Welcome to 2022

This issue marks a little over a year of heading up the editor position with Concrete Contractor. My time included a few notable moments, conversations on some interesting concepts, the development of a few ideas, and some great discussions with some great people. This issue also marks, in a strange turn of events, my second World of Concrete. I figured this would be an opportune time to reflect on that June 2021 event.

Let's address the one thing most comments pointed at, it was warm outside. Thankfully my job allowed me to walk inside to escape the temperature. Sure, it could have been warmer (Las Vegas is a desert after all), but everyone made due and worked with the shade. We had a little fun on social media with a series looking for the "coolest thing" at the show. While we saw some great stuff back then, I'm excited for this year's show as it looks like we'll get hands-on with quite a few innovative concepts. Find out some of the things you'll find at and during the show in our guide to World of Concrete within our January 2022 issue. 

Where not exclusive to WOC, the concrete contractor and concrete construction community have been some of the friendliest people I have had the pleasure to meet. I was lucky enough to attend a few seminars when I could - even one of the training sessions from our longtime contributing expert and advisory board member, Kim Basham (who is speaking again this year). He writes a great "how to" on foundational cracks this issue.

Here's to the new year. Here's to another World of Concrete. Here's to you, constant reader; may your concrete ne'er crack and your jobs run on track. 

As always, stay safe out there.