Wednesday, August 29 at 1 p.m. EDT, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Autodesk will release new data showing the severity of construction worker shortages nationwide and by region and state* during a media conference call at 1-888-585-9008 (passcode/room number 351-734-823). The new data is based on a comprehensive survey of construction firms and includes data on how many firms are coping with labor shortages and what some of the possible causes are for tight labor conditions.


Ken Simonson, the association's chief economist, will release the new worker shortage data and identify measures public officials should take to increase the supply of qualified workers. Sarah Hodges, senior director, construction business line at Autodesk, will discuss how technology can help address workforce shortages. And construction contractors will discuss local labor conditions and the steps they are taking to cope with them.


WHO: Ken Simonson, Chief Economist, Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va.

Sarah Hodges, Senior Director, Construction Business Line, Autodesk, San Rafael, Calif.

Yohn Baldwin, President, Baldwin General Contracting, Inc., Albany, Ore.

Robert W. Lee, Director of Preconstruction Services, English Construction, Lynchburg, Va.

Steve Malaney, President, P&C Construction, Portland, Ore.

Sabra Phillips, Director of Talent Development, Marek Brothers Systems, Houston, Texas


WHAT: Release of New Data Showing Severity of National, Regional and State* Construction Worker Shortages


WHEN: 1 p.m. EDT

Wednesday, August 29, 2018


WHERE: Toll-Free Call-in Number: 1-888-585-9008

Passcode/Room Number: 351-734-823


CONTACT: Brian Turmail, 703-459-0238 or