2017 will be my seventh straight #CONSTRUCT conference. For those unaware, CONSTRUCT is the Construction Specifications Institute’s annual meeting and affiliated trade show. I attended my first CONSTRUCT with the full education package in 2011 in Chicago, I returned to Phoenix in 2012, Nashville in 2013, Baltimore in 2014, St. Louis in 2015 and Austin in 2016.

For this year’s conference, taking place September 13-15, 2017, at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island, I had the privilege of serving on the conference Advisory Council with a slew of other industry professionals. We assisted in culling down the 200+ submitted proposals down to over 40 available presentations, where participants at CONSTRUCT can earn over a year’s worth of CEUs, including 18.5 AIA LUs/HSW.

What’s new at CONSTRUCT for 2017? Well, for me, I’ll be presenting. TWICE!

I am honored to deliver one of the Featured Sessions on Day 1, Wednesday, September 13th, with my partner-in-crime-and-education, Cherise Lakeside. Titled ‘Let’s Fix Construction: An Interactive Luncheon’, it is based on our website and blog Let’s Fix Construction and we do hope that over a lunch we can demonstrate how you can improve communication, collaboration, unique ideas and the sharing of perspectives from different disciplines. You can read more on this session here.

On the final morning of CONSTRUCT, you can find Cherise and I back together to co-present ‘She’s a Specifier, He’s a Product Rep: Different Roles, Same Goals’. We hope that by representing both sides of an architectural sales call, we will be able to educate both parties in a dynamic manner.

Registration is now open for CONSTRUCT, which is the only dedicated national event specifically designed to provide the commercial building team with real-world, practical products and education solutions. The Exhibit Hall will be packed with 200+ exhibitors spanning over 28,000+ net square feet. covering everything from air barriers to fire protection systems, coatings to architectural hardware, and much more, Exhibiting companies will showcase products, services and technologies for commercial building industry professionals who design, build, renovate or operate in the built environment.

You can read the official press release here and if you are interesting in registering for this must attend event, you can visit at https://www.constructshow.com/en/register.html.

Interested in a FREE Exhibit Hall Pass? Click on the graphic below to register for one.

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