At a Glance
World of Concrete 2012
Las Vegas Convention Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Seminars 23-27 January 2012 Exhibition 24-27 January 2012
WOC has been selected for the 7th consecutive year, to participate in the 2012 International Buyer Program. World of Concrete 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 overseas. 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 carry out tasks including 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 2012 Exhibitors. 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. One event will be the Concrete Construction Challenge, which includes entertaining and inspiring challenges that combine precision, speed and focus. 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.
In addition, WOC will feature special products 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.
Masonry construction's Masonry Veneer Live will take place for the first time at World of Concrete. The event will draws together key industry stakeholders, installers, masons, manufacturers and designers to help foster the growth of the masonry industry's fastest-growing product segment. Masonry Veneer Live includes products such as cast stone, brick, adhered masonry, and natural stone. Each of these veneer materials has a specific installation procedure developed to ensure a durable wall surface.
Masonry Veneer Live has three components. The Veneer Exhibits space is a special exhibition area within World of Masonry. Manufacturers and suppliers will come together to teach the mason contractors and installers about masonry veneers.
The Masonry Veneer Training Zone is a unique education area. Partnering associations will offer special training demonstrations. Attendees will have the opportunity to view and learn about the most current techniques and code requirements for installation.
Artistry in Masonry Veneers is a special display area featuring "live" examples of the cutting edge artistry that a craftsperson can achieve with masonry veneers.
Outdoor area of Concrete Surfaces & Decorative Pavilion will feature the 10th 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.
New addition to this years event will be the Concrete Construction's How-to-Zone, a 1,600-square-foot portable facility located in the Concrete Surfaces and Decorative Pavilion. Activities will include Concrete Construction Live Educational Events and Contractor Clinics.
Unique to WOC is the outdoor event and demonstration area. This high-energy, high-impact area lets one to test products under real jobsite conditions—giving knowledge one 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.
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 industry products and technologies.
The Hoover Dam Bypass Editorial Tours are an option for people who want to learn about the history and challenges, as well as the admixtures used in the project's mix designs.
CIM (Concrete Industry Management) Auction 2012 will hold its annual unreserved silent and live auctions at WOC 2012 with all proceeds benefiting the CIM Program.
Participating Companies at WOC 2012
EG-96 HP, a non-shrink epoxy grout which is a general purpose, three-part, high strength, flowable epoxy grout will be introduced by the company. In concrete waterproofing line, W. R. MEADOWS will exhibit its full line of cementitious waterproofing products, including ADI-CON CW PLUS, a waterproofing admixture; CEM-KOTE CW PLUS, a capillary/crystalline waterproofing product; CEM-KOTE FLEX CR, a flexible, chemical-resistant, cementious waterproofing product; and CEM-KOTE FLEX ST, a flexible ,cementitious waterproofing. In addition, the company will also launch HRM 714 hot-applied waterproofing and AIR-SHIELD LSR synthetic rubber air barrier.
GMX, Inc. is a manufacturer and supplier of waterproofing and damp proofing products for the building envelope. A new, single-component fluid applied membrane that cures to provide a flexible, monolithic barrier against air, vapor, and water was recently introduced by GMX, Inc., a Garland Industries company. Air Guard polymer-modified asphalt membrane cures to a tough, durable film that offers exceptional elastomeric and crack-bridging capabilities to protect construction surfaces against air, vapor, and water penetration.
Air-Guard is an environmentally friendly, water-based material that handles easily without odor, making it a safe and convenient solution to implement in a wide variety of masonry, concrete, exterior gypsum board, stone, wood, and metal construction applications. Anthony Gargano, president of GMX, Inc., reports, "In addition to the obvious health-related hazards, moisture development within the building envelope has been shown to lead to energy loss in wall assemblies, which is increasingly important to environmentally responsible building owners." According to Gargano, independent testing in accordance with ASTM E 2178 03 requirements has demonstrated leakage rates of less than 0.001 L/s/sq.m, which is considerably below the 0.004 minimum required. By providing a flexible blanket of protection between the exterior wall assembly and any decorative façade, Air-Guard helps ease the load on HVAC systems for increased energy efficiency, while reducing the possibility for mold growth inside building walls.
Air-Guard, and other GMX waterproofing solutions for the building envelope, are manufactured using ISO 9001 quality-control procedures, and are exclusively available through GMX Authorized Applicators, to ensure the highest quality professional application.
Lignomat USA Ltd offers new and more reliable test equipment to measure moisture in a concrete slab. The floor covering industry is currently facing a shift from measuring moisture vapor emission rate using the calcium chloride test to measuring the relative humidity using an in-situ RH and temperature sensor.
This method is the preferred method in many other countries and it is high time that the US follows these procedures.
Lignomat offers three moisture meters and a long-term monitoring device to measure moisture in concrete slabs. The system uses reusable sensors and disposable sleeves. A handheld meter can be easily connected to the sensors and read the RH values from the sensors embedded in the floor.
Pultrall manufactures and distributes a wide array of products all related to the precast/pre-stressed market, whether it is the rebar itself or the accessories. At the show the company will introduce its Fiberglass V-ROD rebar (GFRP), Carbon V-ROD rebar (CFRP) and FiberlokTM pre-stressing accessories.
With a tensile strength of 140 GPa (20,300 ksi), Pultrall's CFRP V-ROD is available in various diameters from #2 to #5 bars. Its tensile strength is up to 1,900 MPa (275 ksi), the product weight four times (4x) less than steel and can be manufactured up to a length of 50 feet. Pultrall's #4 CFRP V-ROD can be used with its patented FiberlokTM pre-stressing accessories.
Pultrall offers the products to pre-stressing including Copper sleeves, Anchor sets, Pre-seating devices, Replacement wedges, and Replacement barrels.
ERICO is a leading global designer, manufacturer and distributor of precision-engineered specialty metal products serving niche markets in a diverse range of electrical, construction, utility and rail applications. The company is headquartered in Solon, Ohio, USA with a network of sales locations serving more than 25 countries and with manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide. ERICO's LENTON(r) concrete construction products are recognized for their ease of installation, long-lasting performance and reliability.
LENTON LOCK couplers meet or exceed major international building codes and Department of Transportation requirements, including IBC®, UBC® and ACI® 318 Type 2, AS3600, DIN 1045, BS8110, BS5400, Sellafield Ltd., NZ 3101, and CalTrans Ultimate Splice requirement. It is also recognized by IAPMO Evaluation Service.
Command Alkon provides software and hardware solutions for producers of ready-mixed concrete, concrete products, aggregate, asphalt, and cement. Apex which comes from JWS – A Division of Command Alkon is the leading ticketing and distribution solution for the bulk materials industry, designed specifically for Aggregate, Asphalt, and Cement producers. The Apex products has the flexibility to meet the many operational and management demands of one's business including ticketing, load out, rail, vehicle/order dispatch, truck tracking, inventory, production/operations, invoicing, receivables and quotation.
The Apex approach relies on simple process improvements that make profound improvements to the productivity and safety of bulk materials sites. Using a combination of Auto Identification technology, driver kiosks, wireless loader programs, remote printers, traffic signals and remote driver displays, and a Scale Watcher weighing verification solution, Apex sites are gaining better control of their traffic flow, driver communications and load out processes and improving site throughput at the same time.
Recently the company introduced the new BDC-454 Ultra-Jet pulse dust collection system. The BDC-454 is the latest dust collector in the new Global series of machines. This new powerful mid-size unit is available in either 230V or 460V 3 phase 60 hz power configurations. It can be paired with the model 1-10DPS75 shotblaster as well as mid to large scarifiers and planetary grinders. The heavy duty design and quality components ensure long service life. Sleek and ergonomic design aids in maneuvering and loading. Like all global series machines, it is fabricated with state-of-the-art laser and CNC equipment and then finished with world-class powder coating.
SitePro is committed to provide quality accessory products for surveying and construction instruments and have a diverse range of products- all manufactured and marketed to provide the highest quality at the most competitive prices. These include tripods, leveling rods, telescopic poles, prism systems, and carrying cases as well as a complete line of laser and optical instruments.
The SLR100H and SLR100HV can be powered with four 'C' alkaline batteries or NiMH rechargeable battery pack. When using rechargeable battery pack, user can use built-in charger port to charge while operating, or the rechargeable battery tray (included with the SLR100HV) is equipped with charger port for offsite re-charging.
The SLR100H includes the RD100 laser detector with clamp, alkaline battery tray, and carrying case. The SLR100HV includes the RC10 remote control, glasses, magnetic laser target, MT4 multi-mount, RD100 laser detector with clamp, NiMH rechargeable battery pack, alkaline battery tray, and carrying case.
American Decorative Concrete is America's leading producer of dyeing, polishing, and sealing chemistry for decorative concrete. Among its brands are some of the most widely recognized names in the industry including the Ameripolish® SureLock Color System for polished concrete, Color Juice™, Color Seal™, and Patriot™ Sprayer Systems.
The Ameripolish® SureLock™ Color System for polished concrete represents a significant technological advance over conventional dyes, densifiers, and stain protectors. It is specially engineered to bond color into the slab and protects it, yielding true colors that last longer than conventional dyes.
SureLock Densifier is a deeper-penetrating lithium silicate formula that sprays on easily and cures within one hour. It is formulated to bond to both dye and concrete, increasing the dye's adhesion. It is designed to be mixed with SureLock Dye for intensifying color beyond the saturation achievable with a single dye application.
SureLock Stain Protector is an advanced protective product that features superior resistance to staining and etching agents. It also bonds to the dye and densifier, completing the protective package designed to keep the color in the concrete. All three products contain UV stabilizers to help protect against fading.
A compatible cleanser, SureLock Rejuvenating Cleaner, extends the service life of the Stain Protector application as it cleans.
Edge Liners are flexible, reusable liners that transfer a texture to edges, corners and risers of cast in place steps, counter tops, pool copings and wall caps. They are made of high quality and lightweight polyurethane for extreme durability, resulting in a variety of lifelike natural stone textures.
Proline is offering its Edge Liners in three profiles: Flat, Hammered Edge and Bull Nosed. Unique to the industry, Proline's Edge Liners are sized to fit form lumber with widths of 2", 3.5", 5.5" and 7.5".
Cooper Bussmann Wireless is a business unit of Cooper Bussmann which provides complete wireless monitoring and control solutions to the industrial market with its two brands, ELPRO Technologies and OMNEX Control Systems. Being the industry leader in the design and manufacture of industrial wireless products, the company offers an extensive product portfolio of wireless transmitters, receivers, gateways, I/O, modems and more. Its wireless monitoring, control and networking solutions are designed to meet the challenges of a broad range of industrial applications.
It is typically used in Concrete Boom Pumps, Concrete Mixer Trucks, Skid Steer Track Loaders, Load/Haul/Dump, Track Type Machines, Chippers and Augers, Tunnel Boring Equipment, Auto Recovery Vehicles, Truck Mounted Cranes, Rotator Trucks, Vacuum Trucks, Off Road Machines etc.
Sensors & Software is continuously developing practical GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) solutions for most challenging applications. For better understanding of subsurface conditions GPR provides a powerful non-intrusive solution that makes subsurface information accessible to everyone. Practical experience combined with a professional scientific and engineeringexpertise give Sensors & Software the unique insight neededto create innovative GPR solutions.
Sensors & Software has released the latest model of its Conquest system. While the system retains the same solid, simple format and operation that users are familiar with, the internal functions have improved dramatically. The brains of the system have been upgraded to provide faster and better imaging results. Key benefits to customers are: more responsive user interaction, faster image generation and larger flash memory capacity.
In addition, machine's other qualities are: Smart remote control, easy on-site maintenance with standard tools, smart follow-up service with PLC system, Integrated system of weights for adjusting grinding pressure, Patented 4-head planetary discs perfectly balance the machine and delivering extremely high production rates.
Pacific Polymers is a manufacturer of water and damp proofing products. It is also the supplier of coating, roofing, and moisture barrier systems which have been installed worldwide and are supported by an ever expanding family of distributors and contractors.
Pacific Polymers will offer an innovative product ELASTO-MAT™ D&G at WOC which is a single component, rapid curing, fluid applied waterproofing membrane for damp and green concrete.
Located in Henderson, Nevada USA Altcut Products, Inc. has been a leading supplier of premium quality surface preparation accessories to professionals for much of the past decade and offers many types of products including replacement carbide scarifier cutters, drums, shafts, carbide grit products and solid tungsten carbide scrapers. The company aims to provide the highest quality products at affordable prices allowing users to get work done faster and better.
Altcut's Premium Carbide Flail Scarifier Cutters are the industry standard and available in sizes from 1.5 inches (38 mm) up to 3.25 inches (82 mm) with tungsten carbide tip counts ranging from 5 to 12. Altcut uses only high quality steel and precisely heat treats it producing a very durable inside bore. The carbide tips are seated deep in the steel body for the toughest possible tip protection and extended life. Altcut utilizes a proprietary brazing process to ensure use of the cutter up until the last bit of carbide is gone.
Featuring a unique single loader arm design, Volvo wheeled and tracked skid steer loaders deliver customers the superior loading performance and durability found in a traditional skid steer design, along with the improved visibility, safety and enhanced cab access of a side-entry machine. The new Series will also provides customers with new application versatility, including Volvo tracked machines that deliver good power transfer from the driveline to the ground, along with better stability and traction in tough terrain. Volvo CE will soon launch further new models in the range, culminating in a full offering of radial and vertical lift wheeled and tracked models in all key rated operating capacity classes.
Power Pavers Inc. a subsidiary of Power Curbers Inc. manufactures a full line of slip-form concrete equipment for use in residential, highway and airport paving. Based in Cedar Falls IA, USA, Power Pavers in addition to slip-form paver also offers form pavers, placer/spreaders, and texture/cure machines to paving contractors.
At the show the company will introduce its new compact slip-form paver, the Power Paver SF-1700."With the ability to pave up to 7.5m (21') wide, the SF-1700 was developed to react to the contractor demand for two-pass paving in many highway applications."The response to the SF-1700 has been excellent and we are getting great reports from our customers who have put them to work" stated Fred Hite, General Manager of Power Pavers Inc."In fact, we placed machines in 3 countries within a month of the machine's introduction."
The frame of the SF-1700 is based on Power Paver's current leading machine, the SF-2700. By reducing the engine size and Main Frame width Power Pavers was able to make the SF-1700 a more compact, economical alternative to contractors desiring to pave highways in two passes."In many developing countries, concrete supply is an issue, so paving in two passes is more practical than one pass" explained Hite. Standard equipment on the SF-1700 includes a 160HP Cummins engine, spread auger and tamper bar, and 12 Wyco vibrators.
Montreal-based Major Wire Industries Limited is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company which designs, manufactures and markets screening solutions, Self-Cleaning Screen Media in Tensioned and Modular versions, OptimumWire and stainless steel woven wire cloth for the quarry, mining, recycling and industrial markets.
The company offers a full line of new 1-foot x 2-foot (305 mm to 610 mm) Flex-Mat® 3 Self-Cleaning Modular screen media panels.
Both Flex-Mat 3 Modular's 1-foot x 1-foot and 1-foot x 2-foot panels provide up to 50 percent more screen media open area than traditional rigid polyurethane and rubber panels.
One key to Flex-Mat 3's success in both tensioned and modular screen media is its independently vibrating wire technology. It increases product throughput over traditional rigid polyurethane and rubber panels by creating more screening action and eliminating blinding, pegging and clogging.
Flex-Mat 3 Modular panels install easily using the same fastening systems as traditional polyurethane and rubber panels and are available in both stainless steel and Major Wire's proprietary OptimumWire®.
Gehl, a leading manufacturer of compact equipment for agriculture and construction markets, presents the RT Series Compact Track Loaders—the most innovative track loaders in the market. The all-new RT Series Compact Track Loaders includes two models manufactured in Yankton, South Dakota, the RT175 and RT210, which incorporate the industry-exclusive HydraTrac™ Automatic Track Tensioning System.
HydraTrac™ System also ensures that all hydraulic horsepower is efficiently utilized resulting in high performance with reduced owning and operating costs. In addition, service performed on the undercarriage track system has been made virtually tool-free with the HydraTrac™ system. With the flip of a switch and removal of a simple lock-plate, the tracks de-tension and can be easily removed without the use of a pry bar or to allow access to the undercarriage track system.
BlueLevel Technologies is not just a manufacturer and supplier, but also the level measurement and monitoring consultant who help to find the best device to meet ones needs.
"The Model WC inventory sensor provides high value with features like multiple outputs in every unit including industry standard MODBUS serial communication, analog 0/4-20mA, DC Pulse, AC Pulse, High and Low material alarm relays and a self-validation output relay. In addition, industry leading functions like AutoReturn™, SmartStart™ and an adjustable non-measuring zone that provide flexible adaptation of the sensor to the application, a universal AC power supply, flange options, and variety of sensing weights for virtually every type of material, along with an attractive purchase price, make the Model WC a very high value for any inventory monitoring use", says Lewis'.
BlueLevel's Just Level focus and support service strategy provides one with personalized expert service and consultation. It is designed to anticipate, meet and exceed the needs of BlueLevel Technologies customers and their industries bringing decades of process measurement and control expertise directly to every customer contact.
GrandMastertools is an innovative concrete tool manufacturing and product designing cottage business started by Mathew Norton who is recognized worldwide by the building and floor preparation industry and invented the world's best: small floor cutter, small floor grinder, ceiling grinder, drywall sanding system, dust shrouds, edge grinder, SDS wall tile removal tool, SDS chewing gum removal tool, SDS floor scrapper tool and PCD Cup wheel design, land care product range and so on.
The GrandMaster Tiger Cup Wheel Design [so named for its aggressive nature and uncanny resemblance to a Tigers claws] provides advantages over other PCD Cup wheel designs as it provides a longer lasting cup wheel and performs a dual compound removal & abrasion role – operates at high cyclonic speed for aggressive cutting performance and reduced grinder motor burn out- reduced segment loading - improved surface dispersion - non smearing, - smoother grinder ride for improved dust extraction.
Manufactured in the popular 7 and 10 inch sizes it can be ordered in quantities to meet resellers or floor grinder manufacturer's specifications.
ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing facilities management, uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums, arenas, and food services.
At WOC 2012, ARAMARK Uniform services will present Dirt Dog Jacket which is perfect for the dirtiest jobs as it offers unparalleled protection from dirt, oil and grease. It will keeps you warm, dry and on the job. It is Waterproof 100% polyurethane shell with moisture-wicking polyester fleece lining. In addition it is Grease and oil resistant. No matter how dirty it gets, just pop it in the wash for new looks, wash after wash. The jacket is made for comfort as it has breathable mesh liner and back cape vent. Side zips at hips for ease of movement. Adjustable waist and sleeve hems. Two front pockets, two side seam pockets and left sleeve pocket.