May 13, 2021
‘The Post(?)-Pandemic Outlook for U.S. Construction’ with Kenneth D. Simonson, Chief Economist, The Associated General Contractors of America
Date: Thursday, May 13
Time: 12pm to 1pm EST
The U.S. economy seems headed for a strong recovery, barring new covid-related setbacks. But nonresidential construction is lagging, even as homebuilding soars. Fast-rising materials costs and increasingly unreliable delivery times for materials are adding to the industry’s challenges. Mr. Simonson, chief economist for the nation’s leading construction association since 2001, will discuss the outlook for various construction segments, along with the prospects for federal infrastructure legislation and what that might imply.
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About our speaker:
Ken Simonson has been chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, the leading trade association for the construction industry, since 2001. He 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 over 50,000 subscribers.
Ken has more than 40 years of experience analyzing, advocating and communicating about economic and tax issues.
He currently serves as liaison to the Census Bureau’s Construction Data Modernization Working Group. 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.
65 people are attending 5/13 NEC Webinar: ‘The Post(?)-Pandemic Outlook for U.S. Construction’ with Kenneth D. Simonson, Chief Economist, The Associated General Contractors of America