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Build Boston

The Build Boston is the largest regional trade show in the building and construction industries in the United States. It showcases the newest products, tools and technological innovations in the field and provides a platform for engineers, contractors, interior designers, specifiers, architects, researchers and even home renovators and regular visitors a chance to meet, network and learn all about design and construction.

Build Boston has been taking place for the past 27 years and has grown from year to year to become one of the country’s biggest tradeshows and conferences dedicated to building and construction. It is held for three days in November at the Seaport World Trade Center and draws in thousands of attendees and national experts in the field.

Build Boston features a large number of presentations which promote education and dialogue among different actors in the construction industry and provideinnovative solutions to their needs. The panels cover all types of topics from high performance buildings, efficient customization of housing, functionalism, and low-income housing.

Build Boston

There are also a multitude of workshops where participants can learn all about construction and design from top national and international experts. The workshops are organized into multiple categories such as building enclosures and systems, code and building standards, materials and products, technology and software, landscape architecture, sustainability and efficiency and much more.Designers, architects and contractors also come to Build Boston to learn all about the latest products and tools in building and construction. There are over 300 suppliers from across the nationwho come to exhibit their newest merchandise.

One of the most popular events at Build Boston is the Opening Night Bash which takes place on the first day of the conference from 6 pm to 10 pm and offers musical entertainment, many networking opportunities and sparkling conversations.

Build Boston also honors women who work in the industries of design and construction by organizing a Women in Design Conference. The day-long event features keynote speakers during breakfast and panels on subjects such as using nontoxic building materials and providing leadership strategies and tools in the business development world for women leaders in the field.  There is also a luncheon where the Women In Design Awards of Excellence are presented to individuals who have exhibited exceptional achievement in person, process, product and position. The cost to attend the luncheon is $40. At the end of the day, there is a Women In Design happy hour with a raffle that supports local charities.

Build Boston

To attend Build Boston, registration is required. Interested parties can register online at the conference’s website or by mail. There are many registration packages and pricing plans. The plan which provides entry to 12 workshops costs $725 before October 31st and $840 after October 31st. The 5 workshop package costs $325 before October 31st and $375 after. The 3 workshop package is $210before October 31st and $240 after. To attend individual workshops, the cost is $75before October 31stand $85 after. Entry to the Exhibit Hall is free before October 31stand $15 after. There are group discounts available, for more information call 617-556-0057.

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