BNP Media, parent company to the magazine you’re reading now, annually asks readers in each of its AEC and mechanical system publications to list what they most want to see more of. What consistently tops that list is new technology, which is understandable given how technology can help make projects and the process of completing them easier and more efficient.

Seeing and learning about new technologies and methodologies are the primary reasons why people attend trade shows. These events provide a great opportunity to get up close with new offerings and to learn how to implement them for the next great project. That’s why BNP Media, in conjunction with more than 20 of its AEC and mechanical systems brands, is proud to introduce the AEC BuildTech Conference & Expo.

This new annual interactive event, taking place April 30 to May 2, 2019, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., is where architects, engineers and contractors will learn about tomorrow’s building processes and construction technologies and how to leverage them.

Of course, collaboration is a key topic in the AEC industry. That’s why within the past year you’ve seen an article that had some form of “Our industry needs to be included at the outset to ensure the best outcome.” It’s a theme you can find in any number of AEC-related professions, from architecture and engineering to plumbing and HVAC. Every discipline wants to be included because every discipline needs to be included for a project to be truly successful. That’s why AEC BuildTech was created and what makes it unique.

This is a show where architects, engineers, general contractors and tradespeople from the roofing, HVAC, flooring and plumbing industries can interact. Our editors and publishers across the more than 20 publications involved in this event recognized that this was a need and decided to address it. After all, the core mission of our brands is to find ways to serve our audiences —and we will deliver.

AEC BuildTech will offer educational sessions from experts in five tracks: building envelope, roofing, flooring, plumbing and mechanical systems/HVAC. The show floor will feature exhibitors displaying products and services from the latest trends in building, design, operations and mechanical systems. As a service to everyone who makes this show possible, the event will feature dedicated times for educational sessions as well as dedicated times for the exhibit hall in order to maximize the effectiveness of the experience.

We invite you to visit to learn more about this event.