World of Concrete will be in Las Vegas from Feb. 4-8, 2013, and will feature new technologies as well as training sessions. This piece gives an overview of what you can expect.
World of Concrete is slated to hit Sin City this coming Feb. 4-8, 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The annual masonry and concrete construction trade show hopes to capitalize on more than 550,000 net square feet of exhibit space and increase its 1,200 exhibitors that were on hand in 2012.
“There was a very positive and optimistic buzz on the show floor,” says Jackie James, World of Concrete show director. “World of Concrete 2012 [was] a huge success.”
Visitors can expect a range of masonry- and concrete-related exhibits, from scaffolding to telehandlers.
In the telehandler range, French aerial work platform manufacturer Manitou will show off its rotating telehandler. While rotating telehandlers have been popular in Europe for some time, the units are just now slowly gaining momentum in the U.S. The MRT Privilege line includes the 2150 and 2540. The MRT 2150 features a maximum lift capacity of 11,021 pounds and a lift height of 67 feet, 7 inches. As for the 2540, the maximum lift capacity is 8,818 pounds and maximum lift height is 80 feet, 9 inches.
“Masons, roofers and renovators look to the MRT 2150 and MRT 2530 for their crane capabilities, high lifting ability and material handling,” Manitou says.
Hydro-Mobile will use the show to “spread the word” about its transport platform, the company tells ALH. “The transport platform can be installed with an F-Series work platform, sharing the same mast,” Hydro-Mobile says. “This allows multiple configurations, flexibility and versatility.”
The company will also display its M-Series mast climbing work platform as well as the P-Series.
Meanwhile, Fraco will promote its BR-1; a new under-bridge platform that was developed for the infrastructure market. The company will also show examples of its FH650 construction hoist.
“After one year of operation at the University of Montreal Hospital Center project, we can say that it is mature and ready for the market,” says Jacques Lainé, director of marketing for Fraco. “The demand for that type of construction hoist is important.”
Other than a range of equipment, visitors can also register to attend a number of educational sessions. (Sessions cost extra.) The Scaffold & Access Industry Association will offer a number of educational training courses during WoC. These include: competent person training for frame and scaffold; competent person training for suspended scaffold; and mast climber operator training.
The mast climber program is available through a training alliance between the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and SAIA. This program is designed for individuals who work from, or operate mast climber work platforms. This course covers all the safety aspects regarding mast climbers, pre- and post-use checks, regulations, fall protection and general use. The course format includes a combination of presentation, question and answer, practical application and final exam.
For a complete show guide with more in-depth information and new products that will be displayed, see the January/February 2013 issue of Access, Lift & Handlers.
Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Show and education program hours
Monday, February 4 (education program only)
8 a.m. – 11 a.m.; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. – Noon
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.; 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, February 5 – Thursday, February 7
8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.; 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, February 8
8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Show Registration Hours:
Sun., Feb. 3, 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mon., Feb. 4, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. (First day of seminars)
Tues., Feb. 5, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. (First day of exhibits)
Wed., Feb. 6, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 7, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 8, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$125 – Online through Dec. 12, 2012
$155 – After Dec. 12 and Onsite
$90 – Online through Dec. 12, 2012
$120 – After December 12 and onsite
$50 – Online through Dec. 12, 2012
$75 – After December 12 and onsite