Where you can experience construction technology and innovation

Why We Created IGI?

The Industrial Grade Innovation Conference and Expo (IGI) is an event that gives technology firms and innovation entrepreneurs an unprecedented opportunity: to introduce their products and services to senior executives in the industrial construction and maintenance industry, one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy.

The Problem

Thanks to a booming economy, an aging workforce and the ongoing American energy renaissance, demand for industrial construction services is skyrocketing.  Sounds good but...

  • Construction Productivity is down - due in large part to the industry's failure to adopt new innovation and technology.

  • Many firms and labor unions are experiencing significant labor supply shortages as baby boomers retire, and experts say the problem will only get worse.

  • Recruitment of a new generation of both labor and management personnel in the industrial construction sector has been insufficient.

The Solution

You!  Your company's products and services can help revolutionize the industrial construction sector and usher in a new wave of safety, productivity and efficiency.  Technology can improve contractors' bottom lines, increase their competitiveness and offset the challenges associated with a tight labor supply.

  • Advanced automation

  • Augmented and Virtual Reality

  • Robotics

  • 3D printing

  • Safety innovation

  • Next-gen engineering and design software



Owners, Contractors
& The Trades

The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) is dedicated to bringing the three entities involved in the successful completion of construction projects together, and all three will be active participants in IGI along with innovation and technology firms and subject matter experts.  In order for new innovation and technology to make an impact on the union construction and maintenance sector, buy-in from all three is critical.  










Cincinnati, Ohio


TAUC’s Industrial Grade Innovation (IGI) Conference and Expo will be taking place September 10-12, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati.