2020 construction conferences you won’t want to miss

MCKENZIE GREGORY | October 24, 2019

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As we approach the end of 2019, it’s officially time to determine what your professional development will look like in 2020. Attending conferences is one of the best ways to stay up to date on the latest tools, tech, and best practices shaping our industry, and thankfully, next year’s calendar is jam-packed with excellent options for construction professionals.

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