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As the popularity of plastics in construction grows, there’s no better place than NPE2024 to find leading-edge materials and processing technologies to advance your business. Explore cost-effective, energy-efficient ways to improve infrastructure with the production of plastic components like hinges and screws, flooring and wall coverings, siding, roofing, insulation, pipes, windows, doors and more. 

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Elevate Your Next Project

Plastics offer distinct advantages over traditional building materials with their broad functionality and durability. Experience the modern innovations available to engineers, architects and builders at NPE2024, including:

  • Efficient, environmentally sound materials — like advanced PVC and Tyvek — with high strength-to-weight ratios, corrosion resistance and low lifetime cost
  • Robotics, automation and moldmaking technologies from key building and construction suppliers
  • Cutting-edge technology in civil engineering construction maximizing energy performance and lowering environmental footprints

Building & Construction SESSIONS

*Speakers and session times are subject to change

Economic Update: Getting a Pulse on the Building & Construction Industry

Wednesday, May 8 | 10:00 – 10:45 AM

Speaker: Kermit Baker

Expo Premier Pass Required

The building and construction industry always has a pulse on the health of the economy. Get this economist’s perspective on the impact of the current state of building and construction on both the plastics and building and construction industries.

Shifting From Metal to Plastic Seamlessly

Wednesday, May 8 | 11:00 – 11:45 AM

Speaker: Paul Gramann

Expo Premier Pass Required

Plastic materials can offer superior advantages over metals, including increased design flexibility, lightweight, corrosion resistance, opportunity for component consolidation, low-cost manufacturing, and many others. In this session, you’ll navigate the challenges and common pitfalls inherent to the intricate process of transforming a metal component into plastic.

Building the Future: Empowering Sustainable Material Design Selection in the Building and Construction Market

Wednesday, May 8 | 1:00 – 1:50 PM

Speaker: Adam Wozniak

Expo Premier Pass Required

Join this session to learn about sustainable materials needed in the building and construction industry that meet new guidelines.

Navigating the Complex Landscape of Sustainability in the Building & Construction Industry

Wednesday, May 8 | 2:00 – 2:45 PM

Speaker: Sarah Weishaar

Expo Premier Pass Required

Building a more sustainable future is a daunting task. Where do companies begin to build the right strategies and improve performance while maintaining quality, timeliness, and addressing all other complex challenges of your business? In this dynamic conversation between leaders in the building & construction industry you will learn strategies to ensure your company’s ESG readiness and tips for successful collaboration across the supply chain.

Case Studies in Success: Recycling Vinyl Building Materials

Wednesday, May 8 | 3:00 – 3:45 PM

Speaker: Jay Thomas, Richard Krock and Matt Dobson

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A whopping one billion pounds of vinyl is recycled annually in the US and Canada — including 958 million pounds of pre-consumer vinyl materials and 142 million post-consumer vinyl materials. Join this session to explore the remarkable potential of using pre-consumer vinyl materials or scrap by incorporating it back into the manufacturing process.

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