The Fabrication Experience at Connect & Construct is back – and poised to be better than ever!


Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) is gaining steam and stands to disrupt our industry! Are you prepared for what’s coming? Do you want to see what your peers are doing?

This year’s Fabrication experience is tailored specifically to help you answer these and other pressing questions, giving you more of what you care about. Based on valuable feedback we received from last year’s attendees, we are excited to make this year’s event even more relevant and more valuable to you.

What can you expect during the event?

Whether you are a Specialty Trade Contractor, a Building or a Structural Engineer, this is your chance to learn about leading developments in your field, while also enjoying being part of a community with professionals just like you.  From topics like minimizing risk and improving collaboration, to maximizing your competitive differentiation, there will be numerous classes and presentations to help you get ahead.

This year we are delivering an even more fabrication tailored experience within Connect & Construct at Autodesk University.  Aimed at senior managers and above, the event will offer a total of 15 classes focusing on Project Collaboration, Prefabrication and Modular Construction, Construction Modeling, Virtual Design and Construction, and much, much more.

You will hear from experts on DfMA – what it is, how it’s disrupting the marketplace and why it’s critical to your business – as well as learn about the current Autodesk product strategy roadmap and product vision for the Building Design and Engineering segment.

At the end of the day you’ll be invited to a special reception where you’ll have the chance to relax and network with your peers as well as contractors, designers, engineers and fabricators.

Beyond the Fabrication Forum

As an attendee of the Connect & Construct Summit, you have full access to the Fabrication Experience as well as Forge DevCon, and the AEC Mainstage presentation. You can take advantage of over 200 construction classes, numerous keynotes, and provocative thought leadership presentations.

Beyond the Connect & Construct Summit, Autodesk University will feature over 60 classes related to MEP and Structural Engineering, as well as detailing and fabrication The Expo, which is an essential part of the AU experience, will again this year feature impressive installations and interactive exhibits, showcasing groundbreaking projects across architecture, construction, engineering, and manufacturing.

Save the date!

The Connect and Construct Summit is a Monday pre-conference at Autodesk University scheduled for November 18th, 2019. You will have the option to register for the full Autodesk University event which takes place from the 19th to the 21st of November, or just the Monday pre-conference event alone.

Registration starts on August 7th, and you have until October 14th to take advantage of the discounted rate.

Please stay tuned for more information about registration, keynote speakers, and other important details during the next upcoming months!

Click here to find out more about Connect & Construct and Autodesk University 2019.

Michael Gustafson

Michael is currently Senior Industry Strategy Manager for Structural Engineering, responsible for establishing long-term Industry Strategy for structural analysis, design, detailing and fabrication with Autodesk. Michael practiced structural engineering at Ellerbe Becket and holds a BS and MS from the University of Minnesota, and an MBA from Michael J. Coles College of Business.

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