How will the economic forecast affect the construction industry in 2011? At McGraw-Hill Construction's 72nd annual Outlook 2011 Executive Conference, the definitive event for construction professionals to prepare for the year ahead, more than 300 leading economists, media and construction professionals will gather to discuss industry trends and vital information for business planning and future investments.
A mainstay in construction industry forecasting and based on significant research and in-depth analysis of macro-trends, McGraw-Hill Construction's highly anticipated 2011 Construction Outlook Report, will be released at the event by Vice President of Economic Affairs Robert Murray. The event takes place on October 28-29 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.
"The one constant in a volatile industry has been our ability to help construction professionals make the right decisions to drive their businesses," said Keith Fox, president of McGraw-Hill Construction. "During these tough economic times, gaining insight and intelligence about where our industry is headed and what role we will each need to play to be successful is extremely important. The McGraw-Hill Construction Outlook is the definitive event for professionals to gain this insight and intelligence."
Outlook 2011 will draw more than 300 attendees who are eager to discuss trends and examine challenges facing the construction industry's recovery, from issues in Europe, to job losses and retail restructuring. John Heilemann, national political correspondent and columnist for New York magazine, will open the event with a keynote address. Other prestigious speakers will deliver forecasts for green building, residential building, building product manufacturers (BPMs), building materials, technology, and the economy as a whole, shedding light on these crucial sectors.
- Opening: Keith Fox, president, McGraw-Hill Construction
- Building Materials: Julian Anderson, president, Rider Levett Bucknall
- Residential Building: Kermit Baker, chief economist, The American Institute of Architects
- Green Building and Global Trends: Harvey Bernstein, vice president, global thought
- leadership and business development, McGraw-Hill Construction
- Economy: Beth Ann Bovino, senior economist, Standard & Poor's
- BPMs: Sandy Diehl, vice president, integrated building solutions, United Technologies Corp.
- Technology: Tom Wujer, fellow, Autodesk