In a just a month, we will be in Austin, Texas exhibiting at CONSTRUCT 2016.


CONSTRUCT is the trade show for the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). The Institute brings together all aspects of the building divisions, from architects, specifiers, product representation, and contract administration. CSI’s mission is to “advance building information management and education of project teams to improve facility performance.”

CONSTRUCT supports that mission by providing a plethora of educational opportunities including a day set aside specifically for young professionals called YP Day.  This is a fantastic opportunity for those just starting out in the industry, 35 years and younger, to learn a lot in a single day.  This day goes beyond typical design education into real world scenarios.

2015 YP Day

From YP Day leader Cherise Lakeside’s blog on why you should attend:

  1. You learned how to design in school.  You likely did not get any real world project delivery education.
  2. Because of the generational shift, YP’s in our industry are being asked to step into roles that include contract documents, specifications and construction administration far earlier than ever before.  The education and contacts that you will make at CONSTRUCT will pole vault you ahead of your peers.
  3. You will meet people who will become lifelong mentors.  Knowledgeable, forward thinking people who respect young professionals and want to help you grow and advance faster.
  4. You will learn how to set yourself apart with education and guidance most YP’s don’t even realize they need.  You will become a leader in your field.
  5. If you are in Architecture, you will learn how to navigate the ARE’s.
  6. You will learn how to take your current role and transition to a leadership role in your firm.
  7. You will have fun.

Hager recognizes the benefits CONSTRUCT and YP Day offers, which is why I’ll be volunteering, with many other passionate and knowledgeable people, along with Cherise to mentor young professionals. We hope you’ll join us.

Hager will be exhibiting at the show also. This year we will be showcasing our new Conestoga Sliding Barn Door Hardware. Stop by Booth 516 to say hello.


We always enjoy visiting seeing old friends and making new ones.  Last year the show was in our hometown of St. Louis and we were proud to show off our facility.

This year we are looking forward to seeing you in Austin!