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World of Concrete 2022 concludes

By |  January 21, 2022

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The 47th annual World of Concrete drew close to 37,000 “registered professionals” in construction and masonry this week for the trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, show management reports.

More than 1,100 suppliers exhibited, 150 of which did so for the first time.

“The level of engagement from companies of all sizes and corners of the industry was very encouraging, especially following the past couple challenging years,” says Jackie James, group director for World of Concrete. “[It] points to the revival of the trade show industry and continued growth of the construction and masonry sectors.

“We are thrilled with the positive feedback we’ve received from our community, buyers and sellers alike, and look forward to seeing a wealth of new business partnerships and industry innovation resulting from this week’s event,” James adds.

Attendees took part in a variety of educational sessions, with topics ranging from 3D printing in concrete construction, women in construction, waterproofing and more.

“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,” James says. “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.”

According to show management, developments and trends from the show included greater jobsite productivity, automated concrete construction equipment, new materials to increase contractor productivity, streamlined data management systems and product and equipment updates that reduce a project’s carbon footprint.

Jack Kopanski

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Jack Kopanski is the Managing Editor of Pit & Quarry and Editor-in-Chief of Portable Plants. Kopanski can be reached at 216-706-3756 or jkopanski@northcoastmedia.net.

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