Anticipation is mounting for the upcoming Building Industry Show––SoCal’s largest trade show for the building industry––according to The Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIASC). Registrations are already filling quickly for the popular Utility and Technology Boot Camp, a special Show segment that includes a discussion on the future of housing and new technologies with panelists from four of California’s largest utility and service providers: Cox, Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and San Diego County Water Authority.

“The Utility and Technology Boot Camp is one of the Show’s most anticipated segments because it centers on the future,” said Craig Foster, Chief Operating Officer/Executive Vice President for BIASC. “We’re thrilled to bring together a respected group of leaders in one place to talk about how new technologies will continue play a major role in creating more affordable, sustainable, and resilient housing solutions. It’s going to be an eye-opening discussion.”

Boot Camp attendees will also hear about the latest trends and developments in utility and HOME technology, including smart home technology, the SoCalGas[H2] Innovation Experience, and advancements involving water conservation and efficiency. The event includes networking opportunities with other professionals in the field, offering invaluable opportunities for one-on-one connections following the panel discussion.

This year marks the centennial anniversary of the BIASC and the 85th anniversary of the BIA of San Diego (BIA-SD). The Building Industry Show will kick off with an anniversary celebration aboard the USS Midway on October 25, while the trade show will take place on October 26 at the Marriott Marquis San Diego in San Diego, California. The show expects upwards of 2,000 attendees, including 65 builders and their operations and purchasing staff. The Show will feature the largest “Meet the Builder” experience in Southern California, including ample one-on-one opportunities for both members and builders. Attendees can expect an impressive agenda of events, including roundtable discussions with other guest speakers and elected officials on important topics ranging from housing to expediting entitlements.

The Utility and Technology Boot Camp takes place on Thursday, October 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at the Marriott Marquis San Diego. Attendees can register for this event at Registrations are also still accepted for show floor exhibitor booths, sponsorships, general attendees, and the USS Midway Celebration. For additional information, please contact Laura Barber, Vice President of Events & HR, at


The Building Industry Association of Southern California is the voice of the region’s building industry, with four chapters offering localized services to building professionals from Ventura to the southern tip of Orange County. Throughout its 100-year history, the association has served its builder and associate members by anticipating, protecting, and promoting their common interests through its many programs, services, councils and committees. For more information on the Building Industry Association of Southern California, visit Follow BIASC on social media for the latest industry news: LinkedInFacebookInstagramTwitter.

About BIA San Diego

The Building Industry Association (BIA) of San Diego exists to represent the many companies that plan, design and build the many places where San Diegans live, work and play. Members of the BIA generate thousands of jobs in the greater San Diego region and together are one of the most important driving forces in our local economy. With nearly 800 company members and all of their thousands of employees, the BIA is a major voice supporting the efforts to build all types of residential and commercial projects. The BIA marshals the collective influence of those who are engaged in the building industry to address issues that impact the development community in San Diego County. Follow BIA San Diego on social media for the latest industry news: LinkedInFacebookInstagramTwitter.


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