News & Opinions
The latest news and insights from Hanley Wood’s outspoken experts and key thought-leaders throughout the residential and commercial design and construction industry.
Bill Palmer / Concrete Construction / January 26, 2015
Historically, the attendance and number of exhibitors at the World of Concrete is a good indicator of the health of the commercial concrete construction business. When, in 2009, the results were down from the previous year, this signaled the several dismal years to come.
The preliminary results for the 2015 show implies that the pendulum is swinging in the other direction. There are 200 more exhibitors coming this year than in 2014 and 275 of those are new exhibitors that have never displayed at WOC. And some big exhibitors that had dropped out a few years ago are back. Attendance is looking record-breakingRead More
In a recent post to his GatesNotes blog, former Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates wrote about the future of global consumption and a theory called, “relative dematerialization.” This theory suggests that, as innovation lets us make a given product more efficiently, with fewer materials or energy, prices go down and consumption goes up. Someone figures out how to make cell phones with less metal, which makes them cheaper, which makes them more widespread. Less metal per phone, but more phones, so more metal overall.
Consider that, in our industry, steel and concrete are much cheaper to produceRead More
Michael Hart / Expo Magazine
From Expo Magazine
World of Concrete had another great show back in January. Since it—and other similar shows—are seen as bellwethers for the construction industry, Expo Executive Editor Michael Hart spoke with Hanley Wood Vice President Tom Cindric about the show and his plans for its future.
Expo: How did World of Concrete go this year?
Tom Cindric: Overall, we were very pleased. Total registration was over 48,000; our exhibit space was in that 570,000 [net square foot] range.
We were down a little from the previous year but this is the year where you’ve got the Rental Show and CONEXPO-CON/AGGRead More
Dallas – January 31, 2014 – Hanley Wood Exhibitions has announced the results of the 40th Edition of World of Concrete, held January 20-24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The signature event for the concrete industry drew over 48,000 registered professionals, and featured more than 1,250 companies exhibiting across more than 570,000 net square feet of space.
“We are very proud of the contribution World of Concrete has made to the commercial concrete and masonry industries over the past 4 decades. Exhibitors and attendees were extremely satisfied with WOC 2014,” said Tom Cindric,Read More
Sharon J. Rehana / Concrete Construction / December 5, 2013
Get ready to celebrate 40 years of World of Concrete. WOC 2014 promises to deliver innovative products, new seminars, live demonstrations, more than 50,000 concrete construction professionals, and 1300 exhibiting companies.
Now is the time to plan your visit to this exciting event Jan. 21-24 in Las Vegas; seminars begin Jan. 20. For more information on registration, exhibitors, and accommodations, visitwww.worldofconcrete.com. Here are some highlights that will interest concrete contractors.
Tuesday–Thursday, Jan. 21–23, during show hours, Booth C3639
If you wantRead More