Top Construction Economists Debate: Is the Economy Ready for a Rebound?

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Top economists host a live webcast to discuss the impact of the stimulus and the speed of recovery in the construction industry

Construction Outlook: Ready for a Rebound?

On May 4, 2010, expert economists from Reed Construction Data (http://www.reedconstructiondata.com/), the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America (http://www.agc.org/) and the American Institute of Architects (http://www.aia.org/) will join forces to host “Construction Outlook: Ready for a Rebound?” – a complimentary webcast to explore the key factors affecting the recovery of the construction industry.

The webcast will follow chief economists Jim Haughey, Ken Simonson and Kermit Baker as they discuss and analyze:

  • Stimulus Impact – Will the momentum continue or is the industry likely to slip backwards once stimulus dollars dry up?
  • Construction Hotspots – Which segments and geographic areas are showing the most promising signs of recovery?
  • Private Sector – How soon will private nonresidential segments come back?
  • Materials Costs – What are the trends and forecasts for materials pricing?

The presentation will include a look at current and future residential and nonresidential construction activity including the institutional, commercial, industrial and heavy engineering sectors.

The webcast will be broadcast live starting at 2 p.m. (EDT). Registration is complimentary for all participants; pre-registration is required. Questions from the Internet audience will be accepted during the live webcast, which will also be archived for later viewing. AIA member architects are eligible to receive 1.5 AIA CEU credits for attending.

For more information or to reserve your space at the May 4th webcast, please register at: http://www.reedconstructiondata.com/events/2010/05/construction-outlook-ready-for-a-rebound/.

About Reed Construction Data
Reed Construction Data is a leading North American provider of construction information with a diverse portfolio of innovative products and services. Reed offers its customers building information modeling (BIM) solutions, construction project leads, building product and construction cost information, market analytics and construction news through a suite of online and print references. http://www.reedconstructiondata.com

About AGC of America
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the largest and oldest national construction trade association in the United States. AGC represents more than 33,500 firms, including 7,000 of America’s leading general contractors and over 13,000 specialty-contracting firms. Nearly 13,500 service providers and suppliers are associated with AGC through a nationwide network of chapters. Visit the AGC Web site at http://www.agc.org.

About 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. AIA members have access to the right people, knowledge, and tools to create better design, and through such resources and access, they help clients and communities make their visions real. Visit http://www.aia.org.

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