CURT to Address Industry Solutions for Economic Environment

The Construction Users Roundtable, Cincinnati, Ohio, will hold its National Conference of Construction Owners at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando, Fla., Nov. 16-18, 2009.

"The construction industry is the largest employer in the country and the bedrock of our nation's economy," said Egon Larsen, CURT president. "This is a key time for the industry. With a high percentage of government stimulus dollars dedicated to construction activities, the industry is poised to lead the country out of the current recession."

Given the vital role that the construction industry has to play at this point in America's history, the 2009 CURT conference has organized a range of keynote and panel presentations. The focused charge behind all presentations is to provide practical solutions for construction users in today's economy. For example, Vice Admiral Michael Loose, the U.S. Navy's Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness & Logistics, will speak about how CURT and the industry help the U.S. Navy delivery fleet readiness. David Wyss, chief economist at Standard & Poor’s will address the global marketplace.

There will be additional educational sessions held throughout the conference that focus on a number of construction issues, including construction economics, legal issues, integrated technology solutions, and scheduling. Speakers include economists and construction experts from the Associated General Contractors, Associated Builders and Contractors, FMI, and the American Institute of Architects.

"This year's Conference for Construction Owners will allow attendees to share best practices and workable solutions that enable them to prepare to prosper in the post recession economy and beyond," Larsen said. "It has been purposefully designed as a must-attend event for all construction industry leaders."