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By: Kendall Jones on April 1st, 2021

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ConstructConnect Announces Spring Economic Webcast, The Post(?)-Pandemic Outlook for Design & Construction

Chief economists from ConstructConnect, The American Institute of Architects, and The Associated General Contractors of America to discuss the state of the construction industry. 

April 1, 2021 

CINCINNATI – ConstructConnect, a leading provider of construction information and technology solutions in North America, announced its Spring 2021 Economic Webcast, The Post(?)-Pandemic Outlook for Design & Construction. The complimentary webcast—featuring industry-leading chief economists Kermit Baker of The American Institute of Architects, Ken Simonson of The Associated General Contractors of America, and Alex Carrick of ConstructConnect—will take place at 2 p.m. EDT on ThursdayMay 6, 2021. 

Are we ready to look past the COVID-19 pandemic when it comes to design and construction in the United States? The concise answer may be: “It depends.”  

The economists will provide an in-depth analysis of where the construction industry stands one year into the coronavirus pandemic and where it’s headed now that vaccines have started rolling out and safety measurements start being lifted. 

Topics covered during the webcast include:    

  • An in-depth look at the latest construction starts and put-in-place forecasts from ConstructConnect. 
  • Where recovery stands in terms of design activity, and what that suggests for a construction upturn.  
  • An overview of the current top performing construction sectors. 
  • The most recent results from the AIA Consensus Construction Forecast. 
  • Soaring material costs and ongoing supply chain challenges facing the construction industry. 
  • Outlook for construction spending by project category. 

To take part in the webcast, register here. 

AIA members who attend the live broadcast will receive 1.5 AIA CEU learning units. All registered participants will be able to download the presentation slides and view the webcast archive after the live broadcast. 

About the American Institute of Architects 

Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through more than 200 international, state, and local chapters, AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation, and world. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. Visit the AIA website at aia.org. 

About the Associated General Contractors of America 

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 26,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, all through a nationwide network of chapters. Visit the AGC website at agc.org. 

About ConstructConnect 

ConstructConnect is a leading provider of construction information and technology solutions in North America and is committed to transforming the way the construction industry does business by providing its customers the tools, information, and connections needed to drive their success. ConstructConnect brings the construction industry together with the most complete, accurate, and actionable construction data and tools to drive success in national, regional, and local markets. For more information, visit constructconnect.com. 

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