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Start the Year Off With World-Class Construction Education

Article-Start the Year Off With World-Class Construction Education

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The World of Concrete in January offers the best seminars, workshops, training courses and more for all types of concrete and masonry professionals.

The World of Concrete, the construction industry's only annual international tradeshow dedicated to commercial concrete and masonry construction, celebrates its 50th anniversary Jan. 22-25 with world-class education sessions for every skill level. The 2024 WOC Education Program will feature a variety of in-depth options including technical applications, business best practices, project management insights and safety topics for office workers to field personnel to business owners.

WOC is bringing back a number of its most-popular technical seminars, industry certifications, interactive workshops and training courses and forums. They include:

  • Managing concrete in hot and cold weather conditions, led by Kim Basham, PE.
  • Improving performance through effective leadership, led by Randy Anderson.
  • How to turn inefficiency into profitability, led by Brad Humphrey.
  • Concrete repair: waterproof, protection and corrosion prevention, led by Eyad Alhairi.
  • Concrete placement and finishing defects: causes, evaluation and mitigation, led by Jacob Borgerson, PE.
  • A three-part series on basic concrete technology, led by Jeff Groom, PE.

In addition, there will be about 50 new session topics, including:

  • ADA guidelines and compliance.
  • Fundamentals of concrete paving.
  • Implementing Type IL Portland-limestone cement.
  • Employee mental health.
  • Commercial/industrial repair.
  • Formwork best practices.
  • The future of 3D printing.
  • Planning a successful career path in the concrete industry.

Plus, new in 2024, nine seminars will be presented in Spanish, and there will be a new track of seminars devoted to emerging leaders that includes practical tips for supervisors and up-and-coming leaders.

For more information about WOC and to register, visit the WOC site.

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