Attendees at the upcoming World of Masonry/World of Concrete will have the opportunity to view hundreds of new products, check out the latest equipment and technologies serving the industry, and broaden their knowledge base via the 150+ technical programs in a wide range of subject areas. The largest annual international show for the commercial masonry and concrete industries is once again located in Las Vegas, Jan. 21 - 25.

The content of the 2008 technical program is based on the recommendations of the recently created WOC Education Advisory Committee. This group is made up of 10 industry experts and practitioners representing contractors, consultants, architects, associations, manufacturers, and publications. The diversified five-day educational program they devised includes 180- and 90-minute sessions.

A new track addition for 2008 is Green Building, which is particularly timely in today's market with the increased demand for sustainability and environmentally friendly construction. The other tracks in the 90-minute program schedule are Finance & Money Matters, General Business, Leadership & Management, Legal/Human Resources, Safety & Risk Management, Industry Updates, and Technology for Construction.

The longer programs are presented in eight tracks: Masonry, Concrete Fundamentals, Residential Concrete, Decorative Concrete, Concrete Repair, Floors/Slabs, Concrete Production, and Business & Project Management.

Abstracts of the five masonry topics (three new), along with brief descriptions of several other sessions of particular interest to the masonry contractor, are presented in this article.

In addition to the World of Masonry/World of Concrete sessions, the Mason Contractors Association of America will be holding its annual meeting during this event for the first time and will offer a number of its traditional educational programs. MCAA will present its Foreman Development Course, Masonry Quality Institute (MQI), Basic Masonry Estimating, and Codes and Standards seminars. Visit www.masoncontractors.org for more details about the MCAA sessions.

A complete listing of all WOM/WOC seminars, along with a description of each, is available atwww.worldofconcrete.com. Registration information and additional details about the show and conference are also available on this site.

The show portion of World of Masonry/World of Concrete will be discussed in the next issue of MASONRY CONSTRUCTION.

You can view abstracts of the five masonry topics (three new), along with brief descriptions of several other sessions of particular interest to the masonry contractor, presented in this article by clicking on the links below


To view the complete educational seminar schedule, click here

You can also read other World of Concrete/World of Masonry articles, and access useful show information here.