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Construction industry produces trade show

October 15, 2015
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Construction industry produces trade show
The annual West Michigan Design and Construction Expo features more than 70 exhibitors. Photo via fb.com

The region’s construction industry is coming together for a trade show this month.

The 2015 West Michigan Design and Construction Expo will be in Hudsonville on Oct. 29 from 12:30-6 p.m. at The Pinnacle Center.

The event is produced by the Builders Exchange of Michigan and CSI Grand Rapids Chapter.

The expo is intended for architects, engineers, contractors and suppliers.

More than 70 exhibitors will be showing off the latest technology and innovation in the construction industry.

Exhibitors range from Ferris State University to Gentex Corp. to Virginia Tile.

A collection of seminars will also be held from 1-5 p.m.

At 5 p.m., the West Michigan EXPI Award will be presented for sustainable construction and innovation. A networking hour will be held following the presentation.

The expo is free to the public.

Seminar speakers

Bryan Newpher, architectural consultant
“Specifying Wood Windows for Historical Renovation and Design”

Lee Templin, associate professor and registered engineer, Ferris State University
“Effective Project Closeout”

Krista Roschek, commercial business development manager, Solatube International
“Introduction to Tubular Daylighting Devices”

Bruce Courtade, partner, Rhoades McKee
“’What Now?’ How to Handle Common Legal Issues on Construction Projects in Michigan”

Bob Nixon, regional manager, Firestone Building Products
“Design and Technical Considerations for Metal Wall Panel Systems”

Doug Wilterdink, managing partner, DWH
“Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce”

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