WOC features indoor and outdoor exhibits with the industry's leading suppliers showcasing innovative products and technologies, exciting demons- trations and competitions, world-class education programs with both 3-hour and 90-minutes sessions, and the information one needs to help sustain and grow his business. WOC facilitates exhibitors to meet and network with qualified buyers and avail this opportunity to exchange ideas on sustaining business, obtaining the education necessary to be up-to-date on new products and technologies, and to learn about new ways to run a smart and lean business.
As per the reports in the past two months, non-residential construction employment has grown by 21,500 jobs. WOC 2011 will once again feature special products and action areas including the Producer Center, a dedicated marketplace of materials, equipment, demons-trations, and seminars; Material Handling, offering trucks, excavators; concrete repair and demolition, featuring surface preparation products and equipment; World of Masonry, showcasing a full range of products, tools, information and technology for masonry professionals; and technology for construction, featuring the latest products and technologies for the commercial construction industry.
For the sixth consecutive year, WOC has been selected to participate in the 2011 International Buyer Program (IBP). WOC Management and the US Commercial Service will work closely in the global promotion of the show to bring International buyers and exhibitors together to expand business both domestically and internationally. As part of the program, delegations from all over the globe will attend WOC to network with other international visitors as well as connect with US exhibitors interested in exporting goods and services. The International Business Center will be available to do things such as networking, conducting business, relaxing with complimentary refreshments and taking time to simply check email.
Trade Specialists from a Commercial Service Office and an Industry Specialist will be available during the show to answer questions and provide export counseling to WOC 2011 Exhibitors. The professional assistance is also available to international buyers to help meet purchasing and representation objectives during the show. Also, the Export Interest Directory, which features information on export interests of U.S. exhibitors including company information, products and geographical areas of interest, will be available onsite.
For concrete professionals, there will be several exciting events to attend. Prime event will be the Concrete Construction Challenge. There is also the Concrete & Polishing Luncheon & Forum, where experts in the concrete polishing industry will be able to get together and discuss what contractors need to know to help grow business while emphasizing the importance of concrete polishing specifications. The Improving Slab-On Grade Construction Luncheon will be featured as well, which focuses on how to prevent curling on warehouse floors. This event will hold key contractors and researchers in a roundtable discussion who will present findings, observations and experiences on current technologies and practices that might mitigate this kind of expensive problem.
Pervious Concrete Live: Among the highlights will be the display of 3 demonstration pads. The first pad will be placed too dry to demonstrate raveling, the second pad placed too wet to show sealing, and the third pad placed just right. Students from the Concrete Industry Management program at Middle Tennessee State University will install the slabs and will be on hand to explain the construction of each pad. They will also demonstrate currently approved ASTM methods on both hardened and fresh pervious concrete. This area is the industry’s only live action forum on current pervious concrete technologies. The event will take place in the Gold Lot, in front of North Hall.
WOC will feature special product and action areas including the Concrete Producer Challenge, where operators will be able to test their skills by maneuvering machinery through a series of obstacles in two courses, one for the 4-wheel drive loader and one for skid steers and compact truck loaders.
MCAA (Masonry Contractors Association of America) will hold its Annual Convention at WOC. MCAA will have several educational sessions along with two exciting events; the International Masonry Skills Challenge and the Fastest Trowel on the Block Competition. MCAA also will have the popular Masonry Action Station providing a "how to" approach to educating attendees on various techniques specific to the Masonry industry on the show floor in the North Hall.
Something new that will be featured at WOC is the Concrete Surfaces & Decorative Pavilion. This outdoor area will feature the 9th Annual Artistry in Decorative Concrete. Leading artisans will demonstrate the latest decorative concrete techniques, including stamped concrete patterns, chemical stain work, decorative finishes and much more.
Unique to WOC is the outdoor event and demonstration area. This high-energy, high-impact area lets you test products under real jobsite conditions-giving you the knowledge you need to make educated purchasing decisions. Construction PROS come here to preview and test the latest products, such as trucks, cranes, decorative concrete, surface preparation equipment, walk-behind power trowels and shot Blasters.
With a strong interest in the green construction market, concrete is more relevant and important than ever to the commercial and residential construction markets. Returning in 2011, will be the GREENSITE Luncheon & Forum which showcases green build technologies and products along with interactive displays, and video by experts in green build technologies. Topics such as carbon-footprint, life cycle and "cradle-to-cradle" design will also be discussed.
Also returning is the Product Showcase which gives guests an opportunity to be among the first to see, try and compare the latest and unique concrete industry products and technologies.
The 2011 WOC Education Program will boast of tracks with more than 50% brand-new topics including sessions in Concrete Fundamen-tals, Concrete Production, Concrete Repair, Decorative Concrete, Residential, Green Building, Safety & Risk Management, Technical Updates, and much more.
Participating Companies at WOC 2011 Looking to Enter Indian Market
The Simpson Strong-Tie® SET-XP® Epoxy-Tie® adhesive is a 1:1, two-component, high-solids epoxy-based anchoring adhesive formulated for optimum performance in both cracked and uncracked concrete. It has been rigorously tested in the USA in accordance with ICC ES AC308 and 2006 IBC requirements and has proven to offer increased reliability in the most adverse conditions, including performance in cracked concrete under static and seismic loading.
Anchors installed with SET-XP Epoxy-Tie adhesive have been tested in accordance with ICC-ES's Acceptance Criteria for Post-Installed Adhesive Anchors in Concrete Elements (AC308) for the following: Seismic and wind loading in cracked and uncracked concrete, Static tension and shear loading in cracked and uncracked concrete, Horizontal and overhead installations, Long-term creep at elevated temperature, Static loading at elevated temperature, Damp holes, Freeze-thaw conditions, Critical and minimum edge distance and spacing.
As one of the top-selling cracked-concrete adhesives on the market, SET-XP Epoxy-Tie anchoring adhesive delivers long-term structural performance.
At WOC, SIMEM will introduce its state-of-the-art super mobile batching plants MMX (stands for Mobile Mixing Excellence).
With over 45 years of experience in design and production of batching and mixing plants, the new SIMEM MMX mobile plant evolves the concept of transportability and is an improvement to the concept of wheels: streamlining the plants overall dimensions to allow transport with generic vehicles, which do not require special permits, the new SIMEM MMX mobile allows easy and economic transport.
The plant does not require any concrete structures. It can be installed on compacted ground which is an important factor to reduce the installation costs and of course also the installation time. Cement silos for installation on precast elements can also be supplied with the plant.
With the ability to pump grout materials, 3/8-inch shotcrete and 3/4-inch structural concrete mixes, the RD6536 is a fast, efficient solution for contractors performing a variety of concrete and shotcrete applications. The unit offers a variable speed of 0-25 cubic yards per hour. Vertical pumping distance reaches 50 feet with the use of a rubber delivery line, while horizontal distance can reach up to 250 feet.
Maintenance requirements for the RD6536 are simple and clean-up takes just minutes.
All the new Aztec UltraGrind professional propane concrete grinder and polisher eliminate the need for cords and generators. The UltraGrind has been designed for the more aggressive concrete floor grinding and polishing applications, where the goal is to both remove material and highly polish concrete floors. The UltraGrind machine is complementary to the Diamond- Shine, which is specifically designed for ultra high speed, large area concrete polishing applications.
Whit Beverly, President of Aztec Products said, "As a manufacturer, Aztec is thrilled to now be selling a high speed chemical applicator that we make 'in-house' at our Philadelphia, PA facility. Because we make it 'in-house', we have an extensive inventory of reasonably-priced service and replacement parts at our fingertips for quick shipment to customers in need. Quality is assured by Aztec's production team, and customer service calls are answered by the same people who make the machines. The other great thing about the Grand Finale as a product is that it addresses both of the markets that Aztec serves as a company – VCT maintenance and concrete floor polishing."
Since 1982, Neptune Research Inc. (NRI) has been engaging in the research, development, manufacture, and marketing of pre-impregnated composites that restore and provide protection and reinforcement to pipes, pipelines, and civil structures. The company will introduce its wide range of composites at the show.
By offering a wide variety of products, this ensures that NRI is providing the composite consistency, simplicity, and reliability for structural reinforcement and pipeline repair with cutting-edge composite solutions. Pioneering composites for more than 25 years, NRI has earned its leadership position in this expansive industry.
Flowcrete Group Ltd, a world leader in the manufacture of seamless industrial and commercial flooring will be demonstrating the hygienic power of silver when it showcases its award-winning, joint-free polyurethane flooring system, Flowfresh at World of Concrete show.
Flowfresh is geared up to offer resistance against the most stubborn of foodstuff by-products and ingredients including fats and hot oils as well as corrosive sugar solutions and acids. The system is also suitable for steam and hot water cleaning processes and is resistant to a wide variety of chemical cleaning agents.
The material has been proven to meet a wide-range of service, application and aesthetic conditions and has been used in significant projects around the globe for international clients including Coca-Cola, Kraft, Nestlé, Heineken and Diageo.
Flowcrete Group Ltd, which has 30 commercial sales offices and eight manufacturing plants worldwide, will be exhibiting at the WOC for the fifth time.
The company will also be introducing a new Polyurea pump. This 1:1 simple to use, battery powered and volume adjustable pump is ideal for all joint fill projects. This new polyurea joint filler cures rapidly and is extremely easy to install. Great color matching, with quick color turn around. It leaves no staining and does not smear when polished. All of the new features of joint filler, crack and patch system and polyurea pump as well as the most widely specified and used concrete polish system in the world - the RetroPlate System will be displayed at the show.
SealBoss Corp. offers complete system solutions for polyurethane, epoxy, and polyurea applications. These systems are available in bulk packaging for large industrial and commercial projects as well as cartridge and DIY kits for smaller applications and residential uses.
The latest addition to the SealBoss product line is the P2002-2C dual component, epoxy and polyurethane, drill-operated high pressure pump. The P2002-2C is available in 110V or 220V and can easily be changed between a 1:1 and 2:1 ratio.
LIQUI-HARD® ULTRA lithium concrete densifier and chemical hardener from W. R. MEADOWS is a ready to use, colorless liquid, which hardens and dustproofs concrete at a molecular level. After proper application, the finished surface offers substantial improvement in abrasion and chemical resistance and will significantly improve the durability of the surface when compared to untreated concrete.
BELLATRIX® from W. R. MEADOWS is formulated using dual-protection technology combined with unique hybrid polymers, to offer the ultimate in concrete protection. Proprietary, dual-action technology provides the ultimate in both penetrating and film-forming concrete protection. BELLATRIX offers environmentally- friendly, VOC-compliant protection, which provides increased stain suspension and resistance against most contaminants found in kitchens, retail food stores, restaurants, malls, garages, warehouses, distribution centers, etc.
The PRO-CRETOR includes a 10 cubic foot material mixer and high pressure swing-tube pump for a self-contained solution to several projects encountered by contractors and road departments, including concrete resurfacing, bridge repair, tunnel repair, culvert lining, grouting, slab jacking/mud jacking and road stabilization.
The industry standard for masonry, stone, and block designs were limited to rectangular sheets of formliners that were placed or butted to each other. Great efforts were made to minimize the seams at the edges to prevent concrete leakage or butt joints. In spite of these efforts, the seams still occur across the face of the concrete after stripping the formliner and required many additional hours of labor - sacking, patching, or grinding to hide these unsightly imperfections.
Amano Pioneer Eclipse, a worldwide manufacturer of professional floor care products, introduces the PowerStar&re Concrete Floor Maintenance System.
"The important aspect of PowerStar Concrete Floor Maintenance System is that the Daily Maintenance Program is replaced with more aggressive programs only when it cannot achieve acceptable results," states Vic Thomas, Executive Director of Sales at Amano Pioneer Eclipse. "The timing of these more aggressive routines may vary from one facility to the next and within a single facility as well. PowerStar addresses the variety of floors and customer requirements in one easy system."
The grinding head combined with the Manual replacement system, makes it easy and convenient to replace tools and saves a lot of time.
POLISYS 650 RC Ride-on machine: Make the workers more easy and comfortable. Its high-tension belt: Strengthen the durability of belt and Manual replacement system: Is quick, simple and safe. No hand tool is necessary. Just replace the tools by hand.
Features include: IP57 water resistance to endure submersion up to 3 feet for 30 minutes, up to 18 hours battery life, enhanced safety capabilities: Emergency alert, Lone Worker monitor, Man Down alert and future Intrinsically Safe option will be available. The series also includes 700 mW loud audio output for noisy work areas, voice channel announce that loudly speaks channel descriptions and VOX-ready for voice activation transmit to communicate hands free.
Future additions planned based on this new platform include LTR/Passport trunking models to be announced in 2011.
ITW Inc.'s Performance Polymers & Fluids Group announced the launch of a coordinated "Building Green" program that the company says streamlines the process of sourcing products that can be used to earn credits under the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED rating system.
The program assists owners, architects, specifiers, and contractors in maximizing LEED points by providing a "one-stop" source for certified "green" coatings, sealants, and adhesives offered by ITW's Performance Polymers & Fluids Group. The Performance Polymers & Fluids Group produces a range of construction materials that meet the LEED standards, including adhesives, waterproof coatings, sealants, tapes, concrete repair products, and roofing materials.
The ITW Construction Products companies that are members of the Building Green Program are Pacific Polymers, ITW TACC, ER Systems, ITW Resin Technologies, ITW American Safety Technologies, Schnee-Morehead, PolySpec, Futura Coatings and Densit.
HomeFront Software's newest product Job Simplicity™ is unique to the industry because it offers integration to accounting solutions such as QuickBooks, Simply Accounting, Sage Master Builder & Sage Timberline. In one powerful suite, Job Simplicity provides tools for Sales, Estimating, Job Costing, Change and Bid Management, Purchasing, Scheduling and Service Coordination. Users get a powerful construction management suite that's up and running on day 1 without replacing a functional accounting solution.
Dongsin new coating removal PCD + GMB (Poly Crystalline Diamond + Granulated metal bond) Surfacer provides a superior solution for hard-to-remove surfaces. This unique product can be adjusted to different levels for efficient and effective removal of surfaces such as mastic, glues, epoxy paints, acrylics etc. Dongsin new coating removal PCD + GMB (Poly Crystalline Diamond + Granulated metal bond) Surfacer provides a superior solution for hard-to-remove surfaces. This unique product can be adjusted to different levels for efficient and effective removal of surfaces such as mastic, glues, epoxy paints, acrylics etc.
Unique in size, shape, and flexibility of use, Verti-Block is an ideal solution for residential and commercial projects alike. A hollow block measuring 2'x 4'x3', Verti-Block is perfectly proportioned for the most popular types of landscaping projects, including gravity walls up to 12' high-even higher when reinforced.
Verti-Block is the latest innovative product from Verti-Crete, LLC. Recognized worldwide for outstanding aesthetics and a patented system that produces top-quality construction materials, Verti-Crete continues to help contractors, developers, and property owners with smart precast solutions.