Now in its 42nd year, World of Concrete takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center in the USA, from February 2 to 5, 2016 – there is also a seminar programme that starts a day earlier – with the organisers aiming to build on the double-digit growth in visitor numbers that the corresponding event produced last year.
The 2015 show drew nearly 56,000 attendees – up from just over 48,000 the year before – and featured almost 1,500 companies exhibiting across more than 675,000 net sq ft of space.
This was an increase of more than 100,00 net sq ft on 2014, and helped to make World of Concrete 2015 the biggest event for six years.
Here are just some of the companies who will be bringing demolition-related exhibits to this year’s exhibition.
Atlas Copco has customers throughout construction, demolition and recycling, site preparation and road construction across a product portfolio that includes compressed air, power generation, pumps, hand-held compaction and concrete equipment, and hydraulic attachments.
Bobcat compact equipment includes skid-steer, all-wheel steer, and compact track loaders, compact excavators, mini track loaders, VersaHandler telescopic tool carriers, utility vehicles and Toolcat utility work machines. Bobcat is a global brand of Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment, an integrated business organization and subsidiary of South Korea-based Doosan Infracore and has more than 600 dealer locations in North America
Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment offers a range of products for construction and demolition, including compressors, generators, light towers, hydraulic attachments and hand-held pneumatic and hydraulic equipment. Pneumatic tools include breakers, rock drills, rotary and chipping hammers, clay diggers, picks and busters, sump and sludge pumps, and a lot more.
Genesis Attachments designs and manufactures of high-quality concrete processors, mobile shears and grapples for the demolition, scrap processing and material handling industries. A complete range of processing attachments, including the Genesis LXP multi-processor, GXT mobile shear, GMP mechanical pulveriser and GVP Versi Pro processor, will be featured at World of Concrete.
Drilling and demolition
Hilti manufacturers and supplies tools and fastening systems for the professional user. Its expertise covers the areas of powder actuated fastening, drilling and demolition, diamond coring and cutting, measuring, firestopping, screw fastening, adhesive and mechanical anchoring, and strut and hanger systems.
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas offers quality earthmoving and material handling equipment, including compact, wheeled and crawler excavators, compaction rollers, wheel loaders and electric, diesel, and internal combustion forklifts. Today Hyundai offers more than 30 different models of excavators and 14 wheel loaders.
Makita will be showing its full line-up of concrete cutting solutions, including the world’s first four-stroke power cutter; the latest in dust extraction solutions for concrete; a range of rotary and demolition hammers equipped with anti-vibration technology; and the latest additions to the expanding Makita 18V LXT line-up.
NLB’s indoor display will feature trademark Spin Jet hydrodemolition and coating removal systems, used to solve the concrete rehabilitation and surface preparation industries most difficult concrete and coating removal projects. NLB is a leading manufacturer of high-pressure and ultra-high pressure water jetting systems and accessories, rated at pressures up to 40,000 psi (2,800 bar).
Wacker Neuson supplies products for site preparation, reinforcement, placement, consolidation, curing, finishing and demolition needs. Products include ride-on and walk-behind trowels, skid steers, excavators, vibratory plates, rammers, hydronic heaters, dumpers, concrete vibrators, wet screeds, and saws.
This article is adapted from the November-December 2015 issue of Demolition & Recycling International. To see the full article, or to register to receive regular issues of the magazine, please visit www.khl.com/subscriptions/dri