TROY, Mich. — A 92-year-old business-to-business media company is launching a multidiscipline construction conference next year.

BNP Media (parent company of The NEWS) is holding AEC BuildTech April 30 to May 2, 2019, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. The event will bring together architects, engineers, and construction contractors to learn about new technologies, organizers say. Many of the planned sessions will be eligible for continuing-education credits. A trade show is also planned.

“Only BNP Media, with its diverse reach and depth in the B2B AEC and mechanical systems markets, is able to put together an event that's this comprehensive,” said BNP Media Co-CEO Tagg Henderson. “Leveraging the company's industry-leading brands to bring together decision makers’ success by providing a chance for leaders in the industry to come together and share ideas, information, and new ideas. Editors from our wide-ranging list of publications focused on architecture, engineering, and construction are already working on the content for a dynamic education program focused on building, roofing, flooring, plumbing, and mechanical systems/HVAC.”

In addition to The NEWS, BNP Media brands that will participate in the event include: Engineering News-Record, Architectural Record, Snap, Roofing Contractor, Plumbing & Mechanical, PM Engineer, Floor Trends, Floor Covering Installer, Building Enclosure, Stone World, Engineered Systems, Walls & Ceilings, Snips, Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, Tile, Restoration & Remediation, Reeves Journal, Point of Beginning, National Driller, and Supply House Times.

Registration for the event is now open, including special Early Bird pricing. For more information, visit

Publication date: 8/06/2018

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