Spring Economic Webcast to Feature Ken Simonson

CMD, one of the leading providers of construction information in North America, recently announced its spring economic webcast, "Will Construction Pick Up the Pace or the Pieces?" The complimentary webcast will feature industry-leading chief economists Kermit Baker of The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Ken Simonson of AGC of America and Alex Carrick of CMD and will take place at 2:30 p.m. EDT on April 30.  

With construction activity increasing moderately, but unevenly, the webcast will reveal what economists in the construction industry expect in the months ahead. All three economists will take questions in the last half hour of the session.

"U.S. employment is surging, energy prices are plummeting and the high-tech sector is spreading its influence everywhere," said Alex Carrick, U.S. chief economist for CMD. "Cyclical improvement in the economy will stimulate on-site work, but owners contemplating investments are facing a new dilemma — whether to build square footage or conduct business over the internet. Expert help is needed to clear a path through the dramatic change underway in America’s construction landscape."

The webcast will cover numerous topics important to the construction industry including:

Areas expected to see the largest gains
Cities with the largest housing increases; areas still distressed
Multifamily versus single family spending
Construction employment gains and losses
Labor and materials prices
Categories accounting for the greatest spending

To take part in the webcast, register here

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