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World of Concrete—World of Opportunity

World of Concrete—World of Opportunity

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    Working with industry experts and drawing from input from attendees, World of Concrete seminars address producers' concerns.

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    Support the future of the concrete industry by bidding on equipment and entertainment packages at the Concrete Industry Management Auction on Feb. 6.

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    Learn about pervious concrete at Pervious Live, the industry's only live action forum on current pervious concrete technology.

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    Only 25 miles from Las Vegas, Hoover Dam is one of the most iconic concrete structures in the world.

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    A skid steer is one of several pieces of equipment you can operate in the John Deere Operator Challenge.

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    Maneuver a ready-mix truck at the Western Star Serious Trucks Challenge and win great prizes.

WHERE ELSE CAN YOU FIND more than 50,000 fellow concrete construction professionals and more than 1200 exhibiting companies than World of Concrete.

The show has it all: special events geared toward producers, the latest in products, innovations, and materials, and a world-class educational program. THE CONCRETE PRODUCER is again the official publication of The Producer Center in the Las Vegas Convention Center's North Hall. Turn to page 33 for a preview of some of the products you will find there.

“With the economy turning a corner, the industry need for new products and technologies, and networking opportunities that can only be found at a relationship-building tradeshow, WOC 2013 will be a satisfying event for both exhibitors and attendees,” says Jackie James, director of World of Concrete.

Now is the time to plan your visit to this exciting event Feb. 5-8; seminars begin Feb. 4. For more information on registration, exhibitors, accommodations, and more, visit www.worldofconcrete.com.

Seminars for Producers

The world-class World of Concrete Education Program adds more value to the experience with more than 100 expert-led sessions, including many geared toward concrete producers. In addition to the following producer-related seminars, others cover important topics such as Business, Finance and Money Matters, Leadership and Management, Safety and Risk Management, and Technical Updates. These classes fill up quickly, so don't delay in signing up. Click on the Education tab at www.worldofconcrete.com.

Three-hour Seminars

8-11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5
So you have low Concrete Compressive Strengths—Now What?
Presenter: Calvin McCall, Concrete Engineering Specialists

8-11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6
Effective Use of Chemical Admixtures in Concrete Construction
Presenter: Charles Nmai, BASF Corp.

8-11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 7
Concrete Mix Design Part I: Evaluation of Mixtures
Presenter, Ken Hover, Cornell University

8-11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 8
Concrete Mix Design Part II: Adjusting with Aggregates and Admixtures
Presenter, Ken Hover, Cornell University

Four-hour Certification Seminar and Exam

1-5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4
Introduction to Pervious Concrete Pavement Construction
Presenters: Matt Offenberg, W.R. Grace & Co.; Heather Brown, Middle Tennessee State University

1-3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5:
Pervious Written Exam
10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday;
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Friday:
Pervious Concrete Field Project for Installer Certification (two-hour time slots, Tuesday through Friday)