About 90,000 masonry and concrete professionals will be heading to Las Vegas, Jan. 21 -25, to attend the “industry's largest international event.” The 34th annual World of Masonry/World of Concrete will feature more than 1800 companies exhibiting the latest products, services, and technologies; and 130+ conference sessions designed to improve attendee productivity and profitability.
The show portion of the event runs Jan. 22 - 25, with hours from 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday and 9:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. on Friday. Four pavilions within the North, South, and Central halls – The Producer Center, Material Handling, Concrete Repair & Demolition, and Technology for Construction – feature products in those specialties. Outdoor lots will offer more than 120 exhibitors, numerous product demonstrations, and several competitions, including the Bricklayer 500 and Telehandler Skills Challenge.
A special Greensite area in the South hall will point out the economic feasibility and environmental benefits of using masonry and concrete as sustainable building materials.
A sampling of the many products that will be at the show is featured on the following pages.
Visitwww.worldofmasonry.comfor additional show and conference details and registration information.
Compact mixer handles3/4-in. aggregate
The 12-cu ft Mud Hog MH12 mixer is compact enough to haul in a standard pickup, and has the capacity to hold four bags of mortar that mixes up to ¾-in. aggregate. Adjustable legs provide stability on uneven surfaces. Rubber blades ensure longer wear and decrease batch time, reversible mixing paddles prevent clogging, and vertical mixing paddles prevent splashing. WOM/WOC Booth C3408
- EZ Grout Corp., 800-417-9272, www.ezgrout.com
Flashing cuts time and labor in half
TotalFlash combines the “best practices” of modern moisture-control – plus the installation adhesive and hardware – into pre-cut, pre-assembled panels of flexible flashing. The product installs twice as fast as ordinary moisture-control details, which slashes time and labor by 50% or more. Built-in features of the flashing include a termination bar, no-clog drainage matte, vertical edge dam, no-clog weep tabs, and stainless steel drip edge. WOM/WOC Booth C3424
- Mortar Net USA Ltd., 800-664-6638, www.mortarnet.com
Scaffold matches wall height and materials
Climbing scaffolding systems come in four sizes and keep the wall and materials waist-high all day for better production. The VIP is designed for brick veneers and interior partitions up to 12-ft high. The Junior is used for residential and light construction and has an 80-ft maximum working height. The Beast tops out 36-ft walls while free standing with a 301-ft maximum height. The Heavy-Duty has a maximum height of 552 ft. WOM/WOC Booth C3770
- Non-Stop Scaffolding, 800-845-0845, www.nonstopscaffolding.com
Self-consolidating grout easily fills cores
Masonry cores are easily and completely filled with no consolidation and minimal voids – even around reinforcing steel – with self-consolidating grout. This dry, pre-blended, cement-based masonry grout is formulated to produce a fluid, cohesive material with a flow of between 25 in. - 29 in. without segregation. Mixtures can be custom-designed and packaged to meet specific properties and project requirements. WOM/WOC Booth C3518
- Spec Mix Inc., 888-773-2649, www.specmix.com
Masonry units look like real stone
Shot Blast masonry units resemble the look of real stone to provide an architecturally exposed aggregate finish in fine and coarse textures. Sixteen standard colors are available, including crystal white, natural beige, grand south, blue stone, mountain sand, and walnut. The units are manufactured in 12 shapes, including sill, return corner, half-high, bond beam, and oversized solid veneer. WOM/WOC Booth C3732, N1237
- Cemex Inc., 800-999-8529, www.cemexusa.com