Annual MBCEA Conference

51st Annual MBCEA Conference is going Virtual!

Welcome back!  The last time you saw this page, it was probably when we were giving you the bad news that this year’s live conference in Colorado was going to be canceled.  Well, now we have some good news to share!

Thanks to the dedication of our incredible sponsors and exhibitors (and a LOT of hard work behind the scenes from Sasha with the help of the folks from Whova), we are excited to announce that most of this year’s lineup of conference seminars will be presented to all of our Members – for FREE!

Yes, Covid-19 has made things hard for all of us.  Some have had to deal with employee or family illnesses; others had states shut down their projects; materials were delayed, or employees unavailable.  We get it, and our Association wanted to be able to help you by providing exciting sessions that you can learn from, adopt, adapt, and employ to grow your business.

And now you can do it from the comfort of your office, home or job site! We are bringing those sessions right to you!  In just two hours a week, one hour each Tuesday and Thursday, beginning on May 19th, we’ll provide business insights that can help your business move from survive to thrive.

Plus, these events are live, so you’ll be able to ask questions and get live answers. There will be a section for exhibitors to share information on their products and a Community board for discussions.

Click this link to register for our virtual conference and gain access to these FREE sessions.  Do it now!

If you haven’t already done it yet, make sure you download the Whova app on your phone and desktop.

We are super excited to be able to offer this event online, and can’t wait to see you there!  Thank you to our sponsors for supporting our move to a virtual conference.


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2020 Virtual Conference Sponsors


Stay tuned as we work on ways to recognize The Building of the Year Award winners this year! Our contractors and erectors’ dedication to quality and safety, the interesting features, complexity and green building elements all come into play when judging the incredible projects they complete.


Metal building contractors, erectors, suppliers and manufacturers gathered at the 50th Annual MBCEA Conference May 1-3, 2019, at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort, South Carolina, to learn from the experts, network with key industry people, visit with old friends, hear about the latest products, and discuss leading issues with peers.  Some highlights were Keynote Speaker, Gene Marks, the MBCEA Building of the Year Awards, the Metal Construction Hall of Fame Awards and a new joint MBCEA/MBMA Roundtable. Our third year co-locating with the MBMA Spring Meeting was another success and the consensus is we’ll keep doing it! MBCEA members may log into the Members Area to view the conference presentations.

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2019 Building of the Year – Boston MedFlight Hangar 12A
BARNES buildings and management group
Weymouth, MA

Celebrating 50 years! The 49th Annual MBCEA Conference & MBMA Spring Meeting was held May 2-4, 2018, at the Wyndham Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX. 2018 MBCEA members in good standing  received 50% off the Conference Registration Fee in celebration of our 50th Anniversary! We also held a fun celebration in San Antonio at Artpace! Check out the Schedule of Events.  MBCEA Members may log into the Members Area to view the Conference Presentations. View the Conference Pictures, Attendees List and Exhibitors.

The 48th Annual MBCEA Conference was held at the New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center in New Orleans on May 18-20, 2017. This was our first year co-locating with the MBMA with great success. See the Conference Program, Attendees List and Exhibitors. View the Conference Pictures. Check out the Awards Recipients. MBCEA Members may log into the Members Area to view the Conference Presentations.

Special thank you to all our sponsors!

The 47th Annual MBCEA Conference was held at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida, May 19-21, 2016. See the Schedule of Events, Attendees List and Exhibitors. View the Conference Pictures. MBCEA Members may log into the Members Area to view the conference presentations.

The 46th Annual Conference  was held in San Diego, CA at the Bahia Resort Hotel, April 30 – May 2, 2015. View the Conference Program for more information.

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