The 2010 World of Concrete will take place Feb. 1-5, 2010 in Las Vegas. Visit the World of Concrete Web site to learn more about exhibitors, seminars, registration, and special events. Check back for updates leading up to the event.
Flip through the 2010 WOC Daily News Pre-Show Planner for information on show details and special events you'll need for this year's World of Concrete.
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Thursday, Feb. 4
- CIM Annual Auction
- GREENSITE Luncheon & Forum
- Concrete Construction's Field Test Breakfast
- MCAA's Fastest Trowel on the Block
Hot Off the Presses
Wednesday, Feb. 3
- Women in Concrete Breakfast & Forum
- SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 COMPETITION
- Most Innovative Products Contest
- Collectors' Corner
Hot Off the Presses
- Industrywide Sustainability Collaboration Sports New Look
- USGCC Launches Resource Book
- Mapei Supports the Vancouver Games
Tuesday, Feb. 2
- "My Skills Are No Bull" Bosch Power Tool Challenge
- Concrete Polishing Luncheon & Forum
- MCAA's International Masonry Skills Challenge
Hot Off the Presses
Monday, Feb. 1
Hot Off the Presses
WOC 2010 Special Events
Artistry in Decorative Concrete
The Artistry in Decorative Concrete pushes the envelope of artistic expression. Hosted by Concrete Construction, watch leading artisans demonstrate the most innovative decorative concrete applications and techniques in integral color, stains, color hardeners, stamping, polishing, stenciling, overlays, sculpting, and more.
Concrete artists unveil the latest decorative techniques and applications on a 10x10-foot-square area throughout the week. This year, some of the artisans include Harry Gressette, Grescon Construction; Josh Hostetler, Heritage Concrete; and Troy Lemon, Cornerstone Decorative Concrete.
Additionally, the Artistry in Decorative Concrete includes Concrete Surfaces' Contractor Clinics covering various decorative topics. Sessions will take place throughout the week.
The retroreflectivity demonstration is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 4, at 11 a.m. Conducted by Rick Smith, vice president of operations and senior consultant, Structural Services Inc., the demo will be held immediately following his technical session WE33 Polishing Retail & Industrial Slabs?Design and Construction Best Practices, on Wed., Feb. 3 from 8 a.m.?11a.m. The moisture testing demonstration, held by Howard Kanare, senior principal scientist, CTLGroup, will be ongoing throughout the entire week, so be sure to stop by often.
New for this year are the Hand Tool Demos, scheduled to take place throughout the week within the Artistry in Decorative Concrete area. These interactive demonstrations include handheld polishing and grinding; engraving; drilling and coring; and wood forming.
"My Skills Are No Bull" Bosch Power Tool Challenge
Compete in this challenge, where contestants are tested on safety knowledge and tool usage that simulate tasks done by concrete contractors. Challenges include demolition, measuring, drilling, and fastening. Winners will be named every day. Register online today!
If you are interested in sustainable building practices, visit the GREENSITE Pavilion, which displays products offering sustainable construction solutions. The GREENSITE Pavilion includes displays, videos, live presentations, products, and technology related to sustainable construction. Learn more about the exhibitors presenting in this area and the live speaker presentations held all week.
Most Innovative Products
The eighth annual Most Innovative Products contest, sponsored by Concrete Construction, Masonry Construction, and The Concrete Producer magazines, is a cutting-edge competition that presents the latest industry products and lets you decide which is most innovative. Stop by the MIP display to get an upclose look at nearly 100 products or review them online at www.mip2010.com.
New Product Showcase
The WOC's New Product Showcase provides construction and masonry professionals an exciting array of the year's newest products together in one area. Visit the Central Hall to view the products that will keep your business on the cutting edge. Get a sneak peak at the companies entered in this event.
Concrete Polishing Luncheon & Forum
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 12 p.m.?2 p.m.
Hosted by Concrete Surfaces magazine, this event features experts in concrete polishing discussing what contractors need to know to grow their business. The forum concentrates on the topic of concrete polishing specifications?a must event for concrete polishing contractors.Speakers include Rick Smith, vice president of operations and senior consultant, Structural Services Inc.; Lendall Mains, senior vice president, SSA Architecture; and concrete polishing expert, Peter Wagner. Register today.
Women In Concrete Breakfast & Forum
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 8 a.m.?10 a.m.
The fifth annual Women in Concrete Breakfast includes key industry leaders providing a woman's perspective on "Breaking Down Barriers." Speakers will explain how they got involved in the concrete industry, their motivating moments, and how to be a leader in difficult times.Featured speakers include Susan Lane, program manager of bridges and transportation structures, Portland Cement Association; Kathy Reissig, marketing manager, Stone Construction Equipment; and Erin Williams Christie, environmental director, Ready Mix USA LLC. Register today.
Concrete Construction's Field Test Breakfast
Thursday, Feb. 4, 8 a.m.?10 a.m.
Concrete Construction and Scurto Cement Construction Ltd., currently are conducting a field test to learn more about shrinkage and curling in warehouse floors. A 60,000-square-foot warehouse floor in Bartlett, Ill., was cast into 5000- to 10,000-square-foot sections in February 2009, each receiving a different concrete mix design. Curling and movement are expected to vary among the mix designs, and each section is being profiled for the next two years to study curling. Using some of the latest technology to do the monitoring is also part of the story. Attend the Concrete Construction Field Test Breakfast to learn the latest on this study from the project committee: Allen Face, The Allen Face Cos.; Jack Gibbons, regional manager, Concrete Reinforced Steel Institute.; Howard Kanare, senior principal scientist, CTLGroup; Kevin MacDonald, vice president, engineering services, Cemstone; Greg Scurto, Scurto Cement Construction Ltd.; and Rick Smith, vice president of operations and senior consultant, Structural Services Inc. Learn more about the CC Field Test or register for this event today.
CIM Annual Auction
Thursday, Feb. 4
Bid registration: 11 a.m.
Silent auction: 11 a.m.?1 p.m.
Live auction 1 p.m.?2 p.m.
The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) National Steering Committee is once again hosting an unreserved auction during WOC. Attendees can bid on concrete industry related items, the proceeds from which will benefit the CIM Program.
GREENSITE Luncheon & Forum
Thursday, Feb. 4, 12 p.m.?2 p.m.
The GREENSITE Luncheon & Forum provides contractors, producers, and architects a place to share ideas on sustainable construction. This year, speakers will discuss current trends in sustainable design, new developments in sustainable contractor certification, and real-life examples of how to market the benefits of going green.
Speakers include Michael D. Lepech, assistant professor, department of civil and environmental engineering at the Center for Sustainable Development and Global Competitiveness, Stanford University; and Phil Williams, vice president, technical services and sustainability, Webcor Builders. Additionally, a panel of contractors and architects will answer questions about the practical elements of concrete-related innovations and how they contribute to sustainable construction. Panelists include Martin Bhatia, founder, OM Development; and Kevin MacDonald, vice president, engineering services, Cemstone Concrete Products. Register today.
Hoover Dam Tour
Sunday, Jan. 31, 12:30 p.m.?5:30 p.m., or Friday, Feb. 5, 1 p.m.?6 p.m.
Join the editors of Concrete Construction and The Concrete Producer for the 2010 Hoover Dam Bypass Tour. A tour of the Hoover Dam Visitor's Center, an exclusive below-the-dam tour, and a presentation by concrete historian Luke Snell is included. Bus transportation and box lunch are provided. The tours fill fast, so register today.
To see videos, slideshows, newsletters, and more from last year's show, check out our coverage of the 2009 World of Concrete event.