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Dodge Data & Analytics to Present Construction Industry’s Economic Forecast at 2016 Dodge Construction Outlook Executive Conference

77th Annual Event to Be Held October 29-30, 2015 in Washington, DC; Keynote Address by CNBC’s Lawrence Kudlow

NEW YORK – September 17, 2015 – Dodge Data & Analytics ( today announced its 77th annual forum for construction industry leaders, the 2016 Dodge Construction Outlook Executive Conference, to be held October 29-30, 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC.  The event features the release of the 2016 Dodge Construction Outlook, a mainstay in construction industry forecasting and business planning.  To register, visit

The 2016 Dodge Construction Outlook Executive Conference is expected to draw more than 300 attendees from building product manufacturing, design and architectural, contracting, engineering, and industry association firms.  Attendees will receive an overview of industry trends and gain vital information needed to plan for business success in the coming year.

“The theme of this year’s conference, Partnering with Customers to BUILD a Better World,’ is a statement of our mission at Dodge Data & Analytics. We place the highest priority on our customer relationships, and we are meeting customers’ needs by delivering data-driven insights and actionable intelligence to help them grow their business,” said Mike Petrullo, Chief Executive Officer, Dodge Data & Analytics.  “We look forward to welcoming our valued colleagues in the construction industry to this signature event.”

The event opens with a pre-conference Cocktail & Networking Reception from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on October 29, followed by presentations from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on October 30.  The agenda covers topics critical to the construction industry from the perspective of thought leaders from many spheres; topics include economic expansion, business transformation, and the construction outlook for the coming year. Lawrence Kudlow, CNBC Economist & Senior Contributor and previously host of CNBC's primetime program “The Kudlow Report,” will deliver the luncheon keynote address.  Additional scheduled presentations include:

  • “Art’s Principles” by M. Arthur Gensler Jr., FAIA, FIIDA, RIBA, Founder,Gensler

  • “A Macro Economic View of the Current Economy” by Beth Ann Bovino, Chief U.S. Economist, Standard & Poor’s

  • “How Are You Leveraging the Recovery?” featuring panelists Edwin (Ted) B. Hathaway, Chief Executive Officer, Oldcastle Building Envelope; John Medio, President – Americas, Chicago Metallic/Rockfon; and Kenneth Freeman, Senior VP, Demand Generation, Legrand; moderated by Richard Branch, Senior Economist, Dodge Data & Analytics

  • “Building Together: The Importance of Collaboration and Integration for the Global Growth of AECOM” by Dan McQuade, Group President, Construction Services, AECOM

  • “2016 Dodge Construction Outlook” by Robert Murray, Chief Economist & Vice President, Dodge Data & Analytics

The 2016 Dodge Construction Outlook Executive Conference is produced by Dodge Data & Analytics.  Silver Sponsors include Alliant, American Institute of Steel Construction, ConstructionPoints, and Hill International.

For more information, visit or call 1-866-727-3820. On Twitter, follow @DodgeData for news from the event.  Discounts are available to media representatives and groups of four or more.

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About Dodge Data & Analytics: Dodge Data & Analytics is the leading provider of data, analytics, news and intelligence serving the North American construction industry. The company’s information enables building product manufacturers, general contractors and subcontractors, architects and engineers to size markets, prioritize prospects, target and build relationships, strengthen market positions, and optimize sales strategies. The company’s brands include Dodge, Dodge MarketShare™, Dodge BuildShare®, Dodge SpecShare®, and Sweets. To learn more,

Media Contact: Susan Peterson, Marketing | Communications, Dodge Data & Analytics, +1-212-904-3669,

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