Get ready to celebrate 40 years of World of Concrete. WOC 2014 promises to deliver innovative products, new seminars, live demonstrations, more than 50,000 concrete construction professionals, and 1300 exhibiting companies.

Now is the time to plan your visit to this exciting event Jan. 21-24 in Las Vegas; seminars begin Jan. 20. For more information on registration, exhibitors, and accommodations, visit www.worldofconcrete.com. Here are some highlights that will interest concrete contractors.

Live Events & Demonstrations

CC Live!
Tuesday–Thursday, Jan. 21–23, during show hours, Booth C3639

  • Concrete Surfaces Decorative Pavilion
    Concrete Surfaces Decorative Pavilion
If you want to know what’s going on in the concrete industry, stop by CC Live. The editors of Concrete Construction, Concrete Surfaces, and The Concrete Producer magazines will be on hand with a series of panel sessions each day, focused on cutting edge topics, such as joint-free concrete slabs, metrics for controlling concrete polishing expenses, and creating resilient structures using concrete. Stop by to meet the most influential people in the concrete industry as CC and TCP recognize their contributions to progress in areas like internal curing, sustainability, pervious concrete, and self-consolidating concrete. And don’t miss the special presentations of the winners of Crews that Rock by TV personalities Dean & Derek, hosts of DIY Network’s Rock Solid and Indoors Out. There will be many other special presentations at CC Live, so stop by during the show to pick up a schedule or watch for it in the World of Concrete Daily News.

Concrete Surfaces Decorative Pavilion
Tuesday–Friday, Jan. 21–24, during show hours, Silver Lot 3
Stop by the hub for creativity and inspiration: the Concrete Surfaces Decorative Pavilion. Check out the 12th Annual Artistry in Decorative Concrete Demos, Tool Demos, and now in its second year, the Concrete Surfaces Decorative Pavilion Awards program.


  • Hoover Dam and Bypass Bridge Tour
    Hoover Dam and Bypass Bridge Tour
Special Events

Hoover Dam & Lake Mead Tour
Sunday, Jan. 19, 1-6 p.m.
New to the tour this year is a stop at the Lake Meade Intake construction site. Get an overview of the project and view the mixing plant, storage yard, and equipment supporting the tunneling activity.

Hoover Dam & Bypass Bridge Tour
Friday, Jan. 24, 1-6 p.m.
Back again for 2014, take an informative tour of the Hoover Dam bypass and the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. Book early for this “always sold out” excursion.

Bid for Concrete’s Sake
The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Auction is a great place to support the future of the concrete industry. Bid on concrete-related items at the live auction on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1–2 p.m., Room N262. You can also bid at the silent auction from 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Room N263, or donate online when registering for the show. Visit www.concretedegree.com for more information.

Crews that Rock
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 3-4 p.m.
Hard work prevails as top concrete and masonry teams compete in the 2014 Crews that Rock competition. Join us at the CC Live Booth C3639 for the Winners’ Reception.

Most Innovative Products
Daily, during show hours, Central Hall
What’s the Most Innovative Product of the year? You tell us! Cast your vote at the show or online and be sure to stop by exhibitors’ booths to get an up-close look at product entries. www.votemip.com

Fall Protection Showcase
Tuesday–Thursday, Jan. 21–23, during show hours, Gold Lot
Focus on key elements of fall protection systems, including proper anchorage points, body support systems, and connectors, and demonstrate your knowledge in an interactive exercise. Also, stop by to see experts conduct a training exercise that features new product technology, discussion on industry standards and regulations, and principles of fall protection equipment selection and use. Cosponsored by the International Safety Equipment Association.

  • RCC Live!
    RCC Live!

Pervious Concrete Live!
Tuesday–Thursday, Jan. 21–23, during show hours, Gold Lot
Demonstrate and enhance your skills as pervious concrete installers and you’ll also meet one of the requirements for the pervious concrete installer certification.

Pervious Concrete Field Project for Installer Certification (two-hour time slots from 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.)

RCC Live!
Tuesday–Thursday, Jan. 21–23, during show hours, Gold Lot
See live demonstrations of a roller-compacted concrete test-strip placement, including curing, saw cutting, testing, and related processes.

SCC Live!
Tuesday–Thursday, Jan. 21–23, during show hours, Gold Lot
Full-sized structural members will be cast to calibrate and verify some of the pressure models currently used around the world while researchers investigate formwork pressures with SCC. Also, demos of the capabilities of SCC will be staged to show how it can produce perfect surfaces and flow into tightly congested areas.


Lunch & Network

Breakfast with the Experts
Tuesday–Friday, Jan. 21-24, 6:45–7:45 a.m.
New for WOC 2014, you’ll have the opportunity to pose your questions on technical problems to leading concrete industry experts. This is a great opportunity to exchange ideas and network with peers in the industry.

Self-Consolidating Concrete
Monday, Jan. 20, 1–4 p.m.
The floor will be open for contractors to share experiences on using SCC. The presentation will include projects from around the country with examples of how SCC has been used to increase jobsite productivity, enhance concrete quality, and meet or exceed job profits.

Concrete Polishing
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
As the concrete polishing industry matures, contractors are adapting new technologies and business practices to eliminate the uncertainty that often comes in preparing a bid for a project. Join the discussion on methods that help contractors better inspect jobsite conditions prior to polishing; collect jobsite work performance data; and analyze work performance as compared to jobsite conditions.

Insulating Concrete Forms
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
This networking event and idea exchange will provide a unique opportunity to share concerns on current topics affecting the insulating concrete forms industry. Following short presentations, the forum will open up to questions and discussions on innovative ICF technologies.

Quality in Slabs
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
For industrial slabs and concrete pavement, joints are the biggest problem area—breaking down, losing stability, and creating forklift maintenance problems indoors and allowing water infiltration outside. Panelists will provide background on how to produce these floors and discuss how new technology can benefit contractors, designers, and owners.

Mississippi River Bridge Project
Thursday, Jan. 23, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
This event will highlight the St. Louis New Mississippi River Bridge, chosen to receive The Concrete Triad Award. This infrastructure project showcases architectural design, sustainability, and contractor ingenuity on a significant public works concrete structure located in North America. Join the discussion for a unique opportunity to share concerns on current topics affecting the concrete repair and maintenance industry.


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