Reed Construction Data Offers Free Economic Webcast: Post-Election - Where Is Construction Headed?

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Chief Economists Ken Simonson, AGC, Kermit Baker, AIA, and Bernard Markstein, Reed Construction Data, discuss what’s ahead for construction post-election and post-Sandy in this free new economic webcast.

Reed Construction Data Economic Webcast - Fall 2012
This webcast will feature some very interesting and lively discussions from construction experts who can tell us what to expect after the election and after Sandy.

Chief Economists from Reed Construction Data, the American Institute of Architects and the Associated General Contractors of America are appearing together for a free construction economic webcast: Post-Election: Where is Construction Headed?

Scheduled for November 8, 2012, at 3:00 p.m., EST, the live webcast takes place just days after the presidential election and features leading Chief Economists Bernard Markstein, Reed Construction Data, Ken Simonson, AGC, and Kermit Baker, AIA.

“The electronic equivalent of hanging chads notwithstanding, we should know who will be president on November 8,” said Daimon Bridge, Senior Director of Market Intelligence, Reed Construction Data. “This webcast will feature some very interesting and lively discussions from construction experts who can tell us what to expect after the election and after Sandy.”

The webcast focus is construction economy and factors currently affecting the industry, with the experts weighing in on the effect the election, Hurricane Sandy and the still-looming fiscal cliff will have on construction. Topics include:

  • Will the election really affect construction?
  • Which regions will continue to grow?
  • Which regions are vulnerable?
  • How will Sandy affect building materials costs?
  • Are property values finally beginning to rise?
  • How does construction employment compare to other industries?
  • What are the threats and risks to recovery?

The webcast is open to everyone. The live broadcast is on November 8, 2012, and runs from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., EST. The speakers take questions from the online audience in the last half-hour of the broadcast.

To view the event, click here to register.

AIA members can receive 1.5 AIA CEU continuing education credit for attending the live broadcast. Non-members can request a certificate of completion.

About The American Institute of Architects
For over 150 years, members of the American Institute of Architects have worked with each other and their communities to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct to ensure the highest standards in professional practice. Embracing their responsibility to serve society, AIA members engage civic and government leaders and the public in helping find needed solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit the AIA website at

About The AGC of America
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is a national trade association, dedicated to furthering the ever-changing agenda of commercial construction contractors, improving job site safety, expanding the use of cutting-edge technologies and techniques, and strengthening the dialogue between contractors and owners. Founded in 1918, AGC today represents more than 33,500 member firms, including 7,500 of America’s leading general contractors and over 13,000 specialty-contracting firms. Visit the AGC website at

About Reed Construction Data
Reed Construction Data LLC (RCD), a division of Reed Business Information and the Inaugural Strategic Partner of the AIA, is a leading North American provider of construction information. Reed Construction Data’s diverse portfolio of innovative products and services includes national, regional and local construction project data, building product information, marketing solutions, advertising channels, construction cost data and market intelligence for construction industry professionals in the United States and Canada. Visit the Reed Construction Data website at


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