The increasing interest in pervious concrete has spawned millions of dollars of research and a number of new equipment introductions. Attendees at World of Concrete will have an opportunity to learn about pervious concrete from experienced installers and university researchers.

This new event—Pervious Live—will take place in a 10,000-square-foot area of the Gold Lot outside the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. There will be three demonstration pads for showgoers to walk on. One pad will be placed too dry to demonstrate ravelling and one will be placed too wet to show sealing. The third will be placed as it should be.

Students from the Concrete Industry Management program at Middle Tennessee State University will install the slabs and will be on hand to explain their construction. They also will demonstrate approved ASTM methods on both hardened and fresh pervious concrete. One will be the ASTM C 1701 infiltration test on hardened pervious concrete. The second test is the ASTM C 1688 test on fresh pervious concrete.

Pervious Live will be the industry's only live forum on current pervious concrete technologies. Also in the area, event sponsors will display, discuss, and demonstrate new equipment and test procedures for this rapidly growing material. This event will give attendees the knowledge they need to expand their commercial work.

Also, this exciting event complements training that will be offered 1-4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 17, at the show. Students taking the Classroom Training for Pervious Concrete Certification Program will learn the information necessary to pass the Pervious Concrete Craftsman/Installer/Technician Certification.

Other WOC Events Include...

Hoover Dam Bypass Tour: In addition to touring the dam and power plant, we walk on the completed bridge, weather permitting. Sunday, Jan. 16, 12:30-5:30 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 21, 1-6 p.m. $105, includes box lunch. Buses depart from and return to the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Women in Concrete Luncheon & Forum: Now in its sixth year, this exclusive event will unite women from all segments of the industry who face the same daily challenges as you. Noon-2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 19. $80 before Dec. 9; $105 after Dec. 9 and onsite.

Greensite Luncheon & Forum: With the growing demand for greener construction techniques, this luncheon connects interested contractors with experienced green professionals who have surpassed these challenges. Noon-2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20. $80 before Dec. 9; $105 after Dec. 9 and onsite. Sponsored by Holcim.

CIM Auction: Concrete industry-related items will be auctioned off with all proceeds benefiting the Concrete Industry Management program. Noon-2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20.

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