Top Engineering and Construction Conferences & Events to Attend in 2024

Sarah Schafer
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Attending construction events is one of the best ways to promote your company’s services and products, learn about industry trends, and find potential customers and subcontractors. 

Haven’t decided which shows to attend this year? No need to worry. We’ve gathered a list of the 2024 construction events that shouldn’t be missed.

1. World of Concrete (WOC 2024)

When: January 23 – 25, 2024

Where: Las Vegas, NV

Introduced to the commercial construction industry in 1975 in Houston, Texas, World of Concrete gathers nearly 60,000 industry professionals.

The 2024 building trade show will attract more than 1,400 exhibiting companies, ranging from original equipment manufacturers from around the world to exclusive U.S. distributors of tools, products, and services for the commercial construction, concrete, and masonry industries.

You’ll find registration and pricing information here.

2. New York Build

When: February 13 – 14, 2024

Where: New York City, NY

New York Build is the largest construction and design show in New York, which is free to attend. This event is expected to have over 35,000 attendees, 400 exhibitors, 500 leading industry speakers, AIA CES-approved workshops, entertainment, and business networking.

Professionals come to New York Build each year to discuss topics ranging from upcoming infrastructure and construction projects, architecture, BIM, and sustainability to health and safety management and residential construction.

Feedback from past events:

“NY Build is a great place to hear innovative ideas and discuss with the movers and shakers in NYC. I am continually impressed every year with the high level of industry experts.” Michael Paterno, Vice President, Gannett Fleming

Pricing: Free

You may register here.

3. BUILDEX Vancouver

When: February 14 – 15, 2024

Where: Vancouver, BC

BUILDEX Vancouver is Western Canada’s most important tradeshow and conference for the construction, renovation, architecture, interior design, and property management industries. This event attracts more than 8,000 attendees each year and features over 330 exhibits and 90 educational seminars.

Feedback from past events:

Must attend stops on the conference circuit.” Chris Atchison, President, BCCA

You’ll find registration and pricing information here.

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4. The International Builders’ Show (IBS 2024)

When: February 27 – 29, 2024

Where: Las Vegas, NV

The International Builders’ Show is one of the largest light construction expos in the Northern Hemisphere. It hosts over 76,000 building professionals, 25,000 companies, and 1,800 exhibitors from more than 100 countries.

Held in 640,000 square feet of exhibit space, IBS 2024 will showcase the latest and most in-demand products and services.

Feedback from past events:

I had a lot of great interactions with some new suppliers and vendors. To see new trends, new technology and new products and just be around other people who are excited about home building. The scale and size of the show is remarkable.” Jacob Asay, Indwell Homes

Pricing: From $30 (student rate) to $1,375

You may register here.

5. World of Modular

When: March 18 – 21, 2024

Where: Orlando, FL

This annual building convention and trade show provides professionals in the modular construction field the opportunity to connect with nearly 1,500 developers, contractors, product suppliers, and architects. 

World of Modular attendees can expect to learn from industry leaders, participate in educational sessions, network, and explore hundreds of exhibits.

Feedback from past events:

World of Modular has been fantastic. It gets busier and busier every year.” Andy Berube, NRB Modular Solutions

Pricing: From $1,200 to $2,400

You may register here.

6. Association of General Contractors (AGC) Annual Convention

When: March 19 – 22, 2024

Where: San Diego, CA

The AGC Annual Convention is the place for construction superintendents, project managers, senior executives, and subcontractors to refine their knowledge while making business connections that open doors to new opportunities.

This event combines breakout sessions with exhibitors showcasing the latest products, tools, and solutions in the AEC market.

Pricing: $150 (student rate) to $1,729

You may register here.

7. Build24: AWCI

When: March 24 – 27, 2024

Where: Lake Buena Vista, FL

BUILD24: AWCI’s Convention and Expo is the largest trade show specifically serving the wall and ceiling industry, showcasing the latest products, services, and solutions to help the industry thrive. 

This year’s construction event will also provide professionals from drywall, ceilings, lath and metal framing, plaster, EIFS, insulation, and software sectors the opportunity to attend educational sessions and network.

You’ll find registration and pricing information here.

8. Advancing Preconstruction

When: May 1 – 3, 2024

Where: Denver, CO

This year will be the 9th edition of these construction shows. Advancing Preconstruction focuses on the entire preconstruction lifecycle from initial project planning through operations handover. 

Attendees can explore six dedicated educational tracks at this event, including estimating, design, construction project management, and bidding topics. There will also be opportunities for networking at workshops, interactive panel discussions, and drink receptions.

Feedback from past events:

It was very informative. The speakers brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to their presentations. I particularly liked the panel discussions, as they brought different perspectives to specific issues.” Bell Steel

Pricing: From $1,649 to $4,347

You may register here.

9. Engineering News-Record (ENR) FutureTech

When: June 3 – 5, 2024

Where: San Diego, CA

ENR FutureTech is gathering more than 450 business and IT leaders in architecture, engineering, and construction to explore emerging technologies that can enhance construction labor productivity, profits, and safety.

The event hosted by ENR magazine gives attendees a chance to learn the best practices for improving business with the help of new technology solutions.

Feedback from past events:

I think the industry has changed to the point and has embraced technology to the point where if you’re not coming to a show like this you’re really missing out.” Wayne Spain, Rooster Asset Tracking Systems

Pricing: From $725 to $895

You may register here.

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10. National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Convention and Trade Show

When: September 28 – October 1, 2024

Where: San Diego, CA

NECA is an important trade show and conference for electrical contractors. Thousands of C-level executives, project managers, purchasing agents, supervisors, foremen, safety directors, estimators, inspectors, and distributors from around the world will attend it in 2024.

Over 2,500 exhibitors will showcase products, services, and emerging technologies that electrical professionals need in the office and on the job. 

Feedback from past events:

The biggest thing for me is the networking opportunities with exhibitors. I walked the trade show multiple times and I stopped and talked to people about what they’re doing and what they’re innovating.” Todd Grossweiler, Allison-Smith Company

Pricing: From $1,725 to $2,500

You’ll find registration and pricing information here.

11. Autodesk University

When: October 15 – 17, 2024

Where: San Diego, CA

Autodesk regularly hosts over 10,000 professionals from the construction, manufacturing, architecture, product design, engineering, media and entertainment industries. The 2024 construction conference will provide three days of learning, networking, and knowledge sharing.

Feedback from past events:

I love all the technical conversations and learning so much from the industry folks here.” Autodesk University Event Attendee 

You’ll find registration and pricing information here from early June 2024.

12. Chicago Build

When: October 22 – 23, 2024

Where: Chicago, IL

As the USA’s largest construction networking event for women, Chicago Build is recognized as one of the most inclusive building trade shows nationwide. It attracts more than 30,000 attendees each year, offering the opportunity to hear from over 400 top-level speakers and explore 12 conference tracks. 

Last year, Fluix attended Chicago Build. Fluix team members were thrilled with this networking opportunity and made new connections with numerous construction professionals. They also gained invaluable construction industry insights and proudly showcased our workflow automation product as a Chicago Build exhibitor.

Feedback from past events:

Chicago Build Expo delivered an enjoyable two days of great conversation and networking opportunities.” Fluix Team

Pricing: Free

You may register here.

13. Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) National Conference & Trade Show

When: October 27 – 29, 2024

Where: San Francisco, CA

This is CMAA’s flagship event; it includes a comprehensive exhibit hall, plenary, breakout sessions, and the annual Industry Recognition Awards Dinner. Ideal for construction management and project management professionals, the 2024 building trade show is coming to San Francisco.

Feedback from past events:

This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest industry trends and best practices. The conference offers multiple topics to choose from relevant to today’s construction management professionals.” Brian K. Kisner, Kleinfelder, Inc.

You’ll find registration and pricing information here.

14. Design-Build Conference & Expo

When: November 6 – 8, 2024

Where: Dallas, TX

The Design-Build Conference & Expo is coming to the Hilton Anatole in Dallas in 2024. These construction events attract a few thousand attendees each year and feature hundreds of exhibitors and educational sessions for those new to the delivery method as well as design-build experts.

You’ll find registration and pricing information here.

15.  Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

When: November 12 – 15, 2024

Where: Philadelphia, PA

Greenbuild is one of the largest conferences and expos dedicated to green buildings in the world. It provides the opportunity for over 750 suppliers and manufacturers to showcase the latest green building equipment, products, services, and construction management software available in the market.

Feedback from past events:

My favorite part of Greenbuild is its ability to bring together lots of professionals from different parts of the sustainability industry in order to support and encourage people to push the boundaries.” Greenbuild Conference Expo attendee

Pricing: From $29 to $1,099

You may register here.

16. The Buildings Show

When: December 4 – 6, 2024

Where: Toronto, ON

The second largest construction show in Canada worth adding to our list is the Buildings Show. It mixes education and an exhibition so attendees can join skill-building seminars, receive expert advice on issues and trends, and find subcontractors for future construction projects.

The Buildings Show has been hosting design, construction, and property management professionals for over 30 years.

Feedback from past events:

The Buildings Show is one of the best platforms to connect with property owners/managers and contractors in the building retrofit industry.” Tereza Todorava 

You’ll find registration and pricing information here.

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