Business View Magazine | Volume 9, Issue 2

9 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 9, ISSUE 2 concrete construction activities, including 3D printing, rebar tying, and drilling overhead holes; • Entrance of new materials that increase contractor productivity while still ensuring durable repairs; • Streamlined management data management systems that enable contractors to tighten a project’s critical path; • And product and equipment updates that reduce a project’s carbon footprint and increase contractor productivity. Returning for the 17th consecutive year, The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program held its Silent & Live Auctions, generating an all-time record of more than $1,740,000. Donations originated from the live auction and online contributions, marking a historic moment in the program’s rich history at World of Concrete that is designed to give students entering the concrete workforce industry experience early in their careers. World of Concrete is proud to partner with the CIM program, a business program developed specifically for the concrete industry to provide students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management. Published on the front page of the Las Vegas Review-Journal for its exciting and action- packed competition, the 2022 edition of the ever-exciting SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® World Championship crowned Mason Cole Stamper as the “World’s Best Bricklayer,” along with his mason tender Jeff Becker. The two took home top honors and bragging rights, in addition to a new Ford F250 4x4 truck and more than $10,000 in cash and prizes. Scott Tuttle and mason tender Brian Tuttle locked in the second most coveted award at the event, the SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN, laying 730 bricks in one hour. Their remarkable effort won the Tuttles a new Kubota RTV-X1140, plus more than $10,000 in cash and prizes. New this year and central to World of Concrete’s core values, the exhibition organizers formalized the event’s commitment to sustainability in collaboration with renewable energy partner/ sponsor HILTI. The program was intentionally executed with three objectives: Inspiring Sustainable Development, Environmental Responsibility, and Social Responsibility – each pledge supporting the event’s commitment to shaping the concrete industry for a sustainable future. Thanks to HILTI’s Renewable Electricity sponsorship, World of Concrete’s electricity use is powered by sustainable and renewable energy sources, saving an estimated 204 tons of CO2e. About World of Concrete World of Concrete is the industry’s ONLY annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries. Featuring indoor and outdoor exhibits with the industry’s leading suppliers showcasing innovative products and technologies, exciting demonstrations and competitions, and a world-class education program. Visit OPENING L INES