SOURCE: Scranton Gillette Communications

September 11, 2013 14:00 ET

Launch Announcement: Inaugural BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland Expo & Conference Draws 500 Attendees From 27 States

Arlington Heights, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 11, 2013) - More than 500 attendees from 27 states attended the inaugural BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland Conference, held September 9-11, at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza. The event was produced jointly by Building Design+Construction, published by SGC Horizon, the U.S. Green Building Council - Illinois Chapter, the Greening the Heartland Committee, and AIA Chicago, with additional support from the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and the Builders Association (AGC).

All educational sessions offered AIA CES and GBCI credits and focused on sustainable design, building information modeling (BIM), and developments in healthcare, schools and universities. More than 40 sponsors supported the tabletop exhibit area.

"We are pleased with the results of this first-time event," says Harry Urban, Vice President of Events for SGC Horizon. "Our partners, sponsors and the 160-plus presenters delivered a high-value experience for the attendees."

"We were able to select the very best conference sessions from among 442 submissions," adds Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director of Building Design+Construction. "Attendees were extremely engaged in the program content. They asked excellent questions of the presenters and participated actively in the discussions."

The next BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland Conference is scheduled for September 29-October 1, 2014, at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza. Attendees and exhibitors are encouraged to visit www.buildingchicagoexpo.com for updates or to contact Harry Urban at hurban@sgcmail.com; 847.954.7928.

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SGC Horizon serves the infrastructure, equipment, residential and commercial construction markets with award-winning publications, websites and industry-leading events. SGC Horizon's brands include Professional Builder, Professional Remodeler, Custom Builder, HousingZone, Show Village, Building Design+Construction and Construction Equipment. Scranton Gillette Communications (SGC) is a privately owned company with more than a century of business-to-business media experience. Combined, SGC/SGC Horizon's print, custom and digital products serve 16 diverse industries.

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