CMD Announces Spring Economic Webcast: Is Construction Gaining or Waning?

CMD, AIA and AGC Economic experts to discuss the status of the construction industry in complimentary webcast on May 5

ATLANTA, GA, Apr 20, 2016 -- CMD, one of the leading providers of construction information in North America, today announced its spring economic webcast, “Is Construction Gaining or Waning?” The complimentary webcast - 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 - will take place at 2 p.m. EDT on May 5. 

With construction activity lagging behind the overall economy, the webcast will reveal what economists in the construction industry expect in the months ahead. 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.

About The American Institute of Architects
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

About The Associated General Contractors of America
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, the AGC today represents more than 33,500 member firms, including 7,500 of America’s leading general contractors and over 13,000 specialty-contracting firms. Visit the AGC website at

About CMD
CMD, the Innovation Partner of the AIA, is a leading North American provider of construction information. CMD’s diverse portfolio of innovative products and technologies includes national, regional and local project leads, marketing solutions and market intelligence to provide insight to construction industry professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada. Visit the CMD website at

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