BREAKFASTS

Sponsored by: BASF Corporation

Breakfast with the Experts at World of Concrete
Sponsored by BASF Corporation

Cource Code: TUBE, WEBE, THBE [1-2]
Date/Time [1]: Tuesday - Thursday, January 23 – 25 | 6:45 am - 7:45 am
Date/Time [2]: Tuesday – Thursday, January 23 – 25 | 8:15 am - 9:15 am
Location: LVCC North Hall

Early risers will find answers to the toughest concrete questions. Concrete industry experts will take your questions in an intimate and open setting – choose from two time slots, 6:45 am or 8:15 am. Hot breakfast is included.

Sponsored by BASF Corporation, Breakfast with the Experts provides attendees peer-to-peer opportunities each show morning to pose their technical, or not so technical, questions to leading concrete industry experts. The panel will answer questions on both new concrete construction and concrete repair. NEW for 2018, an expert will be on hand to answer questions about expansion joint systems. Content provided in sessions will differ based upon questions posed by attendees.

This is an industry networking event presented in a relaxed setting. Each session’s discussion is designed to provide attendees with a unique opportunity to share concerns and business challenges on current topics affecting production, construction, repair, and maintenance
on concrete projects.

NOTE: The registration fee includes a hot breakfast; For special savings, purchase the discounted package
with all 3 mornings - see code TWTBE (1-2) Fee: $110 ($145 after 12/4/17).

Breakfast Fee: $45 per morning session; $60 after 12/4/17 and onsite

Questions about the breakfasts should be directed to contactus@worldofconcrete.com.

LUNCHEON & FORUMS

Sponsored and presented by Bekaert Corporation

Steel-Fiber Reinforced Concrete Floors Luncheon & Forum

Sponsored and presented by Bekaert Corporation

Cource Code: THBSL
Date/Time: Thursday, January 25 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: LVCC North Hall

Profit by Using Steel-Fiber Reinforced Concrete in Unique Applications

Learn from the experts how you can use steel-fiber reinforced concrete to solve tough floor and structural challenges. Engineers and contractors are employing jointless steel-fiber reinforced floors, slabs with no saw cuts known as seamless floors, floors on piles plus many other applications. This luncheon forum will also discuss how to construct other structures including mat slabs with steel fibers.

Quality control is an important element in seamless floor construction. Verifying proper fiber disbursement in fresh concrete is difficult. Experts will report on a new quality control tool to measure steel-fiber dispersion that could replace wash-out tests and provide continuous, instantaneous data during placement. Attendees will learn how to:       

  • Expand their existing market with industrial seamless floors and structures 
  • Propose and construct steel-fiber reinforced structural floors     
  • Improve a seamless floor’s as-built quality by using magnetic resonance imaging to reveal exact steel fiber dosage in fresh concrete 

THBSL Luncheon Fee: $95; $115 after 12/4/17 and onsite; $85 with purchase of Super Pass

Questions about above steel-fiber luncheon/forum can be directed to Ganesh Chaudhari, ganesh.chaudhari@bekaert.com

Presented by: Concrete Surfaces Magazine and the ASCC Concrete Polishing Council

Sponsored by: National Flooring Equipment and CureCrete

 

Concrete Polishing Luncheon & Forum
Presented by Concrete Surfaces magazine and the ASCC Concrete Polishing Council

Course Code: TUCPL
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 23 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: LVCC South Hall

The First Cut: Maximizing Tool Utilization

Every concrete floor is a little different—hard, soft, flat, bumpy, cracked. Choosing the best tool for each of these situations can be challenging. What bond material is best? Do you grind dry or wet? What grits will provide the most efficient grinding? How can a contractor find the balance between tool cost and labor expense? How effective are the chemical grinding aids? What’s different about polishing an overlay? At the luncheon contractors and polishing experts will present a number of floor options and share their inside knowledge on how they maximize productivity and profit under all these various scenarios.

TUCPL Luncheon Fee: $95; $115 after 12/4/17 and onsite; $85 with purchase of Super Pass

Questions about above polishing luncheon/forum can be directed to Bryan Rippeon, brippeon@hanleywood.com

 

Presented by: Concrete Construction Magazine & the American Society of Concrete Contractors

Sponsored by: Somero Enterprises, Stego Industries and Wagner Meters 

Quality in Concrete Slabs Luncheon and Forum
Building Concrete Floors Without Joints
Presented by Concrete Construction Magazine and the American Society of Concrete Contractors

Course Code: WESOG
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 24 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: LVCC South Hall

Since joints are usually the first place concrete floors deteriorate, eliminating joints eliminates a lot of problems for owners. As slabs dry and create a moisture gradient the concrete shrinks and curls at the joints. Several different systems for placing extended joint floors have emerged over the past few years and at this luncheon a group of contractors with experience in each floor system will describe their experience and debate which is best. How do costs vary among the systems? Which work better for different floors? Come to learn and to express your opinion. The speakers include Bryan Birdwell, Anthony DeCarlo, Greg Fricks, Mike Gresser, Stevie Ray Lloyd, and Garrett Yocum.

Sponsored by Somero Enterprises, Stego Industries, and Wagner Meters

WESOG Luncheon Fee: $95; $115 after 12/4/17 and onsite; $85 with purchase of Super Pass

Questions about above slab luncheon/forum can be directed to Bryan Rippeon, brippeon@hanleywood.com