Sessions, Tours, & Workshops
Sessions, Tours, & Workshops

CONSTRUCT provides a platform for exploring and refining innovative solutions to solve complex problems facing the AEC industry today. During the three-day educational program there are various types educational sessions to participate in. Take part in sessions lead by influential AEC professionals or step outside the convention center for technical tours.

Check out some of the highlighted sessions and events for the CONSTRUCT 2019.


Spotlight Sessions: Tackle trending and important topics affecting the AEC industry today with these influential industry professionals. 

WE23: Why Are Specifications So Hard?
Presented by: Beth Stroshane, CSI, CCS, LEED AP
Wednesday, October 9th, 2:40 PM – 3:40 PM

WE28: Five Disruptive Technologies That Will Change Specifications Forever
Presented by: Paul Doherty, RA, CDT, IFMA Fellow
Wednesday, October 9th, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

TH02: Levels Of Development (LOD) For Specifications Information 
Presented by: Marc Chavez; Gilles Letourneau, AIA, CSI
Thursday, October 10th, 7:45 AM – 8:45 AM

TH10: AIA 2019 Documents: Understanding The Changing Roles Of The Construction Manager
Presented by: Lane Beougher, FAIA, FCSI, NCARB, Assoc. DBIA, LEED BD+C, GGP; Robin G. Banks, Esquire
Thursday, October 10th, 3:15 PM – 4:45 PM

FR05: Glazing Systems: Innies, Outies, And Tweenies
Presented by: Dr. Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng, ASHRAE Fellow
Friday, October 11th, 7:45 AM – 8:45 AM

FR08: Clean Building – Innovative Advancements in Concrete Technology, Pavement And Roadway Materials
Presented by: Kyhla, Pollard, CSI, CDT
Friday, October 11th, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM


Step outside the convention center for immersive learning. These technical tours will show you real world examples of renovations and monumental construction projects.

TT01: Behind The Scenes Tour of Washington National Cathedral
Tour Leader: James W. Shepherd, AIA, LEED
Wednesday, October 9th, 8:55 AM - 11:50 AM

TT02: Monuments & Memorials Tour
Tour Leaders: David Metzger, FCSI, CDT, FAIA, SCIP & DC Design Tours Guide
Thursday, October 10th, 1:15 PM - 4:55 PM


Take a break and enjoy a hot lunch while engaging in a unique and entertaining session.  Are you ready to uncover the one thing that is holding you back?  Dr. Jason Richardson will teach you the neuroscience of belief and how you can use it to coach yourself into better returns. 

LUN: It's All BS! How Your Belief System Keeps You From Winning
Speaker Bio: Jason Richardson, PSYD, MBA is a world champion athlete, Pan Am Games Gold Medalist and Olympic psychologist
Wednesday, October 9th, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM