Why Attend CONSTRUCT 2018


CONSTRUCT is the only dedicated national trade show and education conference for commercial building teams that spec and source building products. If you design, build, specify, engineer, renovate or operate in the commercial built environment, this is your event. CONSTRUCT links thousands of industry colleagues that are focused on practical, real-world knowledge for continued building success.

CONSTRUCT offers a variety of different solutions-driven learning opportunities for you to stay up-to-date on the latest trends, work smarter, boost your career, and earn continuing education credits. Join industry leaders, including Construction Specifiers, Architects, Designers, Engineers, Project Managers, Contractors, Construction Managers, Estimators, and Manufacturers for CONSTRUCT 2018.

The three-day event offers the opportunity to share best practices, learn the latest in construction industry design and processes, specifications, contract administration and BPM education, see the latest in products and services, and network with industry peers from all disciplines. 

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What to Expect


Participants choose from 50+ sessions featuring relevant topics presented by industry experts. As an added bonus, sessions qualify for continuing education credits with AIA, BOMI, GBCI, and/or ICC.


Visit with hundreds of exhibitors and manufacturers that offer products and services that meet every need for the commercial building industry to design, build, renovate and operate in the built environment. Experience show floor demos and additional exhibitor led learning sessions.


Connect with industry peers at various networking events that include the Welcome Reception, daily Show Floor Happy Hours,  and the CSI Night Out.

Young Professionals

Take part in events geared towards Young Professionals (35 and younger) who are looking to learn more about the industry, network with peers, and advance their careers. 


The Construction Specification Institute (CSI) hosts their annual meeting in conjunction with CONSTRUCT.  This is an opportunity for CSI members to meet face-to-face with other members and industry professionals in a world that is increasingly virtual.

Who Attends

Attendees Include:

  • Architects
  • Designers
  • Specifiers
  • Project Managers
  • General Contractors
  • Estimators
  • Consultants
  • Construction Managers
  • Building Owners
  • Engineers
  • Manufacturer’s Reps
  • CAD Operators
  • Building Inspectors
  • Commercial Developers
  • Contract Manager

Business Sectors Represented:

  • Commercial
  • Education
  • Entertainment/Leisure
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Industrial
  • Manufacturing
  • Multifamily
  • Museums/Cultural
  • Office
  • Real Estate
  • Residential
  • Retail
  • Sports/Recreation