ROSEMONT, Ill. — BNP Media announced that over 80 percent of the conference sessions at its inaugural AEC (architecture, engineering, construction) BuildTech Conference & Expo will offer continuing education units. The trade show and conference is taking place April 30 to May 2 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont and will highlight the latest design and building processes, products, and emerging technologies. 

So far, 32 educational sessions have been approved by various organizations, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), RCI Inc., the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD), the American Institute of Constructors (AIC), PDHengineer, and Building Owners and Managers Institute Intl. (BOMI).  

"We are thrilled to partner with leaders in the industry and provide our attendees the professional credits they need in six separate tracks focused on plumbing, HVACR/mechanical systems, flooring, building envelope, roofing, and general contracting," said Scott Wolters, chief events officer for BNP Media. "The editors of our publications have secured an incredible faculty of subject matter experts, covering important topics for our attendees to gain the knowledge to leverage tomorrow's building processes and construction technologies." 

In the HVACR/mechanical systems track, attendees will learn about the latest in controls and workflow techniques, how systems can help prevent outbreaks of Legionella, and more. The following sessions have been approved for CEUs:

In the building envelope track, speakers will explore the latest in designing for energy efficiency, as well as ensuring the system performs as specified. LiDAR, BIM, 3-D printing, and artificial intelligence are some of the technologies that will be discussed in the following sessions that have been approved for CEUs:

In the flooring track, speakers will focus on cutting-edge products that are attractive, environmentally friendly, functional, and easy to install. The following sessions, covering the latest in product developments, as well as design and installation methods, have been approved for CEUs:

In the plumbing track, attendees will hear from some of the biggest names in the industry on nearly everything they need to know about hydronics and more. The following sessions have been approved for CEUs:

In the roofing track, attendees will hear about the evermore stringent roofing codes, which can be a tricky business. This track will keep attendees up to date on the latest developments in the following sessions, which have been approved for CEUs:

In addition to the education program, AEC BuildTech will feature an exhibit hall with leading industry companies. Both Oracle Construction & Engineering and Procore are platinum sponsors; CMiC is the silver sponsor; and Mestek Machinery is the bronze sponsor. The education sponsors include Dodge Data & Analytics, Goodman Mfg., Oracle Construction & Engineering, and Tamlyn. To learn more about exhibiting and sponsorship, visit  More information about AEC BuildTech, can be found at   To connect with the appropriate staff member of the show management team, visit  

Publication date: 3/13/2019

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