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Anirban Basu, chief economist, Associated Builders and Contractors
Chris Durso, editor-in-chief, ABC National; Maggie Murphy, managing editor, ABC National; Rachel O’Connell, assistant editor, ABC National
Anirban Basu, chief economist for Associated Builders and Contractors, returns to present Construction Executive’s 2022 Construction Industry Economic Update and Forecast. Basu will take a look back at the stronger-than-expected recovery effort this year and shed some light on what the future holds.
This presentation will review the latest in both construction and general economic indicators. Discussion topics will cover movement on the infrastructure package; the latest on jobs and unemployment reports; the impact of the end of extended unemployment benefits; materials prices and shipping costs; as well as a review of the latest ABC Construction Confidence Index and Construction Backlog Indicator reports. Wherever the industry goes, be sure Basu will cover it!
Sign up for this 60-minute presentation followed by 30 minutes of live Q&A. You may submit questions in advance while registering for this webinar.
Anirban Basu is chairman and CEO of Sage Policy Group Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm headquartered in Baltimore.
In 2014, Gov. Larry Hogan appointed him chair of the Maryland Economic Development Commission. He is also the chief economist to Associated Builders and Contractors and chief economic adviser to the Construction Financial Management Association. He lectures at Johns Hopkins University in global strategy and has also taught international economics, urban economics and micro- and macroeconomics at Hopkins. His radio show can be heard weekdays on WYPR FM in, Baltimore.
Mr. Basu earned a bachelor’s degree in foreign service at Georgetown University, master’s in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a master’s in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park. Basu also has a juris doctor at the University of Maryland School of Law and completed doctoral work in health economics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Ray Boff, DPR Construction; Tom Hardiman, Modular Building Institute
In the past five years, the use of modular construction methods has doubled in the United States. It’s expected to represent more than 10% of all construction work by the year 2030. Shifting construction away from traditional sites and into factories is enabling contractors to build faster and better—reducing claims by standardizing work and creating opportunities for improved quality assurance. In addition, modular construction holds the promise of significantly boosting productivity, an area where the industry has lagged behind other sectors.
Join our panel of experts to learn what modular construction is all about, including considerations for going modular and how contractors have used it to enable growth while improving the quality of their projects. By the end of the program, you’ll understand how modular construction can help contractors:
Ray Boff, National Prefab Leader, DPR Construction
Ray Boff is an experienced prefabrication and modular leader, general manager and operations director with a demonstrated history of working in the commercial, health care, hospitality and government markets, among others. He is skilled in component prefab, modular manufacturing, lean, construction project management, design and engineering management, building information modeling, virtual design and construction, operations management and global supply chain management.
Tom Hardiman, Executive Director, Modular Building Institute
Tom Hardiman has been executive director of the Modular Building Institute since January 2004 and manages the governance of the organization, in addition to serving as the MBI government affairs director. He has been a registered lobbyist at the federal level in Congress, as well as at the state level in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Hardiman has also led grassroots advocacy efforts in 20 other states.
An experienced association executive, Hardiman was previously executive director with Associated Builders and Contractors West Virginia, where he served as a registered lobbyist and administered an educational foundation. He received his Certified Association Executive designation in 2000 from the American Society of Association Executives. Prior to association management, Hardiman assisted small businesses and entrepreneurs with business plans and loan packages as director of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center. He has also worked in the economic development, banking and insurance fields. Hardiman earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business Administration at Marshall University.