This year certainly feels more optimistic than years past, and March is showing up with a long list of in-person events across the US.
With no shortage of networking and learning opportunities this month, you’ll find construction events happening from California to New York, and every time zone in between. In fact, you can find us at several of them, both regional and national. Come learn about the latest in construction technology, industry moves, and popular trends that could have a major impact on your business.
If you need help convincing your boss that an event is worth attending, check out our guide on putting together a business case. If you need to look a little further ahead, here’s some of the top events in construction for all of 2022.
March 2022 Construction Webinars
Connecting Data Throughout Every Phase of the Project Lifecycle
Date and time: March 10, 2022 at 9:30 AM PT
Duration: ~30 minutes
Best for users of Autodesk Construction Cloud, Autodesk Build, and BIM360, as well as anyone interested in learning more about streamlining data throughout the project lifecycle
Join Autodesk Construction Solutions with our partners, Intelliwave and O3 Solutions, to learn how to accelerate the value of your technology deployments through partner solutions. Hear about how they help solve common construction challenges around materials management and work packaging and learn more about their integrations and how they enable information to flow in a project and unlock productivity.
- Chuck Mies, LEED AP, Assoc. AIA, Global Business Development, Autodesk
- Barry Peyton, Business Development and Strategic Partnership Product Manager at Intelliwave Technologies
- Josh Girvin, CEO of O3 Solutions
March 2022 Construction Events
NY Build Expo (New York, NY)
Dates: March 2 – 3, 2022
About: New York Build, the largest construction & design show for New York and the Tri-state area, is back and bigger than ever. It’s taking place at the Javits Center.
This award-winning show is officially supported by the State of New York, and covers major construction opportunities in residential, commercial and infrastructure across New York and the Tri-state region.
The show features 300+ top industry speakers across 11 tracks and AIA CES approved workshops, 250+ exhibitors, exclusive free-to-attend networking events including the Women in Construction and Diversity in Construction, exciting entertainment, New York’s Festival of Construction, celebrity guests and much more.
Western Winter Conference (Indian Wells, CA)
Dates: March 3 – 6, 2022
About: Western Winter Workshop™ is an industry event pulling together capital program organizations, executives, contractors, consultants, innovators and technology solution professionals who share the common goal of driving successful project delivery.
This year’s event includes two and a half days of capital management and technical presentations showcasing the very latest in project controls and construction management tools and techniques. The Workshop provides a unique opportunity to network with key decision makers for major capital project delivery organizations as well as owners, executives, managers, engineers and many other industry professionals.
Jen Jewett, Infrastructure Specialist at Autodesk Construction Solutions, will be moderating a panel on Minimizing Risks with Construction Technology on Saturday, March 5 at 10:30 – 11:30 AM. She’s joined by Josh Portner (Google), Peter Tateishi (AGC), and Rose Hall (AXA XL North America Construction).
Recommended reading: Check out our guide to all the major construction events in 2022.
Advancing Construction Operational Excellence 2022 (Denver, CO)
Dates: March 7 – 9, 2022
About: The 3rd Annual Advancing Construction Operational Excellence conference is returning in 2022 to support you on your mission to achieve Contractor Excellence.
Pressure is mounting for Business Executives to move beyond short-term performance planning and focus on long-term business growth as the industry bounces back from the pandemic, identifying the markets, strategies and services that will drive growth in 2022 and beyond. Companies which focus on continuous improvement and process improvement, agile innovation, and transformative disruption will be the ones who ultimately come out on top.
Join dozens of other Executives and Senior Operations, Business and Improvement Leaders disrupting construction firms at this boutique event to discover the best tools, strategies and practices to drive organizational effectiveness.
With 25+ speakers from top US contractors sharing innovative case studies on their journey to excellence, explore the latest techniques to data analytics, culture, people development, leadership acumen and more.
Autodesk will be there with a speaking session on March 8th from 1:30 – 2:00 PM to discuss our Construction Data Strategy & Analytics Report. Eric Thomas, Manager of Construction Thought Leadership at Autodesk and Jay Bowman, Managing Director of Research & Analytics at FMI, will discuss global research findings, industry insights and guidance on implementing a formal data strategy. We’ll also be hosting the end of day reception on March 8 for all attendees.
CI & CRC Joint Conference 2022 (Arlington, VA)
Dates: March 9 – 12, 2022
Join the first-ever, CI & CRC Joint Conference. ASCE’s Construction Institute (CI) and Construction Research Council (CRC) are joining forces to bring you this joint conference for the latest in construction insights, from the academic community and industry professionals. Specifically, it will facilitate interaction between construction research professionals, contractors, owners, and practitioners. This event is being hosted by the Vecellio Construction Engineering and Management Program (VCEMP) at Virginia Tech and taking place at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport.
MCAA 2022 Annual Convention (San Diego, CA)
Dates: March 13 – 17, 2022
About: MCAA’s premier event provides you with an opportunity to learn, get involved and renew relationships with fellow MCAA members while enjoying exceptional educational workshops, riveting special sessions, outstanding exhibits, heartwarming major events, and social functions that never fail to amaze and delight. An extensive menu of educational sessions will help you see new possibilities and opportunities in your professional and personal life, and will enrich the quality of both.
Suggested attendees include principals, senior management, middle management, local association executives, and family members (lots of entertainment).
Autodesk will be there for the excitement and answering everyone’s questions about data, technology, and industry. You can find us at booth #84.
ABC Convention (San Antonio, TX)
Dates: March 15 – 17, 2022
About: ABC Convention 2022 is back and bigger than ever. Join in San Antonio for thought-leader content focused on helping contractor members improve their businesses and bottom lines. Enjoy the celebrations and networking that ABC Convention is known for. From the National Craft Championships and the Construction Management Competition to the National Excellence in Construction® Awards Gala, the very best of the merit shop will be front and center. This is THE event for merit shop construction, and you don’t want to miss it!
We’re opening ABC Convention 2022 with a powerful message from Mandy Rennehan, the “Blue-Collar CEO,” about how to seamlessly navigate between the white- and blue-collar worlds, and to respectfully “tell it like it is.”
Join for a convention that will inspire and energize the merit shop for the year ahead.
PDC Summit (New Orleans, LA)
Dates: March 20 – 23, 2022
About: The PDC Summit is the premier event for over 3,000 health care and hospital facility senior leadership. No other conference brings health care planning, design, and construction decision-makers together like the PDC Summit. Join your peers in person, March 20-23, 2022 in New Orleans, LA.
This summit will be your opportunity to:
- Earn continuing education credits, including AIA LU | HSWs.
- Connect with other leaders and solution providers in health care planning, design, and construction management.
- Participate in sessions covering critical topics that will highlight the real-life collaboration that’s required to create, maintain, and plan for the future of safe healing environments.
How to prepare for attendance?
Before attending any events, you may want to get up to speed on 2022’s top construction trends. We also talked to tech leaders from Amazon, Hensel Phelps, and ENR about their predictions for 2022. And, while it is a bit last minute, if you still need to get the thumbs up, here’s an article on how to get your manager’s approval to attend a construction event, conference, or tradeshow.