Emerging Trends & Forecasts for Building Materials
Wednesday, February 28 | 12:15 - 1:15 PM
LVCC - West 220
What It's About
This session explores current innovations and future trends in building materials and products with a focus on how consumer preferences, sustainability initiatives and breakthroughs in AI will impact the landscape in key segments. Additionally, we’ll take a deep dive into the current situation with lumber manufacturers, including conditions at sawmills and production volumes, so you know what to expect with solid wood availability for 2024. The future of building materials continues to be a critical issues for all building professionals—leave armed to make informed decisions, stay competitive and improve practices in an ever-changing industry.
What You’ll Learn
- Gain an understanding of key consumer and market trends affecting building product preferences, including predictions on existing and emerging materials anticipated to gain or reduce share in key product categories.
- Learn about how digital breakthroughs in computing and AI may ultimately affect the building products space.
- Get detailed insight into existing lumber market supply-and-demand, with understanding of the latest price trends including fundamental reasons why prices are at those levels.
- Recognize where the current obstacles and advantages are in sourcing solid wood materials and how to best gain access to the lumber products needed for 2024 construction projects.