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McGraw Hill Construction to Unveil Industry’s 2015 Economic Forecast at Outlook Executive Conference, November 5-6 in Washington, D.C.

NEW YORK – October 6, 2014 – McGraw Hill Construction ( today announced its 76th annual forum for construction industry leaders, the Outlook Executive Conference, to be held November 5-6 in Washington, D.C.  The event features the release of 2015’s Dodge Construction Outlook Report, a mainstay in construction industry forecasting and business planning.

The Outlook Executive Conference is expected to draw more than 300 attendees from building product manufacturing, design and architectural, contracting, engineering, and industry association firms to receive a first-hand view of industry trends and the economic forecast that will affect the construction industry, and learn vital information needed to plan for business success in the upcoming year.

Scheduled presentations include:

  • Opening remarks by Kathryn Cassino-McHugh, President, McGraw Hill Construction; and Harvey Bernstein, Vice President, Industry Insights & Alliances, McGraw Hill Construction
  •  “The Global Economic Expansion: Likely Shape, Key Drivers, & What Could Go Wrong” by Paul Sheard, Executive Managing Director; Chief Global Economist and Head of Global Economics & Research, Standard & Poor’s
  • A Construction-Focused Energy Outlook” by Bill Loveless, Editorial Director, U.S. Energy Policy, Host of “Platts Energy Week” TV; and Jack Weixel, Director, Energy Analysis, BENTEK Energy
  • Preparing for the Future: A Snapshot of Changing Construction Industry Trends” by Harvey Bernstein, Vice President, Industry Insights & Alliances, McGraw Hill Construction
  • What the Election Results Mean for Construction,” featuring panelists Charles V. “Casey” Dinges, IV, Senior Managing Director, Public Affairs, Membership & Marketing, American Society of Civil Engineers; Andrew L. Goldberg, Assoc. AIA Managing Director, Government Relations and Outreach, The American Institute of Architects; and Stephen E. Sandherr, Chief Executive Officer, The Associated General Contractors of America; moderated by Tom Ichniowski, Washington, DC Bureau Chief, Engineering News-Record
  • Keynote Luncheon Address by Robert Perciasepe, President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
  • 2015 Construction Industry Outlook” by Robert Murray, Chief Economist & Vice President, McGraw Hill Construction.


The Outlook Executive Conference is produced by McGraw Hill Construction.  Sponsors include Gold Sponsor CMAA; Silver Sponsors AISC, ConstructionPoints, Dodge, IMS and Skanska; and Supporting Sponsor SMPS.

For more information, visit or call 1-800-371-3238. On Twitter, follow @MHConstruction or #MHCOutlook for news from the event.  Attendees are eligible to earn 5 AIA LUs.  Discounts are available to members of supporting sponsor organizations as well as to media representatives and groups of four or more.

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About McGraw Hill Financial: McGraw Hill Financial is a leading financial intelligence company providing the global capital and commodity markets with independent benchmarks, credit ratings, portfolio and enterprise risk solutions, and analytics. The Company's iconic brands include Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Platts, CRISIL, J.D. Power and McGraw Hill Construction. The Company has approximately 18,000 employees in 30 countries. Additional information is available at

About McGraw Hill Construction: McGraw Hill Construction provides essential data, news, insights, and intelligence to better inform construction professionals’ decisions. McGraw Hill Construction’s data, analytics, and media businesses – Dodge, Sweets, Architectural Record, and Engineering News-Record – create opportunities for owners, architects, engineers, contractors, building product manufacturers, and distributors to strengthen their market position, size their markets, prioritize prospects, and target and build relationships that will win more business. McGraw Hill Construction serves more than one million customers through its trends and forecasts, industry news, and leading platform of construction data, benchmarks, and analytics, including Dodge MarketShare™, Dodge BuildShare® and Dodge SpecShare®. Construction data is available for North American and global markets.  To learn more, visit

Media Contact: Evelyn O’Neill, Marketing Communications, McGraw Hill Construction, +1 212-904-3322,


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