2022’s Biggest Construction Conferences - Sachse Construction
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2022’s Biggest Construction Conferences

Many in-person industry events are back on this year. Here is the full rundown.

While the COVID-19 omicron variant continues to spread, with vaccinations and booster shots available, many in-person conventions are back on for this year. Read on for a list of major construction conferences, their dates and locations and a short description of what they offer.

Please check conference websites as time goes on, as plans are subject to change.

World of Concrete

Jan. 18-20
Las Vegas

The largest event for masonry and concrete professionals in the world, attended by more than 60,000 people, will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It will showcase more than 1,500 exhibiting companies.

New York Build Expo

March 2-3
New York City/Virtual

The largest conference on construction and design in the New York area will also offer informational online sessions.

Construction Institute & Construction Research Council Joint Conference

March 9-12
Arlington, Virginia

The joint conference from the American Society of Civil Engineers focuses on research in construction. Head here to get a look at the future of the industry with academic construction research.

Associated Builders and Contractors Convention

March 15-17
San Antonio

ABC’s convention in San Antonio will feature an awards gala, contractor panels and a keynote speech from Freshco CEO Mandy Rennehan on navigating the white-collar and blue-collar worlds seamlessly.

The Associated General Contractors of America Convention

March 28-31
Grapevine, Texas

The AGC plans to host its 2022 event in person, and panel topics range from understanding government policy to navigating a changing workforce. The 2022 AGC Expo is also being held in conjunction with the conference.

Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry Annual Convention

April 4-7
Grapevine, Texas

The annual convention will feature talks on materials relevant to the construction of walls and ceilings, and provide the opportunity for businesses to connect through networking receptions and panels. Also happening during the conference is the INTEX Expo, a showcase of new products and services for the wall and ceiling industry.

International Mass Timber Conference

April 12-14 (Virtual on May 12)
Portland, Oregon

Boasting the largest gathering of cross laminated timber professionals in the world, the event focuses on construction and manufacturing, as well as design and development. It will feature over 40 speakers and more than 1,000 experts.

World of Modular

April 25-28

San Antonio/Virtual

The Modular Builder Institute’s annual conference and tradeshow will also be accessible virtually. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect directly with MBI staff and network with modular builders and professionals from around the world.

Groundbreaking Women in Construction Conference

May 12-13
San Francisco

The GWIC conference is designed to help women network, gain industry knowledge and advance their careers in construction.

Advancing Preconstruction Conference

June 13-15
Las Vegas

This conference is for professionals who want to improve the design phase of their projects, particularly regarding cost and scheduling. The event will include topics such as the post-pandemic outlook, with a focus on BIM and MEP trades.

American Institute of Architects National Conference

June 23-25
Chicago

The 2022 conference is scheduled to be held in Chicago, but few details besides the date and location have been shared at time of writing.

SMACNA Annual Convention 2022

Sept. 11-14
Colorado Springs, Colorado

The annual SMACNA convention will be in person in Colorado Springs, with few details currently available. Last year’s conference was held in Hawaii and featured speakers such as journalist Joan Ryan and Paralympian Josh Sundquist.

Autodesk University Conference

Late September
Virtual/TBD

Autodesk University boasts more than 10,000 attendees from architecture, engineering and construction fields. Sessions last year explored how to better use BIM and other new technologies to improve building construction, design and engineering.

Construction Management Association of America Annual Conference

Oct. 9-11

San Diego, California

This conference caters to construction managers and the owners who work with them, but breakout and networking sessions and seminars also benefit other types of AEC leaders.

Lean Construction Institute 2022

Oct. 17-21
New Orleans

LCI 2022 is a place for contractors and construction professionals to learn from each other about best practices and successes in lean construction.

Design-Build Conference & Expo

Oct. 26-28
Las Vegas

Focusing on the recently passed bipartisan Infrastructure Act, the conference will provide networking and breakout sessions for attendees, along with exhibitors and sponsors.

Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

Nov. 1-3
San Francisco

Sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council, this show highlights leaders in sustainable construction and green building with exhibits and sessions centered on design, new technology, building systems and materials.

Trimble Dimensions+

November 7-9
Las Vegas/Virtual

The conference will feature expert-led sessions to showcase new developments, and offers networking opportunities on the expo floor. The conference will also provide an opportunity to see new tools at work at their offsite showcase.

Groundbreak

Nov. 8-10
New Orleans

Groundbreak is Procore’s annual event. Last year, attendees heard from over 60 speakers on a variety of topics, including safety, leadership and diversity and inclusion. The event had three separate agendas for Europe and the Middle East, the Americas and Asia Pacific.

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