When: Thursday, May 30 / 8:30 am – 11:00 am
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Lessons Learned with an Eye to the Future – AIA/ABC Joint Program

The ABC/AIA Contractor Roundtable presents:

Lessons Learned with an Eye to the Future

A Dynamic Discussion on How Momentous Events of the 21st Century have shaped, and are shaping, the AEC Industry

Special guest speaker: Economist Anirban Basu

The 21st Century is only 24 years old, but already it has weathered two of the most significant events of the last 100 years, including the Great Recession and a global pandemic. During those times, architects and contractors alike had to quickly learn how to adapt, innovate, change directions, right-size or face extinction. And while there were certainly casualties, those times were marked by tremendous innovation and inspiring leadership as companies not only survived but have emerged stronger, and better equipped to face the challenges of the future.

During this unique event, we will hear from Economist Anirban Basu as he recounts the tumultuous times the industry endured during the 2008-2012 downturn and the COVID-19 pandemic. Anirban will then shift gears as he talks about how those times have left an indelible mark on the economy today and have changed how businesses think about how to navigate those challenges that are beyond their control.

Thursday, May 30 at ABC Greater Baltimore Construction Education Academy at The Skillforce Center2101 E. Biddle Street, Baltimore, MD 21213


9 am – 9:10 am: Welcome by Sharon Day, GWWO and Tyler Tate, Lewis Contractors, (co-chairs ABC/AIA Roundtable)

9:15 am – 9:30 am: Presentation and Economic Forecast by Anirban Basu

9:30 am – 10:15 am: Roundtable discussions and reporting out/ Group facilitators.

10:15 am – 10:45 am: Wrap-up; Take-aways by Sharon Day and Tyler Tate


*This event is exclusive to ABC Contractor Members and AIA Architect Members Only. Limited attendance available – 40 ABC members and 40 AIA members.

**AIA 1.5 LU approved

Prospective or Non-Members: Please contact our membership director, Bruce Talbot (443-956-9139) to attend this event.  We would like you to be our guest, experience an ABC event, and see if membership at ABC Greater Baltimore is a good fit.

Register here.

Thank you to our generous event sponsors: