In this opening plenary, Richard Branch, Chief Economist from Dodge Data & Analytics, will share his perspective on the construction market after a year of pandemic-related impacts. With much of America’s workforce still working from home, how has office construction been affected? Is the multi-family sector growing? Higher ed campuses are seeing lighter traffic; how is this affecting campus projects? Discussion will focus on current construction projections and trends, including expectations for decline and re-growth in the coming months. WoodWorks will also share insights on the innovative ways we are seeing wood-frame and mass timber construction used in different parts of the country.