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January 13, 2012 by Staff Report

World of Concrete 2012 will be returning to the Las Vegas Convention Centre, January 24 to 27, 2012-and for us Canadians, who will no doubt be up to our eyeballs in snow by that point-it won’t be a moment too soon!

Well-known as the only annual international commercial construction tradeshow for the concrete and masonry industries, this year’s event is anticipating 1,200 exhibiting companies and 50,000 registered concrete and masonry professionals. It will showcase numerous indoor/outdoor exhibitors in more than a half-million gross square feet of exhibit space with more than 100 educational sessions, hands-on demonstrations, product demonstrations, competitions, and forums providing relevant solutions, products and technologies to WOC attendees.

The show, organized by Hanley Wood and sponsored by a number of industry associations, will feature theme areas, including:

  • International Buyer Program
  • Technology for Construction, focusing on concrete-related IT
  • Material Handling: trucks, lifts and other equipment
  • Repair and Demolition
  • Producer Centre
  • GREENSITE, spotlighting sustainable construction

COMPETITIONS

  • Concrete Construction Challenge
  • The Concrete Producer Challenge
  • John Deere Operator Challenge
  • Western Star Serious Trucks Challenge
  • SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Competition
  • International Masonry Skills Challenge
  • Fastest Trowel on the Block Competition
  • New Product Showcase

SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Concrete & Polishing Luncheon & Forum
  • MCAA (Masonry Contractors Association of America) will hold  its Annual Convention
  • MASONRY CONSTRUCTION’s Masonry Veneer Live
  • CIM (Concrete Industry Management) Auction 2012
  • Women in Concrete Luncheon & Forum
  • Hoover Dam Tour

For detailed information, visit www.worldofconcrete.com.

EXHIBIT PREVIEWS

HANDY PUMP
The ULTIMA series of steel hand pumps from Enerpac, are designed for easier and safer operation, as well as extended life.  These versatile pumps are ideally suited for rugged applications, where durability is of utmost concern. Handle effort is  reduced by up to 20 per cent without compromising speed or performance. The bypass system further reduces loads often created by two-stage pumps. By incorporating the Power Push  handle grip and linkage design, loads are better distributed further reducing felt load while pumping-minimizing operator fatigue. Incorporating a vent-free reservoir, these hand pumps eliminate performance  deficiencies from forgetting to open a vent as well  as spillage resulting from a vent left open.
www.enerpac.com
Booth: N2236

CT SERIES MIXER
The Cat CT660 Class 8 vocational truck is designed to work as a transit mixer, refuse hauler or dump truck. Engine options for the CT660 include the Cat CT11, CT13 and CT15-with displacements of 11.1, 12.5 and 15.2 litres-provide horsepower ratings from 330 to 550 and peak torque ratings from 1,450 to  1,850 lb.-ft. The engines are designed specifically for vocational applications, yielding optimum horsepower/torque combinations, while providing customers the flexibility to match power and performance to specific applications and  operating conditions. A notable transmission option for the CT660 is the Cat CX31 automatic.
www.cat.com
Booth: C5371

TWO-PASS PAVING
The Power Paver SF-1700 slip-form paver paves up to 21-ft. wide, and was developed for two-pass paving in many highway applications. By reducing the engine size and main-frame width, the SF-1700 is a more compact, economical alternative to contractors desiring to pave highways in two passes. Standard equipment on the SF-1700 includes a 160 hp Cummins engine, spread auger and tamper bar, and 12 Wyco vibrators.
www.powerpavers.com
Booth: C5313

FIRM FOOTING
The Fastfoot Monopour System uses ICF block-to-form footings, thereby eliminating all  footing forming lumber, stakes, cold joints and double pours. Monopour Supports suspend ICF blocks above ground at the required footing height. It is attached to the bottom of  the ICF blocks to form the footing. Sewn corners and T-junctions increase speed of site  installation dramatically. Fastfoot is GreenSpec listed and LEED point contributing.
www.fab-form.com
Booth: N1852

CONCRETE DRILLING

The 18V RHH180 SDS-plus Rotary Hammer from Bosch Power Tools and Accessories  features an 18-volt Lithium-Ion battery and brushless motor. Professionals, such as  electricians, remodelers and HVAC technicians, now have a lightweight, more compact rotary hammer that improves efficiency and packs power.  This compact workhorse  provides up to 25 per cent more run time than competitors in key applications. The RHH180 weighs only 5.7 lb. including the battery, making it an ideal solution for  overhead work, reducing fatigue and increasing productivity.
www.boschtools.com
Booth: O30204

CONCRETE PUMP
The S 43 SX concrete pump from Schwing uses the RZ boom design with five-section versatility and 918-degrees of total articulation. This pump combines the best features of two boom types-Roll and Fold and Z-by putting the 270-degree Z-fold at the tip section, operators have unprecedented boom maneuverability while placing concrete up to more than 138-ft. vertically and 125-ft. horizontally. An added benefit of the five-section boom is a compact travel position. With a slewing range of 740 degrees, the 43 SX adapts to many job site requirements, while the full 5-in. pipeline minimizes wear.
www.schwing.com
Booth: C5036

ACCURATE DRILLING
Multi-gang slab-rider drills from E-Z Drill offer accurate concrete drilling and easy  maneuverability. The series consists of three self-propelled models: the three-gang 210-3 SRA, four-gang 210-4 SRA and five-gang 210-5 SRA. A compact frame design allows each drill to operate in a 4-ft. patch while drilling to within 6 in. of a corner. The bits drill to a standard 18-in. depth, and each unit can be adjusted to drill into the center of a 24-in. slab. Adjustable spacing can be set between 12 and 36 in., with greater width settings available through custom orders. The pneumatic drills feature an internal regulator to prevent breakage caused by high-pressure spikes.
www.ezdrill.com
Booth: C5355

SLIPFORMING BARRIER MACHINE
GOMACO’s 4400 barrier machine for right-side and left-side slipforming is built specifically for barrier applications. The U-shaped platform and side-to-side sliding control console accommodate right-side and left-side pour and provide a 360-degree view of the entire paving operation. It features a Cummins QSB3.3, 99 hp (74 kW), Tier 3 power-optimized diesel engine for fuel efficiency and approximately 18 hours of continuous barrier slipform paving. Its high-capacity cooling package, designed for noise reduction, provides one of the quietest working platforms in the industry.
www.gomaco.com
Booth: C5054

CORDLESS ROTARY HAMMER
DEWALT’s 20-volt MAX Lithium Ion SDS rotary hammer features improved performance compared to existing  SDS rotary hammers. It drills more  holes per charge than existing  DEWALT offerings and provides a chipping function and an LED light for increased visibility. In addition, the tool features active vibration control to improve productivity and comfort for contractors. The hammer is ideal for those tasked with applications related to mechanical, maintenance, electrical, commercial installation, concrete  forming and HVAC systems. 
www.dewalt.com
Booth:  O30901

ROLLER PAVER
The Terex Bid-Well 4800 roller paver is built with an all-weld¬ed tubular steel frame for maximum strength with minimum weight. It features boom trusses and automatic ma¬chine travel at the end of each carriage pass with auto¬matic, cushioned paving carriage travel reversal. The travell¬ing carriage strikes off, paves and textures the concrete with augers, paving rollers, a drag pan and burlap or  astro-grass drag.
Booth Number: C5946
Website: www.bid-well.com
Booth: C5946

THREE-POSITION DRILL
Minnich’s A-2C three-position drill is capable of horizontal, vertical or 35-degree stitch drilling. It fits into a 48-in. opening and will drill up to 18-in. deep.  Operators can adjust the drill height, depth and hole centres. The unit comes with flat-proof tires and a large capacity oiler. Picture shown with optional dust collection system.
www.minnich-mfg.com
Booth: C5199

BOOTH LOCATIONS:  N = NORTH HALL, C = CENTRAL HALL, S = SOUTH HALL, O = OUTDOOR EXHIBITS


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