World of Concrete continues to build up Vegas show
By Adam FreillConcrete Construction Equipment Skills Development
International event for the concrete and masonry industries is adding a work truck feature, awards, and more when it hits the LVCC in January.
World of Concrete (WOC) is growing. Informa Markets’ exhibition for the concrete construction and masonry industries is adding features as it prepares for the 49th edition of the show, set for January 17 to 19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). In 2022, WOC drew close to 37,000 registered professionals.
For 2023, organizers are aiming for bigger and better. Along with more than 1,000 exhibitors, over 600,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibit and event space, and its skills challenges and demos, organizers have announced the launch of “Work Truck LIVE!,” as well as a new area of the show that will focus on autoclaved aerated concrete. New forums have also been added.
“World of Concrete continues to be the annual inaugural exhibition for the materials, tools, and equipment focused on the concrete and masonry industries,” stated Kevin Archibald, senior show manager.
Work Truck LIVE! aims to highlight innovations in the design and configuration of work trucks, while showcasing some of the most innovative accessories designed to help contractors increase safety and productivity. It will also include a “Ride and Drive” experience with the opportunity to test drive select Class 1 through 7 vehicles.
The North Hall’s autoclaved aerated concrete area will examine all facets of the building material, from production technology through to typical applications of the product in the construction industry.
Starting one day earlier than the show floor opening, the education component of the event brings 164 technical, business and safety sessions to attendees of the World of Concrete Education Program. In addition to popular business and project management seminars, industry certifications and interactive workshops, the lineup will also highlight many new technical topics, including petrography, mass concrete, fibre reinforcing, reshoring, superflat floors, repair and restoration, and 3-D printing.
“The 2023 WOC Education Program has scheduled 164 sessions to address the current and anticipated needs of concrete and masonry industry professionals,” said Archibald. “Several technical classes specifically focus on mass concrete placement; pavement design, construction, preservation and repair; commercial/industrial project specifications; 3-D printing in concrete construction; use of high-performance materials; and environmental product declarations.”
Exhibit hall hours for the 2023 edition of WOC are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. from January 17 to 19. For more information, or to register, visit www.worldofconcrete.com.
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