Special Events

The Hoover Dam & Bypass Bridge Tour
Sunday, February 1, 2015, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday, February 6, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

Join the editors of Concrete Construction and Concrete Producer magazines on an informative tour of the Hoover Dam bypass and the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. Learn about the history and challenges - as well as the admixtures used in the project's mix designs. Buses will pick up participants at the Las Vegas Convention Center at Door 9 of the Central Hall and drop them off at the same location at the event's conclusion as directed by the tour company. The bus company will provide docents who will provide information on the Las Vegas area and Dam on the ride out to the construction site and dam. Attendees will receive bus transportation, Hoover Dam tour tickets, a WOC commemorative item and a boxed lunch. Book early for this tour always sells out! Excursion.Hoover Dam & Bypass Bridge Tour Fee: $95; $125 after 12/15/14 and onsite.

ICPSC 2015 Conference
Monday, February 2, 2015

Now in its 7th year, ICPSC has become the largest polishing-specific conference in the world.The 2015 International Concrete Polishing and Staining Conference moves to World of Concrete. The conference will feature one full day of industry-specific presentations including morning keynote and general session industry panel discussion followed by breakout sessions and the ICPSC Welcome Reception 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm that evening. The reception will include recognition of 2014 Polished Concrete Award winners. 

Conference attendees will also benefit from on-slab demonstrations on Tuesday, February 3 presented by conference contributors exhibiting at World of Concrete.
Conference registration includes sessions, presentation materials, demonstrations and admission to the Welcome Reception.
Note: To register additional attendees for the welcome reception only, use code ICPSCR (fee $60).
ICPSCM Fee: $395

Questions about this conference should be directed to Charlie Griffasi with ICPSC. Ph: 716-228-0265 or email cgriffasi@icpsc365.com. For more information visit www.icpsc365.com/icpsc2015 .

Concrete Industry Management (CIM) LIVE and Silent Auctions
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Silent Auction: 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Room N263 in the North Hall
Live Auction: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Room N262 in the North Hall

Come bid and win amazing auction items while helping the next generation of concrete and masonry professionals. This auction is a major source of funding for the CIM program. Over the past nine years, the auction has raised nearly $4 million. Last year, the concrete industry generously donated over 150 items through both the silent and live auctions, raising more than $810,000 for the program universities.

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Auction items varied from equipment and supplies, used by both producers and contractors in the concrete industry, to exciting vacation and sports packages, personal computers and TVs. Among the items donated were a concrete truck and mixer, cement, admixtures, electronics, software, forms, tools, pumps, power screeds, generators, and all‐inclusive packages to the Kentucky Derby, Indianapolis 500, and The Masters.

Self-Consolidating Concrete Today Presentation
Sponsored by the ACI Foundation’s Strategic Development Council;
Monday, February 2
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Presented by Concrete Construction & The Concrete Producer magazines

This presentation and project recognition forum is an educational and industry networking event focused on exchange of ideas. Although SCC has many advantages for concrete applications, its acceptance for cast-in-place construction has been slow in North America. To facilitate accelerated acceptance of SCC in cast‐in‐place construction, the ACI Foundation’s Strategic Development Council formed an Accelerated Technology Implementation team to advance this Industry Critical Technology. Efforts of the ACI Foundation’s Strategic Development Council on SCC will be shared during this event, alongside projects and presentations from self-consolidating concrete experts.

During Self-Consolidating Concrete Today, case studies on several recent SCC projects will be presented and their innovative solutions will be recognized. Contractors involved in these featured projects utilized the benefits of self-consolidating concrete to ensure success. These projects include:

•    One World Trade Center – a 105-story structure that used 14,000, 12,000 and 10,000 psi SCC;
•    Eli and Edythe Board Art Museum at Michigan State University – one of the first applications of interior architectural self-consolidating concrete in the United States; and
•    Columbia University Medical Center – an innovative design winner that features post-tensioned concrete slabs and sloping heavily reinforced architectural columns using 10,000 psi self-consolidating concrete.
Our six speakers include an owner, contractor, ready-mixed concrete producer, and two technical representatives from formwork manufacturers.

Speakers will focus on the current usage of self-consolidating concrete, including the results of the recent "SCC Under Pressure" research project in Toronto, Canada, during the Summer 2014 where researchers studied form pressure with varying mix designs, setting times and rate of placement. Additional speakers will highlight the benefits, challenges, and opportunities of self-consolidating concrete from the perspective of concrete producers and contractors.

The ASCC members attending and sitting on the Q/A panel are:
•    Chris Plue,  Vice President,  Webcor Concrete
•    Mario Garza,  Director,  Barton Malow Company
•    Antonio Martins, President,  J & A Concrete
•    Scott Anderson, Vice President, Keystone Concrete

MOSCC Fee: $40 on or before 12/15/14; $65 after 12/15/14 and onsite

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