Oct 30


Why should you Attend: Construction activity has been heating up for the past several months, as measured by increases in spending and employment that outpace the overall economy. Unemployment rates for experienced construction workers have plummeted from over 20% to 7-8%. But many of those workers have gone to other industries, retired or left the workforce. As a result, reports of skilled labor and supervisor shortages are spreading. In addition, there are growing indications that prices for some materials may soon accelerate. These developments could push subcontractors out of business, delay project completions and make some projects unviable. The information presented in this webinar will be invaluable to anyone involved with investing, budgeting, forecasting, market research, or directly with construction. Areas Covered in the Session: Recent construction spending trends by structure type Economic developments that will drive or retard construction segments in next 3 years Growth in construction employment and drop in unemployment-implications for skilled-worker shortages Variation among states in employment growth and degree of recovery Trends for construction pricing, materials costs and wages Outlook for specific materials Overview of outlook for key spending categories, materials and labor