LAS VEGAS — World of Concrete 2010 (WOC) returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center, Feb. 2-5 — with educational seminars scheduled for Feb. 1-5 — and will continue to build upon a reputation as the only annual international commercial construction show for the concrete and masonry industries. WOC 2010 will showcase 1,500 indoor/outdoor exhibitors in more than a half-million gross square feet of exhibit space with more than 100 educational sessions, product demonstrations, spectator competitions, and forums.

The WOC Education Program features targeted, 90-minute and three-hour sessions, including 13 targeted tracks such as Leadership & Management, Technology for Construction, Green Building, Safety & Risk Management, Finance & Money Matters, and more.

A Technical Updates track covers the latest trends in technical applications in the concrete and masonry industries. Course offerings include concrete pavement restoration techniques, using the shotcrete process to rehabilitate infrastructure, and avoiding tolerance traps, in addition to topics on concrete mix designs.

The Green Building track covers a variety of green and environmental issues such as sustainable design, LEED and BIM ideology, pervious pavements, and green messaging. Additionally, a GreenSite exhibit area showcases green build technologies and products, along with interactive displays and videos by experts in green build technologies.

A three-hour seminar on concrete production covers improvements in the production of concrete from mixing and transporting to cleaning up after the jobs are completed. Concrete Mix Design, a popular series in this track, includes topics such as self-consolidating and sustainable concrete, adding water on site, and use of chemical admixtures.

More information and online registration is available at www.worldofconcrete.com.

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