There is lots to do outside the convention center at World of Concrete.
Jowdy Photography There is lots to do outside the convention center at World of Concrete.

Contractors who polish, coat, and repair concrete surfaces should start planning now for World of Concrete. Concrete Surfaces and Concrete Construction magazines are launching the Concrete Surfaces & Decorative Pavilion. The show takes place Jan. 18-21; seminars begin Jan. 17.

Located directly in front of the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, this area will host a wide variety of events and demonstrations devoted to concrete contractors involved in surface restoration and repair. Contractors will have many opportunities to learn how to integrate decorative or nondecorative concrete surfaces into their commercial construction projects.

“Surface treatment projects represent a growing segment of the concrete industry,” says Rick Yelton, commercial editorial program & events manager for World of Concrete. “Reliable information on materials, equipment, repair, restoration, and construction methods is essential as contractors become more involved in the surface treatment process.”

Specialized education activities in the Concrete Surfaces & Decorative Pavilion will include:

Concrete polishing will be just one of the demonstrations on tap at the Concrete Surfaces & Decorative Pavilion at World of Concrete.
Jowdy Photography Concrete polishing will be just one of the demonstrations on tap at the Concrete Surfaces & Decorative Pavilion at World of Concrete.
  • Concrete Polishing Area: Visitors will learn about new techniques and tools used to treat and service this special concrete surface. Education will focus on assessing the quality of the finished surface.
  • Artistry in Decorative Concrete: For the ninth year, creative artisans demonstrate diverse and relevant decorative concrete applications and techniques.
  • Decorative Concrete Tool Demonstration Area: Pavilion visitors are invited to learn how the proper tools and accessories can help contractors perform on specific decorative applications.
  • Problem-solving Products Area: A collection of product displays show which applications contractors can use to correct an existing problem or to expand their commercial work, such as overlays, floor treatment before product application, polishing, grinding, and staining.
  • Show Us Your Best Competition: This year’s theme: outdoor walkways. The goal is to demonstrate how concrete contractors can transform plain concrete into a centerpiece. Contact an exhibitor to sponsor you.
  • Contractor Clinics: Moving to the South Hall this year; in this classroom setting, exhibitors and industry professionals will showcase concrete surface treatment technologies, techniques, and products during live demonstrations.

Make plans now to go to World of Concrete so you can attend these exciting events that have been developed with you in mind. Visit www.worldofconcrete.com.