Expert chief economists from Reed Construction Data (www.reedconstructiondata.com), the Associated General Contractors of America (www.agc.org/), and the American Institute of Architects (www.aia.org) are joining forces once again to host the upcoming economic webcast:
The webcast will feature leading construction industry chief economists, Kermit Baker, Bernard Markstein, and Ken Simonson, in an analysis of likely future activity within the various construction sectors.
The construction industry is finally showing signs of sustained growth in multiple regions and market segments, but the recovery remains fragmentary and tentative. The peerless prognosticators are ready to provide predictions about the possibilities. Join them to hear their views for the 2012 season:
- Will the current recovery gain strength or will it simply stall?
- Can the strength extend to additional geographic areas?
- Which segments and regions are still vulnerable?
- What global or domestic economic developments could derail the recovery?
- What will happen with materials costs?
The webcast will broadcast live starting at 2 p.m., EDT, on May 3, 2012, and will be archived for later viewing. The speakers will accept questions from the online audience in the last half hour.
Brought to you by Maxwell Systems Complete Construction Software Solutions, this complimentary webcast is open to everyone. Pre-registration is required prior to the event. Registrants who are AIA members and who attend the live broadcast are eligible to receive 1.5 AIA CEU credits.
| 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 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 members may receive one and a half (1.5) Learning Units (LU) for attending the live webcast only. Non-member architects may request a certification of completion. Members must include the AIA member number during registration.
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