When the election is over, what lies ahead for construction? The fiscal cliff looms, and plenty of questions remain about the U.S. and global economic outlooks. Which types of construction are most likely to prosper in 2013? Which will suffer? What will happen with materials prices? Where will work be scarce, and where will it be plentiful? Hear the expert opinions of three top design and construction economists in this fast-moving, interactive webcast.
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:
When the debates and campaigning are over and the vote is decided, find out what construction industry chief economists, Bernard Markstein, Kermit Baker and Ken Simonson, expect for 2013:
- How will the election affect the economy?
- Will the recovery gain strength or stop in its tracks?
- Which regions are set to grow?
- Where are material costs heading?
- Which areas and segments of construction are still vulnerable?
- What are the threats and risks to the recovery?
The webcast broadcasts live at 3:00 p.m., EST, on November 8, 2012, with the speakers accepting questions from the online audience in the last half hour.
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.
Meet the Experts
| 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.
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. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Brown University and holds a Ph.D in Economics from Yale University.
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 certification of completion.
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