The 2009 Market Insights Series, presented by Reed Construction Data, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), is a quarterly webcast series delivering the most up-to-date information on current construction activity. Analysis from industry experts will include a look at current trends and a forecast of residential and nonresidential construction activity including the institutional, commercial, industrial and heavy engineering sectors.
“A Stimulating Time for Construction?” features expert economists Jim Haughey, Ken Simonson and Kermit Baker as they discuss and analyze the effects of a new administration and the impact of the economic stimulus package.
Chief Economist, Reed Construction Data
Jim has over thirty years experience as a business economist, including twenty years monitoring the construction market. He has previously worked in government, corporate and consulting roles and has taught at the University of Michigan, Ohio University, Michigan State University and the University of Massachusetts. He has a Ph.D. degree in economics from the University of Michigan.
Chief Economist, AGC of America
Ken has 30 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, Business Week, and CNBC. Ken has a BA in economics from the University of Chicago, an MA in economics from Northwestern University, and has taken advanced graduate economics courses at the Université de Paris, Johns Hopkins and Georgetown.
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 AIAâ€™s Architectural Billings Index as well as the AIA Consensus Construction Forecast Panel. Kermit received his Masters 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.
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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