Networking at CONSTRUCT
Events & Activities

There is nothing more valuable than the face-to-face interactions you experience while at events. CONSTRUCT is the perfect opportunity to meet with colleagues, and network with leading industry professionals from across the United States. The event provides a platform for professionals from AEC communities to come together for collaborative sharing of invaluable knowledge. At CONSTRUCT there are networking lounges and social events to help you stay connected with friends and make new acquaintances.

Networking Lounges

Education Networking Lounge

Education Networking Lounge

Wednesday, September 30th: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday, October 1st: 7:00AM - 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday, October 2nd: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This networking lounge provides participants with a dedicated space to connect with peers in between educational sessions. Continue conversations with educational speakers, meet up with colleagues, or just sit and relax while waiting for your next session. The lounge will feature complimentary refreshments and will be available for anyone that participates in the educational program.

Coffee Talk Lounge

NEW Content and Connections Lounge

Thursday, October 1st: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday, October 2nd: 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Work together with your peers to tackle challenges and solve problems in an open environment. The NEW Content and Connections Lounge is a collaborative space on the show floor where featured CONSTRUCT speakers will host mini educational chat sessions on trending topics affecting the AEC industry today. Advanced registration is not required.

Social Events


Wednesday, September 30th: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort

Help us kick off the first day of CONSTRUCT with a Happy Hour, held immediately following the CSI Annual Business Meeting General Session.  Spend an hour connecting and networking with friends old and new, before heading off on your own for dinner or to discover more of what Grapevine, TX has to offer.  Informa is providing this free happy hour complete with light snacks, beer, wine, and spirits.  

Open to all CONSTRUCT registered exhibitors and attendees.  There is no cost to attend, but please register in advance so we can plan accordingly.  

CSI Celebrates!

Thursday, October 1st: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort

CSI Celebrates will combine the best of CSI, with the Celebration of Fellows, Honors & Awards recognition, and you can count on the CSI Dance Floor being packed as usual. Cocktail/business attire suggested. 

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CONSTRUCT Farewell Fiesta

Friday, October 2nd: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort, Exhibit Hall

Join us for a party in the exhibit hall as we wrap up CONSTRUCT 2020.  Enjoy free lunch, alcoholic beverages, and live music.  Visit the Game Area to engage in a little friendly competition or to cheer on your friends as we bid farewell to CONSTRUCT 2020.  

CSI Events

During CONSTRUCT, CSI hosts a number of events for their membership.

CSI Annual Business Meeting / General Session
Wednesday, September 30th, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CSI’s Annual Business Meeting General Session focuses on the business of CSI. Participants will celebrate recent accomplishments, as well as hear an update on upcoming programs and future initiatives under consideration. Members will also have the chance to address CSI’s leadership, ask questions, and provide feedback during the member forum segment.

CSI Region Caucuses
Wednesday, September 30th, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Attend your CSI Region Caucus for: Great Lakes, Gulf States, Middle Atlantic, North Central, Northeast, Northwest, South Central, Southeast, Southwest, West

CSI Celebrates!
Thursday, October 1st, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

CSI Celebrates will combine the best of CSI, with the Celebration of Fellows, Honors & Awards recognition, and you can count on the CSI Dance Floor being packed as usual. Cocktail/business attire suggested. 

CSI College of Fellows Annual Meeting & Breakfast
Friday, October 2nd, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
CSI Fellows are encouraged to attend this annual session to address the business issues of the College of Fellows. Registration is open to Fellows of the Institute and CSC Fellows. #FCSI