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Construction Expo

Construction - Interior Design - 2-yr Electrical

Kansas Technology Center – April 9-10, 2024

Uncover the world of construction like never before at the PSU School of Construction Expo! Join us for two action-packed days, starting on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, with insightful presentations and seminars. On Wednesday, April 10, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, dive into a hands-on exploration of construction equipment, cutting-edge technology, and tools used in the field today.

Exhibitor Registration Student Attendee Registration General Public Registration

About the Expo

Construction Expo

Why Attend the School of Construction Expo?

The School of Construction Expo serves as a vital link connecting the construction industry with prospective hires as young as high school students.

Tailored for students, contractors, and instructors throughout the area, the expo offers a unique opportunity to network and experience firsthand the tools, equipment, and techniques shaping the industry.

For the Students

Through live demonstrations, presentations, and interactive exhibits, students gain valuable insights into career opportunities, while vendors connect with potential future employees.

Event History

The Expo, initiated in 2013 by a single company for PSU School of Construction students, has grown significantly. In 2022, it expanded to include Interior Design and Electrical Technology exhibits and vendors. With over 100 vendors and 800 attendees in recent years, the Expo has become a cornerstone event, providing invaluable experiences for both students and exhibitors.


Day 1

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

9:00 am | Joint Sawing & Curing
John T. Kevern, PhD, PE, FACI, LEED AP, American Concrete Institute
W212 KTC

This presentation will discuss best practices for sawing concrete and potential implications on long-term durability of equipment selection and maintenance. Recently penetrating sealers have become one recommended technique to improve concrete durability, including sawn joints. The discussion will include how various penetrating sealers function and best practices to effective implementation concrete pavement and flatwork.

10:30 am | Top 10 Ways to Reduce Concrete’s Carbon Footprint
Justin McCain, National Ready Mix Concrete Association (NRMCA)
W212 KTC

The world is projected to add approximately 2.5 trillion sq ft of buildings by 2060 driven by soaring needs for housing and infrastructure development. That will nearly double the entire current global building stock. It is urgent that the Design-Build community and Owners reduce operational carbon by designing disaster-resilient buildings for the future with zero-energy consumption.

Concrete has long been the material of choice for energy efficiency and disaster resilience. It is also critical to reduce the embodied carbon of building materials. The challenge for the concrete industry is to offer the benefits of concrete at a lower carbon footprint. This presentation will address the top 10 ways the concrete industry is reducing its carbon footprint.

12:30 pm | AI Machine Control
TBD, Murphy Tractor & TBD, Topcon
S102 KTC

12:30 pm | Achieving Net Zero Design with Seaira and SketchUP
Peter Krebs, SketchUP
W212 KTC AIA and PDH available

This is about a building in Iowa that was designed for a little over standard cost and achieved net zero.

2:00 pm | Construction Technology Landscape Update
Chris Callen, PLOT
S102 KTC

Join Chris Callen, CEO of PLOT, for an update on the construction technology landscape. This session will cover the latest developments in the Building Information Modeling, Robotics, Reality Capture, and Artificial Intelligence spaces. Chris will also give an overview of his software, PLOT: a procurement and logistics optimization tool for the construction industry.

4:00 pm | Beavers Association Distinguished Speaker
Overman Student Center
Presented by: The Beavers

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | ACI Student Chapter Networking Evented
5th Street Bar and Grill
Sponsored by: Crossland Construction, Conco Construction

Day 2

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

9:00 am – 3:30 pm | SOC Expo
Kansas Technology Center (indoor and outdoor exhibits)

4:00 pm | AGCA Senior Vice President Todd Roberts 
Overman Student Center



Arco National Construction KCSince 1992, ARCO has grown from a single office in St. Louis, Missouri, to an industry leader with 31 offices and hundreds of employees coast to coast. As the 7th largest design/build general contractor in the U.S., ARCO offers the strength and presence of a national builder with the personalized attention of a small company. With more than 4,000 successful projects spanning 48 states in our portfolio, we have developed the industry specific expertise it takes to provide the best, most cost effective, single source solutions and add value to every project.

Ash Grove - Ash Grove, a CRH Company, is a leader and pioneer in the cement industry. For over 142 years, we have provided cementitious materials to construct the highways, bridges, commercial and industrial complexes, homes, and other structures fundamental to the nation’s economic vitality and quality of life. As one of the largest cement producers in North America, Ash Grove ships cement from 12 cement plants and its network of 43 terminals. Ash Grove is known for quality, reliability, and a commitment to safety. 



Bettis Companies - The Bettis name is synonymous with quality and integrity in Eastern Kansas and throughout the Midwest. Working with Bettis means working with the history, pride, and innovation behind the name.

Bottorff Construction - Bottorff Construction is a second-generation commercial concrete company with its headquarters in Atchison KS and with additional offices in Olathe and Topeka KS to better serve its customers. Primarily performing commercial work on various sized projects throughout NE Kansas and the Greater Kansas City region, the company can still be found on industrial and agricultural projects as well. Having specialized in concrete construction since its founding, Bottorff Construction has the team with the extensive experience to see any project through.

Burns & McDonnell - Burns & McDonnell is a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm, based in Kansas City, Missouri. We plan, design, permit, construct and manage facilities all over the world, with one mission in mind: Make our clients successful.



Century Concrete - At Century, our people have always been our most valued asset, posessing the expertise that sets us apart. Our culture is one of discipline and collaboration as customers rely on our technical knowledge and assistance in planning, scheduling and constructing complex projects. We need strong teams to accomplish our goals, which is why we recruit the best and brightest...

Concrete Promotional Group (CPG) - a concrete trade association in the Greater Kansas City Metro Area promoting quality concrete construction, teaching best management practices, and being a concrete source to the local professional construction community.

Crossland Construction - With our family of companies, we have the resources, capabilities, and experience to deliver your project faster and more cost-effective than most. Your time is valuable, and our goal is to make the construction process easy and painless. No matter your project’s starting point, we’re the partner you can trust to cover more of your needs.


Ditch Witch - At Ditch Witch, we don’t just sell equipment. We pledge to be there when you need us. With a promise to help you be more productive. A passion to help you be more profitable. And the simple understanding that time is money.

Dondlinger Construction - We have grown from small commercial and residential projects into one of the most capable and trusted providers of construction services in the Midwest. Our portfolio features projects of all sizes, levels and complexities; from small office renovations to some of the most complex civil operations in Kansas. Our extensive experience and capabilities ensure that we are able to meet our clients’ needs on every project. 

Enerfab - Day in and day out, our teams strive to be the most dependable and trusted source for our customers’ fabrication, construction, and maintenance needs by delivering excellence through execution through our expertise, quality craftsmanship, safety-minded culture, and personal commitment to doing whatever it takes to deliver on the promises we make. We are Enerfab. Expect nothing but the best.

Faith Technologies Incorporated (FTI) - We’re a dynamic organization leveraging unified growth to create unparalleled possibilities, shaping the future of energy. We provide comprehensive solutions and world-class opportunities to succeed for our partners and team members. We are fueled by new challenges and driven by results.

Flintco - The company is registered or licensed in 35 states, and offers a full range of construction services, including: preconstruction services, construction management, design-build, general contracting, and project and program management. Our self-perform capabilities include concrete, steel erection, excavation, underground infrastructure, and piping. Flintco is debt-free, maintaining a healthy balance sheet with exceptional bonding capacity. Our behavioral based approach to Safety called Flintco 4 LIFE (Live Incident Free Everyday) has delivered extraordinary results benefiting our clients and industry trade partners. Flintco has successfully reintroduced the practice of Lean to the construction industry with the adoption of Lean2.0®, a uniquely Flintco approach to driving efficiency and value for our clients, designers and trade partners.

Foley Equipment - Everything we do is to help customers be successful. We have proudly empowered progress in Kansas and western Missouri for more than 80 years. Our 1,000+ employees strive every day to safely deliver excellence across a broad line of Caterpillar and Allied construction equipment, power generation, engines and trucks, and construction technology solutions.

Foley Rental - The Cat Rental Store began operation in Wichita in 1999 and since then has expanded to Chanute, Colby, Concordia, Dodge City, Great Bend, Liberal, Manhattan, Olathe, Salina and Topeka as well as locations in Missouri like Kansas City, Sedalia, and St. Joseph. The backbone of our fleet is Caterpillar equipment. But, don’t forget that we rent more than Cat machines. Foley Rental carries a huge assortment of quality allied machines to fit all your equipment needs, including Genie®, Ditch Witch®, Wacker Neuson®, MultiQuip®, Miller®, Sullair®, Trimble®, Lincoln Electric® and other national brands. Our goal is to offer our customers competitive rates, well maintained machines and the best service in the industry.

Form Systems (Logix) - Form Systems, Incorporated, or FSi, is proud of its large role as a manufacturer of LOGIX Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF), a giant in the EPS world that is used every day in the building of new and more energy efficient homes and commercial buildings. FSi is also the Midwest's premiere provider of custom molded EPS packaging and other products. Take a tour of the Form Systems site in Haysville and you'll quickly agree that FSi is more than just a facility - it's a family... a family dedicated to growing their business through hard work, revolutionary products and top-notch customer service.





Garney Construction - a national leader in water and wastewater construction. Since 1961, we’ve focused on building water and wastewater systems of all sizes for municipal, federal, industrial, and private clients. We specialize in collaborative project delivery solutions, including CMAR and design-build, for our clients nationwide.

GluDown - GluDown, Inc. was founded with the purpose of providing superior adhesive solutions and expertise to its customers in the construction industry. Today, the company continues that mission by working closely with those customers and its distribution partners to continually develop adhesives that meet specific needs, while improving efficiency and reducing project costs.

Honeywell International - We can help solve tough sustainability and energy transition challenges across our end markets while seizing new opportunities to deliver outstanding value to our clients and shareholders.​

Interplay Learning - Get workers job-ready faster and easier than ever before with SkillMill, the world leader in always-on immersive skilled trades training.



Kansas Aggregate Producers' Association & Kansas Ready Mixed Concrete Association (KAPA-KRMCA) - The KAPA-KRMCA staff operates under the direction of a board of directors and conducts industry business such as lobbying before the Kansas Legislature, hosting industry educational activities and meetings, and maintains a close relationship with the national organizations representing these industries. Both Associations are under the direction of Jerry Younger and Peggy Hansen-Nagy.

KC Bobcat - Our mission as a full service equipment dealer is to convert everyone who rents or purchases from our selection of new and used compact equipment, track loaders, skid-steer loaders, compact excavators, compact tractors, utility vehicles, telehandlers, attachments and Bandit tree chippers and stump grinders into more than just lifetime customers. We want YOU to become lifetime friends.

Koehn Construction - One company, many capabilities. Koehn Construction has the tools and the talent to tackle challenges big and small. And with our integrated, scalable approach, you’ll get an efficient process that saves time and money. 



Macco Builders - Macco Builders is a full service construction company that specializes in design build, commercial construction, commercial renovations, industrial construction, warehouses, distribution centers and tenant infills. We take a client-first approach offering full transparency and exceptional customer service. When you choose MacCo Builders you are getting great design paired with quality craftsmanship. We want to work with our clients to make smart design decisions and to provide them with expert service. We know that construction projects can be confusing. That’s why we make the process simple and easy. We are here to take you from a concept to a finished product. There is no project too big or too small for us.

Martin Marietta - As a leading provider of natural resource-based building materials, Martin Marietta provides the foundation upon which our communities improve and grow.

McCarthy Building Companies - Established in 1864, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has a long history of building facilities that drive greater value. From exceptional levels of quality and safety — to ease of maintenance over time, we are firmly committed to helping our clients and partners achieve the short- and long-term strategic goals of every project we do.  As an employee-owned construction company, every partner at McCarthy has a stake in helping us be the Best Builder in America. And, we all share in the benefits of our success. 

Milwakee Tool - tool products for professionals: carpentry, plumbing,electrical,power utility, and general contracting

Monarch Cement Company - Strength is more than muscle and brawn; real strength is character, conviction and grit. It’s a core belief that binds us together with our customers, employees and communities. It’s a promise to do what’s right—good people helping good people.  At The Monarch Cement Company, that strength has forged a solid foundation for more than a century. It holds us to a higher standard of quality. It reinforces our commitment to our customers throughout the Midwest. It paves a path to innovation, to use technology for smarter, more efficient results that are also good for the planet. Quietly driven and fiercely independent, that strength is the hidden ingredient that still binds us more than 100 years later as we honor the past while building a stronger future.

Multiquip - Founded in 1973, Multiquip is one of the largest, most diversified manufacturers and suppliers of world class quality products and solutions for the construction, industrial, telecom, government, non-commercial, aerospace, entertainment, and oil & gas exploration markets. Multiquip's comprehensive product portfolio encompasses light to medium construction equipment, power generators and lighting. Servicing customers worldwide, Multiquip distributes its products in more than 70 countries through thousands of authorized distribution partners.

Murphy Tractor & Equipment - Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., Inc., one of John Deere’s largest North American construction equipment dealer organizations, was founded in 1982. Headquartered in Park City, Kansas, the organization has 31 locations throughout the states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Staffed by over 650 employees, each location has a full complement of equipment and parts inventories, service technicians and field service capabilities. As one of John Deere’s largest North American construction equipment dealers, Murphy Tractor is committed to being the product and support supplier of first choice by customers in the markets that use the products we represent.


O'Brien Ready Mix - At O’Brien Ready Mix, we are committed to providing quality products and service from the residential back yard to the large highway or construction project in the various Southeast Kansas or Southwest Missouri area.  With O’Brien Ready Mix, we have permanent plant sites along the Kansas and Missouri state line with a new plant located in Joplin Missouri.  We also offer portable plant sites for the remote projects.

Oklahoma Concrete Association (ORMCA) - Building Oklahoma Strong since 1957, the Oklahoma Ready Mixed Concrete Association (ORMCA) is a non-profit trade association representing the concrete industry in Oklahoma. For the past 65 years ORMCA members and staff have sought to improve the overall quality of concrete construction through product promotion, industry advocacy, and education.

Pittsburg State University - School of Construction

PLOT Communications Inc - simple jobsite coordination.  A digital workspace to elimate jobsite chaos.



Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline - We embrace safety in every aspect of our lives, whether we are at work or home. Learn more about our safety culture and creating a successful and safe workplace.

Sunbelt Rentals - A leader in the equipment rental industry, Sunbelt Rentals is constantly advancing the idea of how a company can best serve its customers, communities and the planet. With a vast network of locations across North America and an expansive portfolio of products and services, we deliver solutions to support any job.



Tank Connection - Tank Connection is the global leader in dry bulk and liquid storage systems, providing a complete performance package to suit our client’s needs. Tank Connection designs, manufactures and installs all four major steel storage tank types including bolted tanks, field welded tanks, shop welded tanks and hybrid storage tanks. Along with our major steel tank offerings we have become a premier provider of aluminum dome covers and composite pedestal storage designs.

Todd & Sargent - Todd & Sargent is a premier provider of custom design, engineering, and construction solutions to the feed, grain, flour, specialty, and dry-bulk industrial sectors. We have more than 90 years of experience providing turnkey facilities, specializing in concrete slipform construction and millwright installation.

Topcon Solutions - Topcon Solutions serves the AEC industry as the retail division to Topcon Positioning Systems, as well as an Autodesk Platinum Partner. The technology offerings, workflows, and productivity solutions between these two brands is why Topcon Solutions is a leader in the industry.

UCI Industrial Construction Services - At UCI, we create long-lasting, value-added partnerships through our Predictable Performance™ System. Our people are absolute in their attention to detail, from concept to completion, and focused on delivering extraordinary results.


University of Arkansas - Fayetteville

Be a part of this amazing event

Make a lasting impact at the Pitt State School of Construction Expo! We invite you to join us as an exhibitor and showcase your expertise to an audience of students, contractors, and instructors eager to explore the latest advancements in the construction industry.



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

LaQuinta Inn and Suites
2410 S Broadway
Pittsburg, KS
Request rooms under: School of Construction Expo

The Hampton Inn & Suites @ Kansas Crossing Casino
1285 US 69 Hwy
Pittsburg, KS
Request rooms under: Pittsburg State University

Silverback Sponsors


Gorilla Sponsors

Murphy Tractor-John Deere


Faith Technologies Incorporated


College Sponsors

  • jedunn
  • conco
  • jedunn
  • todd
  • plott
  • kcbobcat
  • sunbelt-rentals
  • tank-connection
  • enerfab-logo
  • Monarch Cement Company
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