Going once, twice...
The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Auction is a great place to support the future of the concrete industry while picking up a bargain piece of equipment. The silent auction takes place 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; the live auction starts at 1 p.m., both on Wednesday, Feb. 6. All funds support the CIM Steering Committee and the CIM programs at Middle Tennessee State University, Arizona State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, California State University (Chico), and Texas State University (San Marcos). Last year's auction raised a record $617,750. This year's premier auction item will again be a ready-mix truck donated by Mack Trucks and McNeilus. Visit www.concretedegree.com for more information.
Pervious Concrete Live!
The construction industry is increasingly recognizing pervious concrete as a vital building material for sustainable projects. Pervious Concrete Live is the ideal place for producers and contractors alike to learn more about this material and to see it poured and placed. Experts will be present answer all of your questions.
In addition, an Introduction to Pervious Concrete Pavement Construction seminar takes place 1-5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4. A pervious concrete written exam will be given 1-3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5. Finally, Pervious Concrete Field Project for Installer Certification takes place 10:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday, and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday.
Visit Hoover Dam
Take a short scenic road trip from Las Vegas to one of the world's most iconic examples of concrete construction–Hoover Dam. You also get a terrific view of the dam from the Michael O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. The span, completed in 2010, is the second highest bridge in the U.S. and has the widest concrete arch in the Western Hemisphere.
Attendees will also hear a fascination presentation by concrete historian Luke Snell, who will talk about the concrete construction aspects of the Hoover Dam. Busses will pick up attendees at Door 9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Dates are: 1-6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 3, and 1-6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8. Cost is $85 before Dec. 12, and $105 after thereafter.