Construction Expo April 11-12, 2023
Tues. Speakers and Seminars; Wed. Exhibits 9am - 3:30pm

The School of Construction Expo gives students the opportunity to operate construction equipment, explore new technology, and get hands on experience using construction related tools.  Presentations/Seminars will be scheduled Tuesday, April 11; Exhibits will run Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 9am to 3:00pm!

  • About
  • Registration
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Sponsors
  • Exhibitors
  • Events Schedule
  • Accommodations

The School of Construction Expo started fairly small a few years ago, with students getting the opportunity to operate a small variety of earth-moving equipment. Crane and pump truck activities have been added, as well as live demonstrations of concrete placement and finishing techniques.

Exhibitors Register Now!

Attendees Registration coming January 2023

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

  • 9am - "How to Select the Righ Light Fixtures" presented by H.E. Williams (W212)
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  • 10am - "New Technology of John Deere" presented by Murphy Tractor and John Deere. Get the details on the John Deere 644X-Tier (Hybrid Drive) Mid-Size Wheel Loader.
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  • 12:15 - 2:20pm Introduction Into Electric Arc Hazards and Protection--a free 2-hour electrical safety training for workers and employers of small (<250 employees)  Presenter: Steve Bloess, University of Central Missouri
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  • 12:30pm "Technology and the Impact from Pre-Construction through the Project Life Cycle"  presented by McCarthy Construction (KTC S102)
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  • 4pm - Overman Crimson and Gold Ballroom
    Beavers Association Distinguished Speaker: 
    Mr. Dave Miles, Executive Vice President of Kiewit
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About Mr. Dave Miles:

david.miles"In more than 33 years with Kiewit, Miles has risen from an entry-level assignment in Southern California just after graduation to now being Kiewit Companies’ executive vice president of the infrastructure group and a member of the board of directors for Kiewit. Miles oversees all of Kiewit’s six infrastructure operations on the West Coast, which account for roughly one-fourth of the company’s revenue.

Miles is also president of The Beavers, a mostly West Coast-based social, honorary organization formed, organized and managed by the construction companies and individuals who work in the heavy engineering construction industry. Through its foundation, The Beavers contributes more than $1.5 million annually to support construction education programs throughout the country."

Kiewit

 Wednesday, April 13, 2022  

  • 4pm - Overman Crimson and Gold Ballroom  
    Construction Expo Keynote Speaker, 
    Sponsored by Kiewit Construction Company
    AGC of America President, Mr. Dan Fordice 

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About Mr. Dan Fordice:
dan.fordice"Mr. Dan Fordice is currently Vice President of Fordice Construction Co. in Vicksburg, MS, which is now a fourth- generation family business since his son Nathan joined the firm in August 2018. Fordice and his brother, Hunter Fordice, operate Fordice Construction Co. which is mainly a Heavy and Civil Federal Construction firm that also builds bridges and has a building division with offices in Vicksburg and St. Francisville, LA.

Fordice has been very active in the Associated General Contractors of America, both at the local and national level.  He has served on almost every committee of the local MS Valley AGC Chapter and was Chapter President in 2001.  On the national level he has served on many committees and task forces. He has served as the Federal and Heavy Division Chairman, is a life member of the Board of Governors and served as the National PAC Co-Chairman and on the Executive Board and the Education and Research Foundation Board.  Through the AGC, Fordice was instrumental in helping to restart the AGC Student Chapter while attending MSU and he was president of the AGC Student Chapter in 1982."

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2023 Schedule TBA

School of Construction Expo Event Schedule 

Previous schedule:

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

  • 9am "How to Select the Righ Light Fixtures" presented by H.E. Williams (W212)
  • 10am "New Technology in Equipment Improves Job Efficiency" presented by John Deere.   Get the details on the John Deere 644X-Tier [Hybrid Drive] Mid-Size Wheel Loader (S102).
  • 12:15 - 2:20pm Introduction Into Electric Arc Hazards and Protection--a free 2-hour electrical safety training for workers and employers of small [<250 employees]  Presenter: Steve Bloess, University of Central Missouri (W212)
  • 12:30pm "Technology and the Impact from Pre-Construction through the Project Life Cycle"  presented by McCarthy Construction (S102)
  • 4pm Beavers Association Distinguished Speaker, Mr. Dave Miles, Executive Vice President of Kiewit (Overman Student Center, Crimson & Gold Ballroom)
  • 6pm-9pm Networking Event, Frisco Center, 210 East 4th, Pittsburg

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

  • 9am-3:00pm School of Construction Expo Exhibits (KTC parking lot and North Rotunda)
  • 4pm Keynote Speaker, Sponsored by Kiewit: ACG of America President, Mr. Dan Fordice, (Overman Student Center, Crimson & Gold Ballroom)

The School of Construction has reserved a block of rooms at these two locations:

LaQuinta Inn and Suites
2410 S Broadway
Pittsburg, KS
620-670-5614
Request rooms under: School of Construction Expo
$89.00 + tax

The Hampton Inn & Suites @ Kansas Crossing Casino
1285 US 69 Hwy
Pittsburg, KS
620-231-3100
Request rooms under: Pittsburg State University
$109.00 + tax

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Our History...
The Expo started in 2013 with a single company providing an opportunity for PSU School of Construction students to experience equipment that they might see in their careers.  In 2022, the Expo expanded to include Interior Design and Electrical Technology exhibits and vendors.  Students and exhibitors alike have embraced the Expo with more than 100 vendors and 800 attendees in recent years.
Who should attend the School of Construction Expo?
Serving as a vital link between a growing industryconstructionand-prospective-hires as young as high school, The School of Construction Expo is designed for students throughout the area, as well as contractors, and instructors to get an opportunity to network and experience first-hand tools, equipment, and techniques used in the field today. Through live demonstrations, presentations, and interactive exhibits, students explore career opportunities, and vendors can interact with potential future employees.

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PSU Kansas Technology Center

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 10:00am–9:00pm 

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 9:00am–5:00pm

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