(Emmetsburg, Iowa) Construction students from Iowa Lakes Community College participated in the World of Concrete Trade Show held at Las Vegas Convention Center this February.

Students spent two days at the World of Concrete Trade Show trying out brand new tools, discovering new products and technology, and attending hands-on demonstrations. They also had the opportunity to tour the Hoover Dam, one of the most significant concrete construction projects ever created in the United States.

“World of Concrete is a great opportunity for students to further their learning of construction techniques and work on their professionalism in communicating with the various vendors and businesses attending,” explained Corey Menning, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Construction Technology.

As the industry’s only annual international event dedicated to commercial concrete and masonry construction industries, World of Concrete featured more than 1,300 exhibits with the industry’s leading suppliers showcasing innovative products and technologies, exciting demonstrations and competitions, and a world-class education program. More than 54,000 registered professionals explored more than 700,000 net square feet of exhibits at the World of Concrete this year.

For the last 10 years, Iowa Lakes students have traveled to Las Vegas to attend either the World of Concrete Trade Show or the International Builders’ Show. Students earn money for the trip by working on the main building project of the year and must also meet requirements to be eligible to attend.

Construction Students in Vegas

Iowa Lakes Construction Students Tour Hoover Dam in Las Vegas- Students from left to right are: Ryan Needham, Brady Rosacker, Zach Daniel, Nate Walker, Grayson Fries, and Chase Loers (Photo Taken By: Corey Menning)

For More Information:

Corey Menning, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Construction Technology at cmenning@iowalakes.educreate new emailor 712-852-5341