MNSEA Monthly Meeting - February 2023
Speaker / Presentation: Structural Steel: An Industry Overview and Economic Forecast with Joe Dardis
This course will cover the economic conditions in the US and how it relates to the overall health of the construction industry. It will discuss different measurements and indices that are used to gauge where the market is headed and how that will affect construction activity. It will also discuss the evolving mix of the construction market in terms of what is getting built and the materials being used.
Credit: 1 LU
AIA Course: A931
- Overview of where the US economy stands today and how the construction market relates
- Discuss different metrics used to measure the health of the construction industry, such as the Architectural Billing Index and Dodge Momentum Index
- Illustrate the types of projects beings built, how this has evolved, and what we would expect to see in the future
- An analysis of material usage and how that relates to supply, prices, and lead times.
Joe Dardis is a Senior Structural Steel Specialist with the American Institute of Steel Construction in Chicago. Joe's primary role is helping the AEC community achieve better project outcomes using structural steel. In addition, Joe manages AISC's initiatives on construction economics and market data and is the author of the Data Driven series in Modern Steel Construction magazine.