Outdoor Gold Lot Events

MASONRY MADNESS™
Gold Lot, front of North Hall
Wednesday, February 4, 2014


 

Don't miss MASONRY MADNESS™ at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas this February! It's a collection of the most exciting masonry competitions in the world and it all takes place on one day, at one location.

9:00 - 12:00 PM
The MCAA's Masonry Skills Challenge is a competition of masonry apprentices in first, second and third year skill levels. The contest is a showcase for skills training in the masonry industry, challenging winning apprentices from regional competitions held throughout the country to determine the top masonry apprentice at each level. The exciting competition spotlights our industry's finest young masons and focuses attention on careers in the masonry industry. Contestants are divided by experience level, "First Years" who are just entering the trade through "Third Years" who are just about to enter the workforce as journeymen. Each level is given a project to build appropriate to their know-how.

10:45 - 11:30 AM
At the SPEC MIX Toughest Tender®, the world's top mason tenders compete for the fastest time setting up their SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® workstation. Watch as they haul tons of brick, block, equipment and materials to beat their peers and take home $2,500 cash and prizes.

11:30 - 12:00 PM
MCAA's Fastest Trowel on the Block is hosted by the Mason Contractors Association of America (www.masoncontractors.org) and is a showcase of industry craftsmanship and a testament of both the speed and skill of the industry's workforce. Only those journeymen masons who have the skill, confidence and courage to face-off with the industry's best are invited to compete. This contest proves how important teamwork is in accomplishing a final product. The competition will pit journeyman masons, accompanied by their favorite tender, against one another in a show of both speed and craftsmanship.Each contestant's goal is to complete as much of a 30 foot long wall as possible, using 8"x 8"x16" CMU and the provided mortar in a twenty-minute heat. Contestants must have a high degree of workmanship using normal masonry practices and hand tools.

12:00 NOON
SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Who is the nation's best bricklayer? The SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP competition at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas will answer the question. Each team consists of a mason and mason tender building a 26 foot 8 inch, double wythe brick wall. The most bricks laid in one hour and counted under the quality rules wins the event. Judged by over 20 highly qualified industry experts, the award places are based on the highest brick counts meeting the quality standards and competition rules. The judges will check each mason's wall for workmanship and production to determine who will make it to the winner's circle, where over $100,000 in cash and prizes will be given away. The champion is awarded the title "World's Best Bricklayer" and handed the keys to drive home in the grand prize, a new Ford F-250 4x4 SuperDuty Truck. Learn more at www.specmixbricklayer500.com.



Western Star Tough Site Challenge
Gold Lot, front of North Hall
Tuesday February 3 - Thursday, February 5

        

Watch contestants demonstrate their operating and safety knowledge of Class 8 severe duty trucks including concrete mixers and dump trucks. This challenge will feature tasks that often occur on construction sites such as: backing into park stations; parking parallel to a curb; backing along an S-curve, performing a three-point turn, and driving over a ramp made of granular fill.



Self-Leveling LIVE! Sponsored by 


Gold Lot, front of North Hall

Tuesday February 3 - Thursday, February 5

The editors of CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION are presenting Self-Leveling LIVE! In this live interactive work zone, subject matter experts will demonstrate how to use this material and associated products to expand your business. 
Self-Leveling Live will focus on four aspects of this flooring procedure:
1)    How to place self-leveling flooring materials – Spectators will watch a contractor mix, pump and place self-leveling material. The demonstration will simulate the contractor activity commonly employed on elevated slabs.
2)    How to cure and seal self-leveling flooring materials – Using pre-poured slabs, spectators will learn how to proper apply treatment materials to ensure proper curing and greater durability.  
3)    How to decorative treat self-leveling flooring materials – using pre-poured slabs, spectators will learn how to apply decorative treatments to create a finished floor slab.
4)    How to apply vapor emission mitigation products to self-leveling flooring materials – Using pre-poured slabs, spectators will learn how to proper apply treatment materials that can mitigate floor moisture problems.  

The daily schedule for these activities are:
10:30 am    How to place self-leveling flooring materials
12:30 am    How to cure and seal self-leveling flooring materials   
1:30 pm     How to decoratively treat self-leveling flooring materials  
2:30 pm    How to apply vapor emission mitigation products to self-leveling flooring materials
3:30 pm    How to place self-leveling flooring materials



Crane Operator & Rigger Skills Competition
Gold Lot, front of North Hall
Tuesday February 3 - Thursday, February 5


The Crane Operator & Rigger Skills Competition will be take place at the 2015 World of Concrete in the Gold Lot Events Area. In cooperation with the World of Concrete, Crane Institute Certification (CIC) and Crane Institute of America (CIA) will present this exciting competition to crane operators attending the show. Supported by the Tilt-Up Concrete Association, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute and the Concrete Foundations Association, crane operators who are members of these associations will receive $10 discount on the registration fee. There will be two crane operator competition courses as part of this event. Judges and CIC Practical Examiners from Crane Institute of America will oversee a boom truck course (using an Elliott 36127R telescopic boom truck); and an articulating boom course (using a Hiab articulating boom crane). Both events will feature multiple challenges designed to assess precision and depth perception. Tasks will reflect typical activities experienced on real job sites. In addition, operators will be evaluated on proper rigging selection.

Sponsors:
Elliott telescopic boom truck sponsors: Modern Group and Western Star
Hiab articulating boom crane sponsors: Hoover Truck Centers and Western Star
Rigging sponsor: Columbus McKinnon
HBC Radiomatic


Four Articulating Crane Operators with the lowest scores will win cash and other prizes.
•    Tuesday, Feb. 2: Lowest score of the day winner
•    Wednesday, Feb. 3: Lowest score of the day winner
•    Thursday, Feb. 4: Lowest score of the day winner

Four Telescopic Boom Crane Operators will vie for a chance to move onto a Championship Crane Operator & Rigger Skills Competition to be held at a high-profile venue in late 2015. These four operators will win an expense-paid trip sponsored by Crane Institute of America to the location of the Championship event where big money and bragging rights are at stake. Grand prize is $10,000.
•    Tuesday, Feb. 2: Lowest score of the day named Championship Finalist
•    Wednesday, Feb. 3. Lowest score of the day named Championship Finalist
•    Thursday, Feb. 4: Lowest score of the day named Championship Finalist
•    In addition, the operator with the next lowest overall score from all three days will earn a spot as a finalist.

IMPORTANT: Space is limited so register early! After registering for World of Concrete, participants must register at the Crane Institute Certification website at www.cicert.com/news/regional-events. They will receive notification directly from CIC with detailed instructions and verification of equipment and preferred day/time for competing.

Questions about the skills competition or certification program can be answered by Crane Institute of America at email ecarcache@craneinstitute.com or ph 407-332-6800
For information about CIA visit www.craneinstitute.com
For information about CIC visit www.cicert.com



SAFE ROOM SHOWCASE
Gold Lot, front of North Hall
Tuesday, February 3 - Thursday, February 5




9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
In this live, interactive work zone, experts from the Federal Emergency Management Association and supporting associations will demonstrate how to construct safe rooms. Safe Room Showcase will present five examples of safe room construction including insulating concrete forms, concrete masonry units, cast-in-place concrete, precast concrete and prefab steel on poured concrete footings. 


CONCRETE SLAB SHOWCASE
Gold Lot, front of North Hall
Tuesday, February 3 - Thursday, February 5




The Slab Construction Showcase will feature several examples of the newest techniques contractors can use to form, place, treat, or repair concrete on flatwork applications such slab on grade, elevated floors and pavements. Each of this customized editorial activities are designed to encourage attendee interaction while learning of a new construction activity. Manufacturers will be allowed to select an exclusive product/application category.   

Category Exclusive Activity
How to Use a Roller Screed on a Curve   
Placing concrete on curve with a large radius can be difficult. Contractors often add finishers for the placement process to keep at desired rates.
Using a roller screed can minimize crew size without sacrificing efficiency and helps ensure that the fresh concrete is struck off with minimum working.  

Creating a High-Gloss Concrete Slab without Polishing   
In recent years, there has been a great deal of research on how to efficiently create a polished concrete floor. One recent innovation has been the systematic approach that combines placing, power troweling, and curing to create a serviceable, durable, and flat polished surface with equipment most concrete contractors already own.
This Showcase Activity will consist on three slab areas. Fresh concrete will be placed on the morning of each day. The sponsor will then demonstrate an innovative process and technique with which concrete contractors can begin to refine a slab’s surface during initial placement. In this process, contractors spray a special material prior to troweling. Using a power trowel, contractors incorporate the material into the concrete. When the slab is hardened, it’s gloss surface offers reduces permeability, increased surface density and increased resistance to abrasion when compared to polished concrete surfaces. A third concrete slab that is at least 15 ft. x 15 ft. will be placed prior to the show’s opening. On this slab the sponsor will demonstrate additional techniques contractors can adopt to create a slab with a easily workable, dense high-gloss surface.   

 

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