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ConExpo-Con/Agg unveils 3D-printed female construction worker statue

By |  March 12, 2020
The statue is mounted on a 10-ft. base and stands an additional 19 ft. (Photo: P&Q Staff)

The statue is mounted on a 10-ft. base and stands an additional 19 ft. (Photo: P&Q Staff)

ConExpo-Con/Agg organizers unveiled a 3D-printed statue of a female construction worker at the show’s Tech Experience area in the Silver Lot. The statue aims to represent the growing role women play in the construction industry.

According to ConExpo-Con/Agg organizers, the statue is the world’s largest 3D printed statue of a person. The statue is mounted on a 10-ft. base and stands an additional 19 ft. The statue was designed by Wauwatosa, Wisconsin-based 3D artist Anna Benjamin and printed by White Clouds in Ogden, Utah, over the course of two months. The statue took almost 400 hours to design, Benjamin says.

“As North America’s largest construction trade show, we recognize the important and growing role women play in our industry, and we’re so proud to unveil this statue to symbolically represent the women who work hard every day to build our world,” says ConExpo-Con/Agg Show Director Dana Wuesthoff.

This statue joins two other statues depicting male construction workers that have been featured at the show since the 1990s.

“We’re so happy with how this project came together and proud of everything that it represents,” Wuesthoff says. “We’re looking forward to seeing how women continue to become more visible in the construction industry and learn about the great careers the industry has to offer to both women and men.”

For Pit & Quarry’s full coverage of ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020, visit our show page with the latest news, features and developments in equipment and technology.

Allison Barwacz

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Allison Barwacz is the senior digital media manager for North Coast Media (NCM). She completed her undergraduate degree at Ohio University where she received a Bachelor of Science in magazine journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. She works across a number of digital platforms, which include creating e-newsletters, writing articles and posting across social media sites. She also creates content for NCM's Portable Plants magazine, GPS World magazine and Geospatial Solutions. Her understanding of the ever-changing digital media world allows her to quickly grasp what a target audience desires and create content that is appealing and relevant for any client across any platform.

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