Constructing Tomorrow: Navigating Key Events in the 2024 Construction Landscape

Constructing Tomorrow: Navigating Key Events in the 2024 Construction Landscape

The construction industry in 2024 is marked by a series of events spanning the four quarters, each focusing on specific aspects crucial to the sector's progress. From safety practices to technological advancements, these conferences offer opportunities for professionals to stay updated and engaged. Let's delve into the breakdown of events across the quarters.


Quarter 1: January to March

The Construction Safety and Health Conference in Newport Beach, California, leads the year by emphasizing safety practices. This is followed by the MEP Innovation Conference by the Mechanical Contractors Association of America, contributing to discussions on innovation in mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. The World of Concrete and The International Surface Event in Las Vegas focus on masonry, concrete, flooring, and tile professionals. The International Roofing Expo and New York Build Expo continue the momentum, addressing roofing, exteriors, and construction and design in NYC.

March witnesses the Construction Management Association of America Annual Conference in Philadelphia, the World of Modular in Las Vegas, The Associated General Contractors of America Convention in San Diego, and SUBExcel—a conference by the American Subcontractors Association, focusing on subcontractor excellence.

Construction Safety and Health Conference

  • Date: Jan. 10-12
  • Location: Newport Beach, California

World of Concrete

  • Date: Jan. 23-25
  • Location: Las Vegas

The International Surface Event

  • Date: Jan. 24-26
  • Location: Las Vegas

MEP Innovation

  • Date: Jan. 29-31
  • Location: Orlando

International Roofing Expo

  • Date: Feb. 6-8
  • Location: Vegas

New York Build Expo

  • Date: Feb. 13-14
  • Location: New York City

SUBExcel

  • Date: March 6-9
  • Location: New Orleans

Construction Management Association of America Annual Conference

  • Date: March 10-12
  • Location: Philadelphia

Associated Builders and Contractors Convention

  • Date: March 15-17
  • Location: Kissimmee, Florida

National Institute of Building Sciences BEST6

  • Date: March 18-20
  • Location: Austin, Texas

World of Modular

  • Date: March 18-21
  • Location: Orlando

The Associated General Contractors of America Convention

  • Date: March 19-22
  • Location: San Diego

Construction Institute & Construction Research Congress Joint Conference

  • Date: March 20-23
  • Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry Annual Convention

  • Date: March 23-27
  • Location: Lake Buena Vista, Florida

International Mass Timber Conference

  • Date: March 26-28
  • Location: Portland, Oregon

 

Quarter 2: April to June

April brings a pause, followed by the ULI Spring Meeting in New York, exploring urban development trends. June is marked by the American Institute of Architects National Conference in Washington, D.C., providing insights into architectural advancements.

Additionally, the MEP Innovation Conference, a conference by the Mechanical Contractors Association of America, adds to the quarter's lineup, focusing on innovation in mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

ULI Spring Meeting

  • Date: April 9-11
  • Location: Hilton New York Midtown

American Institute of Architects National Conference

  • Date: June 5-8
  • Location: Washington, D.C.


Quarter 3: July to September

The SMACNA Annual Convention in Palm Desert, California, is anticipated for developments in sheet metal and HVAC technologies. 

September introduces the NECA Convention and Trade Show, organized by the National Electrical Contractors Association, offering a comprehensive look into the electrical construction industry.

NECA

  • Date: Sep. 28 - Oct. 1
  • Location: San Diego

 

Quarter 4: October to December

The Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Philadelphia spotlights sustainable construction, while the Groundbreak event in Denver, with a yet-to-be-determined date, delves into construction technology. The year concludes with events like the Autodesk University Conference, Trimble Dimensions+, ENR FutureTech, Design-Build Conference & Expo, and GroundBreak by Procore—a must-attend for those keen on construction technology advancements. Procore's event promises networking opportunities and insights into cutting-edge industry tech.

Lean Construction Institute 2024

  • Date: Oct. 22-25
  • Location: San Diego

SMACNA Annual Convention 2024

  • Date: Oct. 27-30
  • Location: Palm Desert, California

Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

  • Date: Nov. 12-15
  • Location: Philadelphia

GroundBreak by Procore

  • Date: Nov. TBD
  • Location: Denver

 

Conclusion

In 2024, these construction events serve as platforms for professionals to exchange knowledge and insights. From safety and management to technology and sustainability, each quarter unfolds conferences that contribute to the industry's continuous evolution. As the year comes to a close, the impact of these gatherings will resonate in the practices, technologies, and collaborations that shape the construction landscape. 

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