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Architecture, Construction, Engineering, and ACE Conferences in 2018

The ACE industry is a unique field because it consists of architects, engineers, and those in the construction industry; in other words, three separate industries that intertwine.

In this rapidly evolving field, it is increasingly important to pursue further knowledge, not only about how to do your particular job better, but about what is going on in the industries in which you closely work with.

While each industry has their own sets of standards, they must work with each other to achieve common goals: to make their companies successful and/or make their customer’s happy. This is where attending architecture conferences, construction conferences, engineering conferences, or even ACE conferences comes into play.

This article will include:

This way, you can attend conferences focusing in on your specific industry as well as all of the industries at ACE conferences.

Architecture Conferences 2018

O’Reilly’s Software Architecture Conference 2018

Location: New York, NY
Date: February 25 – February 28, 2018

The O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference is designed to provide the necessary professional training that software architects and aspiring software architects need to succeed. A unique event, it covers the full scope of a software architect’s job, from IT to leadership and business skills. It also provides a forum for networking and hearing what other professionals have learned in real-world experiences.

Gartner Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation Summit

Location: National Harbor, MD
Date: June 11 – June 12, 2018

Digital is transforming every part of the organization, and enterprise architecture is no exception. Digital business platforms are emerging with digital innovation, which combines five interdependent elements – ecosystem, customers, things, IT systems, and intelligence.

Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders are at the forefront of these efforts, providing the skills and competencies needed to support innovation and master the complexities of new digital business platforms.


Date: September 12 – September 14, 2018

The advent of robotics in the creative and construction industries has led to an amazing revolution changing not just how things are designed and made, but also transforming the knowledge, cultures, politics, and economics that surround them.

As such, the ROB|ARCH 2018 conference – hosted by the NCCR Digital Fabrication and ETH Zurich – will continue this path, developing and revealing novel insights, applications, and impacts of this transformation within the scientific, creative, and entrepreneurial domains, including, for example, architecture, structural design, civil and process engineering, art and design, and robotics.

A particular focus lies upon cross-disciplinary approaches and applications, providing state-of-the-art knowledge, techniques and methods of robotics not just in individual areas of exploration, but also beyond. These ideals aspire to complement the transformation processes of emerging robotic research and applications, and to redefine cross-disciplinary work in an era of global digitalization and knowledge transfer.

Key topics and issues of ROB|ARCH 2018 include autonomous control systems, advanced construction, collaborative design tools, computerized materials and structures, adaptive sensing and actuation, on-site and cooperative robotics, machine-learning, human-machine interaction, large-scale robotic fabrication, and networked workflows.


Eco-Architecture 2018

Location: New Forest, UK
Date: October 2 – October 4, 2018

The objective of this conference is to review the challenges and new opportunities of contemporary architecture. These are a result of advances in design and new building technologies, as well as the development of new materials.

Some topics will include:

AIA Conventions

AIA Conference on Architecture 2018

Location: New York City
Date: June 21 – June 23, 2018

The AIA Conference on Architecture is the architecture and design event of the year and includes three immersive days focused on what’s new and now in architecture and design.

At the conference, you will:

Detroit – Motor City’s Architectural Revival

Location: Warren, MI
Date: September 25 – September 29, 2018

For most of the 20th century, Detroit was our nation’s economic dynamo. This heritage is reflected in the treasure trove of outstanding historic homes, buildings, and factories that still define the cityscape. While Detroit has struggled into the 21st century, its role as a center for architectural innovation is undiminished.

With stunning early 20th-century mansions, grand Art Deco skyscrapers, and surprising mid-century masterpieces, the Motor City has more to offer than most realize. Explore the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Lafayette Park, Eastern Market, private homes, and special projects by local preservation organizations.

Learn about how Detroit is rebounding while experiencing the innovative and seminal works of great architects like Eliel Saarinen, Daniel Burnham, Cass Gilbert, John Burgee, Albert Kahn, Minoru Yamasaki, and Mies van der Rohe along the way.

Architectural Adventures is delighted to extend this unique opportunity to experience Detroit on a tour offered in connection with National Trust Tours.

Construction Conferences 2018

2018 FTBA Construction Conference

Location: Orlando, FL
Date: February 8 – February 9, 2018

The 2018 Construction Conference will have a great selection of sessions this year. They will even be featuring a safety track again as well as a DBE track.

The 99th Annual AGC Convention

Location: New Orleans, LA
Date: February 26 – February 28, 2018

AGC’s Annual Convention provides general and specialty contractors with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and expertise needed to survive and thrive in the coming year. From the latest impact of state and federal regulations on the construction industry, to best practices for BIM and contract negotiations, to practical advice on labor management and green building, AGC’s Annual Convention delivers the working knowledge contractors need to improve operations, expand into new markets, and build their business.

Construction Research Congress 2018

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Date: April 2 – April 4, 2018

The Construction Research Congress is the prime international conference in the area of construction engineering and management. This conference is organized every two years by the Construction Research Council of the ASCE Construction Institute.

Groundbreaking Women in Construction Conference

Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: May 15 – May 16, 2018

The Groundbreaking Women in Construction Conference is a conference for women professionals in the construction industry to grow their networks and build their performance.

Creative Construction Conference

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Date: June 30 – July 3, 2018

Creative Construction Conferences are organized annually to provide a forum for ambitious researchers and practitioners from around the world who have realized that the construction industry is rapidly changing and accept that building materials, construction technologies, and project management will creatively and quickly evolve in the future.

IRMA Construction Risk Conference

Location: Houston, TX
Date: November 4 – November 7, 2018

The IRMI (International Risk Management Institute) Construction Risk Conference (CRC) brings nearly 2,000 leading project owners, general contractors, subcontractors, developers, insurers, and insurance agents and brokers together to explore and convey state-of-the-art ideas and techniques for improving insurance coverages, controlling insurance costs, and fine-tuning risk management programs.

Engineering Conferences 2018

International Conference on Engineering & Technology (ICET-18)

Location: New York, NY
Date: January 6, 2018

This conference provides an opportunity for researchers, scholars, delegates, and students to interact and share their experience and knowledge in the technology application. ICET-18 will provide an excellent international forum for sharing knowledge and results in engineering. The aim of this conference is to provide a platform to the researchers and practitioners from both academia as well as the industry to meet and share cutting-edge developments in the field.

TEMSCON — 2018 IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Conference

Location: Illinois, United States
Date: June 27 – July 1, 2018

TEMSCON 2018 is the annual flagship conference of the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS). This conference provides studies on the concepts, theories, and best practices in the field of technology management, with a particular focus on disruptive technologies.

Industrial Engineering Conferences 2018

IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM)

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Date: December 16 – December 19, 2018

The IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM) is the leading international forum to disseminate, to all branches of industries, information on the most recent and relevant research, theories, and practices in IEEM.

IEEM conferences link researchers and practitioners from different branches of industrial engineering and engineering management from around the world. Built on the experience of the earlier conferences, IEEM has been a conference of very high standard. IEEM conferences have been held in major destinations such as Bangkok, Hong Kong, Macao and Singapore.

Electrical Engineering Conferences 2018

The 2018 IEEE Texas Power and Engineering Conference

Location: College Station, TX
Date: February – February 9, 2018

The conference, which is organized by the IEEE PES-PELS-IAS Joint Student Chapter at Texas A&M University, will bring together participants from the industry and academia to shape research and development in the field of electric power engineering all over the world. There will be an array of technical presentations, keynote speakers, and other events in addition to discussing the future of electric power technology for Texas and beyond.

International Symposium on 3D Power Electronics Integration and Manufacturing

Location: College Park, MD
Date: June 25 – June 27, 2018

This conference will bring together world-class experts representing a wide range of disciplinary perspectives to advance the development of future 3D power electronics systems.  The focus will be on additive, embedded, co-designed, and integrative packaging technologies. In addition, the symposium will emphasize the need to address mechanical, materials, reliability, and manufacturability issues in small, smart, power dense components and modules.

Mechanical Engineering Conferences 2018

20th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Date: July 8 – July 11, 2018

The 20th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of mechanical engineering and manufacturing. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of mechanical engineering and manufacturing.

International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE)

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: November 9 – November 15, 2018

ASME’s International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) is the largest interdisciplinary mechanical engineering conference in the world. IMECE plays a significant role in stimulating innovation from basic discovery to translational application. It fosters new collaborations that engage stakeholders and partners not only from academia, but also from national laboratories, industry, research settings, and funding bodies.

Civil Engineering Conferences 2018

ICCEAM 2018: 20th International Conference on Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Location: London, UK
Date: March 15 – March 16, 2018

The 20th International Conference on Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of civil engineering and applied mechanics. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of civil engineering and applied mechanics.

ACE Conferences 2018

4th Residential Building Design & Construction Conference

Location: State College, PA
Date: February 28 – March 1, 2018

This paper submission-based conference provides a forum for researchers, architects, engineers, other design professionals, product manufacturers, builders, developers, and code officials. This conference discusses challenges to sustainable, energy efficient, healthy, environmentally friendly, natural hazard resistant, and affordable residential construction. In addition, the conference will share recent research findings, state-of-the-art technologies, and innovative projects and approaches in the field.

CI Summit

Location: Fort Worth, TX
Date: March 1 – March 3, 2018

The theme of the 6th CI Summit is The Future is Now – Implementing Construction Innovation in the Changing World. The Summit’s technical program will provide insights on the latest techniques, technologies, and strategies used by owners, engineers, and contractors to manage risks and to successfully deliver their projects.

International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering 2018

Location: Hong Kong
Date: March 8 – March 10, 2018

ICACE 2018 is a main annual research conference aimed at presenting new improvements in Civil Engineering. The conference will be held every year to make it an ideal platform for people to share views and experiences.

Materials for Architecture 2018

Location: London
Date: April 25 – April 26, 2018

After a successful debut event in April 2017, Materials for Architecture will return. Embracing the event’s ethos of innovation in the development and specification of materials for architecture, construction, and design, the coming event is anticipated to bring many more opportunities for visitors and exhibitors alike to learn, be inspired, and network.

The Materials for Architecture 2018 conference programme will include talks and debates from many key industry figures about a wide variety of materials, discussing the innovative developments and uses across the construction industry. Architects, engineers, academics, manufacturers, and associations will share their experience and knowledge.

6th Annual Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering

Location: Singapore
Date: May 14 – May 15, 2018

Advances in Architecture and Civil Engineering are the order of the day with the rapid industrialization and urbanization seen in developed and developing nations. Innovative design and construction practices are challenging tasks to the architects and engineers to meet the ever growing demands of society.

The Architecture and Civil Engineering – ACE Conference 2018 is the premiere forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of architecture and civil engineering. The conference will bring together leading researchers, architects, engineers, and scientists in this domain of interest from around the world.

The themes of the conference are:


These architecture conferences, construction conferences, engineering conferences, and ACE conferences are wonderful opportunities to expand your knowledge base and learn new skills in your industry, in addition to networking with those who share similar interests.

Which ACE conferences will you be attending this year?