As World of Concrete approaches, Las Vegas is preparing for an approximate 60,000 conventioneers and 1,500 exhibitors, who will display the latest developments in the construction industry over 650,000 square feet of exhibit space. As the first and largest event of the year in the construction industry, it is not-to-be-missed.
Some of the areas highlighted include: The Producer Center—a marketplace for concrete producers, Material Handling, Concrete Repair and Demolition, World of Masonry, Technology for Construction, and Concrete Surfaces & Decorative. The Precast area, featuring technologies from the precast industry, will be back at World of Concrete 2017, following its successful launch in 2016.
2017 will usher in the additions of a concrete masonry area and a concrete reinforcement area, both of which will be showcased in the North Hall. The Concrete Masonry area will exhibit everything from segmental retaining wall units to admixtures to pigments, and, in the Concrete Reinforcement Exhibit, attendees will be able to see the newest fabricating machinery, reinforcement accessories, and more.
Las Vegas, itself, will be pouring tons of money and concrete into new construction projects in 2017. Some of the most notable projects slated for this year include:
Resorts World Resorts World is a Chinese-themed casino owned by Malaysia’s Genting Group. The megaresort will include: 6,583 hotel rooms a 175,000-square-foot casino floor, an aquarium, and panda exhibit, and much more. It is estimated that Resorts World will cost $7 billion and is projected to be completed by 2019, pumping untold amounts of cash into Las Vegas’s construction industry.
Paradise Park Paradise Park is Steve Wynn’s vision to remodel 130 acres of what was once a golf course into a theme park that will feature Disney-like fun. A 38-acre lagoon will be the centerpiece of the area—Wynn has discussed water skiing shows and fireworks displays as part of the daily entertainment. There will also be restaurants, a small casino, and additional hotel rooms.
Alon Alon Vegas, which faced ownership changes and indefinite pauses on construction in 2016, hopes to finally break ground in 2017. The $2 billion resort and casino will be located on the site of the former New Frontier Hotel and Casino.
According to The Las Vegas Sun, there are countless other projects in the works, including: a remodel of the Monte Carlo, the creation of the Wynn Plaza—a shopping plaza that will extend from the Wynn to the Strip, and the next steps in the project to turn the former site of the Riviera into a site for outdoor conventions. Around Las Vegas and North Las Vegas, there are countless residential and retail projects in the works, and 2017 is just getting started. With an economy on the rise, concrete and construction of all types will be big money in Clark County, long after World of Concrete ends.