Guide to Top 2024-25 Construction Conferences & Events

The last few years have been tough for the construction industry, requiring businesses to rapidly adapt to changes in the supply chain and industry demands — while also handling struggles with finding workers or maintaining schedules. Customer expectations have changed, too, which is why it’s important to stay up to date on the latest technologies and industry trends. 2024 is going to bring a whole new season of challenges. 

Fortunately, 2024 and 2025 have plenty of exciting events and learning opportunities for people in all sectors of the construction industry. We’ve collected several of the most popular events for you to consider adding to your schedule for next year.  

Top 2024 Construction Events & Conferences 

This list is organized chronologically. If you’d like your event added to the list, please contact us. 

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC): Keys to the Future Conference (Houston, TX) 

August 14-17, 2024 

NAWIC’s 69th Annual Conference brings together the leading women and men in construction for four days to learn about the latest trends and cutting-edge technology, professional and personal development, and networking with professionals from all over the country. 

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NECA Show (San Diego, CA) 

September 28 - October 1, 2024 

Located in San Diego in 2024, The NECA Show is where leaders of the $202 billion electrical construction industry convene each year to discuss the ever-changing, ever-growing business climate. The evolution in electrical construction is happening here. 

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Autodesk University (San Diego, CA)  

October 15-17, 2024 

For three decades, AU has been at the heart of Design and Make industries. It brings together innovators in architecture, engineering, construction, product design, manufacturing, media and entertainment, to share ideas, advance industry practices, and explore opportunities for the future. 

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Equip Exposition (Louisville, Kentucky) 

October 15-18, 2024 

The Equip Exposition will take place once again in Louisville, KY, in October 2024. Equip Exposition is the annual event dedicated to growing landscapers’, hardscapers’, manufacturers’, and dealers’ businesses. Find the latest and greatest products across 1,000 exhibits and pit them against each other. That's why they call us the proving ground. 

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26th Annual Lean Construction Congress (San Diego, CA) 

October 22–25, 2024 

Join more than 1,400 of your colleagues and industry leaders for the Lean event of the year. You will have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits, engage in cutting-edge Lean methods, and network with your peers and Lean leaders. Registration details will be available soon. 

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CMAA Annual Conference (San Francisco, CA) 

October 27-29, 2024 

CMAA’s annual conference, CMAA 2024, is a flagship event taking place this year in Washington, D.C. The conference has a comprehensive exhibit hall, breakout sessions, plenary sessions, and is the host of the Industry Recognition Awards. Get ready to see the award winners of the Person of the Year, Project Achievement Awards and other individual honors. 

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SMACNA Annual Convention 2024 (Palm Desert, CA) 

October 27-30, 2024 

The trade show at the SMACNA (Sheet Metal, Air Conditioning National Association) Annual Convention will take place at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA, in 2024. The 2024 SMACNA Annual Convention is a yearly highlight for members, chapter executives and Associate Members wishing to network with peers, see old friends, learn important trends and new skills, and discuss business topics with leading service providers and manufacturers.  

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Montreal Contech Expo 2024 (Montreal, Quebec) 

November 7th, 2024  

This event is aimed at architects, designers, engineers, general contractors and all construction professionals. Visit the Contech Expo in Montreal and stock up on new and inspiring ideas. 

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Greenbuild (Philadelphia, PA) 

November 12-15, 2024 

Registration is now open for Greenbuild 2024, "Built to Scale." This year's theme spotlights the green building community’s commitment to wholesale market transformation, bringing proven solutions and strategies to global communities. 

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London Build 2024 EXPO (London, England) or London Build Online (London, England, virtual) 

November 20-21, 2024 

London Build is an award-winning exposition and construction show that is the best of the best in the United Kingdom. London Build 2024 is doubling in size and taking over both Grand and National Halls at Olympia London. The UK's leading and largest construction show features 35,000+ attendees, 600+ speakers across 12 CPD stages, 450+ exhibitors, Meet the Buyers, celebrity guests, entertainment, DJs, networking parties, live music, and much more! 

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The Buildings Show (Toronto, Canada) 

December 4-6, 2024 

For over 35 years, The Buildings Show has delivered the most cutting edge, expert-led seminars, informative panels, thought provoking roundtables, and an electric tradeshow experience that can't be missed. Construct Canada, PM Expo, Homebuilder & Renovator Expo, and the World of Concrete Toronto Pavilion. Every angle of the Canadian building industry under one roof. 

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2025 construction conferences and events 

AED Summit (Orlando, Florida) 

January 15-17, 2025  

Each year, the Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) Summit brings heavy equipment professionals together to discuss industry trends and opportunities. The 2025 AED Summit will be held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando in Orlando Florida.  

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World of Concrete (Las Vegas, NV) 

January 20-23, 2025 

World of Concrete has served the global concrete & masonry construction industries for over 50 years. They connect and educate buyers and sellers through live and digital events throughout the year, facilitated via worldofconcrete.com, and WOC360. Their goal is to provide this important community with the connections, intelligence, and opportunities that help customers grow, do business, and make better informed business decisions 

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NATE UNITE (Raleigh, NC) 

February 17 - 20, 2025 

Are you a NATE member? If so, check out the NATE UNITE convention. 

NATE UNITE is recognized as the premier event of the year for the tower erection, service and maintenance industry, providing education, marketing, networking, and the development of cohesion among NATE members. 

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NAHB International Builders Show (IBS) (Las Vegas, NV) 

February 25-27, 2025 

February 25-27, 2025 

The NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS)—the premier, once-a-year event that connects, educates and improves the residential construction industry—is a hub for new product launches, construction demos, industry thought leader sessions, workshops, panel discussions…and more. The people, products and knowledge you’ll gain will give you the real ideas and real solutions you need to grow and strengthen your essential business. 

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ABC Convention (Las Vegas, Nevada) 

February 25-27, 2025 
Members from across the nation return to ABC’s annual convention each year to connect, celebrate and advance their businesses with the latest industry, political and technological insights. You are invited to participate in this electric event featuring the National Craft Championships, the Construction Management Competition, the National Excellence in Construction® Awards, and the Construction Workforce Awards, plus dynamic, inspiring keynote speakers, industry insight sessions, and more. 

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CI & CRC Joint Conference 2024 (Costa Mesa, California) 

February 27 - March 1, 2025 

The ASCE Construction Institute Summit will take place in Des Moines, Iowa, for its third annual event. The three-day event invites construction professionals and stakeholders from around the country to discuss trends, developments, and innovative practices in the construction industry.  

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CMAA Focus (Las Vegas, Nevada) 

March 9-11, 2025 

CMAA Focus 2024 will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, welcoming in speakers who will focus on providing in-depth and useful information on key industry topics, including financing, partnering, contracts, leadership, legal and regulatory issues, bonding, risk management, workforce issues, and current market research. 

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Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference (Washington DC) 

March 19-21, 2025 

The 2025 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference is taking place in Washington DC. This conference is the nation’s best resource for networking and build resources in the water and wastewater sector.  

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Design-Build for Transportation/Aviation Conference (Washington DC) 

March 17-19, 2025 

With four tracks of education and General Sessions designed to motivate and inspire, the Design-Build for Transportation/Aviation Conference offers the nation’s best design-build resources and networking opportunities for the transportation and aviation sector.Stay tuned for details about the 2025 Design-Build for Transportation/Aviation conference in National Harbor, MD. 

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LCI Lean in Design Forum (Location TBD) 

Date Coming Soon 

Designers, architects, and engineers are invited to come together at the LCI Lean in Design Forum for an invaluable exploration of how design can benefit from Lean thinking.  

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World of Modular 2025 (Location TBD) 

Date Coming Soon 
This year, the World of Modular Annual Convention and Tradeshow is taking place in Orlando, FL, giving you the opportunity to meet with hundreds of industry leaders to learn more about the trends that may affect your business. The show has been running for 40 years, providing professionals in the commercial modular building industry an event during which they can exchange ideas, network and more. 

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AGC Convention (Location TBD) 

Date Coming Soon 

The annual AGC Convention is brought to you by the Associated General Contractors and has its registration open now. This event has moved to San Diego, CA, in 2024, and provides contractors of all sizes and markets with the opportunity to learn more and gain an advantage. Make new industry connections, prepare for disruptions and protect your business interests with more information from this convention.  

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ENR FutureTech 2025 (Location TBD)   

Date Coming Soon 

ENR FutureTech brings insights into the revolutions, evolutions and inventions changing construction technology today. This is a can’t-miss event for construction tech leaders to explore emerging technologies that will increase productivity, deliver efficiency, improve safety and profits. 

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AIA Conference on Architecture 2025 (Location TBD) 

Date Coming Soon 

Discover everything you need to know about the latest trends and activities in architecture during this four-day conference. The AIA Conference on Architecture is going to be held in Washington, D.C. in 2025, welcoming people from across the country to explore more through seminars and networking opportunities. 

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The Independent Contractors and Business Association (ICBA) 2025 (Location TBD)  

Date Coming Soon 

This networking event offers an unparalleled opportunity to engage with more than 1,200 industry professionals in the Lower Mainland’s industrial, commercial, institutional, civil, and multi-family construction sectors. 

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2025-2026 construction events 

Conexpo Con/Agg (Las Vegas, NV) 

March 3-7, 2026 

Do you want to see all North America has to offer in construction equipment and ideas? The Conexpo-Con/AGG is all about helping your business move to the next level. Designed for all construction industry professionals, the Conexpo-Con/AGG will give you the chance to network, learn how to improve your business with over 150 education sessions, and discover the latest technologies in construction. There are over 1,800 exhibitors in 2.7 million square feet. 

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Level up at these top construction events 

New trends and tech are always hitting the scene in construction. As we focus on meeting demand and making our work more efficient, now is a great time to network and start learning with events all over the country.  

Take some time to review the events that apply to your work and consider attending to help move your career forward. If your employer needs a little convincing to support your travel and time away, here’s how to approach your boss with a request to attend these construction events. 

Alexa De La Parra Ramirez

Content & Communications Coordinator, Autodesk Construction Solutions