SMPS Chicago Blog

HRC Super Early Bird Discount

Super Early Bird Registration ends September 30. Members can save $100 off the cost of regular conference registration.

HRC 2017 may seem like months away, but registering early saves you money!  Included in the conference registration are the Andy Warhol Museum Opening Reception and the Pinnacle Awards Dinner and After Party. You can also register for a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, located about an hour and a half from the conference hotel, Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown. 

April 5-7, 2017 | Pittsburgh, PA

Take me to the Heartland website.


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August 25 Annual Meeting Highlights

Looking for a recap of the 2015-2016 SMPS Chicago Annual Meeting? We have the highlights here, all on one page. Find out what was discussed and how to contact the Board and more.

Stay tuned for event photos by Bob Elmore.

Annual Meeting Highlights

We are looking forward to the 2016-2017 year and we hope to see you at an upcoming event.




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SMPS Chicago FAQ

SMPS Chicago has a Frequently Asked Questions page. Find out the answers to commonly asked questions.

Click here for the FAQ page. You can also find it on the left side under Quick Links.



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10th Annual Canstruction Chicago Reception

10th Annual Canstruction Chicago Reception
Greater Chicago Food Depository
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)
Chicago, IL

More information and tickets

Canstruction Chicago is an annual design/build competition that challenges 16 teams comprised of Chicago's brightest architects, engineers, contractors and designers to build collosal structures made entirely of canned food. At the close of the event, all food is donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Please bring your canned food donation to the Merchandise Mart, first floor lobby and drop it in one of the Greater Chicago Food Depository food drive barrels.

2016 Teams:

Antunovich Associates / Smithfield Construction
CallisonRTKL / GRAEF
DLR Group / Gilbane, Inc.
Eriksson Engineering Associates / Fitzgerald Associates Architects / Power Construction / ECS Midwest, LLC
exp US Services / Milhouse Charities
Gensler / Skender Construction
HDR, Inc / Turner Construction Company
Muller & Muller / Primera Engineers, Ltd.
Myefski Architects / Manhard Consulting / LG Construction + Development
OKW Architects / W.E. O’Neil / RTM Associates
Perkins+Will / d’Escoto / Thornton Tomasetti/
RATIO Architects / Executive Construction Inc / smdp studio
Ross Barney Architects / Arup / MPC
tvsdesign / Leopardo Construction
Valerio Dewalt Train Associates / Merchandise Mart / Vornado
VOA Associates Inc. / Stantec / Pepper Construction
Ware Malcomb Architects / Kimley-Horn / McShane Construction Company



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SMPS Annual Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities Available



  • Signage with Large logo at registration
  • Verbal Recognition at podium
  • Table/Area for promotional materials
  • Food/Bar Sponsorship= Logo at the food table(s)/bar
  • Signage with logo around the event 
  • Social Media Posts via SMPS Chicago
  • Company logo on SMPS website, event emails
  • 2 tickets to event


  • Signage with Medium logo at registration
  • Social Media Posts via SMPS Chicago
  • Signage with logo around the event 
  • Company logo on SMPS website, event emails
  • 1 ticket to event


Please contact Jessica Hemauer [email protected] for more information.


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SMPS Chicago in the News

Chicago Construction News August 2016 edition featured SMPS Chicago!

Read the article.

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