Dodge Data & Analytics to Present 2017 Construction Industry Forecast at Annual Outlook Conference

Hedge fund luminary and housing finance expert Steve Eisman to deliver keynote address ahead of 2017 forecast unveiling

NEW YORK – September 26, 2016 – Dodge Data & Analytics will host its 78th annual Dodge Construction Outlook Executive Conference, October 19-20, 2016, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Long held as the country’s premier construction forecasting event, the conference will culminate in Dodge Chief Economist Robert Murray’s presentation of the 2017 forecast, a pivotal economic benchmark for the industry.

The highly anticipated annual forum brings together attendees from across the construction industry – including architects and designers, contractors, engineers and building product manufacturers – to hear vital economic forecasts and guidance for their businesses. For the first time in its history, the event will also include a construction outlook for Canada.

“The theme of Outlook 2017 is ‘Disruptive Innovation,’” said Mike Petrullo, Chief Executive Officer, Dodge Data & Analytics. “Quick-thinking construction leaders are leveraging new technologies to overhaul their businesses, and Dodge has already begun advancing the data and software resources we will rely on to accomplish this in an evolving economy.”

Outlook 2017 will open with a networking reception October 19 from 6 –7:30 p.m., with presentations the following day from 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Delivering the luncheon keynote speech is Steve Eisman, a former hedge fund manager and finance expert whose role in predicting the financial crisis of 2007 was portrayed by Steve Carell in the movie “The Big Short.”

Additional scheduled presentations include:

  • “The U.S. Economy: Major Issues 2016/2017” by Cristian deRitis, Analytics Senior Director, Moody’s

  • “Disruption is the New Normal” by Stacey Scopano, Senior Industry Strategy Manager for Construction, Autodesk

  • “Canada Outlook” by Richard Branch, Senior Economist, Dodge Data & Analytics

  • “Dodge Construction Outlook 2017” by Robert Murray, Chief Economist and Vice President, Dodge Data & Analytics

The 2017 Dodge Construction Outlook Executive Conference is produced by Dodge Data & Analytics. Sponsors include Modern Marketing Concepts, American Institute of Steel Construction, Society for Marketing Professional Services and Sweets.

For more information and to register: Visit 2017 Dodge Outlook. For press registration: Dodge Data & Analytics provides a limited number of complimentary press passes to credentialed editorial members of the media who are on assignment to cover the event. To request a press pass, please email



About Dodge Data & Analytics:

Dodge Data & Analytics is North America’s leading provider of commercial construction project data, market forecasting & analytics services and workflow integration solutions for the construction industry. Building product manufacturers, architects, engineers, contractors, and service providers leverage Dodge to identify and pursue unseen growth opportunities that help them grow their business. On a local, regional or national level, Dodge empowers its customers to better understand their markets, uncover key relationships, seize growth opportunities, and pursue specific sales opportunities with success. The company’s construction project information is the most comprehensive and verified in the industry.

As of April 15th, Dodge Data & Analytics and The Blue Book -- the largest, most active network in the U.S. commercial construction industry -- combined their businesses in a merger. The Blue Book Network delivers three unparalleled databases of companies, projects, and people.

Dodge and The Blue Book offer 10+ billion data elements and 14+ million project and document searches. Together, they provide a unified approach for new business generation, business planning, research, and marketing services users can leverage to find the best partners to complete projects and to engage with customers and prospects to promote projects, products, and services. To learn more, visit: and

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