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The Nebraska CSI Product Show and Dinner Banquet is truly one of the best product shows around the area.  This is a yearly event held during the month of February in Omaha, Ne.

Save the Date! Flyer - Click Here
Thursday, February 22, 2018


Durham Museum
801 S 10th St.
Omaha, NE 68108

The Product Show and Seminar is open to Everyone! The Product Show will have around 40 different exhibitor booths. Where else can you find this many different exhibitors in one spot? 
The Dinner is by "Invitation Only" from the Product Reps.  To get your name on the Invitation List please contact:
Vicki Murphy
m | 402.616.4319
f  | 402.571.9925
3208 Keystone Drive
Omaha, NE 68134
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Inclement Weather -In the event inclement weather should arise, the event will go on as planned.
Event Information: Click Here
Exhibitor Registration:  Click Here
Educational Seminar Flyer:  Coming Soon

2018 Product Show and Dinner at the Durham Agenda

  12:00 - 1:30 Exhibitor Setup
  1:30 Guest Check-in to Begin
  1:30 - 6:00 Exhibitions Open - All Afternoon
  2:00 - 3:00 Education Seminar - What's new with Concrete Pavement
  3:00 - 4:15 Exhibitor Interaction
  3:45 - 4:00
Demonstration - Hallmark Building Supplies - DuPont™
  4:15 - 5:15
Education Seminar - Insulating Concrete Forms for Multifamily Residential Construction
  5:15 - 6:15
Exhibitor Interaction
  6:30 - 7:00
Main Hall - History of Union Station - Abby Jung - Curator of Education
  7:00 - 8:30
Dinner, Door Prizes and Grand Prize.  (Dinner by invitation only)
  8:30 - 
Exhibitor teardown
 Printable Agenda Click Here

(An initial general agenda is included to provide an idea of how the day will flow.  A FINAL agenda will be provided as all details are finalized at a later date.)


Exhibitor Information:

The Concept 
Entrance to the two afternoon educational seminars, demos and the product exhibition is open to everyone. However, attendance to the evening dinner is by your invitation only. As an exhibitor, your booth fee will entitle you to personally invite and host three design/industry professionals, as your guests for the evening dinner. The booth fee includes one dinner ticket for you plus three dinner tickets for your invited guests.If you wish to include your co-workers, please purchase additional dinner tickets so that we may maximize the number of invited professionals at our event.
This concept allows you, the exhibitor, to control the quantity and quality of attendees. It also allows you the opportunity to cultivate some meaningful relationships with a few hand-chosen guests. CSI Nebraska will be promoting the event to the local metro area architectural community. 
We know some exhibitors from out of town need help with names of guests to invite so if the local vendors will forward any extra names to me I will get them set upwith someone.
Shipping Materials:
The Durham does not accept shipped materials for this show, so please make all arrangements in advance with your hotel.
Booth Exhibit Set Up/Tear Down
The exhibit floor will be ready for booth assembly from 12:00pm until 1:00pm the day of the show.  Exhibitors must tear down after Dinner with your guests approx 8:00pm.
Your Registration gets you: 
  • 1 booth (Booth description below)
  • 1 Vendor Dinner ticket - Extra dinner tickets can be acquired for $50 each
  • 3 Guest dinner tickets
  • 4 Drink tickets - Extra drink tickets can be acquired for $5 each
Booth Contents
  • 6 foot table with skirt
  • 1 Chair
  • Complimentary access to electrical outlets.  Bring power strips and cords.


Seminar Information: - 

Seminar #1 - 

What’s new with Concrete Resurfacing of Asphalt Parking Lots and New Decorative Conrete techniques

Course Number: NCP101



Learning Objectives:


  1. Understand the history of concrete overlays over asphalt pavement and why they are specified
  2. Understand which asphalt parking lots are good candidates for a concrete overlay
  3. Learn how to use the Guide to Concrete Overlays of Asphalt Parking Lots (by the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center)
  4. Understand the latest Techniques of Decorative Concrete Pavement



Presented by:



John D. Lee, P.E., LEED A.P., Director of Business Development, Cemstone / Minnesota

John Lee is the Director of Business Development for Cemstone. John works with owners, specifiers, contractors and municipalities in further establishing Cemstone as the leader in supplying construction material related products.  John’s efforts are focused on the development and design phase where he promotes Cemstone’s numerous products and services including:

  • Concrete Structures
  • Insulated Concrete Form (ICF’s) construction
  • Concrete parking Lots and Pavements
  • Cemstone’s family of performance based engineered products.

Full bio here




Don A. Clem, P.E., VP Local Paving, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association / Colorado

Don A. Clem, P.E., is the Vice President, Local Paving, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA).     He is responsible for implementing strategies that increase the use ready mixed concrete in pavements for parking lots, streets and local roads, and other applications.

Clem is based in the Denver area, and is responsible for the Rocky Mountain Northwest region.   He works with local, regional and state technical and promotion partners to help deliver concrete parking lot and street paving projects by supporting promotion, design and construction activities as well as provide training and presentations on concrete applications and promotion.

Prior to joining NRMCA, Clem was Executive Director of the Portland Cement Association (PCA) Rocky Mountain and Northwest Regions, where he was responsible for improving and extending the use of cement in the region.  Before joining PCA, Clem was a Vice President – Marketing and Governmental Affairs – Midwest Region for CEMEX, and the Marketing Engineer for the Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association.   Clem holds a BSCE from Virginia Tech and an MBA degree from the University of Colorado at Denver.  He is a registered professional engineer and surveyor in the state of Colorado.

Full bio here



Seminar #2 - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Insulating Concrete Forms for Multifamily Residential Construction   

Course Number: ICF101.01


Learning objectives:

  1. Understanding the basic design criteria and construction elements of ICFs
  2. Demonstrate the economic benefits of building multifamily projects with ICFs
  3. Recognize the energy efficiency of ICF construction
  4.  Understand concrete resilience to fire, flood, wind, and earthquakes


Presented by:  

 dagostaChris Dagosta

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has added a new Senior Director of Building Innovations, Chris Dagosta. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Mr. Dagosta joins the Build with Strength Concrete Design Center, a nationwide effort to offer technical expertise to developers and design professionals in order to incorporate cutting-edge concrete solutions into their building projects.

Before joining NRMCA, Mr. Dagosta was the owner of a distributorship for Insulating Concrete Forms across the west/southwest, including Hawaii. Chris has over 20 years in the construction industry, 12 of them dedicated to concrete building systems. In his new role, he will work closely with building professionals, developers and design experts to offer cost efficient, sustainable concrete solutions with a focus on low, mid-rise and multi-family residential structures.  He can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  



Registration Form:  -  Click Here
Door Prizes
We ask that each vendor provide a door prize or two.  Without this there won't be any door prizes. Please attach your business card to the prizes.  We want to make sur we give you credit when the door prize is given away.  

There are TWO booths that will be set aside for two companies that would like to do a more formal 15-minute demonstration of their product. The demonstrations will be done during the break between the first and second Seminar. The cost is an extra $100.00 and will be only for the first two companies that request them.

Exhibitor Floor Plan
A floor plan will be provided at the time of exhibitor check-in.


Product Show Contacts

Vicki Murphy
m| 402.616.4319
f | 402.571.9925
3208 Keystone Drive
Omaha, NE 68134 
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If you missed out on this year's show and want to be included on next years early exhibitor mailing list, email Vicki and sign up for the Chapter Newsletters and select "Product Show". 
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