BNP Media, parent company to the magazine you’re reading, annually asks readers in each of its AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) and mechanical system publications to list what they would most want to see more coverage of in the magazines. What consistently tops the list is new technology. This is understandable, given how new technology can help make projects—and the process of completing them—easier and more efficient.

Learning about new technologies and methodologies and seeing them firsthand are two of the primary reasons people attend trade shows. These events provide a great opportunity to get up close and personal with new offerings and learn how to implement them into the next project. That’s why BNP Media, in conjunction with more than 20 of its AEC and mechanical systems brands, is proud to announce the AEC BuildTech Conference & Expo in 2019.
This new annual interactive event, launching 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.

Collaboration is a vital part of the AEC industry. That’s why our editorial content is always tailored to our readers and their businesses. Working together is 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. This sense of collaboration is also what makes the show unique.

Architects, engineers, general contractors and tradespeople from the roofing, HVAC, flooring and plumbing industries can all interact at the event. Our editors and publishers from across the more than 20 publications all recognized that this was an opportunity that needed to be explored. The core mission of our brands is to find ways to serve our audiences—and we will deliver that with this event.

AEC BuildTech will offer educational sessions from experts in five tracks: the 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. The event will also feature dedicated times for educational sessions and dedicated times for the exhibit hall, in order to maximize the effectiveness of the experience.

We are very excited to bring this new event to you. Visit to learn more.