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Dodge Construction Network to Unveil 2023 Forecast at 84th Annual Construction OUTLOOK Conference

Leading economic forecast event for commercial construction brings together top industry thought leaders

Dodge Construction Network today announced that it will host a virtual event for its 84th annual Construction Industry OUTLOOK conference on Nov. 15, 2022, 1pm – 5pm ET.


This year’s leading economic forecast conference for commercial construction is titled, “Digital Transformation in the Construction Industry: How To Leverage Change And Win Business As Uncertainty Mounts.”

As industries everywhere prepare for what could be a recession, it is critical that professionals engage with the tools available to them to empower workforces to work more effectively and efficiently. This rings especially true for the architecture, engineering and construction industries. Building is a process that has succeeded in evolving and remaining stagnant digitally. How can it both take advantage of opportunities and weather challenges?

The annual OUTLOOK event is an authoritative resource for construction executives, industry leaders and sales and marketing professionals. The market forecast event offers critical insights into the U.S. economic and construction landscape for the coming year.

The conference will feature two keynote sessions and a panel. These keynotes will feature exclusive industry insight available only to attendees of the OUTLOOK conference.


The event will kick off with opening remarks from Dodge Construction Network’s CEO Dan McCarthy. The keynote sessions will be led by Richard Branch, Chief Economist of Dodge Construction Network, and Burcin Kaplanoglu, Vice President of Oracle Innovation Lab.

About Richard Branch: Richard Branch is Chief Economist for Dodge Construction Network. He is an industry veteran with 20 years of experience as an economist at various consulting and publishing firms, and is well versed in helping organizations gain the insight they need to enhance their profitability. His primary focus is to ensure Dodge’s preeminence in tracking, analyzing and forecasting construction activity and to work closely with national, regional, and trade media to share this insight. This includes continued execution of the monthly Dodge Momentum Index and National Construction Starts research, as well as serving as anchorman for the prestigious and widely circulated Dodge Construction Outlook—a seminal reference for the industry.

About Burcin Kaplanoglu: Dr. Burcin Kaplanoglu is leading innovation for the Oracle Vertical Industries and is the Co-Founder of Oracle Industry Labs. The lab is a unique testing ground where customers and partners can explore, ideate, and innovate solutions together, solving the toughest challenges in industries across sustainability, productivity and artificial intelligence. He has acted as Chair of the Board Committee at the AI in Construction Institute since 2020. Previously he worked as an adjunct professor at Northwestern for almost 15 years and also served as co-chair of Northwestern University’s “Technology for Construction” Symposium in 2011, 2012 and 2014. He is a recognized thought leader, keynote speaker, innovator and industry technologist, and in 2022 received the prestigious James B. Porter Award for Technology Leadership by the Construction Industry Institute (CII).


Virtual event held on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, from 1pm – 5pm ET


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About Dodge Construction Network:

Dodge Construction Network leverages an unmatched offering of data, analytics, and industry-spanning relationships to generate the most powerful source of information, knowledge, insights, and connections in the commercial construction industry. The company powers four longstanding and trusted industry solutions — Dodge Data & Analytics, The Blue Book Network, Sweets, and IMS — to connect the dots across the entire commercial construction ecosystem. Together, these solutions provide clear and actionable opportunities for both small teams and enterprise firms. Purpose-built to streamline the complicated, Dodge Construction Network ensures that construction professionals have the information they need to build successful businesses and thriving communities. With over a century of industry experience, Dodge Construction Network is the catalyst for modern commercial construction.


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