The Highly Anticipated Construction & Design Show of The Year Returns!

Chicago Build Expo 2024 will return to McCormick Place on October 22-23. Attend the largest construction and design show for the Midwest, co-hosted with Midwest Heavy Expo.

Join 30,000+ pre-registered attendees across 2 eventful days to network, learn and win business like nowhere else. You can expect even more cutting-edge panel discussions, workshops, exhibitors and exclusive networking events in collaboration with key industry partners, than ever before!

Get up to date with the latest trends, developments, and procurement opportunities across the built environment within the Midwest.

Check out the 12 Conference Tracks and AIA CES Workshops Including: Future of Construction, Sustainability, Real Estate, Architecture, Digital Construction, Facilities Management, Diversity & Inclusion, Government Policy, Building Solutions & Materials Workshops, Sustainability & HSE Workshops, Architecture & Design Workshops and Digital Construction Workshops.

Connect With Attendees at One of Our Exclusive Networking Events:

  • Get Social: Speed Networking To Grow Your Connections
  • Midwest Heavy Networking
  • The Construction Owners Association Of America Networking Party
  • Diversity Construction Networking Session
  • Inspire, Innovate, Interact – Meet The Architects
  • Marketing in Construction
  • AEC Professionals Network Exchange
  • Annual Real Estate & Facilities Management Mixer
  • Sustainability in Construction
  • Annual Biggest Women in Construction Networking Session
  • Future Leaders: Young Professionals Networking

Government Hub

The Government Hub is a great opportunity for suppliers to introduce themselves to new buyers and learn about how they can get involved in upcoming construction projects. Meet and do business Government Departments across Chicago. Previously confirmed Government representatives include City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services, Chicago Department of Housing, Chicago Department of Transportation, Chicago Department of Planning & Development, Chicago Fire Department, Chicago Department of Water Management and Illinois Department of Human Rights.

Architects Hub

Check out the Architects Hub for your chance to see the most innovative upcoming designs set to transform the Midwest skyline. Previously confirmed leading Architecture firms include Perkins&Will, EXP, Lamar Johnson Collaborative, BKV Group and more.

Festival of Construction

More than just another tradeshow, Chicago Build is a true Festival of Construction. From live music, entertainment, a tasty food and drinks trail, to competitions and giveaways.

Chicago Build is the ultimate platform for construction professionals, government officials, architects, engineers, contractors, and anyone passionate about construction and design to connect, network and drive innovation in the Midwest.

What are you waiting for? Register your free tickets and start planning your visit today:


October 22 – 9:30am – 5:30pm

October 23 – 9:30am – 4:30pm


Hall D2, Lakeside Center Level 3, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Drive