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CONSTRUCT Educational Program Was Offered On and Off the Show Floor with 58 Conference Sessions, Technical Tours, the Learning Pavilion and SPEC MIX® Live Learning Area


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Nashville, TN – September 27, 2013 – Complimenting a successful expo at CONSTRUCT, attendees also benefitted from 58 conference sessions, two technical tours, and education on the show floor at the Learning Pavilion and the  SPEC MIX® Live Learning Area.  CONSTRUCT offered enjoyable learning experiences through a variety of educational programs.

Education is a key component of what CONSTRUCT has to offer industry professionals.  The education program is carefully thought, crafted and put together by industry leaders for industry professionals.  There were 58 educational sessions, five of which sold out. AIA/CES Learning Units (LUs) and Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) were offered.  In addition, this year CONSTRUCT offered Green Building Council Institute (GBCI) credits for applicable sessions.  As an added bonus – the education sessions took place when the show exhibit floor was not open.  The conference program was created with the support of the Education Advisory Council – a group of industry peers – who spent hours reviewing hundreds of presentation topic submissions.

In addition to the conference sessions, the exhibit hall featured hundreds of exhibitors, live demos, the Learning Pavilion and SPEC MIX® Live Learning Area.  Product Manufacturers and Service Providers offered the latest in practical product solutions to assist the building team in building smarter and more efficiently to build projects on time and on budget.  The live demo area was brought back for CONSTRUCT 2013, in the SPEC MIX® Live Learning Area.  It was designed to offer attendees another means to earn learning units.  SPEC MIX® technical representatives gave 60 minute, hands-on, learning demonstrations that illustrated the real factors that can impact the quality, compressive and bond strength, as well as consistency of colored masonry mortar. Each session taught the audience how to select and specify the correct mortar based on building design and masonry units selection. It was followed by live demonstrations of the key steps for the installation of masonry units with mortar, as taught by skilled masons. The course was free and open to all CONSTRUCT participants. Upon completing the course all AIA registered members earned 1.0 Learning Unit that also meets the Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) criteria.

The Learning Pavilion, formerly called the Education Pavilion, was offered this year.  The Learning Pavilion offered six, quick-paced, 60-minute courses on the show floor led by exhibiting building product manufacturers (Bradley Corp., Firestone Building Products, Ingersoll Rand, Stanley Security and TUBELITE).  This educational tool was free to all attendees and was designed to bring attendees up-to-date on the latest technologies and products hitting the construction market.

CONSTRUCT will kicked off with a high-energy, high-content and thought-provoking General Session with Keynote, Ira Blumenthal. Ira is the president of CO-OPPORTUNITIES, Inc., an Atlanta-based consulting company that has counseled world-class clients in areas related to branding, strategic alliances, change management, reinvention, customer service and business development.  His talk, “Change is Inevitable:  Building Your Brand for the Future,” included philosophies, strategies, guiding principles and best practices used to create, build, maintain and manage brand success.  Ira identified ways to embrace change and capitalize on brand building for the CONSTRUCT audience.

CONSTRUCT 2013 featured two Technical Tours: two Tennessee Concrete Association (TCA ) tours and three Music City Center (MCC) tours.  All three of the MCC tours sold out.  2.0 AIA/CES LU│HSW and 2.0 GBCI Credits were earned by attending either tour.

“The conference experience is one our highest priorities for attendees, and the Education Advisory Council works hard each year to bring together the top experts in our industry,” said Cindy Barrand, Conference Manager for CONSTRUCT. “It definitely shows both in the number of people attending conference sessions and in the depth of content they are taking away from CONSTRUCT.”

About the Events
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.

CONSTRUCT offers a relevant, accredited education program, an expansive exhibit hall floor filled with the latest services, products and technologies, as well as a myriad of networking opportunities.  In conjunction with the CSI Annual Convention, the event is coupled with technical tours, activities and special events.  CONSTRUCT is the only dedicated national event specifically designed to provide the commercial building team real-world, practical product and education solutions.

CONSTRUCT is produced by Hanley Wood Exhibitions, a division of Hanley Wood, LLC – a premier media and information company.  For additional information, contact CONSTRUCT at P.O. Box 612128, Dallas, Texas 75261-2128; call the main show line at (866) 920-0207 or (972) 536-6450; or visit www.constructshow.com.

About the Sponsor
Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) is a national association dedicated to improving the documentation, management and communication of building information as used 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 certification programs, including the Construction Documents Technology (CDT) and Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) 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 touched by construction documentation.

About Hanley Wood
Hanley Wood, LLC is the premier media, event, information and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries. Through its operating platforms, the company produces award-winning digital and print publications, Newsletters, websites, marquee trade shows and events, Market Intelligence data and strategic marketing solutions. The company also is North America’s leading publisher of home plans.

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