McGraw-Hill Construction to Release 2009 Outlook Report in DC, Oct. 22-23

Posted by Jonh on Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Conference will unveil the construction outlook for the year ahead, as well as key insights on trends for building products, players, and green building

NEW YORK, Oct 13, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The McGraw-Hill Construction Outlook 2009 Industry Forecast and Trends Executive Conference, a mainstay for construction business planning, will take place at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC, on October 22-23. The 70th annual conference, attended by more than 400 design and construction industry executives, is the forum for the release of the highly anticipated Construction Outlook report. This closely watched report, authored by Robert A. Murray, vice president of economic affairs for McGraw-Hill Construction, details the construction forecast for the year ahead.
"In a time of economic uncertainty, the demand for industry intelligence and credible information is even greater than in past years. With unprecedented headlines coming at us daily, if not hourly, this year's conference promises to be even more critical to our business decisions than any year in recent memory," said Norbert W. Young, FAIA, president of McGraw-Hill Construction. "McGraw-Hill Construction knows the design and construction industry and can provide the kind of insight our customers and colleagues need. This year's conference registration is exceptionally high, further validating the need for this information in planning for the year ahead," he added.
This year, the conference will also unveil a new report that analyzes industry trends for building products and industry players. In addition, the conference will provide a preview of the 2009 Green Outlook: Trends Driving Change, a first-of-its-kind outlook report on market size, trends and opportunity across green building sectors and regions.
Mr. Murray will present the 2009 Executive Construction Outlook results during the concluding session on October 23. Other illuminating speakers at the conference include:
-- Kermit Baker, Ph. D., Hon. AIA, Chief Economist, The American Institute of Architects
-- Harvey Bernstein, Vice President, Industry Analytics, Alliances & Strategic Initiatives, McGraw-Hill Construction
-- Tucker Carlson, Senior Campaign Correspondent, MSNBC
-- Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO and Founding Chairman, U.S. Green Building Council

-- Michael Mandel, Chief Economist, BusinessWeek
-- John Moebes, AIA NCARB, Director of Construction, Crate and Barrel
-- John Mothersole, Principal, Industry Practices, Global Insight
-- Michael Rogers, Futurist-in-Residence, The New York Times

For more information or to register, visit Attendees can earn 6 AIA continuing education credits.
The Outlook 2009 Executive Conference is produced by McGraw-Hill Construction. The premier sponsor is AT&T, and other sponsors include the American Institute of Steel Construction Inc. and Computer Methods International Corp. (CMiC).
About McGraw-Hill Construction
McGraw-Hill Construction connects people, projects and products across the design and construction industry. For more than a century, the Company has remained North America's leading provider of construction project information, plans and specifications, product information, industry news, and industry trends and forecasts. In print and online, the Company offers a variety of tools, applications, and resources that easily integrate with its customers' workflows. Backed by the power of Dodge, Sweets, Architectural Record, Engineering News-Record (ENR), GreenSource and 11 regional publications, McGraw-Hill Construction serves more than one million customers within the $4.6 trillion global construction community. To learn more, visit
About The McGraw-Hill Companies
Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) is a leading global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through leading brands including Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education, BusinessWeek and J.D. Power and Associates. The Corporation has more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2007 were $6.8 billion. Additional information is available at
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