Building & Construction
Made For Building
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.
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 & Contstruction Industry
Wednesday, May 8 | 10:00 – 10:45 AM
Speaker: Kermit Baker
The building and construction industry always has a pulse on predicting the health of the economy. Get this economist’s perspective on the impact of the current state of building and construction on the plastics industry and the industry as a whole. You will want a front-row seat to these expert insights.
Shifting from Metal to Plastic Seamlessly
Wednesday, May 8 | 11:00 – 11:45 AM
Speaker: Paul Gramann
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. You will be guided through a condensed exploration of the process of transforming a metal component into a plastic one. Navigate the challenges and common pitfalls inherent in this intricate engineering undertaking.
Breathing New Life into Vinyl
Wednesday, May 8 | 3:00 – 3:45 PM
Speaker: Jay Thomas
A whopping one billion pounds of vinyl is recycled annually in the US and Canada, which includes 958 million pounds of pre-consumer vinyl materials and 142 million post-consumer vinyl materials.
Explore the remarkable potential of using pre-consumer vinyl materials or scrap as it finds new life by easily incorporating it back into the manufacturing process.
Navigating the Complex Landscape of Sustainability in the Building & Construction Industry
Wednesday, May 8 | 3:00 – 3:45 PM
Speaker: Sarah Weishaar
Building a more sustainable future is a daunting task for today’s business leaders.
Where do companies begin? How do you build the right strategies and improve performance while maintaining quality, timeliness, and addressing all other complex challenges of your business? How do you share your story to celebrate your commitment and remain competitive?
Join Sarah Weishaar, CEO of Impact Collective Group, her colleagues, and leaders in the building & construction industry in a dynamic conversation around tangible steps leaders can take to:
Ready your operations toward demonstrating alignment with ambitious customer and regulatory sustainability expectations capture further value from your ongoing sustainability efforts, and showcase the ways you are creating positive return.
As a key contributor of carbon emissions, a primary employer of people around the globe, and a leader in shaping our future through our communities’ built environment, the building & construction industry is poised to lead the way in creating a resilient future for our world. Yet, with the enormity of the challenge at hand, it is crucial for leaders across the supply chain to begin positioning their companies to be part of the solution.
Diving into industry-leading best practices, we will share strategies to ensure your company’s ESG readiness and for successful collaboration across the supply chain to align and achieve mutually beneficial goals. Let’s build a more sustainable future together!