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Maryland AGC & AIABaltimore Present: The Outlook for Construction in 2015
November 18, 2014 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
The National View: What construction sectors will be growing? Will material prices remain stable? What about labor costs?
AGC of America is the nation’s largest, oldest, and most influential trade organization for the commercial construction industry. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to hear from the two most respected national economists for the construction industry present the outlook for design and construction in 2015:
Ken Simonson, Chief Economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, is the foremost expert in the nation on construction costs & markets. Ken writes The Data DIGest, a weekly one-page email newsletter that summarizes the latest economic news relevant to construction. In addition, he has written 8 booklets explaining tax provisions in plain English, & he is interviewed often by the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, USA Today, Business Week & other national media.
Kermit Baker is the Chief Economist for the American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C. Kermit analyzes business & construction trends for the U.S. economy & examines their impact on AIA members & the architectural profession. He originated the AIA’s “Work on the Boards” Survey, a monthly assessment of business conditions at architecture firms & the source of the widely followed Architecture Billings Index. He also coordinates the AIA Consensus Construction Forecast Panel, & writes regular economics columns for the AIA member electronic newspaper, AIArchitect.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
-Architects concerned about industry trends
-Construction company owners concerned about the bottom line
-Building owners and facility managers concerned about construction costs
-Business Development Managers concerned about future opportunities
-Estimators concerned about accuracy
The Regional Perspective: What do the Baltimore-Washington Region’s Economic Development Directors See for 2015?
Hear from the leaders charged with expanding the economies of Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George’s Counties. We are pleased to bring together again this year the Economic Development Directors of the leading counties in the region to give you unparalleled access and insight into what the City and Counties expect to see move into development in the next 12-18 months.
- Bill Cole, President & CEO, BEDCO (Baltimore Development Corporation
- Jim Richardson, Director, Harford County Office of Economic Development
- Will Anderson, Executive Director, Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development
- Lawrence Twele, CEO, Howard County Economic Development Authority