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AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson to keynote BD+C "ProCONNECT Office/Workplace," Sept. 24-25

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AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson to keynote BD+C "ProCONNECT Office/Workplace," Sept. 24-25

ProCONNECT event brings Architects, Contractors, and Developers together with Building Product Manufacturers for 1-on-1 meetings via Zoom.

Kenneth D. Simonson has been Chief Economist for the Associated General Contractors of America since 2001.

Kenneth D. Simonson has been Chief Economist for the Associated General Contractors of America since 2001.

Kenneth D. Simonson, Chief Economist of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), will be the keynote speaker at Building Design+Construction's ProCONNECT Office/Workplace event, Thursday, September 24 to Friday, September 25, from 11am to 4pm Eastern each day.

Simonson has been the Chief Economist for the AGC, the leading trade association for the construction industry, since 2001. He has more than 40 years' experience analyzing, advocating, and communicating about economic and tax issues. He also advises the Census Bureau on overhauling its construction data.

He is a Fellow and Past President of the National Association for Business Economics and Co-director of the Tax Economists Forum, a professional meeting group he co-founded in 1982.

Simonson has a BA in economics from the University of Chicago, and an MA in economics from Northwestern University.



In his September 24 ProCONNECT Office/Workplace presentation, Simonson will discuss factors affecting office building developers, design firms, and construction companies, including labor and materials, based on the Data DIGest, Simonson's weekly summary of economic news relevant to construction. 

The presentation will also include Simonson's interpretation of the implications for office construction, renovation, and utilization based on data and analyses from industry groups like NAIOP, NAREIT, BOMA, and the AIA. He will also explore what other economists are saying about the broader economy and employment outlook. 


ProConnect Office/workplace September 24-25 2020



ProCONNECT Office/Workplace virtual event is the 15th ProCONNECT event sponsored by SGC Horizon LLC and its media properties: Building Design+ Construction, Multifamily Design+Construction, Professional Builder, and ProRemodeler.

ProCONNECT Office/Workplace (9/24-25) will bring Architects, Developers, and Contractors together with Building Product Manufacturers for confidential, 1-on-1 meetings (20 minutes each) - all via Zoom - to discuss upcoming Office projects – new construction, mixed-use, renovations + fitouts – and key issues like sustainability, health + wellness, aesthetics, and workplace design, especially in light of COVID-19.

Design and Construction Professionals who have attended our 14 previous ProCONNECT events have found them to be a great learning experience and a "very efficient use of my time" to:

  • Discuss upcoming projects with technical experts from leading product manufacturers
  • Learn about new products, systems, and technologies in an efficient way
  • Discover potential solutions to ongoing project challenges

Architects, Interior Designers, Product Specifiers, Developers, and Construction Professionals - or their respective firms - who perform a significant amount of Office/Workplace work and who specify building products may apply for participation to Rob Cassidy, Executive Editor, Building Design+Construction:; 773-220-3555. There is no cost or compensation to Attendees.



Product Manufacturers serving the $79 billion Office/Workplace sector may wish to consider sponsoring BD+C's ProCONNECT Office/Workplace event, 9/24-25.

Sponsors can secure 16-18 confidential, 1-to-1 meetings with prequalified Developers, Architects, and Contractors in the Office Building and Workplace fitout sector.

For more information, contact Dan Gardner, ProCONNECT Program Director:, 989-860-7930.


ProConnect Multifamily/Student Housing Dec 2-3 2020



SGC Horizon will present its 16th ProCONNECT - focusing on the $61 billion Multifamily/Student Housing sector - on Wednesday, December 3 and Thursday, December 4, from 11am to 4pm Eastern.

This will be the fourth ProCONNECT to focus on the Multifamily market - apartments, condos, townhomes, and mixed-use residential - and the second devoted to Student Housing.

Developers and Design and Construction Professionals - and their firms - who wish to attend may contact Rob Cassidy, 773-220-3555. There is no charge to Attendees or their employers.

Product Manufacturers serving the Multifamily/Student Housing sector who wish to know more about Sponsorship opportunities should contact Dan Gardner, ProCONNECT Program Director:, 989-860-7930.



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