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Construction Conferences 2019 - Top 15 Must-Attend Construction Events This Year

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Top 15 Construction Conferences and Construction Tradeshows to Attend in 2019

It is 2019, 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 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 2019 Construction Conferences

National Institute of Building Sciences
Building Innovation 2019

January 7-10, 2019| Washington, D.C.
Optimizing for Tomorrow

Join NIBS in 2018 for the National Institute of Building Sciences Sixth Annual Conference and Expo to to explore strategies that are aimed at Optimizing forTomorrow. 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 2019 brought to you by the National Institute of Building Sciences

World of Concrete
World of Concrete Las Vegas 2019

January 21-25, 2019 | Las Vegas Convention Center, NV
Solid to the Core

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.

Learn more about World of Concrete 2019

Construction Institute Summit
CI Summit 2019

March 7-9, 2019 | Atlanta, GA
Solving Construction Industry Challenges

Join contractors, owners, designers, and other construction industry stakeholders from all over the country to meet and 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.

Top Reasons to Attend

  • Participate in wide-ranging discussions with industry experts and innovators on finding real solutions to top problems in the construction industry.
  • Witness an overview of a high-performance project, firsthand from the project team’s perspective, and participate in an insider tour.
  • Meet and mingle with industry peers from around the country and learn how they are better managing risks and increasing project efficiency.
  • Earn up to 17 PDHs via technical sessions, technical tours, and keynote presentations.
  • Experience the unique combination of southern charm and metropolitan culture offered by Atlanta, Georgia.

Learn more about the 2019 CI Summit

ABC - Associated Builders and Contractors
ABC Convention 2019

March 24-28, 2019 | Long Beach, CA
Celebrate, Collaborate, and Connect

In 2018, with the relaunch of ABC Convention, we started a merit shop movement to celebrate, collaborate and connect—we’re doing it again in 2019! Join the ABC merit shop movement and secure your spot at ABC Convention 2019 today. View the extensive list of speakers, education sessions, networking opportunities and opening and closing night celebrations. The countdown is on—see you in Long Beach in 2019!

Advance registration for the Convention will close Monday, March 18.

Learn more about ABC COnvention 2019

CMAA Focus19

March 31 - April 2, 2019 | Boston, MA
Making Connections. Leading the Future.

CMAA Focus19 is a high-level conference with a focus on the subjects and challenges faced by those leading teams and firms.

With extended networking sessions and opportunities to establish new partnerships and steward existing relationships; education sessions focusing on communication skills, decision-making, and problem-solving; and specialized sessions presented by our industry partners – SMPS, CII, CFMA, SAME and the ABA Construction Law Section.

The conference will also feature extended networking sessions and opportunities to establish new partnerships and steward existing relationships.

Learn more about CMAA Focus19

Associated General Contractors of America Convention
The 100th Annual AGC Convention

April 1-4, 2019 | Denver, CO
Celebrating 100 Years of Construction

For more than 100 years, the AGC Annual Convention has been THE event successful contractors around the country count on for practical knowledge and industry-leading information to guide business decisions, improve operations and shape the industry. 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 100th Annual AGS Convention

RICS World Built Environment Forum 2019

May 13-14, 2019 | New York, NY
The Future of Investment in Real Assets

Innovators and global influencers will reconvene in New York City for the RICS World Built Environment Forum Summit 2019.

In an ever-changing geopolitical landscape, we need to know how to make informed investments in the world we live in and manage future risk. We need to know how to future proof the urban and natural environment against resource scarcity and climate change, and how to navigate the circular economy.

How will technology aid and inform decision making to limit economic risk? Big data, blockchain and other technologies will have a role to play in the future of the built environment and help us to create smart, liveable and resilient cities. It will change the workplace as we know it: the buildings we work and live in could become more educated than their residents.

Learn more about RICS World Built Environment Forum 2019

Engineering News-Record
ENR Future Tech 2019

June 3-5, 2019 | San Francisco, CA
Construction's Leading Technology Forum

ENR FutureTech is a forum for business and IT leaders in architecture, engineering and construction to explore emerging technologies that can enhance construction productivity, profits and safety. Through a series of thought-provoking and interactive sessions and intimate networking you will take away the latest knowledge of what technologies work best, what doesn't and what's coming next for the future of the industry.

Build Your Network: Meet 450+ business and IT leaders in architecture, engineering and construction in an intimate and productive setting, sessions do not overlap with networking time.

Find Technology Solutions: Technology solution providers will demonstrate how they can enhance your business performance and project outcomes.

Improve Your Business: Take away what works, learn what doesn’t and discover how to implement new technologies that improve construction productivity, profits and safety.

Learn more about this year's ENR Future Tech

American Institute of Architects
A'19 - AIA Conference on Architecture 2019

June 6-8, 2019 | Las Vegas, NV
Blueprint for a Better Future

Designing a better future means taking on the critical challenges facing cities—and our world—today.

Beyond its excess, extremes, and appetite for the ersatz, Las Vegas is a global pioneer in design. Its ever-changing landscape is an incubator for the kind of transformation that influences architecture and design trends the world over.

And with tens of millions of visitors each year, Las Vegas is boldly on display. Not just the casinos and nightlife, but the hospitals, schools, community centers, parks, apartment buildings, and art installations that are part of people’s everyday lives.

This work is a testimony to how architects are designing a better future by taking on the critical challenges facing cities—and our world—today.

At A’19, we’ll explore designing a better future, for everyone.
Registration opens January 16, 2019.

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

Construction Financial Management Association
CFMA 2019 Annual Conference and Exhibition

June 1-5, 2019 | Las Vegas, NV
The Foundation for Success

CFMA’s Annual Conference & Exhibition is an amazing opportunity to discover and implement ideas that deliver results. Our conference trains your mind to search for innovative solutions and attendees like you have countless opportunities to make valuable connections with other construction financial professionals and suppliers.

Explore resources for both Future Conferences and Past Conferences to gain insight into the unparalleled educational opportunities that CFMA conferences have to offer and prepare for building your professional success!

July to December 2019 Construction Conferences

National Association of Women in Construction
NAWIC Annual Conference

August 21-24, 2019 | Atlanta, GA

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originally began as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas. Sixteen women working in the construction industry founded it in 1953. Knowing that women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry, the founders organized NAWIC to create a support network. Women in Construction of Fort Worth was so successful that it gained its national charter in 1955 and became the National Association of Women in Construction. Today, NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and more.

Designed for all women in construction, this event offers keynotes and panels on industry diversity and awareness, leadership training and opportunities to network with fellow women in the business. 

Online registration opens March 1, 2019

CONSTRUCT AEC Education and Expo
Construct Show 2019

October 9-11, 2019 | Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center | National Harbor, MD
Knowledge Today. Innovation Tomorrow.

CONSTRUCT is an AEC educational program and exhibition that has the goal of bringing together the different disciplines within the construction industry to help improve the future of the built environment.

Breaking down the barriers between the different players within the construction process allows for a more collaborative work environment. CONSTRUCT is the place to share the latest in standards and best practices, industry trends, and emerging technologies.

Join Construction Architects, Designers, Specifiers, Engineers, Project Managers, Contractors, Construction Managers, Estimators, Owners, Product Representatives, and Manufacturers for cutting-edge, solutions-driven learning opportunities.

Learn more about CONSTRUCT Show 2019

Construction Management Association of America
CMAA National Conference and Tradeshow 2019

Dates and Location to be announced

People. Process. Quality. Results.
In Search of Construction Management Excellence.

The CMAA National Conference and Trade Show is the premier event for the construction/program management industry.

CMAA 2018 focused on building the skills needed to improve project delivery by connecting leadership and collaboration, program/project management, resiliency, technology, diversity and inclusion, collaborative delivery methods, and project controls with the core responsibilities and competencies of CM.

Learn more about CMAA's National Conference and Tradeshow 2019

Design-Buil Institute of America
Design-Build Conference and Expo 2019

November 6-8, 2019 | Las Vegas, NV
Collaborate. Educate. Celebrate.

DBIA’s Annual Conference and & Expo attracts thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors each year. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet and network with design-build pros from every sector.

DBIA brings together the nation’s leading design-build experts to discuss industry trends and real-world examples of Design-Build Done Right™. Conferences are also a great place to receive continuing education.

DBIA’s Project/Team Awards and Distinguished Leadership Awards honor the best projects and leaders in the design-build industry.

Learn more about DBIA's Conference and Expo 2019

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo 2019

November 20-22, 2019 | Atlanta, GA

Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The ideals and passion of the green building community come alive at Greenbuild. The buzz is contagious. Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work, and a unique energy is sparked.

When 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 2019

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