MNSEA Monthly Meeting - February 2023
Speaker / Presentation: Structural Steel: An Industry Overview and Economic Forecast with David Fennell
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.
David Fennell, MBA
David is the Senior Structural Steel Specialist in the greater Chicago market for the American Institute of Steel Construction. He is committed to helping architects, engineers, general contractors and owners achieve better project outcomes by using domestically produced and fabricated structural steel on their building projects. He spent nearly 5 years serving the Seattle market with AISC as a structural steel specialist prior to serving the greater Chicago market. David is a graduate of Purdue University’s Construction Engineering and Management program as well as earning his Master of Business Administration at Northwood University.
The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the United States.