Attendees’ health and safety remains our top priority. Special events will follow health and safety protocols referenced here.
The Precast Show Optional Tour: “Fixin’ to Cook!”
Thursday, May 20 • 8:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
|Trade Show Only:||$100/$120|
Many people come to New Orleans to enjoy the delicious and eclectic cuisine that Louisiana has to offer. Now you can learn how to recreate a Louisiana-style dish at home with an entertaining and informative demonstration provided by a skilled chef! Guests will get an in-depth understanding of the history behind New Orleans cuisine while a chef prepares you an authentic breakfast dish. If you are a foodie, you won’t want to miss this unique experience!
NPCA Keynote Luncheon Featuring Industry Awards and Graduation
Thursday, May 20 • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
|Trade Show Only:||$65/$90|
This annual event will celebrate graduates of NPCA’s Master Precaster program. We also will honor the winners of the Best Practices Awards Competition and recognize NPCA Certified Plant anniversaries and top scores.
Keynote Address: Infrastructure Spending Outlook, Jeff Davis, Eno Center for Transportation
Jeff Davis is a Senior Fellow with the Eno Center for Transportation and also is the Editor of the Eno Transportation Weekly. Jeff came to Washington in 1988 to attend The American University and soon began working on Capitol Hill for the ranking minority member of the House Rules Committee. For six years he worked on a wide variety of legislative, budget process oversight and parliamentary procedure issues. In January 1996, Jeff joined a transportation consulting firm and worked extensively on the FAA, Amtrak and surface transportation reauthorization laws in 1996-1998 as well as various appropriations bills. He founded his own research and consulting business in June 1998 and published Transportation Weekly, a news service covering federal transportation and public works, from 1999-2014. He joined the Eno Center in January 2015. His work focuses on analysis of the federal transportation budget and the long-term trends in transportation funding and policy.
Thursday, May 20 • 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Friday, May 21 • 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Product demonstrations on the trade show floor will provide a 45-minute deep dive into specialized areas of precast concrete production. Hear experts talk about their latest technology and demonstrate the features of their equipment and products.
3 p.m. Thursday: Join Frank Holz and Dan Istvan at a live demo as Allplan will demonstrate how easy it is to use Allplan APPs for underground structures. APPs are fully customizable, reinforced precast project models, available right out of the box. They will then show you how to easily generate shop drawings and rebar schedules directly from the model. Allplan also will show how to design precast buildings and parking structures with Allplan Planbar. Allplan will then take that one step further by demonstrating how to use data from your 3D model to streamline project management, production, shipping and erection.
1:30 Friday: Durisol leads the noise wall industry with end-to-end solutions that serve the robust needs of the transportation, building and energy sectors across North America.
Women in Precast Reception (Hosted by PCI)
Thursday, May 20 • 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. • Sheraton New Orleans
Celebrate the “Power of Women” in our industry at this annual PCI-hosted reception. This is a fantastic opportunity to mingle, connect with peers and engage in conversations about unique issues faced by women in the precast concrete industry. Please join in a lively, fun opening
“ice-breaker” with prizes, stemless wine glass takeaways and complimentary wine, beer and appetizers.
This PCI-hosted reception is open to all self-identified women in the precast industry.
“Let the Good Times Roll!”
The Precast Show Networking Event
Saturday, May 22 • 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. • Generations Hall
|Trade Show Only:||$215/$245|
There’s a saying in New Orleans the locals use to define the culture of the city and its people: Laissez Le Bons Temps Roulez, or “Let the Good Times Roll.” It’s more than just words – it’s a way of life!
During NPCA’s closing event at Generations Hall, the precast/prestressed concrete industry will come together to experience the New Orleans way of living out this saying. We will begin with a uniquely New Orleans second-line parade from the convention center to the venue. Once inside, guests will be immersed in a scene straight out of Mardi Gras where music, entertainment, host bar, food and fun await.
Get jazzed up and ready for this exclusive networking event where we will let the good times roll!