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World of Concrete 2017 provided exhibitors with a hugely successful platform to start the year off strong, packing the show floor with qualified industry-related attendees, ready to make purchasing decisions on the latest equipment, products, and technologies available. Many exhibitors commented WOC 2017 was one of the best shows in recent memory, resulting in a 73% rebook on booth space for WOC 2018.
This international event for the concrete and masonry industries, and THE first annual event of the year, drew 50,770 registered professionals and featured more than 1,455 companies exhibiting across more than 681,196 net square feet of space.
Tom Cindric, Sr. Vice President, Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction & Real Estate said:
“We are very pleased with the results of this 2017 event. As the construction industry continues with its upward momentum over the past few years, World of Concrete has successfully kept pace, providing the industry with the latest products, technologies, and educational offerings. This once again positions WOC as THE event for concrete & masonry professionals.”
Jackie James, Director, World of Concrete added:
“Exhibitors & attendees seemed very pleased with WOC 2017 from the show floor to the educational opportunities. Although the show was earlier than in past years, the industry showed up in force to see new products, network with their peers, and prepare for business in 2017. International attendance was strong with representation from India, Italy, Philippines, Costa Rica, Brazil, China, Japan, South Korea, Chile, Argentina and many other countries.”
Also presented was the Weatherton Scholarship, providing funds to help the next generation of concrete professionals attending the CIM (Concrete Industry Management) Program. Dan Regad, from New Jersey Science & Technology University, was the recipient of the $2,500 scholarship. In addition, CIM held its annual unreserved silent and live auctions at World of Concrete. The silent and live auctions raised an initial tally of approximately $875,000. More information on the CIM Program can be found at www.concretedegree.com.
WOC 2018: January 23-26; Seminars 22-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Dr. Joseph L. Schofer, associate dean and professor of civil and environmental engineering at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering, is the 2017 recipient of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) prestigious “S.S. Steinberg Award.” He was honored Jan. 9 during the association’s annual Research & Education Division (RED) meeting in the Nation’s Capital.
Named after the founding president of the RED, the award recognizes “an individual who has made remarkable contributions to transportation education.”
Dr. Schofer has taught for five decades, preparing transportation graduates at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate levels. His students have built careers in transportation planning and operations at some of the largest transit and transportation agencies in the country. Many others have entered academia to teach the next generation of transportation professionals.
Schofer’s teachings extend beyond the classroom, bringing infrastructure design, operations and policies to wide audiences through public lectures, alumni tours to locations like the Panama Canal, and a long-running podcast.
He has also been active in the Transportation Research Board (TRB) for over 40 years, leading activities in transportation data programs, planning, policy analysis and decision making. He has chaired three major policy studies, six TRB conferences, two task forces and the data and information system section. He is a winner of several TRB awards and recipient of the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ Wilbur S. Smith “Distinguished Educator Award.”
Roadtec recently announced its winter schedule for Technical Service School and Paving Professionals Workshops (PPW) for the asphalt paving and milling industries. All the training sessions and workshops are held at Roadtec’s state-of-the-art training facility in Chattanooga, TN, and are taught by factory staff and industry experts.
The Technical Service School is intended for advanced and head mechanics, field technicians, and service technicians who have a working knowledge of electrical and hydraulics schematics, and electrical meters.
Roadtec factory specialists will provide students with hands-on and in-class training, including sections on hydraulic and electrical system maintenance, troubleshooting, machine set-up, special applications, asphalt mixes and other topics. Those attending will have the opportunity to meet and talk with Roadtec personnel from all areas including service, engineering, manufacturing, sales, and marketing.
Technical Service School offers paver school in January 2017 and mill, Shuttle Buggy MTV, and stabalizer school sessions in February 2017:
Session 1: January 11-13, 2017
Session 2: January 16-18, 2017
Session 1: February 1-3
Session 2: February 6-8
Shuttle Buggy® Schools
Session 1: February 14-15
Session 2: February 16-17
Session 1: February 22-23
Roadtec Paving Professionals Workshops are taught by experienced professionals, from leading companies in the industry. The classroom and hands-on instruction covers proper applications of asphalt lay-down, handling, and rolling equipment. The range of topics covered include proper paver and screed set-up / operation, preventing mix segregation, quality joint construction, automated grade and slope control systems, Superpave compaction, and processes for coordinating plant and paving speeds. PPW is considered to be one of the most comprehensive paving training schools in the asphalt industry.
A variety of equipment are used during the PPW sessions. Two sessions are scheduled for January 2017.
PPW Session 1
PPW Session 2
To learn more about Roadtec Technical Service School and the Paving Professionals Workshops visit www.roadtec.com or call 800-272-7100.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE) have signed a cooperative agreement that will help promote visibility for AEM exhibitions worldwide and a positive global business environment for exhibitors as well as visitors.
Sigrid de Vries, CECE secretary general, and Megan Tanel, AEM senior vice president, signed the CECE International Exhibition Partnership Programme agreement during AEM’s recent annual conference of member companies.
CECE represents the European construction equipment sector and its 13 national construction equipment manufacturing associations.
AEM is the North American-based international business group representing the off-road equipment manufacturing industry. A key service is organizing global trade exhibitions, including CONEXPO-CON/AGG, held every three years in Las Vegas, USA.
Under the agreement, AEM becomes a gold-level participant in CECE’s Exhibition Partner Programme, which provides promotional and other business-development services.
Construction equipment trade exhibitions play a vital role in encouraging and enhancing business relationships for manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and customers, and CECE explains it offers this coveted patronage to a limited number of leading sector exhibitions to fortify relations and contribute to successful trade fairs.
Longtime cooperation between CECE & AEM
Bernd Holz, CECE president and director of Ammann Verdichtung GmbH and Ammann sales director Europe, stated: “AEM and CECE are key partners on the international stage, both with regard to cooperation on regulatory matters as well as fostering business opportunities through major trade exhibitions around the world. With the new partnership agreement, we underline and reinforce our long-standing relations, keeping a clear focus on both our member companies’ needs. I’m looking forward to a successful partnership.”
Michael A. Haberman, AEM chair and president of Gradall Industries, stated: “AEM has enjoyed a longstanding and very good relationship with CECE as we work on behalf of equipment manufacturers and service providers towards an improved business environment around the globe for all industry stakeholders. AEM trade shows are known as industry gathering places providing unparalleled ROI and this valued CECE support strengthens that relationship and our future endeavors.”