Publisher’s Message: January 2020

Anastasia Barnes

Ready or not, 2020 is here! At High-Profile Monthly, we are embracing this new decade!  The shortage of workers in construction will continue in the new year, but according to the Associated General Contractors of America, companies and organizations are adopting a variety of recruitment, retention and technology approaches to attract, train and retain workers.

As stated in the 2020 U.S. Construction Risk Outlook report published by Building Connected, the Northeast region’s safety record is the best in the nation, securing an A rating in site construction!  Safety first!

What can we look forward to in the next 12 months?  Well, I’m glad you asked!


Women Who Build Summit

February 19-20 in Amherst, Mass.

Each year the Construction Institute brings together the best minds in the industry to “create an event that inspires, promotes leadership, builds connections, develops skills, and fosters innovative thinking among, and in support of, a diverse group of professionals.” 2019’s program reached capacity.  This year’s event will be held at my alma mater, UMass Amherst!


SCUP 2020 North Atlantic Regional Conference

March 8-10 in New Haven, Conn.

The theme of this year’s North Atlantic Regional Conference of the Society for College and University Planning is “Finding Your Niche: Institutional Strategies to Survive and Thrive.” According to SCUP’s website, “This year’s conference is devoted to showcasing how institutions survive and thrive by finding their niche in the education market.”



March 10-14 in Las Vegas

ConExpo is North America’s largest construction trade show, where you can see and test the construction industry’s latest equipment and technologies. This event only happens once every three years!


AIA Conference on Architecture 2020

May 14-16 in Los Angeles

Each year, the architecture community travels to an iconic city for “three immersive days of what’s new in architecture and design.”


ABX 2020

November 3-4 in Boston

High-Profile Monthly will be an exhibitor at the region’s biggest trade show and conference again this year! 2019 offered over 100 accredited educational programs for AEC professionals, and over 300 companies exhibited over the popular two-day conference.  We hope to see you at ABX 2020!


Greenbuild – International Conference & Expo

November 3-6 in San Diego

If you’re not already familiar with Greenbuild, it is the construction industry’s largest annual worldwide event where green building professionals can learn and source cutting edge solutions to improve resilience, sustainability, and quality of life in buildings, cities, and communities.

Now that you’ve got some “save the dates” for 2020, you can enjoy reading our first edition of the new decade!

Happy New Year!

Anastasia Barnes

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