AGC Offers Webinar on Construction Costs

Forecasters say where they think prices are headed and what to watch for.

Construction Costs: Things are Looking Up - but for Whom?
August 3, 2011
2:00-3:30 P.M. EDT

Contractors keep getting sideswiped by rising materials prices. Early this year, diesel, steel and copper prices all soared. Recently, plastics, asphalt and gypsum costs have jumped. Meanwhile, contractors have largely held the line on bid prices. What will be next to climb? What might back down?

Three fearless forecasters will say where they think prices are headed, what to watch for, and why. They'll also take your questions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how global political, economic and market changes affect raw materials for construction
  • Learn about the connections between commodities and prices of construction products
  • See how the current economic state of the construction industry affects materials costs in varying degrees
  • Identify future trends and danger signs for the construction industry and the implications for materials prices

Click here to find more information on the webinar and register.

Fees: $99 AGC Members
$149 Non-members

Jason Schenker
President and Chief Economist of Prestige Economics, LLC

John Cross, P.E., LEEF AP
Vice President of the American Institute of Steel Construction

Ken Simonson
Chief Economist of the Associated General Contractors of America