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The Concrete Industry Management Program (CIM) has developed into a key resource for populating the concrete industry with talented individuals with college degrees. Four universities strategically placed across the country offer four-year degrees in CIM. Today, there are more than 1,000 graduates of the program and another 500 students currently enrolled. This program is made possible, in large part, by the combined efforts of the national and local concrete industry. The National Steering Committee (NSC) for CIM, in collaboration with local patron groups at all four universities, provides both funding and oversight for the program.
On the national level, a major source of funding for the program is the annual CIM Auction held at the World of Concrete. Over the past thirteen years, the auction has raised more than $9 million.
At the 2019 World of Concrete, supporters set a new record by purchasing items that raised more than $1.2 million in gross revenue for the program universities.
Auction items varied from equipment and supplies, used by both producers and contractors. The concrete industry generously donated over 150 items through both the silent and live auctions. During the live auction, industry professional bid two ready-mixed concrete trucks, including: a Mack® Granite® Bridge Formula mixer donated by Mack Trucks, Inc. and equipped with a Beck Industrial mixer; and a 2019 Kenworth T880S truck with a Con-Tech Manufacturing bridge-formula rear-discharge BridgeKing mixer.
This year CIM had record proceeds from the silent auction that preceded the live auction. Auction items included cement, concrete saws, drills, mixers, vibrators, safety equipment, screeds, decorative concrete tools, water meters, pumps, generators, and industry training To learn more about the Concrete Industry Management program, and how to participate in the 2020 auction, visit www.concretedegree.com.
CIM Student Paper Presentation
Date/Time: Monday, January 21 | 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: LVCC North Meeting Room
Join students and supporters of the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program by attending the 5th Annual Weatherton Award Paper Presentation. CIM is a business intensive program providing solid management skills developed specifically for the concrete industry. CIM has provided more than 1,000 graduates in the last decade – this is your opportunity to meet and witness the talent of our next generation of concrete industry professionals!
California State University–Chico, Middle Tennessee State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Texas State University students will present presentations based on industry-based internships, applied research participation, and conclusions from cap-stone class work.
Papers and presentations will be judged by a panel of industry professionals. The student selected with best paper/presentation will receive the Weatherton Award, established by World of Concrete to honor Bob Weatherton and his many contributions to the concrete industry. The award, along with an honorarium, will be presented at the CIM’s National Steering Committee during World of Concrete.
NOTE: Registration is not required for this event. Attendees are encouraged to show their support by giving a donation to the CIM Scholarship Program during the registration process, or donate an item to the CIM Auction, held on Wednesday during World of Concrete.
Questions about this session should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those interested in making a donation should contact CIM Auction Committee Chairman Mike Philipps, email@example.com or 832-472-2314.
For more information on CIM, go to www.concretedegree.com
Hoover Dam & Bypass Bridge Tour
Course Code: HDS
Date/Time: Sunday, January 20 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Course Code: HDF
Date/Time: Friday, January 25 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: LVCC North Hall, Room N109
Bus pick up/drop off: Door 9 at Concourse 5, end of Grand Concourse
Following the tour, busses will drop off attendees at the
Las Vegas Monorail Access across from South Hall.
Join Rick Yelton, World of Concrete’s Editor at Large, on a visit to two of the world’s most famous concrete structures, the Hoover Dam and the Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. Experts will share the behind-the-scenes information on how these concrete structures. These iconic structures were built more than 50 years apart and each played an important part in the development of new standards in concrete construction in their own era.
Attendees will first meet for a brief orientation and special presentation about the construction of the largest concrete arch bridge
in the United States in a meeting room in the Las Vegas Convention Center. The presentation will explain the engineering challenges, crane work, concrete mix designs, and how contractors accomplished these special projects.
More details to come...
Hoover Dam & Bypass Bridge Tour Fee: $120; $140 after 12/3/18 and onsite
Questions about the tours should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW! Construction of the Hoover Dam and Hoover Dam Bypass Presentation
Course Code: HDFP
Date/Time: Friday, January 25 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: LVCC North Hall, Room N111
History can provide insights on how to solve modern problems. In this new and exciting presentation, attendees will learn how contractors used the best-practices of the day in the construction of the Hoover Dam and the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge. Although the construction projects were separated by 75 years, each project faced similar difficulties i.e. extreme temperatures, difficult soil condition, lack of access to the construction site, and meeting tight budgets and deadlines on a one-of-a-kind project.
Presented by Luke M. Snell, PE, FACI, Chair of ACI History Committee with Rick Yelton, Editor at Large, World of Concrete, this is a unique opportunity to see this historical project through the contractor’s eyes. Hear how engineers and architects worked together to create functional structural projects recognized as architectural icons today.
NOTE: This presentation does not include the Hoover Dam Tour scheduled 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm on Friday. Separate
registration and fee required for the tour – see HDF details.
HDFP Fee: $85; $105 after 12/3/18
SPECIAL SAVINGS: Discounted fee of $75 with purchase of either HDS or HDF tours before 12/3/18.
Questions about this presentation or tours should be directed to email@example.com.
Decorative Concrete LIVE!
Sponsored by Concrete Decor magazine and the Concrete Decor RoadShow
Decorative Concrete LIVE!
Sponsored by Concrete Decor magazine and the Concrete Decor RoadShow
Discover the Power of Concrete
Located in the Silver Lot, in front of the South Hall, the third annual Decorative Concrete LIVE! at World of Concrete 2019 will showcase a power-packed mix of the latest technologies in products, tools and equipment for residential, retail and commercial projects.
Rather than highlighting concrete’s uses in a particular environment, Decorative Concrete
LIVE! will focus on how decorative and architectural concrete can positively contribute to the wants and needs of an increasingly energy-minded society. One key element of this hands-on, interactive event will be demonstrations of energy-efficient building construction techniques and the chance to try the products on-site if you want to give them a go.
Throughout the show, artisans from around the country will demonstrate the many ways concrete adds beauty, sustainability, resiliency and energy efficiency to building projects. Demonstrations will be ongoing.
Insulated concrete forms (ICFs), cast-in-place, reinforced concrete building blocks, return as a key component for today’s sustainable building practices. Applicators will be on hand installing a variety of finishes both decorative and durable, including cementitious materials, lightweight stucco and carvable coatings, onto the ICF walls.
While contractors will use tried-and-true products to provide traditional-looking finishes, this popular area will also introduce new materials and finishing methods to the concrete construction industry. In addition to finishes, products that waterproof and protect slabs will be on display as well as actively applied.
Other notable demonstrations include installing air-heated radiant floors, demonstrating an aluminum waterjet-cut stencil, engraving and scoring concrete, power troweling and polishing concrete, stamping concrete, forming radius walkways, molding decorative edges, GFRC countertops and effectively using accent colors.
Overall, Decorative Concrete LIVE! will show how decorative concrete construction materials and techniques can be blended in with other energy-saving features on retail, commercial and residential projects for powerful results.
For more information on the 2019 Decorative Concrete LIVE!, call (877) 935-8906.
NEW! Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC): Placement Issues & Applications
Presented by Euclid Chemical Company
Course Code: ECCMO
Date/Times: Monday, January 21 • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: LVCC North Hall Meeting Room
This session will cover raw materials, quality control and aspects of mix design, concrete rheology and admixtures. Expectations, appearance, finish and placement conditions will also be addressed. Different needs for Ready Mix and Precast will be reviewed through specific projects and applications, including the use of integral color for precast SCC.
Additional topics of discussion:
- Variables to consider that affect SCC placement
- How altering mix designs will minimize effects of the variables
- How concrete placement and finish can improve with SCC
- SCC benefits illustrated through specific projects and applications
ECCMO Fee: $110; $140 after 12/3/18
Questions about this session should be directed to John Weisbarth at JWeisbarth@euclidchemical.com.
NEW! Adding Value to Slab-on-Ground Systems -- Admixtures to Flooring
Presented by Sika Slab Solutions (Sika Corporation).
Course Code: SSSTU
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 22 • 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: LVCC North Hall
Sika Slab Solutions (Sika Corporation) presents “Adding Value to Slab-on-Ground Systems -- Admixtures to Flooring” designed for
engineers, consultants, owners, concrete producers and concrete and flooring contractors who are interested in learning about an innovative single source approach to slab-on-ground construction for any application.
This presentation will highlight the advantages using macrofiber reinforcement and high performance shrinkage reducing/compensating admixtures to extend construction joints and reduce/replace conventional reinforcement in slab-on-ground construction. Additionally, the importance of proper joint layout, load transfer dowel, curing and flooring system selection and compatibility is covered. Discussions will include system technology and the resulting improvements in jobsite productivity, safety
and cost while producing a concrete system that is highly durable and from a single-supplier ensuring compatibility.
· Fiber reinforcement of concrete slabs on ground
· Shrinkage reducing/compensating admixtures
· Load transfer systems
· Joint design and systems
· Proper curing of concrete
· Floor treatment
· Floor coating systems
During this session, several recent projects will be presented, discussed and evaluated. Presentations will contain technical content and focus on idea exchange providing attendees a unique opportunity to share ideas and opportunities related to innovations in modern slab on ground construction.
SSSTU Fee: $115; $135 after 12/3/18 and onsite
Questions about this session should be directed to Renee Minieri, firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-508-6796.
NEW! Concrete Plants of the Future
Presented by Concrete Products Magazine.
Course Code: CPMMO
Date/Time: Monday, January 21 • 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: LVCC North Hall
Safety, quality control and efficiency rule at two of the industry’s newest urban operations: National Ready Mixed Concrete Co.
Vernon (Los Angeles) and Superior Concrete/U.S. Concrete Inc. District of Columbia plants. Join concrete producers and other industry peers in this new session to hear from industry experts sharing video tours and how they are responding to:
• Market conditions driving new ready mixed concrete capacity in urban areas
• Truck routing and material handling system pointers boosting safety & efficiency
• Process or storm water management and recycling measures
• Dust control plans
• Advanced dispatch and fleet tracking technology
• Admixture and cementitious material factors unique to plants and urban market customers & orders
CPMMO Fee: $70; $99 after 12/3/18
Questions about this session should be directed to Don Marsh at 312-720-9869 or DMarsh@concreteproducts.com.
NEW! STUCCO LIVE!
Sponsored by Stucco Manufacturers Association
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 22 – Friday, January 25 • During Show Hours
Location: LVCC Central Hall, Booth C3055
STUCCO LIVE! Will feature examples of the best practices involving techniques and products to properly install stucco on substrate. Each of these customized educational activities are designed to help you learn how to comply to industry standards of installation & maintenance, while interacting with your peers and the instructors. The focus of this event will be on eliminating water intrusion from the slab and foundation and the installation of moisture prevention barrier systems.
Interested in an opportunity to apply non-destructive evaluation methodologies of 2 million square feet of steel lined concrete structures?
In partnership with the US Air Force, we're reaching out across the world to bring attention to an open call for solutions to kick off shortly. AFWERX Vegas, an organization tasked with serving the needs of the Air Force, will be introducing a challenge on January 22, 2019 at the World of Concrete. This challenge is an unconventional approach that will aid the Air Force in discovering technologies capable of scanning a multitude
of steel lined concrete projects throughout the country.
We are looking for partners to help us develop and refine these non-destructive evaluation methods. This is your opportunity to be part of this early discovery workshop and join the challenge. We look forward to meeting you!
The Hospitality Suite will be in room S220, Level 2, bridge between Central Hall and South Hall, from 8.30am until 4.30pm, below is a schedule of activities during the day, feel free to pop in any time or visit the Challenge Website for more information.
Morning announcement: 9:30am - 10:00am
Midday panel, discover new and exciting ways to work with the Air Force: 11:30 - 12:30
Afternoon announcement: 2:00 - 3:00pm
AFWERX & the U.S. Air Force want you and your ideas to contribute towards finding non-destructive inspection technologies and methodologies that can evaluate and explore steel lined concrete to further strengthen the U.S. Air Force and their capabilities.
AFWERX is a product of the Air Force, directly envisioned by Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson. Her vision of AFWERX is to solve some of the toughest challenges that the Air Force faces through innovation and collaboration amongst our nation’s top subject matter experts. The world is changing quickly — new technologies, new threats and new opportunities.
AFWERX taps into the power of creativity and empowers intentional innovation that unleashes emergent approaches for the warfighter through a community of entrepreneurs, industry, academia, and non-traditional
contributors. AFWERX has the ability to bring together our nation’s best and brightest to collaborate, innovate, fabricate, and present accelerated results to the United States Air Force to better serve our #1 customer: the warfighters and operators in the Air Force.