Construction trade shows for 2024

Attending a construction trade show is a great way to network with like-minded people, learn about the latest techniques, tools, and processes, or simply take a “low-stress” trip approved by your company. That’s why we put together this page. When our team started planning their yearly trade show and event schedule, we thought would share the information we researched. Our hope is to reconnect with folks we met at past conventions and meet a few ones.

Because of the seasonal nature of construction trade shows, there are always new ones being announced and modified — this page will be updated frequently. So bookmark and return often.

And if you know of a construction-specific trade show, ideally commercial, that needs to be on our list, please let us know.


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JANUARY 2024

2024 National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association – NRC-REMSA

  • For: Ideal for professionals in railroad construction and maintenance, this event offers a deep dive into current industry trends, technologies, and best practices. Attendees, including contractors, engineers, and suppliers, can expect to gain valuable insights into railroad infrastructure development and maintenance.
  • Location: Boca Raton, FL
  • Date: January 3-6, 2024

AED Summit

  • For: Targeted towards heavy equipment professionals, the AED Summit is a hub for dealers, manufacturers, and service providers. It’s an excellent opportunity for networking, learning about emerging industry trends, and exploring new equipment and technology in heavy machinery.
  • Location: The Mirage, Las Vegas, NV
  • Date: January 16-18, 2024

World of Concrete 2024

  • For: A must-attend for concrete and masonry professionals, The World of Concrete showcases what’s new in concrete equipment, tools, and technology. It’s an ideal platform for contractors, manufacturers, and distributors to explore new products, attend workshops, and gain valuable industry knowledge.
  • Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
  • Date: January 22-25, 2024

National Pavement Expo

  • For: Focused on asphalt and concrete paving, this expo is perfect for contractors involved in pavement repair, sealcoating, and striping. It offers educational sessions and hands-on experiences with current trends in pavement technology, making it invaluable for paving professionals.
  • Location: Tampa, FL
  • Date: January 23-25, 2024

The International Surface Event – SURFACES, StonExpo, Marmomacc Americas, TileExpo

  • For: This multi-event is a goldmine for professionals in floor coverings, including hardwood, carpet, stone, and tile. It’s ideal for designers, architects, and contractors looking to stay abreast of current trends and technologies in flooring solutions.
  • Location: Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
  • Date: January 24-26, 2024

ISEE 50th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique 2024

  • For: Essential for professionals in demolition and blasting, ISEE’s conference covers the latest techniques and safety practices in explosives and blasting. Attendees, including blasting technicians and demolition experts, will benefit from the technical sessions and networking opportunities.
  • Location: Savannah Convention Center, Savannah, GA
  • Date: January 24-27, 2024

Marcum Florida Construction Summit 2024

  • For: Tailored for construction contractors and finance professionals in the industry, the Marcum Construction Summit provides insights into financial management, market trends, and regulatory updates. It’s an excellent opportunity for industry leaders to network and stay ahead in the business aspect of construction.
  • Location: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, FL
  • Date: January 25, 2024

48th International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC2024)

  • For: Aimed at professionals interested in advanced materials, this conference covers state-of-the-art structural and functional ceramics and composites. Researchers, engineers, and manufacturers will find value in the technical sessions and networking opportunities.
  • Location: Hilton Daytona Beach Resort, Daytona Beach, FL
  • Date: January 28 – February 2, 2024

NAPA Annual Meeting 2024 – (formerly National Asphalt Pavement Association 2024 Annual Expo)

  • For: Designed for professionals in the asphalt pavement industry, NAPA’s Annual Meeting offers insights into new trends, technologies, and best practices in asphalt production and application. It’s a key event for contractors, engineers, and suppliers in the asphalt sector.
  • Location: Omni Orlando Resort, Championsgate, FL
  • Date: January 28-31, 2024

FEBRUARY 2024

IRE 2024 – International Roofing Expo

  • For: Ideal for roofing professionals, the International Roofing Expo showcases the latest in roofing materials, tools, and technologies. Attendees, including contractors, architects, and manufacturers, will benefit from the educational sessions and the opportunity to explore new products and services.
  • Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Date: February 6-8, 2024

2024 PCI Convention & National Bridge Conference – Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

  • For: The PCI convention is a premier gathering for professionals specializing in precast/prestressed concrete, particularly in bridge construction. It’s an invaluable platform for engineers, designers, and manufacturers to explore innovative solutions in concrete applications and bridge engineering.
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Date: February 6-10, 2024

2024 Build Expo – Tampa

  • For: The Build Expo is essential for contractors, architects, and builders focusing on commercial and residential construction. It offers a comprehensive look at state-of-the-art building materials, design trends, and construction technologies, making it a key event for staying competitive in the construction industry.
  • Location: Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL
  • Date: February 7-8, 2024

2024 FTBA Construction Conference

  • For: A must-attend for professionals in Florida’s transportation construction sector, FTBA’s conference provides insights into state infrastructure projects, new regulations, and best practices in road and bridge construction, making it ideal for contractors, engineers, and state officials.
  • Location: Signia Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando, FL
  • Date: February 8-9, 2024

Marcum California Construction Summit

  • For: Tailored for construction contractors and financial professionals, Marcum offers a deep dive into the economic aspects of the construction industry in California. It’s a great opportunity for networking and learning about financial management, market trends, and regulatory challenges in the region.
  • Location: Renaissance Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA
  • Date: February 13, 2024

Land Improvement Contractors of America (LICA) 2024 Winter Convention

  • For: LICA caters to earthmoving contractors and those involved in land improvement projects. Attendees can expect to learn about the latest in grading, excavating, and drainage technologies, making it ideal for contractors and engineers focused on land conservation and development.
  • Location: Virginia Beach, VA
  • Date: February 13-17, 2024

Canadian Concrete Expo

  • For: A key event for the Canadian concrete industry, this expo brings together professionals to explore hot concrete construction technologies and practices. It’s perfect for contractors, manufacturers, and suppliers looking to network and stay updated on the Canadian concrete market.
  • Location: The International Centre, Mississauga, ON
  • Date: February 14-15, 2024

The ARA Show (American Rental Association)

  • For: ARA is the largest event for the equipment rental market, attracting professionals from construction, industrial, and event rental sectors. It’s an excellent opportunity to explore the future of rental, discover new products, and learn about industry trends.
  • Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Date: February 18-21, 2024

Advancing Prefabrication Summit 2024

  • For: Focused on prefabrication and modular construction, this conference is ideal for professionals looking to optimize construction processes. Advancing Prefabrication covers topics like supply chain management, digital transformation, and innovative manufacturing techniques, beneficial for contractors and manufacturers.
  • Location: Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO
  • Date: February 26-29, 2024

NAHB International Builders’ Show

  • For: IBS2024 is a leading event for the commercial construction industry, offering insights into current trends, technologies, and best practices. It’s an essential platform for builders, developers, and suppliers to network and explore new business opportunities.
  • Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
  • Date: February 27-29, 2024

Design & Construction Week 2024

  • For: Targeting professionals in residential design and construction, this week-long event combines exhibitions, educational sessions, and networking opportunities. DCQ is perfect for architects, designers, and builders looking to stay ahead in the residential construction market.
  • Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
  • Date: February 27-29, 2024

KNKBA/KBB Kitchen and Bath Industry Show

  • For: This show is a must for kitchen and bath design professionals, showcasing up to the minute design trends, materials, and technologies. It offers a unique opportunity for designers, remodelers, and manufacturers to gain insights into the evolving preferences in kitchen and bath design.
  • Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
  • Date: February 27-29, 2024

MARCH 2024

NTEA Work Truck Week

  • For: Ideal for professionals in the vocational truck industry, Work Truck Week showcases the latest in truck equipment and solutions. Attendees, including fleet managers, upfitters, and manufacturers, will find value in exploring new models, customizations, and industry-specific truck advancements.
  • Location: Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • Date: March 5-8, 2024

NDA Annual Convention & Expo (Demolition 2024)

  • For: A key gathering for demolition professionals, Demolition San Antonio! offers insights into current techniques, safety practices, and equipment in demolition. It’s an excellent opportunity for contractors and engineers to network, see live demonstrations, and stay abreast of industry advancements.
  • Location: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Date: March 6-9, 2024

Advancing Construction Operational Excellence 2024

  • For: This conference is crucial for construction professionals focused on operational efficiency and business transformation. It covers topics like organizational alignment, digital transformation, and leadership development, making it ideal for senior executives and project managers.
  • Location: The Highland, Dallas, TX
  • Date: March 6-8, 2024

2024 IIBEC International Convention & Trade Show

  • For: This event is essential for building envelope professionals. It offers a platform to explore the latest in roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall specification. Architects, consultants, and engineers will benefit from the technical discussions and networking opportunities.
  • Location: Sheraton Phoenix Downtown and Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Date: March 8-11, 2024

CMAA Focus24

  • For: Designed to provide construction management attendees with learning experiences that are valuable to the recipient, relevant to the evolving industry, unique to the profession, & optimal for project & program outcomes.
  • Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA
  • Date: March 7-12, 2024

MODEX 2024

  • For: Perfect for those in material handling and logistics, MODEX provides insights into present day equipment and technologies in supply chain management. Attendees, including warehouse managers and logistics professionals, will find value in the wide range of exhibits and educational sessions.
  • Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA
  • Date: March 11-14, 2024

ABC 2024 Convention – Associated Builders and Contractors

  • For: This convention is ideal for professionals in the industrial and commercial construction sectors. ABC 2024 offers insights into best practices, new technologies, and policy developments, making it valuable for contractors, project managers, and business owners.
  • Location: Kissimmee, FL
  • Date: March 13-15, 2024

Association of Equipment Management Professionals’ 2024 CONNECT Conference

  • For: AEMP’s Connect Conference is an event best suited for people with an interest in equipment management.
  • Location: Phoenix, AZ
  • Date: March 13-15, 2024

Ohio Construction Conference 2024

  • For: Aimed at leaders in the construction sector, Ohio Construction Conference provides insights into market trends, regulatory updates, and best practices. It’s an excellent networking and learning opportunity for contractors, suppliers, and service providers in the Ohio region.
  • Location: The Ohio Union, Columbus, OH
  • Date: March 13, 2024

2024 World of Modular

  • For: Focused on modular construction, 2024 World of Modular event is perfect for professionals interested in innovative building techniques. It offers a platform to explore modular building solutions, network with industry leaders, and learn about the most recent trends in modular construction.
  • Location: Orlando, FL
  • Date: March 18-21, 2024

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) Annual Convention

  • For: NRMCA’s convention is a must-attend for professionals in the ready-mixed concrete industry. It covers a range of topics from production to delivery, making it ideal for manufacturers, suppliers, and contractors in the concrete sector.
  • Location: Tampa, FL
  • Date: March 18-21, 2024

AGC Convention

  • For: Ideal for construction superintendents, project managers, and executives, The AGC Convention covers a wide range of topics from project management to technological advancements in construction. It’s a great opportunity for networking and professional development.
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Date: March 19-22, 2024

Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition

  • For: This event is crucial for professionals in water, sewer, gas, and telecom utility industries. It offers insights into trenchless technology, pipe rehabilitation, and new construction techniques, making it valuable for engineers and contractors in utility infrastructure.
  • Location: Oklahoma City, OK
  • Date: March 19-21, 2024

NASCC Steel Conference

  • For: Aimed at professionals in steel construction, “The Steel Conference” pulls together 7 other events related to brand new trends in heavy steel construction and architecture – World Steel Bridge Symposium, QualityCon, the NISD Detailing Conference, SafetyCon, Architecture in Steel, SSRC’s Annual Stability Conference, and SEICon 24. It’s an excellent opportunity for architects, engineers, and fabricators to explore new technologies and network with industry peers.
  • Location: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • Date: March 20-22, 2024

World of Asphalt Show & Conference 2024/AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo

  • For: This combined event is essential for professionals in the asphalt and aggregates industries. It showcases the latest equipment, technologies, and best practices, making it ideal for contractors, manufacturers, and suppliers in these sectors.
  • Location: Music City Center, Nashville, TN
  • Date: March 25-27, 2024
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APRIL 2024

The Construction Expo 2024

  • For: The Construction Expo is a prime destination for construction professionals interested in the latest innovations, trends, and green technologies. It’s particularly beneficial for those in contemporary architecture and sustainable construction, offering a platform to discover new materials and eco-friendly building solutions.
  • Location: Cloverdale Agriplex Building, Surrey BC Canada
  • Date: April 6-7, 2024

AEI Conference 2024 – Architectural Engineering Institute

  • For: Ideal for architectural engineers, the 2024 AEI Conference focuses on the integration of design and construction. Attendees can expect to delve into topics like building systems, structural integrity, and sustainable design, making it a valuable event for engineers and architects alike.
  • Location: DoubleTree, San Jose, CA
  • Date: April 9-10, 2024

IWCE 2024 – International Window Coverings EXPO

  • For: This expo is a must-visit for professionals in the window coverings industry. It offers insights into the latest trends and technologies in window treatments, making it ideal for designers, manufacturers, and retailers focused on interior design and decoration.
  • Location: Gaylord Convention Center, Grapevine, TX
  • Date: April 11, 2024

NASTT 2024 No-Dig Show – North American Society for Trenchless Technology

  • For: Essential for those in underground infrastructure, NASTT’s No-Dig Show highlights trenchless technology advancements. It’s perfect for engineers, contractors, and municipal workers interested in cost-effective and innovative solutions for underground construction and maintenance.
  • Location: Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI
  • Date: April 14-18, 2024

2024 Common Ground Alliance (CGA) Conference & Expo

  • For: This event brings together stakeholders in underground construction for education and networking. It’s ideal for professionals involved in damage prevention, offering insights into safe digging practices, new technologies, and regulatory compliance.
  • Location: The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Date: April 14-18, 2024

2024 Development, Construction & Design Conference and Expo

  • For: Targeted at professionals in building development and design, this conference offers a comprehensive look at the latest trends and technologies in construction. It’s an excellent opportunity for developers, architects, and contractors to network and gain insights into project management and design innovation.
  • Location: The Cable Center, Denver, CO
  • Date: April 16, 2024

2024 Florida Buildings Engineering & Facility Maintenance Show

  • For: This show is tailored for professionals responsible for building maintenance and engineering. It’s an excellent platform for facility managers, engineers, and maintenance professionals to explore products and services that enhance building efficiency and safety.
  • Location: Florida State Fairground, Tampa, FL
  • Date: April 17, 2024

Coverings 2024

  • For: The premier event for the ceramic tile and natural stone industry in North America. Coverings is ideal for designers, contractors, and retailers, offering a comprehensive view of the latest trends, designs, and technologies in tile and stone flooring.
  • Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA
  • Date: April 22-25, 2024

2024 Build Expo – Dallas

  • For: A key event for the construction industry in the Dallas region, The Build Expo showcases a wide range of building materials, services, and technologies. It’s an excellent opportunity for local contractors, architects, and builders to network, learn about new products, and gain insights into regional market trends.
  • Location: Dallas Market Hall, Dallas, TX
  • Date: April 24-25, 2024

MAY 2024

Advancing Preconstruction 2024

  • For: Focused on preconstruction and estimating, Advancing Preconstruction is perfect for professionals looking to optimize their project planning and cost management. It offers insights into the latest trends and best practices in preconstruction, making it valuable for estimators, project managers, and contractors.
  • Location: Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO
  • Date: May 1-3, 2024

National Fire Sprinkler Association 2024 Convention

  • For: Essential for professionals in fire protection, this convention covers the latest in fire sprinkler technology and regulations. It’s an ideal event for contractors, engineers, and designers focused on fire safety and building compliance.
  • Location: Wailea Beach Resort, Wailea, HI
  • Date: May 7-10, 2024

Air Barrier Association of America 2024 Annual Meeting

  • For: This meeting is crucial for those interested in building science, particularly in building enclosures and moisture management. Attendees, including architects, engineers, and contractors, will benefit from discussions on air barriers, sustainability, and enclosure commissioning.
  • Location: Hyatt Regency, Reston, VA
  • Date: May 7-8, 2024

FCA International’s Signatory Contractors’ Conference

  • For: Aimed at leading signatory business owners and decision-makers wanting to learn, collaborate, and address issues benefiting signatory contractors.
  • Location: Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Date: May 7-10, 2024

Marcum New York Construction Summit

  • For: Aimed at construction contractors and financial professionals in New York, this summit provides insights into the economic and regulatory landscape of the construction industry in the region. It’s a great networking and learning opportunity for industry leaders and financial experts.
  • Location: Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, NY
  • Date: May 8, 2024

Design 2 Part Show – Schaumburg 2024

  • For: This show is ideal for those looking to find new suppliers for parts and manufacturing services. It’s a key event for manufacturers, designers, and engineers interested in custom and stock parts, fabrication, and design services.
  • Location: Schaumburg Convention Center, Schaumburg, IL
  • Date: May 8-9, 2024

The Basics of Construction Accounting – Construction Business Owner Magazine

  • For: the business owner looking to improve the fundamentals of construction accounting and the role it plays in the contractor’s business. The webinar will cover the different types of accounting and revenue recognition methods, job costing and why it should function as the center of your business, and key financial reporting
  • Location: Live Webinar
  • Date: 1 p.m. Central, May 16, 2024

Northwest Wall & Ceiling Bureau 2024 Convention & Expo

  • For: Focused on the wall and ceiling industry, this event offers educational seminars, exhibits, and networking opportunities. It’s perfect for contractors, suppliers, and manufacturers interested in the latest trends and technologies in wall and ceiling construction.
  • Location: Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa, Indian Wells, CA
  • Date: May 16-18, 2024

CFMA’s Annual Conference & Exhibition

  • For: At the CFMA’s Annual Conference & Exhibition, financial professionals in the construction industry gather to discuss financial management, market trends, and regulatory updates. This event is crucial for CFOs, accountants, and financial managers seeking to enhance their financial strategies in construction.
  • Location: Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, Grapevine, TX
  • Date: May 18-22, 2024

2024 Build Expo – Austin

  • For: The Build Expo is a pivotal event for Austin and for the region’s construction industry, showcasing a wide array of building materials, services, and technologies. It’s an excellent opportunity for local contractors and builders to discover innovative products and network with industry peers.
  • Location: Palmer Events Center, Austin, TX
  • Date: May 22-23, 2024

JUNE 2024

ESWP 2024 International Bridge Conference – Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania

  • For: Engineers and bridge construction professionals will find this conference particularly valuable. It offers a platform to discuss the latest advancements in bridge engineering, making it essential for those involved in bridge design, construction, and maintenance.
  • Location: Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, TX
  • Date: June 3-5, 2024

AGC’S Federal Contractor Conference

  • For: Construction industry leaders and their federal agency counterparts interested in candid dialogue about the direct business impacts of working in the Federal Market.
  • Location: Ritz Carlton Hotel, Washington, DC
  • Date: June 10-12, 2024

Florida Asphalt Convention 2024

  • For: This convention is a key event for professionals in the asphalt industry in Florida. Attendees will gain insights into new asphalt technologies, best practices, and regional market trends, making it a must-attend for contractors and engineers in this sector.
  • Location: Hollywood, FL
  • Date: June 13-16, 2024

2024 Build Expo – Houston

  • For: The Houston Build Expo is an important event for the construction industry in Texas, offering insights into the latest building materials, technologies, and services. It’s an excellent networking opportunity for contractors, architects, and builders in the region.
  • Location: NRG Park Center, Houston, TX
  • Date: June 26-27, 2024

JULY 2024

2024 Build Expo – Atlanta

  • For: In Atlanta, the Build Expo provides a comprehensive look at the construction industry, with a focus on the latest innovations and regional market trends. This event is ideal for contractors, architects, and builders in the Southeast looking to stay ahead in the industry.
  • Location: Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, GA
  • Date: July 31-August 1, 2024

AUGUST 2024

2024 National Association of Women in Construction Conference

  • For: NAWIC’s Keys to the Future conference is a gathering point for women and men from all over the country looking to learn the latest trends, cutting-edge technology, professional and personal development, and networking with professionals in the construction industry.
  • Location: The Westin Galleria Houston, Houston, TX
  • Date: August 14-17, 2024

2024 CFMA Southeastern Construction Regional Conference

  • For: This regional conference by CFMA is a gathering point for financial professionals in the construction industry in the Southeast. It covers topics like financial management, market trends, and regulatory challenges, making it valuable for CFOs, controllers, and financial managers.
  • Location: The Westin Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN
  • Date: August 14-16, 2024

2024 Build Expo – Los Angeles

  • For: The Los Angeles Build Expo showcases a range of building materials, services, and technologies, providing a unique opportunity for local contractors and builders to network and learn about new trends.
  • Location: Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Date: August 28-29, 2024
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SEPTEMBER 2024

International Fastener Expo (IFE) 2024

  • For: Attendees of the IFE Expo will experience North America’s most extensive business-to-business trade show for all types of fasteners, machinery & tooling, and other industrial products.
  • Location: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV
  • Date: September 8-10, 2024

MINExpo International 2024 Las Vegas

  • For: A premier event for those in the mining industry, MINExpo offers a global platform to explore the latest equipment, technologies, and services. It’s an essential event for mining professionals looking to stay updated on industry advancements and network with global peers.
  • Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
  • Date: September 24-26, 2024

2024 Build Expo – South Florida

  • For: The South Florida Build Expo is a key event for the construction industry in the region, showcasing the latest in building materials, technologies, and services. It’s an excellent opportunity for contractors, architects, and builders in Florida to network and discover new market trends.
  • Location: Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Date: September 25-26, 2024

2024 National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Convention

  • For: A must-attend for professionals in the electrical construction industry, the NECA Convention offers insights into power, lighting, and control industries, making it ideal for contractors, engineers, and suppliers looking to stay abreast of the latest electrical trends and technologies.
  • Location: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
  • Date: September 28-October 1, 2024

Western Roofing Expo 2024

  • For: The premier regional roofing and waterproofing event in the United States, the Western Roofing Expo features a two-day trade show, 26 educational seminars, keynote luncheons, and so much more. An unbeatable peer-to-peer networking opportunity!
  • Location: Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
  • Date: September 29-October 1, 2024

OCTOBER 2024

Marcum New England Construction Summit

  • For: Marcum’s New England is a crucial event for construction contractors and financial professionals throughout the northeast. It provides insights into financial management, market trends, and regulatory updates in the construction industry, making it valuable for industry leaders and financial experts in the region.
  • Location: Omni New Haven at Yale, New Haven, CT
  • Date: October 1, 2024

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s (NRMCA) ConcreteWorks

  • For: ConcreteWorks is an educational conference and trade show focusing on the ready-mixed concrete industry. It’s an ideal platform for producers, manufacturers, and contractors to explore new technologies and network with industry leaders.
  • Location: Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, Aurora, CO
  • Date: October 10-14, 2024

SPARK Electrician’s Expo

  • For: For electrical industry professionals from across the nation who represent a wide spectrum of organizations, skill sets, industries, experience levels, and interests.
  • Location: Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL
  • Date: October 14-16, 2024

2024 Women in Construction Conference

  • For: Focused on women in the construction industry, this conference is a unique blend of education, professional development, and networking opportunities. It’s an empowering platform for women contractors, engineers, and industry professionals to share experiences and learn from each other.
  • Location: Renaissance Arlington Capital View, Arlington, VA
  • Date: October 18, 2024

Marcum Mid-South Construction Summit

  • For: The Mid-South Construction Summit is an important event for construction contractors and financial professionals in the Mid-South region. It offers insights into financial management, market trends, and regulatory challenges in the construction industry.
  • Location: Hilton Nashville Downtown, Nashville, TN
  • Date: October 23, 2024

Marcum Ohio Construction Summit

  • For: The Ohio Marcum Construction Summit is a key event for construction contractors and financial professionals. It provides a comprehensive overview of financial management, market trends, and regulatory updates in the construction industry, making it valuable for industry leaders and financial experts.
  • Location: Cleveland Marriott East, Warrensville Heights, OH
  • Date: October 29, 2024

METALCON

  • For: Devoted exclusively to the innovations, solutions, tools, and expertise as it applies to the application of metal in construction and design.
  • Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA
  • Date: October 30 – November 1, 2024

NOVEMBER 2024

Dirt World Summit

  • For: Dirt World has become well-known attracting leaders in construction and mining, focusing on workforce challenges like retention, development, and recruiting. It’s an excellent opportunity for industry leaders to share strategies and solutions for their biggest challenges.
  • Location: Henry B. González Convention Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Date: November 4-6, 2024

International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo/Deck Expo

  • For: Designed for anyone wanting to be better educated in the trends, market directions, and technology in all segments of the pool, spa, patio, decking, and outdoor living industries.
  • Location: Key Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center, Dallas, TX
  • Date: November 9-14, 2024

Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Service Managers Forum

  • For: team leaders such as service managers and operations managers in the HVAC industry.
  • Location: Hotel Dena, Pasadena, CA
  • Date: November 11-13, 2024

IHACI’s 44th Annual HVAC/R/SM Performance Contracting Product and Equipment Trade Show

  • For: contractors, manufacturers, distributors, utilities, and related businesses actively engaged in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and sheet metal industries. leaders such as service managers and operations managers in the HVAC industry.
  • Location: Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA
  • Date: November 13, 2024

Trimble Dimensions

  • For: Drawing in professionals from construction, mining, infrastructure, and municipal operations, Trimble Dimensions offers updates and introductions in construction software and technology. It is a must-attend for those using Trimble’s products and solutions.
  • Location: The Venetian Resort, Las Vegas, NV
  • Date: November 11-13, 2024

DECEMBER 2024

Construct Canada 2024

  • For: Designed for construction professionals looking to learn and network with other real estate, architecture, design, and construction professionals. Cutting edge seminars, informative panels, roundtables in one trade show venue.
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, ON
  • Date: December 4-6, 2024

2024 Build Expo – Charlotte

  • For: The pivotal event for the construction industry in the Carolinas, Charlotte Build Expo showcases a comprehensive range of building materials, services, and technologies. It’s an excellent opportunity for contractors, architects, and builders in the region to discover innovative products, engage in meaningful networking, and stay updated on the latest industry trends and regional market dynamics.
  • Location: Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC
  • Date: December 11-12, 2024

Construction SuperConference

  • For: This conference is a key event for mid- to senior-level professionals in the legal and commercial construction markets. It offers insights into the latest legal and regulatory challenges in construction, making it essential for lawyers, contractors, and business owners.
  • Location: The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV
  • Date: November 9-11, 2024

2025 Trade Shows

2025 National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association – NRC-REMSA

  • For: Ideal for professionals in railroad construction and maintenance, this event offers a deep dive into the latest industry trends, technologies, and best practices. Attendees, including contractors, engineers, and suppliers, can expect to gain valuable insights into railroad infrastructure development and maintenance.
  • Location: JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, Marco Island, FL
  • Date: January 5-8, 2025

2025 AED Summit

  • For: Targeted towards heavy equipment professionals, the AED Summit is a hub for dealers, manufacturers, and service providers. It’s an excellent opportunity for networking, learning about emerging industry trends, and exploring new equipment and technology in heavy machinery.
  • Location: The Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando FL
  • Date: January 15-17, 2025

2025 National Pavement Expo

  • For: Focused on asphalt and concrete paving, this expo is perfect for contractors involved in pavement repair, sealcoating, and striping. It offers educational sessions and hands-on experiences with current trends in pavement technology, making it invaluable for paving professionals.
  • Location: Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL
  • Date: January 16-17, 2025

World of Concrete 2025

  • For: A must-attend for concrete and masonry professionals, The World of Concrete showcases the latest in concrete equipment, tools, and technology. It’s an ideal platform for contractors, manufacturers, and distributors to explore new products, attend workshops, and gain valuable industry knowledge.
  • Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
  • Date: January 20-23, 2025

ISEE 51th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique 2025

  • For: Essential for professionals in demolition and blasting, ISEE’s conference covers the latest techniques and safety practices in explosives and blasting. Attendees, including blasting technicians and demolition experts, will benefit from the technical sessions and networking opportunities.
  • Location: Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, Cherokee, NC
  • Date: January 21-26, 2025

2025 Build Expo – Tampa

  • For: The Build Expo is essential for contractors, architects, and builders focusing on commercial and residential construction. It offers a comprehensive look at the latest building materials, design trends, and construction technologies, making it a key event for staying competitive in the construction industry.
  • Location: Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL
  • Date: January 22-23, 2025

49th International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC2025)

  • For: Aimed at professionals interested in advanced materials, this conference covers the latest in structural and functional ceramics and composites. Researchers, engineers, and manufacturers will find value in the technical sessions and networking opportunities.
  • Location: Hilton Daytona Beach Resort, Daytona Beach, FL
  • Date: January 26-31, 2025

The International Surface Event – SURFACES, StonExpo, TileExpo

  • For: This multi-event is a goldmine for professionals in floor coverings, including hardwood, carpet, stone, and tile. It’s ideal for designers, architects, and contractors looking to stay abreast of the latest trends and technologies in flooring solutions.
  • Location: Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
  • Date: January 28-30, 2025

The ARA Show (American Rental Association) Annual Trade Show 2025

  • For: rental professionals to network with their peers, learn about the latest industry trends, and connect with potential customers and suppliers of rental equipment, services, and supplies.
  • Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
  • Date: January 28 – February 1, 2025

FEB 2025

NAPA Annual Meeting 2025 – National Asphalt Pavement Association

  • For: Designed for professionals in the asphalt pavement industry, NAPA’s Annual Meeting offers insights into the latest trends, technologies, and best practices in asphalt production and application. It’s a key event for contractors, engineers, and suppliers in the asphalt sector.
  • Location: Maui, HI
  • Date: February 2-5, 2025

2025 PCI Convention at The Precast Show – Prestressed Concrete Institute

  • For: The PCI convention is a premier gathering for professionals specializing in precast/prestressed concrete, particularly in bridge construction. It’s an invaluable platform for engineers, designers, and manufacturers to explore innovative solutions in concrete applications and bridge engineering.
  • Location: Indianapolis, IN
  • Date: February 3-7, 2025

2025 FTBA Construction Conference

  • For: A must-attend for professionals in Florida’s transportation construction sector, FTBA’s conference provides insights into state infrastructure projects, new regulations, and best practices in road and bridge construction, making it ideal for contractors, engineers, and state officials.
  • Location: Orlando, FL
  • Date: February 11-12, 2025

Land Improvement Contractors of America (LICA) 2025 Winter Convention

  • For: LICA caters to earthmoving contractors and those involved in land improvement projects. Attendees can expect to learn about the latest in grading, excavating, and drainage technologies, making it ideal for contractors and engineers focused on land conservation and development.
  • Location: Marriott Jacksonville Downtown, Jacksonville, FL
  • Date: February 11-15, 2025

Canadian Concrete Expo

  • For: A key event for the Canadian concrete industry, this expo brings together professionals to explore the latest in concrete construction technologies and practices. It’s perfect for contractors, manufacturers, and suppliers looking to network and stay updated on the Canadian concrete market.
  • Location: Toronto CA
  • Date: February 12-14, 2025

IRE 2025 – International Roofing Expo

  • For: Ideal for roofing professionals, the International Roofing Expo showcases the latest in roofing materials, tools, and technologies. Attendees, including contractors, architects, and manufacturers, will benefit from the educational sessions and the opportunity to explore new products and services.
  • Location: Henry Gonzales Convention Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Date: February 19-21, 2025

HAHB International Builder’s Show (IBS) 2025

  • For: the largest annual light construction show in the world. 
  • Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
  • Date: February 25-27, 2025

NKBA/KBIS Kitchen and Bath Industry Show

  • For: This show is a must for kitchen and bath design professionals, showcasing the latest in design trends, materials, and technologies. It offers a unique opportunity for designers, remodelers, and manufacturers to gain insights into the evolving preferences in kitchen and bath design.
  • Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
  • Date: February 25-27, 2025

ABC 2025 Convention – Associated Builders and Contractors

  • For: This convention is ideal for professionals in the industrial and commercial construction sectors. ABC 2025 offers insights into best practices, new technologies, and policy developments, making it valuable for contractors, project managers, and business owners.
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • Date: February 25-27, 2025

2025 SBE Conference

  • For: HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical technicians.
  • Location: Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek, Orlando, FL
  • Date: February 27-28, 2025

MARCH 2025

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) Annual Convention

  • For: NRMCA’s convention is a must-attend for professionals in the ready-mixed concrete industry. It covers a range of topics from production to delivery, making it ideal for manufacturers, suppliers, and contractors in the concrete sector.
  • Location: JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Tucson, AZ
  • Date: March 4-7, 2025

NTEA Work Truck Week 2025

  • For: Ideal for professionals in the vocational truck industry, Work Truck Week showcases the latest in truck equipment and solutions. Attendees, including fleet managers, upfitters, and manufacturers, will find value in exploring new models, customizations, and industry-specific truck advancements.
  • Location: Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • Date: March 4-7, 2025

Association of Equipment Management Professionals’ 2025 CONNECT Conference

  • For: This event is best for people with an interest in equipment management.
  • Location: Arlington, TX
  • Date: March 5-7, 2024

NDA Annual Convention & Expo (Demolition 2025)

  • For: A key gathering for demolition professionals, Demolition San Antonio! offers insights into current techniques, safety practices, and equipment in demolition. It’s an excellent opportunity for contractors and engineers to network, see live demonstrations, and stay abreast of industry advancements.
  • Location: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Date: March 5-8, 2025

2025 IIBEC International Convention & Trade Show

  • For: This event is essential for building envelope professionals. It offers a platform to explore the latest in roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall specification. Architects, consultants, and engineers will benefit from the technical discussions and networking opportunities.
  • Location: Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, FL
  • Date: March 6-9, 2025

Ohio Construction Conference 2025

  • For: Aimed at leaders in the construction sector, Ohio Construction Conference provides insights into market trends, regulatory updates, and best practices. It’s an excellent networking and learning opportunity for contractors, suppliers, and service providers in the Ohio region.
  • Location: The Ohio Union, Columbus, OH
  • Date: March 12, 2025

World of Asphalt Show & Conference 2025/AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo

  • For: This combined event is essential for professionals in the asphalt and aggregates industries. It showcases the latest equipment, technologies, and best practices, making it ideal for contractors, manufacturers, and suppliers in these sectors.
  • Location: America’s Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, MO
  • Date: March 25-27, 2025

NASTT 2025 No-Dig Show – North American Society for Trenchless Technology

  • For: Essential for those in underground infrastructure, NASTT’s No-Dig Show highlights trenchless technology advancements. It’s perfect for engineers, contractors, and municipal workers interested in cost-effective and innovative solutions for underground construction and maintenance.
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • Date: March 30 – April 3, 2025

APRIL 2025

NASCC Steel Conference

  • For: Aimed at professionals in steel construction, “The Steel Conference” pulls together 7 other events related to the latest trends in heavy steel construction and architecture – World Steel Bridge Symposium, QualityCon, the NISD Detailing Conference, SafetyCon, Architecture in Steel, SSRC’s Annual Stability Conference, and SEICon 24. It’s an excellent opportunity for architects, engineers, and fabricators to explore new technologies and network with industry peers.
  • Location: Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisville, KY
  • Date: April 2-4, 2025

The Construction Expo 2025

  • For: The Construction Expo is a prime destination for construction professionals interested in the latest innovations, trends, and green technologies. It’s particularly beneficial for those in contemporary architecture and sustainable construction, offering a platform to discover new materials and eco-friendly building solutions.
  • Location: Cloverdale Agriplex Building, Surrey BC Canada
  • Date: April 5-6, 2025

2025 Common Ground Alliance (CGA) Conference & Expo

  • For: This event brings together stakeholders in underground construction for education and networking. It’s ideal for professionals involved in damage prevention, offering insights into safe digging practices, new technologies, and regulatory compliance.
  • Location: Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, FL
  • Date: April 7-10, 2025

IWCE 2025 – International Window Coverings EXPO

  • For: This expo is a must-visit for professionals in the window coverings industry. It offers insights into the latest trends and technologies in window treatments, making it ideal for designers, manufacturers, and retailers focused on interior design and decoration.
  • Location: Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Date: April 14-16, 2024

2025 Florida Buildings Engineering & Facility Maintenance Show

  • For: This show is tailored for professionals responsible for building maintenance and engineering. It’s an excellent platform for facility managers, engineers, and maintenance professionals to explore products and services that enhance building efficiency and safety.
  • Location: Florida State Fairground, Tampa, FL
  • Date: April 16, 2025

2025 Build Expo – Dallas

  • For: A key event for the construction industry in the Dallas region, The Build Expo showcases a wide range of building materials, services, and technologies. It’s an excellent opportunity for local contractors, architects, and builders to network, learn about new products, and gain insights into regional market trends.
  • Location: Dallas Market Hall, Dallas, TX
  • Date: April 23-24, 2025

Coverings 2025

  • For: The premier event for the ceramic tile and natural stone industry in North America. Coverings is ideal for designers, contractors, and retailers, offering a comprehensive view of the latest trends, designs, and technologies in tile and stone flooring.
  • Location: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
  • Date: April 29 – May 2, 2024

MAY 2025

Advancing Preconstruction 2025

  • For: Focused on preconstruction and estimating, Advancing Preconstruction is perfect for professionals looking to optimize their project planning and cost management. It offers insights into the latest trends and best practices in preconstruction, making it valuable for estimators, project managers, and contractors.
  • Location: TBD
  • Date: TBD, 2025

Air Barrier Association of America 2025 Annual Meeting

  • For: This meeting is crucial for those interested in building science, particularly in building enclosures and moisture management. Attendees, including architects, engineers, and contractors, will benefit from discussions on air barriers, sustainability, and enclosure commissioning.
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • Date: May 6-7, 2025

FCA International’s Signatory Contractors’ Conference

  • For: Aimed at leading signatory business owners and decision-makers wanting to learn, collaborate, and address issues benefiting signatory contractors.
  • Location: TBD
  • Date: May ? 2025

MARCH 2026

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2026 Construction Expo

  • For: professionals with an interest in construction equipment in the asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earth moving, lifting, and mining segments. There are hundreds of educational sessions from leaders in the field and thousands of attendees to network with. The world’s largest collection of construction equipment. 
  • Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
  • Date: March 3-7, 2026

Getting the Most from Attending Construction Trade Shows

Attending a construction expo, trade show, or conference can be incredibly beneficial for the growth and professional development of a commercial construction business. To help you make the most of these opportunities, we’ve compiled a set of key questions and answers designed to provide you with actionable strategies and insights for leveraging these gatherings to their fullest potential. Whether you’ve attended many or this is your first, these tips will guide you in planning, participating, and capitalizing on these important events, ensuring that your time and investment yield the best possible outcomes for your business.

1. Book Accommodation and Transportation Right Away

Research and plan for suitable accommodations and transportation, including tips for navigating the venue, especially for those traveling from out of town.

2. Prepare for the Event in Advance

Research beforehand, gather necessary materials, and plan a schedule that allows for the most optimal use of time at the show. Don’t forget your business cards!

3. Research Attendee Etiquette and Best Practices

Inquire about any dress code and any “do’s and don’ts” to ensure a respectful and positive experience for all participants.

4. Plan Around The Event Schedules and Updates

Keep abreast of any changes in the event schedule and plan accordingly to attend key workshops and speeches. Visit their event schedule on their website for ever-changing times or cancellations. Some events offer phone apps that DM announcements and changes in real-time.

5. Explore Networking Opportunities

Seek out and engage in various networking opportunities provided by the event, such as social gatherings, workshops, and discussion forums, to build valuable industry connections.

6. Effective Engagement with Exhibitors and Speakers

Develop strategies for meaningful interactions with exhibitors and speakers to establish relationships and gain industry insights. Make notes on the back of their business card for when doing your post-event follow-up. Or photograph their card including the booth in the background to help jog your memory later.

7. Maximize Event Benefits After Returning

Come up with a follow-up strategy, access event materials, and reach out to the connections you made during the event.

Hope to see you at a construction trade show in 2024!

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