Expanding AEC collaboration: CONSTRUCT 2019 offers new opportunities to network

by Meggan Spehar

Photo © BigStockPhoto.com
Photo © BigStockPhoto.com

CONSTRUCT offers an opportunity for architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries to connect in collaborative spaces to share best practices, explore innovative projects, and learn the latest in commercial construction design and processes. CONSTRUCT is dedicated to bringing together all disciplines in the industry and breaking down barriers between the different players in the construction process. This year’s event will be held October 9 to 11, 2019, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, just 25 minutes south of Washington, D.C.

For the 2019 event, CONSTRUCT is excited to announce several new show features that will enhance the ways the different industry disciplines can connect and engage with each other.

New education networking lounge

This dedicated lounge will provide attendees with a place to continue conversations with educational speakers, meet colleagues, or just sit and relax while waiting for their next session.

New product rep university program

This program is designed to meet the needs of manufacturer representatives of architectural building products as integral members of the project team. The schedule features a full day of education to help participants stay up to date on current trends and refine their interactions and relationships with design professionals.

New workshop studio

Exhibitors will host intimate workshop sessions on the show floor. These sessions are designed to provide participants with firsthand product knowledge and usable education to assist in their everyday work environment.

New coffee talk lounge

Covering everything from air barriers and fire protection systems to coatings and emerging technologies, the expo will be packed with more than 175 exhibitors.
Covering everything from air barriers and fire protection systems to coatings and emerging technologies, the expo will be packed with more than 175 exhibitors.

Attendees can work together with peers to tackle challenges and solve problems in an open environment. This collaborative space on the show floor will feature CONSTRUCT speakers hosting mini educational chat sessions on trending topics.

Demo and learning theater

Experience some of the latest and greatest products and services firsthand through live demos from top exhibitors. Watch and listen as key industry companies provide educational solutions for challenges the AEC community faces today.

Updated show hours

To maximize time for both the educational program and show floor activities, the hours for CONSTRUCT have changed. As always, education and exhibit hall hours do not overlap. The new show hours are as follows:

  • Wednesday, October 9
  • Education: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 10
  • Education: 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.
    to 4:45 p.m.
  • Exhibits: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Friday, October 11
  • Education: 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
    to 4:15 p.m.
  • Exhibits: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

“Each year we look to enhance CONSTRUCT for our attendees and exhibitors. The new show features provide additional ways AEC communities can connect and collaborate. Face-to-face engagement is vital to the success of the industry and CONSTRUCT is the platform for continued collaborative learning” said Douglas Lugo, CONSTRUCT show director.

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