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Upcoming Economic Webcast: A Construction Recovery At Last But How Long And How Strong?

Toronto News, (PR) April 24, 2012

Chief economists from Reed Construction Data, the Associated General Contractors of America, and the American Institute of Architects are joining forces once again to host the upcoming economic webcast: A Construction Recovery At LastBut How Long and How Strong?

Reed Construction Data LLC (RCD), a division of Reed Business Information and the Inaugural Strategic Partner of the AIA, is a leading North American provider of construction information. Reed Construction Datas diverse portfolio of innovative products and services includes national, regional and local construction data, building product information, advertising channels, construction cost data and market intelligence for construction industry professionals in the U.S and Canada.

The webcast on May 3, 2012, will feature leading construction industry chief economists, Kermit Baker of the AIA, Bernard Markstein of Reed Construction Data, and Ken Simonson of the AGC, in an analysis of likely future activity within the various construction sectors.

The construction industry is finally showing signs of sustained growth in multiple regions and market segments, but the recovery remains fragmentary and tentative. Planned topics for the team of peerless prognosticators include:

Will the current recovery gain strength or will it simply stall?
Can the strength extend to additional geographic areas?
Which segments and regions are still vulnerable?
What global or domestic economic developments could derail the recovery?
What will happen with materials costs?

The webcast will broadcast live from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., EDT, on May 3, 2012, and will be archived for later viewing. The moderators will accept questions from the online audience during the presentation.

Registration is open to everyone. Pre-registration is required prior to the event. Registrants who are AIA members and attend the live broadcast are eligible to receive 1.5 AIA CEU credits.

For more information or to reserve your space at the May 3 webcast, please register at: http://www.reedconstructiondata.com/events/2012/05/upcoming-economic-webcast-2012-construction-recovery-at-last-but-how-long.

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is a national trade association, dedicated to furthering the ever-changing agenda of commercial construction contractors, improving job site safety, expanding the use of cutting edge technologies and techniques, and strengthening the dialogue between contractors and owners. Founded in 1918, AGC today represents more than 33,500 member firms, including 7,500 of Americas leading general contractors and over 13,000 specialty-contracting firms.

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. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct to ensure the highest standards in professional practice. Embracing their responsibility to serve society, AIA members engage civic and government leaders and the public in helping find needed solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit the AIA website at http://www.aia.org.

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