During the first half of 2018, National Precast Concrete Association professional staff members trained more than 260 college students and more than 1,300 specifiers on the many benefits and applications of precast concrete. The last half of 2018 is shaping up to be just as productive with an active schedule.
Specifier presentations and tradeshow exhibits
NPCA professional staff will be hitting the road in the coming months to talk to specifiers across the country at meetings being held by ASTM Committee C13, Illinois Environment and Health Association, Precast Concrete Association of Virginia, American Concrete Institute and more. Visit precast.org/technical-services-representation to see where we will be traveling. If your precast plant is located nearby or you will be attending the event, stop by the NPCA booth or attend the presentation. We would love to see you and connect you with specifiers in your area who want to know more about precast concrete.
NPCA will offer four free webinars to targeted groups of specifiers in the last quarter of the year. Topics include microbially induced corrosion, gravity retaining walls, precast concrete paving slabs and wastewater. These webinars provide a great tool for NPCA to reach specifiers across the United States and Canada. They can also be a great marketing tool for your company. Be sure to share precast.org/npcawebinars with your network of specifiers and customers and invite them to attend these important webinars. Some NPCA members have even invited local specifiers to their plant for lunch to watch a webinar and follow it with a question and answer session and a plant tour. This is an easy way to connect with your customers.
Outreach to schools, students and faculty
An area that continues to grow is NPCA’s effort to connect with schools, students and faculty. This fall will be no different. NPCA professional staff members will be presenting in civil engineering, architecture, and construction management classes, as well as at American Society of Civil Engineers student chapters. Some schools include Southern Illinois University, University of Portland, North Carolina State University, Purdue University and many others. Faculty enjoy hosting industry professionals as guest lecturers to share real-world experiences with their students. They also have taken their classes on plant tours and to job sites. We encourage NPCA members to reach out to local schools – including high schools, vocational schools and universities – to connect. It’s a great way to introduce the next generation to precast and find talented employees for your business.
For more information about NPCA’s education outreach efforts, contact Marti Harrell.