Although 2019 is about to hit the halfway point, opportunities and events for learning about construction technology continue at locations across the country. From software providers to associations, many organizations are gearing up for tech-focused educational programming.
Here is a roundup of some of the top upcoming tech-related events for the construction industry:
AGC IT Conference
August 7-9, Chicago
This event is designed to explore the trends facing construction IT professionals and how they will impact the future. Core topics relating to this theme will focus on cybersecurity, process management, cloud hosting and technology such as augmented and virtual reality, BIM, drones and laser scanning.
Advancing Construction Technology 2019
August 19-21, Chicago
With the theme of leveraging technology to increase operational productivity, quality and safety, this event will showcase how teams are harnessing emerging tools to drive jobsite efficiency and quality. Attendees can test out augmented reality tools and explore sensor technology for the jobsite as well as see how traditional tasks such as scheduling, quality control and document management are being transformed in the digital age.
August 21-22, Chicago
This event, focused on sustainable cities, technology, infrastructure and the labor shortage, will offer sessions on off-site manufacturing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and digital twinning.
Industrial Grade Innovation Conference and Expo
Sept. 10-12, Cincinnati
Sponsored by the Association of Union Constructors, this event brings together technology firms, innovation entrepreneurs and senior executives in the industrial construction and maintenance industry, one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy.
September 16-18, St. Louis
This multiple-track conference for AECO professionals is focused on harnessing BIM and other technology and processes to address current and emerging issues. The event will highlight case studies of how the building community is driving quantitative and qualitative outcomes through the development of model-centric workflows that address the entire design-build-operate continuum.
Viewpoint Collaborate User Conference
September 22-26, Portland, Oregon
More than 2,400 construction pros are expected for this event that features pre-conference labs, product-focused sessions, industry thought leadership and networking opportunities focused on lowering risk, increasing margins and operating with greater efficiency.
October 8-10, Phoenix
Dozens of educational sessions, keynote addresses by well-known speakers, an onsite Innovation Lab and new product demonstrations are some of the highlights of this conference that attracted more than 3,000 professionals to its 2018 event.
October 9-11, Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Dedicated to commercial building teams that spec and source building products, Construct will offer the opportunity to learn about the latest products for design and construction. Tech-focused sessions will cover topics such as systems that are disrupting the specifications process, gamification in the construction industry, data gathering and analysis and software demonstrations.
November 19-21, Las Vegas
This event attracts about 10,000 professionals from construction, manufacturing, architecture and engineering for learning, networking and knowledge sharing, and includes the Autodesk Connect & Construct Summit the day before the conference kicks off. Sessions will include keynotes from global industry thought leaders, workshops and hands-on exhibits featuring the latest capabilities from Autodesk's construction portfolio.
Greenbuild International Conference and Expo
November 20-22, Atlanta
Claiming to be the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, this U.S. Green Building Council-sponsored annual event attracts AEC industry leaders and frontline professionals who work in sustainable building worldwide. Topics include sessions on technology and the future of sustainable jobsites, green building in the age of artificial intelligence, and smart technologies’ influence on commercial real estate.