World Of Concrete Organizers Aim For New Record

World of Concrete 2007, Jan. 23-26 in Las Vegas, is on pace to eclipse the record-setting January 2006 event, show organizers note, owing to more seminars,

World of Concrete 2007, Jan. 23-26 in Las Vegas, is on pace to eclipse the record-setting January 2006 event, show organizers note, owing to more seminars, outdoor competitions and exhibitor demonstrations, plus a second auction benefitting the Middle Tennessee State University Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Program.

Hanley Wood Exhibitions is finalizing plans for the event, staged at the Las Vegas Convention Center, seeking to best the 2006 show’s figures of 1,800-plus exhibitors occupying more than 800,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor space, with attendance exceeding 80,000. The 2007 education program has 130-plus seminars in 90-minute or three-hour formats, providing more than 10,000 industry professionals what organizers note is valuable information about products, techniques and strategies to make their operations more efficient and more profitable. Among highlights and events of World of Concrete 2007 are:

Producer Center

Dedicated marketplace for concrete producers features mobile and stationary batch plants, concrete mixing equipment, admixtures, and cementitious materials.

CIM auction

For the second consecutive year, the CIM National Steering Committee is hosting an unreserved auction for new equipment, products and services, with all proceeds benefiting the CIM Program Expansion. The CIM program is now offered at Middle Tennessee State University, Arizona State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and California State University at Chico. Assisting the CIM Steering Committee and Patrons on the event are World of Concrete Show Management, Hanley Wood Publications and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers.

Artistry in Decorative Concrete

Concrete Construction-sponsored effort will include demonstrations using the latest creative techniques and treatments for residential and commercial applications.

Women in Concrete

For a second year in a row, Hanley Wood Publications is hosting a two-hour luncheon and forum bringing together more than 200 women from throughout the concrete industry to network and learn about issues important to their businesses.

Masonry and Masons

With over 60,000 square feet of exhibits, the World of Masonry marketplace will offer a full range of equipment and products, plus access to service and information providers. The Masonry Construction-sponsored Masons Challenge will see candidates compete in the Spec Mix Bricklayer 500 Competition, centered on building a 26-ft. double wythe wall in one hour.

Outdoor demonstrations

Features products and equipment at work under jobsite-like conditions.

Regulatory, safety sessions

Free education offerings will include 1) Occupational Safety and Health Administration Outreach for Construction, highlighting the agency’s Alliance Program with industry groups plus updates on regulations affecting contractors; and, 2) Co-Worker Safety on the Job with a Concrete Pump.

Registration materials and additional show information can be obtained from the World of Concrete management, 866/962-7469, or by visiting