McGraw Hill Construction sets 2014 Outlook Conference in D.C.

Source: McGraw Hill Construction, New York

The annual Outlook Executive Conference, October 25 at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., features the release of 2014’s Dodge Outlook Report—a mainstay in construction industry forecasting and business planning.

The event is expected to draw more than 300 attendees from building product manufacturing, design and architectural, contracting, engineering, and industry association firms. Attendees will receive a first-hand view of industry trends and the economic forecast that will affect the construction industry, and learn vital information needed to plan for business success in the upcoming year.

Scheduled speakers include: Beth Ann Bovino, Standard & Poor’s chief U.S. economist, presenting a global economic outlook; Harvey Bernstein, vice president of Industry Insights & Alliances, McGraw Hill Construction, discussing construction industry trends and presenting the results of Engineering News-Record’s Q3 Construction Industry Confidence Index (CICI) survey; Roger Flanagan, professor/chairman, Steering Committee for International Affairs, School of Construction Management & Engineering at University of Reading, presenting the luncheon keynote address; and, Robert Murray, vice president, Economic Affairs, McGraw Hill Construction, unveiling the 2014 Dodge Construction Outlook report.

Additionally, Scott Kolbrenner, managing director and head of Engineering & Construction for Houlihan Lokey, will moderate a panel on Real Estate Investment for Construction with James C. Dinegar, president and chief executive officer, Greater Washington Board of Trade; Daniel P. McQuade, chief executive, Tishman Construction, an AECOM Company; and, Dorothy Robyn, commissioner, Public Buildings Service, U.S. general Services Administration.

A cocktail reception on October 24, 6– 7:30 p.m., kicks off the event. The program will take place from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. on October 25. For additional information,