From Chicago to London, May is full of virtual and in-person construction events worth attending. Focal points include design, manufacturing, bidding strategies for subcontractors, and how to tackle workforce challenges as an owner among much more.
Tip: If an event you’d like to attend isn’t in a city near you, double check to see if virtual tickets are available. This is something some event organizers have started to make available.
To see what else is coming up in 2022-23, check out our list of top construction events for the year.
May 2022 Construction Webinars
Strategies to grow your business in a competitive market
Date & time: May 10, 2022 at 9am PT/12pm ET
Best for subcontractors interested in winning more jobs by making smarter decisions in bidding
With labor and materials shortages and limited financial resources, it’s no secret that construction is a competitive market. So how do you differentiate yourself in the market to win the jobs you want? Is your current strategy working for your team?
Learn from construction veteran Barbara L. Garrett, LEED AP, on strategies subcontractors can implement to win more and continue to grow your business.
In this webinar, you’ll learn more about:
- Making data-driven bidding decisions
- Investing in the right GC and financial partners
- Executing jobs reliably and consistently for continued success
If you can’t make the live webinar, we recommend registering anyway to receive a recording after.
Ask the Experts: Technical Workflow Q&A’s
If you’re an Autodesk Construction Cloud customer, you already have access to a growing library of on-demand education in our Learning Center. However, we also understand that dedicated training sessions may be more than you need to unlock that next breakthrough in your workflow. So, our Customer Success Team has setup monthly “office hours” so you can ask any questions you still have about technical workflows after going through the pre-existing learning paths.
While these sessions are intended for customers, if you’d like to get a feel for Autodesk Construction Cloud, you’re more than welcome to sit in on any session. Alternatively, requesting a demo is likely to be more effective in evaluating its potential for your needs.
Preconstruction Solutions – Ask the Experts!
When: May 10, 2022 at 11:00AM EST (UTC -4)
This is a technical Q&A for the following products: BuildingConnected, TradeTapp, and Autodesk Takeoff. Get details.
Construction Operations Solutions – Ask the Experts!
When: May 17, 2022 at 11:00AM EST (UTC -4)
This is a technical Q&A for the following products: Autodesk Docs, Autodesk Build, Cost Management, and Pype. Get details.
Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Solutions – Ask the Experts!
When: May 24, 2022 at 11:00AM EST (UTC -4)
This is a technical Q&A for the following products: BIM Collaborate and Assemble. Get details.
May 2022 Construction Events
LCI Lean in Design Forum (Phoenix, AZ)
May 4 – 5, 2022
The LCI Lean in Design Forum is back in person in 2022 and will take place in Phoenix, Arizona, on May 4–5, 2022. With the theme “Evolving with Purpose,” designers can expect to walk away with tips on how to best leverage Lean methods and techniques from industry-leading practitioners. Attendees will also enjoy interactive learning roundtables, educational sessions, and networking opportunities. Find out more:
COAA Connect Spring 2022 (Baltimore, MD)
May 11 – 13, 2022
COAA’s spring conference in Baltimore is focused on the owner experience in construction and manufacturing. It includes sessions about building teams, running lean, addressing mental health for improved safety, how to tackle workforce challenges, and much more. It will be the organization’s first conference at a university member’s campus. The overriding theme of the event, Adapt and Overcome!, speaks to what we’ve been doing the past two years and correlates with a lot of fantastic content.
Beyond that, attendees will have the option of touring nearby Oriole Park at Camden Yards, enjoying an evening reception at that same iconic venue, and participating in the COAA Cares effort to construct a “Happy Wheels” cart for the local Ronald McDonald House.
If you’re attending, swing by our booth! We’ll be there answering questions about building smarter, hiring better, and making your investments go further. You might catch a few of us around on the Opening Night Reception as we’ll be sponsoring the kickoff of COAA’s spring conference.
Groundbreaking Women in Construction 2022 (GWIC) (San Francisco, CA)
May 12 – 13, 2022
Hosted by ENR, Groundbreaking Women in Construction (GWIC) is an in-person event after two successful years of it being a virtual event. It takes place at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square this year. This event is “much more than a conference—it serves as a catalyst to help women expand their presence, influence, and career success in an ever-changing industry.” You’ll develop leadership skills, realize career potential, and learn how to expand influence in a very welcoming environment. Regardless of gender, this is a great event for networking and learning opportunities for construction industry professionals everywhere.
Digital Construction Week (London, UK)
May 18 – 19, 2022
Join thousands of the brightest minds in digital construction to learn, innovate and connect in-person. On 18-19 May 2022 at ExCeL London, DCW will put the spotlight on the tech and tools solving the built environment’s most pressing challenges. See 300+ expert speakers and 150+ inspiring brands all in one place.
Autodesk is sponsoring the event and the Net-Zero Stage. We will have a number of speaker sessions and look forward to seeing everyone there!
BATIBOUW 2022 (Brussels, Belgium)
May 24 – 25, 2022
BATIBOUW is a great meeting place for professionals in the building sector. Exhibitors and attendees will appreciate the countless opportunities to network with one another. The conference not only opens the possibility of connecting with others in the industry, but is also a source of strategic insight in the highly competitive environment of construction.
American Manufacturing Summit (Chicago, IL)
May 25 – 26, 2022
The Generis American Manufacturing Summit is a 2-day, leadership focused meeting designed to bring global manufacturing, operations, engineering, quality and supply chain leaders together to discuss current trends, strategic insights and best practices in an ever-evolving manufacturing environment.
The American Manufacturing Summit serves as an annual platform to exchange ideas surrounding the impact of market dynamics and new technologies for current and future manufacturing leaders. This year’s Summit creates an opportunity to examine key case studies around how workforce management, lean manufacturing, process improvement and automation are being rolled out in the world’s best facilities. Network with over 150 of your peers, connect with exhibitors and learn from the top industry influencers as we explore strategies to optimize, modernize, train and innovate across multiple manufacturing facilities.
We’ll have a booth here so please come find us and ask all your questions. We’ll also be hosting a speaking session with Scott Johnson, a Customer Success expert for Autodesk, walking attendees through How Manufacturing Facility Teams Can Build Better Factories with Connected Technology. That takes place on May 26 at 10:05–10:40am. If attending, please check the schedule for location.
Are you ready to attend?
If you’re curious about what industry experts see as 2022’s top construction trends, we recommend reading up. We also recently spoke with technology leaders from Amazon, Hensel Phelps, and ENR about their expectations for this year. As a last note, if you need a little help getting buy-in from your manager to attend, check out our step-by-step guide on putting together a business case for yourself.
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