The Concrete Contractor Guide to World of Concrete 2022

With over 1,000 exhibitors, four days of packed seminars, we've collected a few events and noted some booths to add to your schedule. Stop by and tell 'em we sent you over!

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After restarting the world with live events in June 2021 after COVID shutting so many down, World of Concrete has finally returned to January in Las Vegas. Use the collection below to help find your way through the massive show.

Worth noting that this is not meant to be an exhaustive list. 

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Technician Certification & CFA Winter Meeting

Cfa Logo 2012 Color 10839297[1]In 2021 the CFA has reintroduced members to the practice of leadership networking.  New resources include virtual Best Practice Groups that meet monthly as well as the formation of in-person CEO Peer Groups for select members looking for deeper commitments.  Sponsored during the World of Concrete is the ACI/CFA Residential Foundation Technician Certification taking place on Thursday and the annual Winter Meeting hosted at The Strat on Wednesday night of WOC week.

Concrete companies are invited to become part of this professional construction network of leading businesses dedicated to setting, maintaining, and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional behavior to advance the industry. We maintain and encourage open, constructive conversations for all members of the Association that relate to methods, procedures, resources, and tools to evolve your business.

Come by and visit us at W2719 to find out how you can become involved.

Win a $22,000 Credit Sweepstakes

Miller Formless M 6040Miller FormlessMiller Formless, a concrete slipform paver manufacturer with global reach, will be showcasing several in-demand products near the WOC Education area. Featured equipment planned for this event includes the M-6040, M-1000 and CG-200. The brand-new M-6040 model on display will be for sale and is the most versatile, productive slipform paving machine in the company’s product line.

To ring in the new year, Miller Formless is sponsoring a sweepstakes with incredible giveaways, including a $22,000 credit toward the purchase of a new M-series machine in 2022. Winners will be announced at the WOC 2022 show. Further details about this special promotion are available at

Find Miller Formless in the West Hall at booth W741

Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality

Mike Ireland, President and CEO of the Portland Cement Association (PCA), Ed Sullivan, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of PCA and Rick Bohan, Senior Vice President of Sustainability at PCA are holding a press conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center at 10:00 a.m. PST on January 18.

The press conference will highlight the key steps and 2022 focus for the PCA Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality, a plan to take the entire concrete value chain to carbon neutral by 2050. PCA will focus on the metrics it needs to measure progress in the Roadmap’s cement, concrete and construction phases; the growing importance of green procurement, especially with increased demand from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA); and the need to view this procurement in life cycle and sustainability terms.

Sullivan will also preview his annual economic forecast of the U.S. economy, with specific focus on the cement industry and the increasing demand for construction materials accelerated by the recently passed IIJA. There will be time allotted at the end for questions by the audience and scheduled one-on-one interviews will occur with individual reporters at the end of the press conference. 

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Concrete Combat

On Thursday Jan. 20 at 10:30am, Sakrete will hold the final challenge of Concrete Combat Season 1, the only concrete competition series, to name our ultimate concrete champions – LIVE in the booth. This will be a full-scale video production featuring our biggest challenge yet…all filmed for release to the world after WOC. If you want to find out who wins before anyone else, you’ve got to be there! We'll have seating, refreshments and some custom swag for everyone who signs up early on Sakrete also has eight demos throughout Tuesday and Wednesday on all things concrete!

Find Sakrete at booth C4450.

Take a Spin With a Roller Screed

Curb Roller Manufacturing Lynx Screed 2Curb Roller ManufacturingCurb Roller Manufacturing is showcasing its first modular screed system, the patent-pending Lynx Screed. This versatile alternative to completing flatwork provides a series of linkable screed pipes to accommodate concrete pours in varying widths from 3-22 ft. (customizable with 3, 5, 7, and 9 ft lengths). Unlike traditional roller screeds, the Lynx modular system removes the need for purchasing dedicated pipe lengths to offer easy adaptability for a multitude of pours. Its aluminum design decreases strenuous setup, shipping costs, and transportation requirements for jobs that call for longer pipes.

In addition to more versatility over standard roller screeds, the Lynx Screed offers ease of use and reliability through its quick and secure field assembly designpipes are easily aligned and connected with three separate bolts and a centering ring.

Curb Roller Manufacturing will be featuring the Lynx Screed at booth D420.

Slab Solutions & A New Buggy

Aw16 B Sidedecal EditedAllen EngineeringAllen Engineering will be featuring its AW16-B on display and will be accepting orders for 2022 on MP and MSP riders. Powered by a rugged Vanguard 48 Volt Lithium-Ion power pack capable of reaching 8-9 hour run times, the Allen AW16-B fully electric battery-powered buggy has been uniquely designed and tested for jobsites and projects where emissions are a major concern. With a limited-slip transaxle, the AW16-B is more mobile than your average wheel buggy and its Dynamic Electric Brake gives safety to the operator by not allowing the buggy to move unless the throttle is engaged. 

They are also one of the sponsors of and will also be speaking at the "Quality in Concrete Slab Luncheon & Forum" on Jan.19, 11:30-1:30 pm. At this session, industry experts will discuss solutions to these and other issues with slabs on ground.

See show planner for the location of the luncheon. Find Allen Engineering at booths D836 & W2230.

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Recharging the Concrete Industry

Hilti Group have announced its latest innovation providing concrete contractors with a fully-connected experience like never before. Reinventing how construction professionals work daily on jobsites, tackle health and safety challenges, and manage their businesses, giving them the power and confidence of being safer, smarter, and more efficient. Nuron is a powerful 22V cordless battery platform featuring state-of-the-art technologies with a new protective housing made of reinforced fiberglass with external shock-absorbing bumpers. 

Nuron launches with the capability of powering more than 70 Hilti tools from light-duty drilling to heavy-duty concrete breaking - even applications that were once restricted to corded, gas-powered or higher voltage battery systems. Tool data is stored on battery and sent securely to the cloud during every charge without any operator interaction - collecting info on usage, location, and battery health via the ON!Track software platform. 

Find the new Nuron battery and other concrete innovations from Hilti at booths D1245 & N1837. 

Going Once …

The 2022 Concrete Industry Management auction features items ranging from equipment, vacation packages, computers, TVs, and more. Among these, a 2022 Mack Granite truck was donated by Mack Trucks and equipped with a McNeilus FLEX Controls Standard Mixer by McNeilus.

Proceeds benefit the CIM National Steering Committee and support the current CIM programs at Middle Tennessee State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Texas State University, California State University-Chico, South Dakota State University, the Executive MBA program, as well as help fund scholarships,

Wed., Jan. 19 - W106

Attention Fellow Members

American 10452221[1]The American Society of Concrete Contractors has a full schedule of events including council and committee meetings as well as the ASCC kickoff bash. Don't miss the presentation of the Terry Fricks Floor Excellence Awards! A panel of four industry professionals judged submitted projects based on layout, F-number floor run map and data for overall project, type and layout of reinforcement, curl, aesthetics, percentage of grinding and number of placements requiring grinding, and (last but not least) safety. Winners were notified by mail on Jan. 5. 

  • Jan. 16, Sunday
    The Manufacturer's Advisory Council Board meeting, 2:30-3:30
  • Jan. 17, Monday
    Concrete Polishing Council (CPC) board meeting, 12-2
    Decorative Concrete Council (DCC) board meeting, 2-4
    ASCC Annual meeting, 5-6
    Kickoff Bash, 6-9, Ballroom C, D, E, F, and G (advanced registration required)
  • Jan 18, Tuesday
    Paving Committee meeting, 9-10:30
    Emerging Leaders Committee meeting, 10-11:30
    ASCC Education, Research & Development Foundation meeting, 11:15-1
    Polishing Luncheon, 11:30-1:30
    SRMC Board meeting, 1-4
  • Jan. 19, Wednesday
    Annual Conference Committee meeting, Ballroom D
    Constructability Committee meeting, 10:30-12

Find the ASCC at booth C4505 and the DCC/CPC at O30718

Meeting rooms are yet to be determined. All ballroom and pavilion events are at the Westgate hotel. 

CO2 & Tomorrow’s Mix Plants

Where the contractor’s main attention maybe at the site – in the mud, if you will - discovering the latest advancements for the concrete plant can help understand how tomorrow’s concrete is changing. Astec and its brands RexCon, CON-E-CO and BMH Systems, have now united under the Astec brand while retaining their legacy in the product names.

At the booth, learn more about Astec’s comprehensive line of products for concrete production through a display that includes full-size plants, detailed scale models and an interactive virtual experience. Products featured include the RexCon Mobile 12 and CON-E-CO LO-PRO Transit Mix Plants, a RexCon tilt mixer, and a BMH Rollmaster horizontal reversing mixer.

While there, learn more about the strategic partnership with CarbonCure Technologies whose products enable concrete producers to reduce their carbon footprint without sacrificing its quality and strength. CarbonCure injects CO2 in the batching process resulting in a high-performing concrete while utilizing less cement. The exciting partnership is a step forward for Astec as the company strengthens its commitment to sustainability by allowing us to offer our customers sustainable building solutions. Visit the booth to see how CarbonCure Technologies easily integrates with our concrete plants to reduce embodied carbon at the front of a project’s lifecycle.

Find Astec at booth N737

A Chemical Reaction

Rich DemoThe Euclid Chemical CompanyEuclid Chemical will participate in the following sessions throughout the week:

  • Jan. 19
    Luncheon forum hosted by WOC360 and the ASCC, discussing how to prevent concrete slab surface defects, such as variations in thickness, excess moisture, and high sulfate soils.
    Donation of a concrete sealer and webinar training package for the CIM silent/live auction
  • Jan 20
    Luncheon panel discussion hosted by WOC360 and the Associated Construction Distributors International, discussing the value of a good distribution partner, as well as various concrete industry best practices for construction distributors.
    Educational seminar hosted by Euclid’s Senior Director of Business Development – North America Amir Bonakdar and District Manager – Northern California/Nevada Brent Coulson, who will discuss the ideal design and construction practices that should be used for fiber-reinforced concrete by concrete contractors and producers. (Room yet to be determined.)

Find Euclid Chemical at booth C4226. 

Mix Design & Testing Labs

Gcp Thomas GreeneGCPLearn more about mix design and testing labs with speakers GCP Regional Technical Services Manager Tom Greene and Technical Services Manager at Monarch Cement Co., Joe Hug, with hands-on training. A two-part seminar is scheduled for Jan. 18, 10 to 1:30 p.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m.

The first-half training session will consist of two lab stations: 1) Materials & Mix Design and 2) Field Quality Control. Participants will learn about the identification and examination of common materials used in concrete, and watch tabletop demonstrations showing how admixtures work. Be prepared to mix a small batch of concrete yourself. The afternoon half focuses on the proper methodologies for testing concrete in the field. Watch a demonstration of tools and participate in a lab to address slump, density, air content by pressure meter, air content by volumetric meter, temperature, and specimen casting. Participants will also learn about testing tolerances, significance of fresh concrete tests and how testing contributes to the quality control of the project.

See show planner for location.

Does That Concrete Have Rebar in It? Where?

For contractors, knowing a rebar’s position (including depth) in existing concrete can be vital for drilling or confirming that the rebars are even there in the first place. Where detection can be a challenge, there are a few methods in accomplishing the task. One is utilizing ground-penetrating radar (GPR). GSSI is offering extensive in-person and online training programs on using grand-penetrating radar equipment safely and effectively in the field. Not only does the company have four training classes during WOC, but 100+ in-person classes are scheduled – and that’s only till June 2022.

On display is the StructureScan Mini XT all-in-one concrete inspection GPR system, Mini XT and UtilityScan system.

For more information on GSSI, visit booth W1417.

Do You Have What It Takes to be a SuperInfluencer?

Have you been told that your attention to detail on a jobsite is strong? Maybe you find yourself constantly taking progress photos and videos of your work, while talking about the tools you find most useful to get the job done. MAX USA Corp. is looking to see the professionals out there making an impact in the world of construction, and is proud to showcase their safety tips, tricks of the trade, but most importantly, their work!

If you think you have what it takes to be a SuperInfluencer for MAX USA Corp., stop by the booth at W3705.

Reducing Noise One Machine at a Time

Finding efficient, cost-effective ways to limit sound pollution has become a major priority for contractors. But sound-proofing an active jobsite is easier said than done. Incorporating sound abatement techniques can reduce decibels, but there is no way to completely eliminate the biggest onsite noise polluters—machines. Contractors have begun looking to innovative manufacturers for creative equipment solutions to stem the noise.

Aquajet is highlighting their Ecosilence 3.0 and other hydrodemolition innovations. The Ecosilence 3.0 reduces noise and allows for a more compact jobsite, while enhancing environmental stewardship and lowering overall operating costs. Features include integrated auto start/stop tech to save as much as 6.6 gallons of fuel a day, fits in a standard 20 ft shipping container, capable of being run in urban areas with strict noise restrictions, and provides up to 43,511 psi - plenty of power to operate renovation and road and bridge repair.

Find Aquajet co-located with Brokk at booth W1305.

Switch Speeds in Your Concrete Vibrator

Minnich Control Speed Electric Flex Shaft VibratorMinnich ManufacturingMinnich Manufacturing is highlighting its Control Speed Vibrator (CSV) - a lightweight, durable, electric flex shaft concrete vibrator controlled through Bluetooth and the Minnich app.

Using an iOS or Android device, operators can choose between set speeds of 6,000, 8,000, 10,500 and open VPM. Choosing slower vibration speeds lessens material separation and reduces surface blemishes and repairs. Once a speed is chosen, the CSV will maintain that speed as the concrete load changes. The 15-amp universal motor drives a full line of Minnich shafts and heads and comes standard with a quick disconnect that adapts to the vibrators of many manufacturers. The CSV has been designed with a soft start that saves energy and mechanical wear on the motor and power system.

Stop by booth W2224 as Minnich unveils their newest product with a special video and product display.

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NEW Mini Cement Mixer

Merlo telehandlers on display include the compact material handling dynamo: P27.6 Plus with a 6,000 lbs. maximum load capacity and lift of 19 ft. 4 in.; the Heavy-Duty telehandlers with independent front stabilizers, load capacities up to 11,000 lbs., and lift up to 59 ft. 4 in.; and the Roto. An operator’s dream machine, with independent stabilizers, 360-degree rotating turret, and 20-degree tilt cab. Maximum load capacities up to 15,400 lbs. Lift heights up to 115 ft. All Merlo telehandlers deliver spacious cabs with 360-degree views, Heat/AC, comfortable seating, intuitive, easy to access controls and advanced safety systems. Plus, no-flex booms handle numerous attachments.

Introducing the Merlo DBM 3500 self-contained Mini Cement Mixer. Carries its own water; has an automatic load shovel; Drum volume: 6.5 cu./yd., Yield: 4.6 cu./yd. Two direction travel; ground controls; rotating drum pivots 180 degrees on a fifth wheel delivering a 330-degree radius pour around the machine. 

Merlo (AMS) will showcase its telehandlers at booth W1250. 

Get A Trowel Shine

Lavina Trowels 2022SuperabrasiveThe Lavina line, manufactured by Superabrasive, has the widest range of equipment and tools for floor grinding and polishing and is known for its reliability, versatility, and ease of use. For large-scale industrial projects, Superabrasive offers a fast and cost-effective system for polishing with power trowels, called Trowel Shine, that is compatible with almost any trowel. Superabrasive is adding two new Lavina Elite Power Trowels to their lineup. Both trowel machines feature an integrated wheelset and a crank system for changing tools, a heavy-duty shroud, a transport wheel and other user-friendly features to make your job easy. 

  • LP30E—An electric trowel with a 61-in. (1,555 mm) work path, that gets through standard doors, and offers great productivity in a small package.
  • LP36GE Propane-driven, powered by Kohler Propane engine (Command Pro EFI PCV740) for more uptime, better fuel efficiency, and performance. It has an 80-in. (2,032 mm) work path with 8 x 13-in. free spinning tool holders and updated manual steering.

See the new models at booth C5413.

Fast Curing & Industrial Grade Coating

Hb1000 Activator And Base No Background Copy 608ae9d2a7dea[1]Pecora-Deck HB1000 is a fast curing, low odor industrial grade coating that allows high mil (up to 125) applications without the issues typically associated with off gassing. HB1000 provides an aesthetically appealing surface while protecting traffic and non-traffic bearing substrates from physical abuse, water infiltration and UV degradation. HB1000 may be applied over Pecora-Deck 802 or 802 FC elastomeric base coats when a waterproofing system is required.

Find Pecora at booths C4018 & O30619

Your Equipment Management Solution

Struggling with seeing and managing your mixed fleet of assets as they are spread across multiple projects and locations? Tenna’s construction technology platform is designed to make your equipment fleet management simple and allows you to fully manage your assets anywhere from the field, trailer or main office. Tenna lets you stay connected to your assets so you can focus on the work you need to do that is key to your business.

Find how tracking technology can help your business at booth N2377