The National Concrete Masonry Association’s (NCMA) International Concrete Exposition 2018 (ICON EXPO 2018): Machinery & Equipment Show will host 30-minute lightning talks about industry trends and hot topics directly affecting the manufactured concrete masonry and hardscape industry. All talks will take place during ICON EXPO show hours on the show floor Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Scheduled topics include:

  • Crystalline Silica Regulation & Compliance
  • OSHA Safety Regulations
  • Segmental Retaining Wall Best Practices – Unit Requirements
  • ICPI Foundation Research
  • Concrete Masonry Plant Certification
  • 2015 International Building Code & Making Masonry More Competitive
  • Building Information Modeling – MasonryIQ
  • Direct Design for Masonry Structures
  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Construction Cost Comparison Study
  • Improving Freeze-Thaw Durability of Dry-Cast Concrete Products
  • NCMA Freeze-Thaw Durability Research: Wet-Cast vs Dry-Cast
    Speakers for each topic will feature an industry expert. Get a complete schedule of topics and descriptions here. (Schedule and topics subject to change.)

ICON EXPO 2018 is the only tradeshow dedicated solely to the manufactured concrete masonry and hardscape industry. ICON EXPO 2018 show hours will be Friday, February 9, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Saturday, February 10, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM and will include educational programs, plant tours, hands-on demonstrations and social events. Visit the ICON EXPO 2018 website for all the details.

ICON EXPO 2018 will held in conjunction with NCMA’s Annual Convention, February 6-8, and the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute’s Annual Meeting, February 11-14.