CONSTRUCT Show Updates

CSI and CONSTRUCT are committed to the safety and wellbeing of attendees, exhibitors, staff and CSI members. We are continuing to monitor COVID-19, specifically in the Dallas area, combined with local guidance. CONSTRUCT, an Informa Markets show, made the difficult decision to transition CONSTRUCT 2020 to a digital experience. CSI fully supports this decision.

The CONSTRUCT and CSI teams understand the importance of connecting and celebrating the architecture, engineering, and construction communities. Therefore, we are excited to offer a unique virtual event that will allow the industry to source, learn, network, gain inspiration
and overcome challenges in this new environment.

The CONSTRUCT virtual event will take place October 7th – 9th, one week later than the original dates. CSI events associated with CONSTRUCT, such as the Honors and Awards Celebration and the Annual Business Meeting, are being rescheduled as well. Full details will be announced soon.

All attendees will receive a full refund, and answers to frequently asked questions are on the CONSTRUCT website. (See below)

Although the decision to transition this year’s in-person event was difficult, and we will miss seeing everyone in Grapevine, we are excited about a new way to engage and interact with our industry.

We know the construction community is eager to come together face-to-face. Our reimagining of CONSTRUCT through a virtual event will offer exceptional content, the ability to source new products, learn, share ideas, and network.

Thank you for your continued understanding, patience, and support. We look forward to seeing you online in October.

Douglas Lugo                                                                    Mark N. Dorsey
CONSTRUCT Show Director                                          CSI Chief Executive Officer



All paid registrations for the 2020 CONSTRUCT Show will be automatically be refunded with nothing required from you.

Virtual Event

We are now focused on bringing the industry together on October 7th – 8th through a digital experience worthy of the CONSTRUCT name.  We are reimagining the CONSTRUCT Show through a virtual event that will offer exceptional education and a safe place to learn and interact. We look forward to our audience joining us online to make connections, discover new products and services, share ideas, and more. Specifics will come soon. 

Gaylord Hotel Reservations 

If you booked your room for the now-canceled 2020 event directly through the onPeak hotel-registration link we provided, your reservation has already been canceled. You should have received a confirmation.  If you didn't receive a confirmation, please email [email protected]

If you booked with the Gaylord outside of the CONSTRUCT Show room block or with another hotel, you'll need to cancel your reservation. 

Do you have a question that is not listed?

Send us an email, [email protected]. We're working diligently to get back to all questions within 3 business days. 

You should have received an email from your account representative outlining next steps. Our team is urgently working on all necessary solutions. Your patience is much appreciated. 

So, what happens next?  

Your account executive, Melissa, will be reaching out to discuss next steps.

We appreciate your continued support and look forward to embarking on this next chapter together!

Lead Retrieval

I purchased lead-retrieval services for CONSTRUCT Show 2020. What happens now? 

Compusystems will be refunding exhibitors who purchased lead retrieval for 2020 CONSTRUCT Show. You can expect to receive your refund within the next few weeks.  


How do I cancel my hotel reservation?

If you made your reservation for the now-canceled 2020 event directly with the Gaylord using the onPeak housing link provided on the CONSTRUCT Show website, you don’t have to do anything. The hotel has already canceled your reservation, and you should have received a confirmation email. 

If you booked through another housing agent or with another hotel, you're responsible for canceling your own reservation.

2020 Event

Can I transfer my 2020 investment to the virtual event? 

Absolutely! We are able to seamlessly move your sponsorships and funds to the CONSTRUCT virtual event October 7-8, 2020. For more information, please email Melissa Marsden at [email protected] or [email protected].

Do you have a question that is not listed?

Send us an email, [email protected]. We're working diligently to get back to all questions within 3 business days. 

Previous Show Updates

To our valued partners,

I hope this letter finds you, your family, friends, and colleagues doing well. It has been three months since the COVID-19 pandemic began. This has been an unprecedented time for all of us and none of us can lean on experience in dealing with anything of this measure.

We have been asked by many attendees and exhibitors about the CONSTRUCT Show. I want to confirm we are confidently moving forward with a live event on September 30 through October 2, in Grapevine (Dallas/Ft. Worth) at the Gaylord Texan Resort. The state of Texas is currently in phase 2 of its re-opening, and we are optimistic this momentum will continue to grow throughout the summer months and into the Fall.  Of course, we will be continuously monitoring the situation and following all federal and local guidance as it develops.

The questions of “Is it safe to travel?” and “Is it safe to attend a tradeshow?” are valid and questions we should all be prepared to ask ourselves as we jumpstart the industry. The CONSTRUCT Show team, along with The Gaylord Texan, the city of Dallas, our general contractor Freeman, and our Informa Markets Team have developed multiple safety plans to keep our exhibitors and attendees safe. CONSTRUCT will be organized in accordance with Informa’s AllSecure health and safety standard. As the world’s leading events’ organizer, Informa developed a detailed set of enhanced measures to provide the highest levels of hygiene and safety at its events, providing everyone with reassurance and confidence they are participating in a safe and controlled environment. We have planned for an optimally safe environment from the moment you check-in at registration to the closing of the show floor. A comprehensive plan can be found on our website at and of course, my team and I are always available to you should you have any further concerns.

In closing, I will say that we would not be moving forward with the live event if we didn’t feel that all of our partners, our CONSTRUCT team, and the city of Dallas were not actively planning for a safe experience for all of our customers come late September. It’s time to jumpstart the industry and we plan on doing that in a productive and responsible way. Registration opens for the CONSTRUCT Show on Monday, June 8th. If you have any questions about Informa AllSecure or any of the measures our partner venues and suppliers are taking to facilitate a safe environment, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Also rest assured that should optimism for a September return to business diminish in any way, we will not move forward with the event and you will receive a full refund. Your safety and wellbeing is of the utmost importance to us.

Thank you all and I look forward to seeing you in Grapevine September 30th.

Stay safe and healthy,
Douglas Lugo, Show Director