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Construction Conferences 2018 - 10 Must-Attend Construction Events This Year

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Top 10 Construction Conferences and Construction Tradeshows to Attend in 2018

It is 2018, a new year, with promising construction conferences and events geared towards construction professionals looking to run their businesses better, learn about new trends in their field of operation, and connect with like-minded industry peers. The following 10 construction conferences, summits, and construction tradeshows happening across the country, offer excellent opportunities for networking, connecting with construction leading professionals, and outstanding educational seminars on best construction methods and practices, as well as emerging technologies.

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January to June 2018 Construction Conferences

National Institute of Building Sciences
Building Innovation 2018

January 8-11, 2018 | Washington, D.C.
Sustain. Strenghten. Secure.

Construction Conferences - National Institue of Building Sciences Conference 2018Join NIBS in 2018 for the National Institute of Building Sciences Sixth Annual Conference and Expo to explore strategies that Sustain, Strengthen, Secure. Don't miss the chance to participate in examining processes, communities, workforces, structures, resources, practices, communications and collaboration. Be there where Science meets Design® for a compelling program intended to engage the entire team of building professionals in creating innovative solutions for the built environment.

Learn more about Building Innovation 2018 brought to you by the National Institute of Building Sciences

World of Concrete
World of Concrete Las Vegas 2018

January 23-26, 2018 | Las Vegas Convention Center, NV
Solid to the Core

World of Concrete Conference 2018 World of Concrete is the largest annual international event dedicated to concrete and masonry professionals.
Leave with the core knowledge and latest equipment you need to win more jobs and strengthen your business. This is your world.

ABOUT WOC: Introduced to the commercial construction industry in Houston, Texas in February 1975, World of Concrete presented 77 exhibiting companies in 22,200 net square feet of exhibit space with 1,550 construction industry professionals in attendance.

43 years later, World of Concrete now boasts more than 1,500 exhibiting companies and 55,000 registered industry professionals in more than 725,000 net square feet of exhibit space. WOC offers both 90-minute and 3-hour seminar sessions; more than 150 skill-building seminars with top industry experts.

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Associated General Contractors of America Convention
The 99th Annual AGC Convention

February 26-28, 2018 | New Orleans, LA
Celebrating 100 Years of Construction

Construction Conferences - AGC 2018 The annual AGC show includes educational sessions that focus on safety, project delivery, risk management and workforce development, as well as extensive networking opportunities.

Learn more about the 99th Annual AGS Convention

CI Summit

March 1-3, 2018 | Fort Worth, TX
The Future is Now—Implementing Construction Innovation in the Changing World

Construction Conferences - CI Summit 2018The theme of the 6th CI Summit is The Future is Now - Implementing Construction Innovation in the Changing World. The Summit's technical program will provide insights on the latest techniques, technologies, and strategies used by owners, engineers, and contractors to manage risk and to successfully deliver their projects. Join your peers from all over the country to share new developments and innovative practices in the construction industry. Network with peers, earn PDHs, and expand your knowledge base to enhance the success of your projects. Make quality one-on-one connections with industry experts and innovators; collaborate with colleagues; learn from the best; and share your expertise and experiences at multiple networking events.

Learn more about the 2018 CI Summit


March 14-16, 2018 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Constructing In A Complex Project Culture

Construction Conferences - 4D Digital Construction Conference 2018What is driving the current digital transformation in construction? Which technologies are truly facilitating performance gains, what skills are becoming essential and how are early adopters creating strategies and managing change? Regardless of the project type, it’s important that construction industry professionals at all levels understand why and how the industry is evolving. Whether you are a Planner, Project Manager, Consultant or CEO, the 4D Digital Construction Conference will give you actionable items to help you perform at a higher level both individually and organizationally. In addition to the conference, join the FREE Synchro 4D Construction Hackathon, and if you aren’t already an expert in 4D, register for 2 day hands on training following the conference. Sponsored by BAM, Synchro Software and Oadis.


American Institute of Architects
AIA Conference on Architecture 2018

June 21-23, 2018 | New York City
Blueprint for Better Cities

AIA Conference 2018At A’18 we'll explore how to design cities, towns, and communities that are smarter, healthier, more equitable and sustainable. At A’18, some of the most creative architects, designers, and firms will share how they’re creating their own blueprint and making a difference in cities all over the world, from London, Arkansas to London, England.
Registration opens January 24, 2018.

Learn more about this year's AIA Conference of Architecture theme

Construction Financial Management Association
CFMA 2018 Annual Conference and Exhibition

June 23-27, 2018 | Miami Beach, FL
The Foundation for Success

CFMA Conference 2018 For construction finance professionals, the CFMA conference is the place to be. This event includes sessions that delve into the intricacies of financial management of a construction company for chief financial officers and controllers. The show also features an exhibit hall and a construction technology forum.

October to December 2018 Construction Conferences

Construct Show 2018

October 3-5, 2018 | Long Beach, CA
Knowledge Today. Innovation Tomorrow.

Construct Show 2018CONSTRUCT is the only dedicated national trade show and educational conference for the commercial building teams that spec and source building products. CONSTRUCT links thousands of industry leaders to procure real-world, practical knowledge for building success.

Learn more about CONSTRUCT Show 2018

Construction Management Association of America
CMAA National Conference and Tradeshow 2018

October 14-16, 2018 | Las Vegas, NV

CMAA Conference 2018The CMAA National Conference and Tradeshow caters to construction managers and building owners. This event includes a comprehensive exhibit hall, plenary and breakout sessions, and the annual Industry Recognition Banquet where our annual Project Achievement Awards, Person of the Year, and other individual honors are presented.

Learn more about CMAA's National Conference and Tradeshow 2018

Design-Buil Institute of America
DBIA Conference and Expo 2018

November 7-9, 2018 | New Orleans, LA

DBIA 2018DBIA’s annual Design-Build Conference & Expo grows each year as an increasing number of the nation’s owners and design-builders declare this is their #1 design-build event. 2018 is also DBIA’s silver anniversary, so come celebrate 25 years of design-build success with us.

Many of our most popular and time-tested Design-Build Conference & Expo programs are returning in New Orleans, including; Owners’ Only Forums, in-depth Design-Build Done Right™ education workshops (earning up to 12 hours CEUs) and panel discussions providing project insights and practical solutions to challenges facing today’s design-build industry. We’ll also honor our 2018 National Design-Build Project/Team Award winners, host a Silent Auction, present the best of the nation’s design-build exhibitors, provide incredible networking opportunities and so much more.

Learn more about DBIA's Conference and Expo 2018

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo 2018

November 14-16, 2018 | Chicago, IL

Greenbuild 2018When we come together at Greenbuild, we are one community of professionals, advocates and practitioners, students and teachers, designers and builders, and everything in between. We leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of what’s next — new technology, new ideas and new ways forward. Greenbuild isdedicated to transforming the market and changing the way the people all over the world experience buildings. WE ARE ALL IN.

Learn more about Greenbuild International Conference and Expo 2018

RICS Summit Series 2018

January 30, 2018 | Houston, TX
February 15, 2018 | San Francisco, CA
March 20, 2018 | Miami, FL
May 14, 2018 | New York, NY

Exploring the future of cities through infrastructure, resilience and PropTech

RICS Summit Series 2018 The RICS Summit Series 2018 presents best practices from across the full range of property and construction professions: capital markets, tax assessment, quantity surveying, facilities management, institutional investment, real estate development, and business and personal property valuation.

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