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The NSC, in collaboration with local patron groups at all four universities, provides both funding and oversight for the CIM program. To date, more than $6 million has been distributed to the universities to assist in the establishment and development of 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 11 years, the auction has raised more than $5 million. Last year, the concrete industry generously donated over 150 items through both the silent and live auctions, raising more than $925,000 for the program universities. Auction items varied from equipment and supplies, used by both producers and contractors in the concrete industry, to exciting vacation and sports packages, personal computers and TVs. Among the items donated were a concrete truck and mixer, cement, admixtures, electronics, software, forms, tools, pumps, power screeds, generators, and all‐inclusive packages to the Kentucky Derby, Indianapolis 500, and The Masters.
The annual auction will be held Wednesday, Jan. 24 in the North Hall Room N262 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The silent auction will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and the live auction begins at 1 p.m. Once again this year, Internet bidding will be available on the Ritchie Bros. website, www.rbauction.com. To participate in electronic auction bidding, bidders must register a week in advance. Those participating in the auction at World of Concrete can register on-site.
The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program is pleased to announce that the signature item for their annual auction at World of Concrete is a Mack Granite® Axle Back model mounted with a McNeilus™ 10.5-cubic-yard M77 concrete transit mixer, donated by Mack Trucks, Inc. and McNeilus, an Oshkosh Corporation company.
For a full list of items, please visit www.concretedegree.com/auction.
Those interested in making a donation should contact CIM Auction Committee Chairman Mike Philipps or (832) 472-2314.
Hoover Dam & Bypass Bridge Tour
Course Code: HDS
Date/Time: Sunday, January 21 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Course Code: HDF
Date/Time: Friday, January 26 | 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
Join Rick Yelton, World of Concrete’s Editor at Large, on a visit to two of the world’s most famous concrete structures, Hoover Dam and Bypass Bridge. Behind the scenes information will be shared on how these concrete structures, built more than 50 years apart, played an important part in the development of new standards in concrete construction.
Attendees will meet for a brief orientation and special presentation about the construction of the Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, the largest concrete arch bridge in the United States. Discussions will cover engineering challenges, crane work, concrete mix designs, and how the contractor accomplished this special project.
On the 30-minute drive to the Bridge & Dam area, local docents provide general information on the histories of the Las Vegas and Boulder City areas. While at the Bridge’s Visitor Center, attendees can view displays as well as take in the breathtaking view of the Dam from the Bridge’s pedestrian walkway. Note: The walk is either up approximately 200 stairs or an inclined path; winds on the pedestrian walkway overlooking the Dam can be brisk.
Next stop is the Hoover Dam Visitors Center where attendees can visit the Visitors Center’s Museum and view the
Bridge from an overlook. If operational, guests can take the Hoover Dam Power Plant Tour led by Reclamation guides
which includes a 70-second elevator ride down 530 feet through the rock wall of Black Canyon for a 30-minute guided
tour into a tunnel drilled in the 1930s for construction plus a short walk to the Penstock Viewing Platform.
• Penstock Viewing: atop one of the huge 30-foot-diameter pipes that transport nearly 90,000 gallons of water each second from Lake Mead to the dam's hydroelectric generators.
• Power Plant Generators: elevator ride up to the Nevada power plant balcony for panoramic view of the 650-foot-long Nevada wing and eight of the dam's 17 huge generators.
Registration includes classroom presentation, bus transportation w/docents, paid admission to the Hoover Dam Visitor Center, and a boxed lunch. Book early for this ‘always sold out’ excursion!
Hoover Dam & Bypass Bridge Tour Fee: $120; $140 after 12/4/17 and onsite
Questions about the tours should be directed to email@example.com
NEW! Construction of the Hoover Dam and Hoover Dam Bypass Presentation
Course Code: HDFP
Date/Time: Friday, January 26 | 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 12/4/17
SPECIAL SAVINGS: Discounted fee of $75 with purchase of either HDS or HDF tours before 12/4/17.
Questions about this presentation or tours should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Decorative Concrete LIVE! turns its attention this year to concrete’s impact on retail space old and new with aesthetically pleasing and sustainable vertical and horizontal applications during World of Concrete 2018 in Las Vegas Jan. 22-26.
This year’s exhibit will show concrete professionals, builders, architects and other visitors the ins and outs of what decorative concrete is made of. Consisting of four individual buildings encompassing a plaza complete with a made-on-site concrete fountain, the display measures 78 feet long by 55 feet wide.
The nearly 4,300-square-foot retail space — more than double Decorative Concrete LIVE!’s residential-focused space last year — will be situated directly across from entry to the Las Vegas Convention Center’s South Hall in the Concrete Surfaces & Decorative Outdoor area.
The buildings will feature walls constructed with insulated concrete forms (ICFs), concrete filled building blocks provided by Fox Blocks. “Portions of walls and floors will be left undone so concrete professionals can demonstrate how to install and finish various applications,” says Bent Mikkelsen, organizer of Decorative Concrete LIVE! and publisher of Concrete Decor magazine. Demonstrations will be held throughout each day of the show.
Treatments such as trowel-applied coatings, stenciled or embossed patterns and carved toppings will grace the walls while the floors will feature an array of stamped and stained concrete including textured surfaces that have been saw cut, carved, imprinted or broomed. “You’d be surprised at how creative you can get with a broom,” Mikkelsen says.
Besides exhibiting a wide array of simple to refined architectural finishes, this year’s display will also delve beneath the beauty to reveal the products that contribute to concrete’s sustainability, such as vapor barriers, and durability, such as rebar. “We want to show how important underlying products are to an installment’s success and service life,” Mikkelsen says. And that decorative concrete is more than “just a pretty face.”
In addition, Mikkelsen continues, “We want to heighten people’s awareness that they don’t need to bring in other finishes if there is concrete on a job site. It’s just so versatile as to what it can be used to create.”
Safety precautions will also be front and center during this year’s Decorative Concrete LIVE!, says Mikkelsen, who has been promoting safe practices in Concrete Decor magazine since the show last year. “And this year, we’re going to help bring greater awareness to the
concrete community that following safe practices increases professionalism.”
In addition to promoting safe practices, the exhibit will include features that will make walkways compliant with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).
For more information about Decorative Concrete LIVE! or how you can get involved, call (877) 935-8906.
NEW! Nondestructive Testing: Advanced Methods for Evaluation of Concrete
Presented by Germann Instruments.
Course Code: MTNDT
Date/Time: Monday – Tuesday, January 22 – 23 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: LVCC North Hall, Room N206
Description: This new two-day workshop includes a combination of presentations and demonstrations that will cover basic concrete science and the principles of methods available for the evaluation of concrete structures. Discussions will focus on understanding how these evaluation methods work and how they should be applied; in addition to recognizing limitations of each.
Engineers-Technicians-Contractors: This course will be of interest to consulting Engineers responsible for planning structural evaluations or reviewing reports of evaluations based on the types of tests addressed in this course. Technicians will benefit by understanding the underlying principles of methods they may be using or may use in the future. Contractors will learn about tools that can be used to improve quality control.
Content: Pullout and pull-off tests for in-place strength; covermeters and GPR for reinforcement location; stress-wave methods for flaw detection; basics of steel corrosion and methods
for assessing corrosion activity; measuring chloride ion profiles and estimating
remaining life; durability testing based on electrical methods; evaluating
cracking potential; and thermal control planning.
Presenters: Nicholas J. Carino, internationally recognized expert/educator on Nondestructive Testing and standard test methods, is an independent consultant retired after 25 years with NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology). Claus G. Petersen, inventor of numerous test systems used worldwide, is President of Germann Instruments, one of the world's leading suppliers of advanced concrete test systems.
IMPORTANT: Registration includes digital copy of presentations and a certificate of course completion. Lunch is on your own. Space is limited to 40 participants, so register early!
MTNDT Fee: $675; $750 after 12/4/17 and onsite
Questions about this workshop should be directed to Mariana Lara, Germann Instruments USA,
NEW! Innovations in Concrete: Crack Reduction & 3D Printing of Construction Materials Presentation & Forum
Presented by Sika Corporation.
Course Code: MOCCR
Date/Time: Monday, January 22 | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: LVCC North Hall, Room N120
Sika Corporation presents 'Innovations in Concrete Crack Reduction & 3D Printing of Construction Materials' designed for engineers, consultants, owners, concrete producers and contractors who are interested in learning about crack and shrinkage mitigation in concrete.
Topics of discussion will include:
Shrinkage and cracking phenomena of concrete
Traditional and innovative crack & shrinkage mitigation techniques
New test method for measuring length change of concrete
Benefits of utilizing fibers to replace conventional steel reinforcement and extend/eliminate joint spacing
3D printing of construction materials
During this session, the industrialization of the 3D printing process for construction materials will be presented and discussed. Some case study project examples will also be presented where shrinkage reducing / compensating admixtures were successfully utilized. Presentations will contain technical content and focus on idea exchange, providing attendees a unique opportunity to share concerns and opportunities related to innovations in concrete crack reduction.
MOCCR Fee: $115; $135 after 12/4/17 and onsite
Questions about this session should be directed to Jeremy Chilton, email@example.com or 201-508-6660.