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Economic Outlook for Structural Engineering

Andrew Opdyke, CFA
Senior Economist, First Trust

John Cross, PE, LEED AP
Crosswind Consulting LLC

Bill Bast, PE, SE,  
LPI Inc.

Economic Outlook for Structural Engineering: 2021 & Beyond


The pandemic has affected every aspect of our personal lives and altered the way we do business. As structural engineers, understanding how these changes influence the profession and the economy in which our firms operate is critical to such things as short term staffing and long term business planning. What will some of the markets we serve look like this summer and beyond? What does the future hold for the construction and building development markets? NCSEA invited two experts to help make sense of the current and future economic indicators, and attempt to answer, “What are some of the most current economic predictions affecting structural engineers?”


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