■  Which U.S. geographic markets provide the best prospects for construction?

The complimentary broadcast, sponsored by InfoTech International, is open to everyone. All who register can download the presentation slides and view the archived presentation, when available. AIA members who attend the live broadcast are eligible to receive 1.5 AIA CEU credits.

Join us for the live broadcast 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. EDT on October 17, 2013. Sign up today to find out what the experts expect for 2014. The economists answer questions from the audience in the last half hour.

Meet the Experts


Ken Simonson Ken Simonson
Chief Economist, The 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 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 the 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. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Brown University and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University.


David Ward
CMO, Reed Construction Data - Moderator
David Ward is Reed's new chief marketing officer, joining the company from Reed Business International. He has held several senior level roles at Reed, working in Italy, Spain, France, Holland and Australia.

AIA Learning Units

AIA members are eligible to receive 1.5 learning units for attending the live webcast. Members must include their AIA member number during registration. Non-member architects can request a certificate of completion.

Provider number: K054
Program number: 13CFW101713
Program Name: The 2014 Outlook: Emerging Opportunities for Construction

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