JAN 9 - JAN 11
More than 80,000 design and construction professionals will come together for the fifth annual Design & Construction Week (DCW) in Orlando. During the week, two simultaneous trade shows—The National Association of Home Builders’ International Builders' Show (IBS) and The National Kitchen & Bath Association’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS)—will be presented by DCW’s founding partners. DCW encompasses three days of networking, educational events, and engaging programs and exhibits. This year DCW will continue spotlighting the best products and trends in the industry and keep.
JAN 22 - JAN 24
Hosting more than 2,000 exhibitors this year, the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) is on its way to Chicago. What began more than 85 years ago as a small heating and ventilation show has now grown into the biggest event of the year for the HVACR industry. Roughly 65,000 HVACR professionals—from engineers to installers and end-users—from across the United States and all over the world will have the chance to discuss the future of their field and new ideas, products, and technologies. This year’s festivities includes showcases on building automation, HVACR software, indoor air quality products, and more.
MARCH 20 - MARCH 22
IFMA’s Facility Fusion is an event geared toward the unique needs and challenges in managing specific types of facilities, projects and teams. One-on-one networking with colleagues and exhibitors is a top benefit. Programming fuses global, local, industry-specific, and individual facility management focus areas into a concentrated learning and networking experience. Facility Fusion is all about focus — on your needs as an facility manager, on your specific facility concerns, on your career advancement, and on building your professional network. Join industry innovators, workplace change-makers, emerging professionals, and mid- to senior-level facility managers to discuss the increasingly multifaceted layers of facility management.
MARCH 21 - MARCH 22
The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) presents this industry conference and expo at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. The event addresses innovative energy management programs, distributed generation strategies, HVAC, green buildings, renewables, energy procurement updates, power quality solutions, and more. GLOBALCON offers a multi-track conference program—eligible for CEU credits—intensive training seminars and an energy, power, and facility management expo. Visit the products and services on the show floor and network with your peers during energy week at in Boston.
MARCH 22 - MARCH 25
Join hundreds of commercial modular construction professionals as well as traditional contractors, architects, engineers, owners, and developers for the World of Modular Conference at the Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, Florida. Network, exchange ideas, see exhibits, play golf, and learn how modular is expediting schedules and creating greener hotels, schools, offices, restaurants, and apartments. As the modular construction industry's largest event, World of Modular is for anyone interested in modular construction.
MARCH 22 - MARCH 27
Catch up on latest building envelope design concepts at the 2018 RCI International Convention and Trade Show in Houston. More than 1,300 attendees are expected at the annual event, which will feature more than 25 hours of educational seminars, live product demonstrations, and a two‐day trade show of more than 130 exhibitors. Educational programs are approved to yield continuing education credits for members of RCI and the American Institute of Architects. The convention will be a great opportunity to earn a full year’s worth of continuing education credit. Building envelope consultants and specifers will discover the latest products for designing and repairing today’s building envelopes.
More than 400 solar and energy storage experts will gather at the Intersolar Summit USA East in Manhattan to discuss possible challenges of current solar programs and energy storage systems. Featuring top-level speakers, lively panel discussions, and excellent networking opportunities throughout the day, this event will be a great opportunity to acquire new customers and build relationships. The Intersolar & ees Summit USA East are the key platform for you to reach key target groups at the U.S. East Coast market.
APRIL 17 - APRIL 19
The nation’s leading policymakers, design professionals, building owners and commercial real estate representatives will gather at the 2018 Getting to Zero National Forum in Pittsburgh to share perspectives on the growth of zero energy (ZE), learn about best practices for successful projects, and collaborate on opportunities for ZE to transform the built environment. Participants represent industry change makers who will drive the innovation, policy and practice necessary to bring zero net energy buildings to scale. Policy sessions will spotlight current rules, incentives, and programs that are creating low-energy outcomes and catalyzing projects. In addition, technical tracks will dig in on critical design, construction, and operational aspects with added tracks focused on residential and multifamily ZE buildings as well as grid integration strategies.
APRIL 30 - MAY 1
Expanding its reach throughout the Midwest, the IMPACT conference attracts hundreds of green building professionals from across the region who will enjoy a full day of educational sessions, networking, and discussion around today’s most critical sustainability and green building issues. IMPACT serves as a forum for builders, developers, sustainability leaders, and change makers to unite and demonstrate the many innovative ways the Midwest is raising the bar when it comes to green building.
MAY 1 - MAY 4
Living Future unConference
The International Living Future Institute is hosting its 12th annual unConference, Living Future 2018, May 1-4, 2018 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. This three-day event will bring together Authenticity and Action as individuals and organizations with unique backgrounds, experiences and personalities gather to create unified action toward a living future. Keynote speakers—conservationist Terry Tempest Williams, activist Raj Patel, and urban revitalization strategy consultant Majora Carter—will deliver their messages on Wednesday night and Thursday and Friday mornings with inspiring messages for attendees. Celebrate 12 years of innovation and discover the added noteworthy twists that exemplify the unConference.
MAY 8 - MAY 10
For nearly 30 years, Lightfair International has been bringing the latest and greatest lighting innovators under one roof as part of what has now become the world's largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. This year, more than 550 exhibitors will be on-hand to share the latest in lighting technology. Attendees will also have options to enroll in any of the 200-plus hours of accredited courses as well as choose from a plethora of networking opportunities at this mega conference and expo.
As Passive House projects continue to scale in size and complexity, project teams encounter issues beyond the envelope. How to design domestic hot water systems in large buildings? How is ventilation set up for common spaces? What about plug load management? On June 8th, let’s exchange notes and drive the passive house community to build even better.
JUNE 11 - JUNE 13
Held every June at The Mart in Chicago since 1969, NeoCon serves as the commercial design industry’s launch pad for innovation—offering ideas and introductions that shape the built environment today and into the future. This year, NeoCon will feature game-changing products and provide a non-stop schedule of networking and events for the commercial design world’s manufacturers, dealers, architects, designers, end-users, design organizations, and media. Celebrate 50 Years of Tomorrow's Design at NeoCon June 11-13.
JUNE 21 - JUNE 23
AIA Conference on Architecture harness the collective intellect and entrepreneurial spirit of speakers whose power to anticipate has shaped their careers and our industry. Over three days our keynoters will explore this theme and what it means to anticipate need, challenge, and change in architecture and design.
JUNE 26 - JUNE 27
The 8th annual Green Sports Alliance Summit, held in Atlanta at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, brings together hundreds of leaders from professional sports teams, collegiate programs, venue management companies, design firms, and other pioneers in environmental stewardship. Attendees will exchange the latest thinking around greening the sports industry and engage fans and communities. The theme for this year’s summit is “PLAY GREENER: Get in the Game” and will focus on taking action that encourages collaborative problem-solving to achieve sustainable change across the sports spectrum.
JUNE 27 - JUNE 28
PCBC is a renowned homebuilding trade show dedicated to advancing the art, science, and business of housing. This year's show will take place in San Francisco at the Moscone Center. PCBC 2018 will feature more than 350 of the nation's top manufacturers, thousands of innovative product solutions, access to more than 10,000 housing professionals, three general session keynotes, networking opportunities, and much more. Registration for PCBC 2018 is now open. Gb&d readers can obtain a free PCBC exhibit pass with this link.
JULY 10 - JULY 12
Intersolar North America, North America’s most attended solar event and premier networking platform, takes place in San Francisco this year. The event’s exhibition and conference both focus on the topics of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, smart renewable energy, and solar thermal technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers, and partners of the solar industry.
SEPT 18 - SEPT 20
Covering every aspect of the power generation industry, POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia converge again in 2018 as Asia Power Week, taking place for the first time in Jakarta, Indonesia. Benefit from three days packed with technical tours, more than 50 conference sessions, panel discussions, a comprehensive exhibition and multiple networking events. Join 8,500+ fellow power industry professionals from more than 75 countries worldwide, all under one roof. Asia Power Week is the industry’s premier conference and exhibition dedicated to power generation across Asia, including renewable, alternative energy and power finance markets. Industry experts will gather at Asia Power Week conference and exhibition to explore the current and future challenges for the Asian power sector.
OCT 10 - OCT 12
METALCON 2018, the metal construction industry’s largest international event for metal construction products, technologies, and solutions, is coming to Charlotte for its 28th annual trade show and conference. Designers, builders, developers, contractors, fabricators, and suppliers from more than 50 countries attend this event each year. Industry experts from 275 leading companies will exhibit the latest products and technology while sharing their knowledge with attendees. Industry specialists will present key topics in the show's highly-rated, education program.
OCT 17 - OCT 21
The NAHPN18 Conference + Trade Show is the nation’s leading event for professionals and practitioners working toward making Passive House the go-to building standard. This event includes five jam-packed days bringing together industry leaders and emerging professionals. The vendor floor will open to free, public access during “Learning Lounge” sessions, providing access to Pittsburgh’s design, development, and construction community. Organized by Passive House Western Pennsylvania, this year’s event will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA.