Located in the Silver Lot, in front of the South Hall, the third annual Decorative Concrete LIVE! will showcase the power of concrete through innovative construction applications Jan. 22-25 at World of Concrete 2019 in Las Vegas.
This year’s extravaganza will focus on how decorative and architectural concrete can positively contribute to the wants and needs of an increasingly energy-minded society. Interactive demonstrations will be held throughout the show and will focus on energy-efficient building construction techniques that can be used on retail, public works, residential and commercial projects.
One featured method will involve insulated concrete forms (ICFs), cast-in-place, reinforced concrete building components that assemble like building blocks. There are also plans for a second construction approach involving structural concrete insulated panels (SCIPs), panels with foam cores that have wire grids on each side and are faced with shotcrete.
Decorative Concrete LIVE! will again feature a wide range of exterior finishes made of cementitious materials for ICFs, SCIPs and other substrates. While artisans will use these materials to replicate traditional-looking finishes such as brick and stone, they will also introduce to the concrete construction industry finishes with their own unique look.
Pervious concrete, a porous material that helps reduce stormwater runoff and recharge groundwater, will be among this year’s sustainable products featured at Decorative Concrete LIVE! Also known as permeable concrete, it is among the Best Management Practices recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency to control stormwater and reduce a community’s reliance on water treatment facilities.
Decorative Concrete LIVE! will also show how decorative concrete construction materials and techniques can be blended in with other energy-saving features on commercial and residential projects. One design feature in the works includes a solar array on a concrete rooftop that could also serve as a decorative-type cladding that generates power to offset utility costs.
For more information on how you or your company can become involved with Decorative Concrete LIVE! in 2019, call (877) 935-8906.