31-3 Energy and Water 2011: Efficiency, Generation, Management and Climate Impacts Conference Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago. This event will bring together researchers, regulators, designers, technology developers, students, municipal agencies and utilities, facility managers and operators, industry representatives and other environmental professionals from around the world to share and debate the current state of the water-energy nexus. Technical presentations will be complemented by open discussions. For more information, visit www.wef.org/energy/.


3-6 2011 Concrete Foundations Association Summer Convention Wintergreen Resort, Wintergreen, Va. The CFA convention is the only national event dedicated solely to the commercial and residential poured-concrete-wall industry. For more information, visit www.cfawalls.org.

10-12 China International Casting Industry Expo Beijing China International Exhibition Center, Beijing. The eighth China International Casting Industry Expo 2011 is the upcoming major event in the foundry industry. The conference's primary goal is to promote the sustainable development of China's foundry industry and to expand trade opportunities. For more information, visit www.wef.org/energy/.

31-3 National Association of Women in Construction's 56th Annual Convention Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel, St. Louis. This three-day event will give attendees the opportunity to take advantage of education seminars, workshops and networking opportunities. NAWIC's partners and sponsors will be available to discuss strategies to stay ahead of evolving industry trends. Furthermore, the educational seminars will include topics that cover construction trends and new technology in the construction industry. For more information, visit www.nawic.org/nawic/Convention.


14-16 CONSTRUCT 2011 McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago. CONSTRUCT 2011 is the commercial building industry event for architects, specifiers, engineers, facility managers, building owners, facility managers, building owners, Construction Specifications Institute members, general contractors, designers and other commercial institutional and industrial building team professionals. The show offers accredited education classes, opportunities for networking and a full exhibit-hall floor for vendors in the commercial building industry. For more information, visit www.constructshow.com.