Structural Steel: An Industry Overview and Economic Forecast
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.
- 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.