World of Concrete, Informa Markets’ premiere exhibition serving the thriving construction and masonry industries, recently concluded the event’s 47th annual event. The 2022 World of Concrete took place January 18-20, 2022; and the Education, January 17-20. All activities were held at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) in Las Vegas, Nev. Convening close to 37,000 registered professionals, the consistent foot traffic in the expo halls, high engagement with the comprehensive educational offerings, and overall vibrance exuded from participants underscores the industry’s critical need for in-person connection.
2022 World of Concrete took over 632,000 NSF of the expansive and newly expanded LVCC. The event hosted over 1,100 industry-leading suppliers in the expo hall. Just over 150 of them were first-time exhibitors. All exhibitors offered attendees a wide range of brands to explore. These ranged from the most sought-after global enterprises to niche SMBs spanning a variety of applications.
“The level of engagement from companies of all sizes and corners of the industry was very encouraging. Especially following the past couple of challenging years. This points to the revival of the trade show industry and continued growth of the construction and masonry sectors,” remarked Jackie James, Group Director, World of Concrete. “We are thrilled with the positive feedback we’ve received from our community, buyers and suppliers alike. We look forward to seeing a wealth of new business partnerships and industry innovation resulting from this week’s event.”
Education rounds out the show
In addition to a robust expo floor, registered participants had the rare opportunity to engage with world-class education available at the event. World of Concrete’s coveted educational programs serves as an incubator for knowledge sharing and technical know-how. It also helps the industry overcome challenges and tap into new opportunities for growth. With more than 1,000 expert-led sessions, this year’s highly curated education explored a balance of technical and forward-looking topics. Topics ranged from 3D printing in concrete construction, women in construction, waterproofing: the next generation of solutions, and much more.
James continued: “Year after year, industry professionals flock to World of Concrete for its highly regarded education and the unique opportunity to garner technical certifications to help professionals navigate this complex industry. This year was no different; we were pleased to see meeting rooms packed with engaged attendees bouncing ideas off peers. It is admirable to witness this industry’s continued ambition to grow and share ideas.”
Not only does the industry gather at World of Concrete’s annual event for deal-making and education, but to see and demo the most cutting-edge products available on the market and see the latest industry developments that lay the groundwork for the coming year.
Trends from the 2022 World of Concrete include:
- Greater job site productivity, with new battery systems that deliver more power to the hand tools used to perform demanding concrete tasks, such as drilling, cutting, and demolition;
- Introduction of equipment that is automating concrete construction activities, including 3D printing, rebar tying, and drilling overhead holes;
- Entrance of new materials that increase contractor productivity while still ensuring durable repairs;
- Streamlined management data management systems that enable contractors to tighten a project’s critical path;
- And product and equipment updates that reduce a project’s carbon footprint and increase contractor productivity.
CIM Auction breaks records
Returning for the 17th consecutive year, The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program held its Silent & Live Auctions, generating an all-time record of more than $1,740,000. Donations originated from the live auction and online contributions. They made a historic moment in the program’s rich history at World of Concrete. The design of this program is to give students entering the concrete workforce industry experience early in their careers. World of Concrete is proud to partner with the CIM program. CIM is a business program developed specifically for the concrete industry to provide students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management.
SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 World Championship
Published on the front page of the Las Vegas Review-Journal for its exciting and action-packed competition, the 2022 edition of the ever-exciting SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 World Championship crowned Mason Cole Stamper as the “World’s Best Bricklayer,” along with his mason tender, Jeff Becker. The two took home top honors and bragging rights. They also took home a new Ford F250 4×4 truck and more than $10,000 in cash and prizes. Scott Tuttle and mason tender Brian Tuttle locked in the second most coveted award at the event, the SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN, laying 730 brick in one hour. Their remarkable effort won the Tuttles a new Kubota RTV-X1140, plus more than $10,000 in cash and prizes.
New this year and central to World of Concrete’s core values, the exhibition organizers formalized the event’s commitment to sustainability in collaboration with renewable energy partner/sponsor HILTI. The program was intentionally executed with three objectives: Inspiring Sustainable Development, Environmental Responsibility, and Social Responsibility – each pledge supporting the event’s commitment to shaping the concrete industry for a sustainable future. Thanks to HILTI’s Renewable Electricity sponsorship, World of Concrete’s electricity use received power from both sustainable and renewable energy sources. This saved an estimated 204 tons of CO2e.
About World of Concrete
World of Concrete is the industry’s only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries. Featuring indoor and outdoor exhibits with the industry’s leading suppliers showcasing innovative products and technologies, exciting demonstrations and competitions, and a world-class education program. Visit www.worldofconcrete.com for further details.
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