There are three award categories: Industry Choice, Experts’ Choice, and Editors’ Choice.

An Industry Choice Award is presented to one nominated product in each category, selected based on the most valid votes received in an on-line survey plus ballots submitted at the 2017 World of Concrete. A valid on-line vote is one cast from a unique IP address and is associated with a valid and unique email address. A valid vote cast on a paper ballot must include the WOC badge number, an email address, and the entrant’s signature. All industry professionals are eligible to cast ballots in this category.

The Experts’ Choice Award is presented to nominated products selected by a group of industry professionals. This group includes members of the World of Concrete Seminar Advisory council, members of industry technical organizations such as ACI, ASTM, and others, and faculty members of the Concrete Industry Management programs from around the country. Experts are asked to vote within their category of expertise. These experts analyze the technical nature of each product. Since many of the product nominees can have unique attributes even within the same category, there can be multiple awards in a category.

The Editors’ Choice Awards are selected by editorial staff members of Concrete Construction, The Concrete Producer, Masonry Construction, and Public Works. Editors are asked to review the nominees for the impact each will have on the entire industry. There can be multiple awards in a category.