The 50th Annual CSI Show & Convention (Las Vegas, March 28-April 1) will deliver an education-packed week for construction professionals from every field. From implementing LEED, to advances in security technology, to specifications that stand up in court, this event is an opportunity to delve into the industry's hot topics under the leadership of expert speakers.

With more than 120 education sessions scheduled, participants can earn all the Continuing Education Units (CEUs), Learning Unit (LU) Hours and Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) credit they need for the year.

The opening general session on March 29 at the MGM Grand Hotel will feature a keynote discussion on the Building Information Model led by Frank Gehry, FAIA, and Dennis Shelden, chief technology officer, Gehry Technologies. Building Information Models (BIM) give designers a faster, richer design process, contractors projects with fewer surprises, owners more budget control through predictions about the project's construction process and its predicted maintenance costs, and facility managers a tool to meet current tenant needs and plan for the future, and to conduct maintenance or renovation in a preventative, rather than reactive, way.

In addition, CSI has partnered with industry leaders to bring you the best possible education programs. Education Partners include: Alliance to Save Energy (ASE), ARCOM, Associated General Contractors of America (AGC),Building Systems Design (BSD), Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA), Lean Construction Institute (LCI), Mason Contractors Association of America(MCAA), National Insulation Association (NIA), National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA), Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice (SCIP), The Infrastructure Security Partnership (ASCE/TISP) and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). For more information, visit