• Is construction gaining or waning? Construction Market Data ( CMD) will host a free webinar featuring industry-leading chief economists Kermit Baker of The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Ken Simonson of The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), and Alex Carrick of CMD to answer that question.

    Scheduled for May 5 at 2 p.m. EDT, the webcast will reveal what economists in the construction industry expect in the months ahead, and all three economists will take questions in the last half hour of the session.

    “The improvement in the construction industry hasn’t been nearly as strong as in the past, after a big dip,” said Alex Carrick, U.S. chief economist for CMD. “During the webcast, we’ll discuss pent-up demand and if we think we’re close to reaching a point where there will be a surge in construction activity levels.”

    The webcast will cover numerous other topics as well that are important to the construction industry including:

    Trends driving construction growth

  • Competition for skilled labor
  • Housing potential
  • Regions showing the largest gains and losses
  • Biggest opportunities and risks

To take part in the webcast, register here. AIA members who attend the live broadcast will receive AIA CEU credit, and all registered participants can download the presentation slides and view the webcast archive.