Expo Schedule

Monday, March 7

Blueprint Reading and Estimating Seminar with Bob Cusamano


PDCA Industry Standards expert Bob Cusumano is once again offering an in-demand and extremely relevant 2-day workshop prior to the Expo on blueprint reading and estimating. Walk with the specialist as he equips you with the tools to help you navigate the pitfalls and obstacles of two of the most engaging and challenging tasks contractors face. Click on the registration link for this class.

Tuesday, March 8

PDCA Board of Directors Meeting

PDCA Board of Directors will meet from 8 am – 5 pm.

Estimating Seminar (continued)

See information from Monday.

Registration Open

Registration Opens for all Expo registrants from 2 – 6 pm on this day. Get in early, get your bags unpacked, and take is some of the Big Easy before packing in all the education and networking you can over the next few days.

Leadership Reception

Invitation-only event for PDCA leaders from 6 – 8 pm.

Wednesday, March 9

Registration Open

Registration Opens for all Expo registrants from 6 am – 5 pm on this day

PDCA Attendee Welcome

Morning welcome and event kick-off 7:30 – 8 am.

Contractor College Education Sessions

Two sessions are available in the morning from 8 – 10:45am and two more in the afternoon from 2 – 4:45 pm.

Union Contractors 9:15 – 11:30 am

The Union Contractors Program targets the needs of labor affiliated contracting companies. All union contractors registered for the Expo are welcome to attend this event.

Opening Lunch and Keynote Speaker

Don’t miss the Keynote Lunch from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.

Emerging Leaders

Leading is half the battle.

National Champion Evening Reception

Thursday, March 10

PDCA Members Meeting 7:30 – 9:00 am

PDCA Board of Directors will meet from 8 am – 5 pm.

Contractor College Education Sessions

One session is available in the morning from 9 – 10:15 am. Expo Trade Show 10:30am – 6:00pm

The 2016 Trade Show will highlight the latest products and services for the industry.

National Champion Evening Reception

Friday, March 11

Leadership Academy 7:00-8:00 am

This training is specifically designed for PDCA Forum Leaders, Council and Chapter Board Members, Executive Directors, and any PDCA members interested in leadership positions within PDCA. We will explore the Competitive Business Advantage of PDCA membership, and will discuss the benefits of PDCA’s collaborative culture.

Contractor College Education Sessions

Two sessions are available in the morning from 8 – 10:45 am.

Summary Session Lunch–“Throw-Down Debate”–11 am – 12:30 pm

Introducing PDCA’s latest version of the Friday Summary Session: Throw-Down Debates! This year our Throw-Down Debate will pitch two teams of presenters against each other that represent alternative viewpoints on an industry issue or method. Sure to be good-natured and humorously engaging, the mock-debate and dramatic style is all in good fun. Debate teams will drive home their points through statements, rebuttals, and audience Q&A to impress their lessons upon the audience in an unforgettable way. This is surely something you won’t want to miss.

Hardhat Tours

New this year: Hard-Hat Tours. These tours are held at locations of interest in the New Orleans area, and will focus on large industry projects. Tours are being set up by PDCA forum leadership and the education team to ensure an experience that will give you methods you can take with you and apply in your area of expertise. Each location and project will reflect the interests of participants in Residential, Commercial, and Craftsmanship segments of the industry. Tours are from 1 – 5 pm, and include bus tickets and lunch for all participants. An additional cost of $39 will be added, shoud you choose one of these options. You can add this option to your Expo registration at any time, or call 1-800-332-7322 for assistance.

Masters Classes

PDCA is proud to offer Masters Classes for the first time at Expo. Sit, watch and learn from product specialists about new tools of the trade and receive first-hand experience with products. Our two Masters Classes focus on new products and methods, and will take place on Friday from 1:00 – 2:30 pm, and 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Classes are FREE for all attendees, but pre-registration is required.

Saturday, March 12

Post Event Tours

Craftsmanship Forum Conference

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