ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) is one of the largest events for the design and construction industry in the country, and the largest regional conference and tradeshow. Drawing 92% of its attendance from New England, ABX’s regional reach is its greatest strength. Attendees hold on to their money (no airline fees, hotel costs or meal expenses) and spend their time building relationships and networks around physical proximity and the likelihood of follow-up work. The building industry varies dramatically from region-to-region due to issues of climate, geography, politics and economics. ABX and the Boston Society of Architects help build long-term relationships around these shared experiences and challenges.
This year's exhibit hall highlights include: BSA Central, a social hub for attendees in the middle of the tradeshow floor; free 20-minute presentations in the Learning Stage; a new product showcase in the Innovation Pavilion; the 3D printing process demystified in the 3D Printing Pavilion; and a booth space transforming into a "parklet" with the Placemaking Hangout.
ABX is produced by the BSA, founder and long time co-producer of Build Boston and Residential Design and Construction.
More than 8,500 design and construction professionals attend ABX each year. They come to learn about new building materials and technologies, to stay up-to-date on trends and regulations, and to socialize with their friends and colleagues. At a time when businesses are growing remotely, ABX is growing physically; a testament to the staying power of the original social media: face-to-face.
What products are exhibited at ABX?
Architects, contractors, interior designers, subcontractors, engineers, developers, landscape architects, and facility managers come to the show floor to spec the following products:
Marble and Granite
Post and Beam Systems
Records Management Services
Stone Product Manufacturers
Wood Product Manufacturers
All Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)’s MasterFormat divisions are represented.
About the BSA:
The Boston Society of Architects is committed to professional development for our members, advocacy on behalf of great design, and sharing an appreciation for the built environment with the public at large.