Welcome to Advancing Preconstruction 2021

Win More Work, Kickstart Project Success

The 6th annual Advancing Preconstruction 2021 conference is North America’s largest gathering of contractors, design firms and clients looking to improve coordination of the design phase. You’ll hear how to align cost, schedule and project specifications to set projects up for success.

From conceptual estimating and winning work to constructability reviews and model-based quantity take-off, you’ll discover the latest technologies and workflows across five educational tracks.

New additions for 2021 include:

  • Post-pandemic outlooks with a focus on cost escalation for major markets and bidding strategies
  • Deep dives into estimating for specific CSI divisions including earthwork, steel, mechanical and electrical
  • Benchmarking ways to conduct design reviews and maintain quality of coordination, including with remote working
  • How direct material procurement, prefabrication, IPD and other trends could radically alter preconstruction and reduce costs

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Earn up to 21 PDUs during our 3 Day Conference

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"The Advancing Pre-Construction and Estimating Conference was an enjoyable experience that provided beneficial learning opportunities and interaction with construction peers throughout the country. Through educational classes, interaction with other industry leaders and networking, we were able to identify areas our company is succeeding, as well as areas that need to improve. Definitely worth attending each year."  - Jacobsen Construction


Pre Conference Workshop Day

Hop between or choose one of our 4 simultaneous workshops taking a microscope to the finer points of:

  • Conceptual Estimating: Concrete & Steel
  • Conceptual Estimating: Earthwork & Electrical
  • Technology & Change Management
  • Getting Started with Lean Preconstruction

Main Conference Day One 

Join us for the first day of the conference and decide upon your own journey through our 5 tracks, delivered by some of the most experienced voices in Preconstruction:

  • Conceptual Estimating
  • Design Coordination
  • Market Insight & Cost Escalation
  • Subcontractor Relationships
  • Department Management

Main Conference Day Two

The final day of the conference will focus on strategy and reviewing the very best technology. We will again have 5 tracks available:

  • Model-Based Estimating
  • Design Coordination
  • Client-Contractor Collaboration
  • Prefabrication
  • Remote Working

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