Session Details



October 19, 2023

Start Time

10:00 AM

End Time

11:00 AM

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Construction Outlook for ’24: Forbidding or Reason for Cheer?
Construction Outlook for ’24: Forbidding or Reason for Cheer?

Construction is in transition. A slowing economy and rising interest rates are threatening private investment. But growth in manufacturing, power, and infrastructure investment may outweigh any decline in income-producing properties. Ken Simonson, chief economist for AGC of America, will offer his fearless forecasts regarding the conflicting trends in demand for projects, materials costs, and labor availability.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover current trends in the construction industry
  • Understand how rising interest rates are affecting current and future projects and projected projects
  • Learn how manufacturing, power, and infrastructure may counteract industry declines
  • New and developing changes in construction practices and how they affect current/future projects

This session is FREE to attend and located in the Best Practices Learning Center at METALCON inside the Expo Hall

Industry Keynote Speaker:
Ken Simonson

Chief Economist, The Associated General Contractors of America

Ken Simonson provides insight into the economy and what it implies for construction and related industries through frequent media interviews, presentations, and the Data DIGest, his weekly one-page e-newsletter that goes to more than 20,000 subscribers. Ken has over 40 years of experience analyzing, advocating and communicating about economic and tax issues. He currently serves as an advisor to the Census Bureau’s construction data re-engineering initiative. He is a Fellow and past president of the National Association for Business Economics, and he is co-director of the Tax Economists Forum, a professional meeting group he co-founded in 1982. Ken has a BA in economics from the University of Chicago, and an MA in economics from Northwestern University.

Earn Continuing Education Credits:
Approved for 1.0 AIA Learning Unit

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