CONSTRUCT Announce Keynote, Game Changer and Featured Sessions and Speakers for 2017

Jun 08, 2017 - Dallas, TX


CONSTRUCT is the only dedicated national event specifically designed to provide the commercial building team real-world, practical product and education solutions.  Taking place in Providence, RI on September 13-15, CONSTRUCT offers a variety of different solutions driven learning opportunities for commercial architects/designers, specifiers, contractors, project managers, product reps, engineers and building owners/managers at all professional levels, from new to the industry to 30+ years of experience.

Thom Mayne, Pritzker Prize-winning architect and founding principal at the interdisciplinary architectural firm Morphosis was selected as the 2017 Keynote Speaker.  He will present “Multiple Agendas”, a practical presentation including a look at fabrication and technical design practices, project cost management, product development, and sustainable building practices.  The Keynote will be presented during the General Session on Thursday, September 14 at 9:30am – 11:00am.  

Paul Doherty, President and CEO of the Digit Group and one of the global industry’s most sought after thought leaders, strategists and integrators of process, technology and business will present the Game Changer Session, Specifications in the Age of Smart Cities - How Specs Are Changing the World on Friday, September 15 at 10:00am – 11:00am.    Join Paul for a discussion that will define Smart Cities, identify Smart Buildings and provide participants with best practices, lessons learned and a framework strategy for their organizations.  

Other featured sessions and speakers include: 
  • AIA Contract Documents 2017: Revised General Conditions, Owner-Architect & Owner-Contractor Agreement, Presented by Lane Beougher, FAIA, FCSI, NCARB, Assoc. DBIA, LEED BD+C, GGP and Sal Verrastro, CSI, CCS, CCCA 
  • The Architect’s “Means and Methods”: Navigating the Chaos and Complexity of Today’s Construction Documents, Presented by Michael Czap and Gregory Buchanan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C 
  • Beyond the 2015 Energy Code: Exceed the IECC, Meet Local Regulations, & Make Buildings Better , Presented by Wendy Talarico
  • The Complete Wall: Hands-On Demo of Detailing for a Continuous Air, Water, & Thermal Assembly , Presented by Tiffany Coppock, AIA, NCARB, CSI, CDT, LEED AP, ASTM, RCI, EDAC
  • Constructability & Critical Transitions of Air, Vapor, & Moisture Barriers, Presented by: Corey S. Zussman, AIA, NCARB, ALA, REWC, RWC, RRO, CDT, CQM, LEED AP BD+C 
  • Let's Fix Construction: An Interactive Luncheon, Presented by Cherise Lakeside, CSI, CDT and Eric D. Lussier CSI, CDT
  • Specifying Target Value Delivery, Presented by Beth Stroshane, CSI, CCS, LEED AP
  • What is a Building Enclosure? and Roofing: Where the Building Touches the Sky, Presented by Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., ASHRAE Fellow

To register or for more information, visit  Early bird pricing ends on June 13th and sessions are filling up fast, so register now. 

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About the Event
CONSTRUCT is your most cost effective strategy for combining educational opportunities with practical, real-world, product and service solutions for your business success.  This event is dedicated to the institutional, industrial and commercial building industry. If you design, build, specify, engineer, renovate or operate in the built environment, this is your event. The show is owned and produced by Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction & Real Estate.  For additional information, contact CONSTRUCT at P.O. Box 612128, Dallas, Texas 75261-2128; call the main show line at (866) 475-6707 or (972) 536-6450.

About the Sponsor
Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) is a national association dedicated to improving the documentation, management and communication of building information utilized by the construction community.  CSI accomplishes its mission through the development of construction standards and formats such as MasterFormat® and UniFormat®; the promulgation of those formats through master guide specifications and building information management (BIM) software; training and certificate/certification programs, including the Construction Documents Technology (CDT), Certified Construction Specifier (CCS), Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) and the Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR) exams; publication of Construction Specifier magazine; and an ever-expanding membership of decision-makers who identify and specify building product solutions.  CSI members include a cross-section of specifiers, architects, contractors, suppliers and other construction project professionals who are involved in touched by construction documentation.

About Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction & Real Estate
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information economy. It is one of the world’s leading business intelligence, knowledge and events businesses with more than 6,000 employees in over 100 offices across 25 countries. The Dallas Exhibitions team produces a portfolio of 15 trade shows in various sectors of the construction and real estate industry. To learn more, visit  


Sylvia Wofford
Informa Exhibitions
(972) 536-6407