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Wednesday, May 1, 2019
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. ET


  • What's new in the economy and what issues are most likely to affect the construction outlook in 2019. 
  • Trade and tariffs - what is the latest and what are the likely impacts on construction activity?
  • Outlook for residential and commercial construction through 2019 and how it relates to the plumbing & heating industry.
  • Outlook for renovation spending with implications on plumbing & heating dollars.
  • Housing - the latest on the impact of stress tests, higher interest rates and household debt.
  • Commercial sector: sorting out disruptive factors such as short-term office rental and on-line shopping.
  • Findings from original Altus Economics research including results from the Altus Homebuyer Intentions Index.
  • Government sector investments in affordable housing, institutions and infrastructure; what's around the corner? 

BONUS: You will have an opportunity to ask questions.


Peter Norman is a well-known professional land economist and forecaster and is Chief Economist at Altus Group and General Manager at Altus Group Economic Consulting. Widely quoted in the Canadian media, Mr. Norman is a frequent expert witness on economic matters and consults for private and public-sector organizations across Canada, providing economic intelligence and strategic advice.

Mr. Norman sits on the Executive Committee of the Toronto Association of Business and Economics, the Economic Research Committee of the Canadian Home Builders' Association and is a member of the Association on Ontario Land Economists and Lambda Alpha International, an honourary society for the advancement of Land Economists.