As a standard part of virtually every project, foundation work may not stand out to crews as particularly risky — and that can be dangerous. Concrete construction hazards are both common and severe, so they deserve your attention.
Through a series of complex chemical reactions (i.e., “carbonation”), CO2 can reduce concrete’s pH and increase its porosity – ultimately impairing the overall strength and durability of concrete. The phenomenon is hastened in humid climates and in large cities or industrial areas where fossil fuels are likely to be burned at higher rates.
Establishing any construction project is a careful balancing act between many legal, financial and social responsibilities. Firms not only have a responsibility to shareholders and business partners, but to their workers, the local authority and site neighbors in the wider community as well.
WOC will once again feature special product and action areas, including The Producer Center, a marketplace of materials, equipment, demos, and seminars for concrete producers; Material Handling, offering trucks, excavators and more for material delivery, distribution, concrete placement, and earth moving; Concrete Repair & Demolition, housing a display of surface preparation equipment, scarifying, grinding, sawing equipment, and other demolition products...
For many years, attendees have used WOCGEAR as the perfect place to meet. Attendees can be seen browsing through books and picking out the perfect gift for themselves or the folks in the office. The concrete industry’s megastore is located in the Grand Concourse between North and Central Halls.
In addition to education sessions, World of Concrete 2017 offers events and activities that are both entertaining and informative, that test skills and determine winners. With Special Events, Demonstrations, Luncheons & Forums, and Competitions located in the Outdoor Exhibits & Demonstration Areas and throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center, your schedule is sure to be packed with top-notch events & activities throughout the week.
World of Concrete – the concrete and mason industries’ premiere educational and networking event, continues to expand its program in order to offer attendees the most up-to-date and relevant information and displays.
New this year:
World of Concrete (WOC)/World of Masonry hosts exciting masonry competitions that pit masonry craftsmen against each other in tests of speed and skill – all in one day. Masonry Madness takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 3 in the Gold Lot, front of North Hall (WOC is at the Las Vegas Convention Center). The competitions:
From interactive workshops and specialized seminars to hands-on skill-building sessions, World of Concrete’s (WOC) world-class education program equips field personnel, project leaders, supervisors and owners with the latest knowledge in every facet of the professional concrete business.