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World of Concrete Plans In-Person Meeting…For Now

World of Concrete 2021 will go on, for now, says Steven Pomerantz, WOC’s senior marketing manager, according to the e-newsletter, ForConstructionPros

“We continue to closely monitor the development of COVID-19, especially in Las Vegas in coordination with CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines and local authorities,” he says. 

Plans are moving forward for an in-person event, Pomerantz says. However, there will be some modifications. “We are optimistic about bringing the industry together in a productive and responsible way, and are evaluating all of our options,” he says. Of course, plans could change as the COVID-19 situation evolves, according to ForConstructionPros.

Congratulations WOC Trivia Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the ACPA/ PCA/IGGA trivia contest winners at World of Concrete (WOC)! One of the highlights of our exhibit was a trivia contest, where contestants had the opportunity to show off their concrete pavement and construction knowledge (or music as an alternative to the technical trivia).

The concrete & construction questions were focused primarily on sustainability and resilience benefits of concrete, and questions were written jointly by PCA and ACPA staff members.

Hundreds of attendees who participated, and those people who answered questions correctly were eligible for a $100 daily drawing (Tuesday through Thursday) and a $250 grand prize drawing on Friday, the final day of the show. 

The grand prize winner was Andrew Persons of R.L. Persons Construction, Poplar Bluff, MO. Our daily prize winners were Tammy Curry of Warren Curry Construction Co., Mount Pleasant, PA; Jordon Haavan of SRM Concrete, Nashville, TN; and Larry Vance of Historic Masonry Restoration, Delaware, OH.  

Special thanks go to all the good sports who participated in the trivia contest and to everyone who visited the combined ACPA, IGGA and PCA exhibit space! 
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Photo shows two of the four trivia contest winners, (L to R) Tammy Curry of Warren Curry Construction Co. and Andrew Persons of R.L. Persons Construction.

Success at World of Concrete

For the second year in a row, ACPA, IGGA and PCA exhibited together at World of Concrete last week. The three associations had a commanding presence at a choice location in the Central Hall.

Staff members of the three associations–Scott Mueller and Bill Davenport (ACPA), John Roberts (IGGA), Alpa Swinger and Dave Arquette (PCA)–refined a booth concept that was very inviting and encouraged interaction with show attendees.

With the addition of a trivia contest, the combined booth saw an estimated 650 visitors. Scott developed the trivia contest, with support from ACPA and PCA staff, to build awareness of the sustainability, resilience and performance benefits of cement and concrete. The trivia contest wa an entertaining way to share information on important and timely topics and also was a nice complement to PCA’s launch of the “Shaped by Concrete” educational campaign. (See related story in this issue of ACPA TODAY.)

In addition to staff members noted above, Jerry Voigt, Eric Ferrebee and Chrissy Mysko (ACPA) and Jamie Farney and Greg Halsted (PCA) worked the booth, providing technical and membership information; educating visitors about the benefits of cement and concrete solutions; building awareness about timely issues; and sharing some fun and important information with trivia “contestants.” Mike Ireland, Nick Ferrari, Ed Sullivan and Mike Zande (PCA) also spent time visiting members and other visitors at the show.

ACPA delivered three industry training courses presented by Jerry Voigt and Eric Ferrebee, along with help from Mike Ayers. The topics included constructing smooth concrete pavements; proper joint design, construction & sealing; and a new course on techniques to repair/preserve concrete pavements. In all, they presented more than 9-1/2 hours of training to a record-breaking 80 individuals.

ACPA and PCA also had press events at the show, with ACPA providing an overview on market trends and recent programs and initiatives, and PCA presenting both an economic forecast and details about the “Shaped by Concrete” campaign.

Don’t Miss Our WOC Training Courses

On your way to World of Concrete next week? Don’t miss the industry training we’re offering at WOC 2020! Be sure to register early for these informative industry training courses led by ACPA:

  • Constructing Smooth Concrete Pavements [Look for course ACPAMO]
    Monday, February 3, 2020 | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • ACPA Proper Joint Design, Construction & Sealing [Look for course ACPAWE]
    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 9:00 am – Noon
  • (NEW!) ACPA Techniques to Repair/Preserve Concrete Pavements [Look for course ACPATH]
    Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 9:00 am – Noon

To register with the discount code (A14), please click here for more information.

While you’re at the show, be sure to stop by our booth (C4326) to take part in our trivia contest!

 

One More Reason to Go to World of Concrete

Tyler Ley, Professor of Structural Engineering at Oklahoma State University, gives us all another great reason to go to World of Concrete. In his latest video, Tyler presents a strong (and enthusiastic) case and actually presents many reasons for attending the mammoth trade show that features 1,500 exhibitors and 60,000 registered industry professionals.  

He provides viewers an informative and spirted glimpse of the show, which also includes a technical education track. Tyler will be presenting on four important topics, including troubleshooting concrete quality, concrete curing, reinforced concrete basics and concrete specs.

Of course, while you’re at World of Concrete, be sure to stop by and visit us at booth C4326 in the Central Hall. We’ll be exhibiting for the 2nd time with PCA and IGGA. Be sure to stop by and join the fun with our trivia contest!

Don’t miss the industry training we’re offering at WOC 2020! Click here to see the industry training options.  

  • Constructing Smooth Concrete Pavements [Look for course ACPAMO]
    Monday, February 3, 2020 | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • ACPA Proper Joint Design, Construction & Sealing [Look for course ACPAWE]
    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 9:00 am – Noon
  • (NEW!) ACPA Techniques to Repair/Preserve Concrete Pavements [Look for course ACPATH]
    Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 9:00 am – Noon

 

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