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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.
Details regarding the 2020 CIM auction is coming soon!
CIM Student Paper Presentation
Date/Time: Monday, February 3 | 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 - Details Coming Soon!
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...
Questions about the tours should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Construction of the Hoover Dam and Hoover Dam Bypass Presentation
Details Coming Soon!
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.
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
Concentrates on Crafting Colorful Cityscapes
The fourth annual Decorative Concrete LIVE! will continue to showcase innovative construction applications for residential and commercial contractors at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas Feb. 4-7. In 2019, more than 5,000 attendees interacted with artisans, product experts and designers to learn the most current trends in decorative concrete construction.
Decorative Concrete LIVE!’s 2020 theme is Crafting Cityscapes. Attendees will learn designs, techniques and materials with which to transform outdoor urban spaces into colorful, vibrant contributions to communities.
“Urban planners are combing colorful surfaces and textures with innovative shapes and structures to bring new life to their communities. These innovative elements include planters, pedestrian crossings, vertical spaces, water features and walking surfaces. Decorative Concrete LIVE! will demonstrate how designers and contractors can incorporate surface treatments, exterior claddings and texturing techniques to achieve an architect’s vision of a cityscape,” says Bent Mikkelsen, organizer of Decorative Concrete LIVE! and publisher of Concrete Decor magazine.
Mikkelsen’s team is conferring with several design experts on the final layout. But several applications under discussion include:
- Using insulated concrete forms to build vertical substrates for economical and durable innovative surface treatments.
- Constructing urban water features.
- Placing textured walking surfaces that comply with current ADA requirements.
- Selecting exterior coatings that bring color to standard concrete.
- Forming curved surfaces with new technologies such as fabrics.
- Building concrete structures such as benches, tables and play areas.
“Decorative Concrete LIVE! allows the concrete community to come together to demonstrate the material’s versatility when combined with the artisan’s skill. We are will also be showing concrete’s role in building resilient and sustainable communities,” says Mikkelsen.
For more information on how you or your company can become involved with Decorative Concrete LIVE! at World of Concrete in 2020, call (877) 935-8906
Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC): Placement Issues & Applications
Presented by Euclid Chemical Company
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
Sponsored by Stucco Manufacturers Association
The second annual Stucco LIVE! will continue to showcase best practices for flashing, lathing, and cement plaster applications
for residential and commercial installations at World of Concrete.
In this area, attendees interacted with instructors, product experts and designers to learn the most current trends in stucco applications. Stucco LIVE! is sponsored by the Stucco Manufacturers Association (SMA). SMA members and affiliated associations will also introduce new products and assemblies that meet current energy code standards and high-performance trends.
Today stucco has grown to incorporate several variations of the traditional three-coat cement stucco:Insulated one-coat stucco,
acrylic finish coats, decorative foam shapes, rainscreen assemblies, cracksuppression and cement board systems are all examples
of innovations in stucco. The understanding and proper implementation of these variations/options are important as they can affect design, aesthetics, performance and the installed price.
Zero Emission Live!
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Zero Emission Live! will feature equipment with which contractors can perform common construction tasks in a safe quiet and emission-free zone. There will be demonstrations of products and techniques with safety and productivity in mind. All presentations and demonstrations are to be educational in nature.
More information coming soon...