CONSTRUCT Show Announces 20 Educational Sessions

Sessions on the future of specifiers, common construction challenges, and working both efficiently and effectively are among the 20
educational sessions that will be featured at the CONSTRUCT Show this coming Oct. 7-9, CONSTRUCT’s organizers announced. And this year, for the first time, those sessions not only will be free, they also will be available on demand until Dec. 31.

 The event is sponsored by ATAS International and GAF, among other firms.

 CONSTRUCT’s 2020 live event, scheduled for early October in Dallas, was turned into a digital experience out of safety concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite that challenge, CONSTRUCT’s mission continues: To provide a platform for exploring and refining innovative solutions to solve complex problems facing the ACE industry today. A look at this year’s educational sessions show how wide that platform is.

There are sessions devoted to professional development, such as “The Future of Specifiers—The Way Forward” at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, and “Pivoting Like Pros: Tips and Techniques for Emerging/Young Professionals” at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 7. There also are sessions on managing mental health (11:45 a.m. Oct 8) and the intriguingly named “Listen to Build” (11:45 a.m. Oct. 7).

Classic construction problems will be explored at sessions on air barriers (9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8), “Demystifying Rain Screen Concepts
Utilizing Metal Wall Panels” (1 p.m. Oct. 8), “Wind Resistance and Resilient Roof System Design” (2:15 p.m. Oct. 8), designing for safety (8 a.m. Oct. 9) and why buildings leak (10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9).

Business practices get explored at sessions on errors and omissions (8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7), and architect/engineer coordination (11:45 a.m. Oct. 9), while construction technology will be featured (at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 8) and the future of BIM will be explored (9 a.m. Oct. 9).

The event’s final session will feature one of CONSTRUCT’s most popular speakers: Paul Doherty, founder and chairman of The Digit Group. He will promote the rising value of specifications in a data-centric world. (For more on Doherty, see the story in July’s CONSTRUCT 365 News.)

All of the starting times listed above are on Central Time. Many of the sessions are eligible for continuing education credits. All are free, and all will be available on demand through the rest of the year. For details, visit