The Pit and the Pendulum, a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, has many interpretations – as well as interesting quotes like “But what torture awaits me now?” Yet one message to be derived universally from the story is this: People can experience a bad situation and use it to their advantage. So how may we talk about that in the context of Construction Productivity?
There are many factors that can impact a project, driving it toward success or failure and determining the overall construction business. Some of those factors include economic pressures, competition, growing project complexity and demands, construction technology, and new methodology for building. Construction firms can look at these factors as threats to or opportunities for success.
Don’t join Poe in fear and despair! Join Viewpoint and AGC for the May 27th webinar presented by Anirban Basu, Chairman & CEO with Sage Policy Group, who will discuss the correlation between technological sophistication and construction firm performance, while presenting evidence of the connection. Register here http://bit.ly/May15AGCWebinar
Based on existing evidence regarding this correlation, the presentation will address performance along numerous dimensions, including profitability, reputation, and quality.
Attendees will gain an understanding of the following:
• National and international economic performance• Employment data and labor force dynamics at the nationwide and regional level• The implications of current construction-related economic indicators• How technological innovation will impact construction industry performance regarding labor, productivity, cost, and project duration• Broader economic trends and how they’ll effect the construction industry
About the Presenter:
Anirban Basu is Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Basu is one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s most recognizable economists, in part because of his consulting work on behalf of numerous clients, including prominent developers, bankers, brokerage houses, energy suppliers, law firms, and business associations. He serves as a chief economist and chief economic advisor for several construction-specific associations.