Concrete Tour Mixes Demos, Networking, Six Plant Visits
This summer's 2005 Concrete Technologies Tour, “Building With Concrete: The Basics and Beyond,” in Kansas City, Mo.,
includes educational programs, networking and behind-the-scenes tours of cement-based building materials and manufacturing facilities.
The tour will be held on June 26-28 and visit six plants and a subdivision:
Monday, June 27
- Hunt Midwest Mining Materials LLC
Includes a tour of the subterranean industrial park SubTropolis that, at 5 million square feet, is the world’s largest underground business complex. SubTropolis was created through the mining of a 270-million-year-old limestone deposit.
- Lafarge Cement Manufacturing Plant
Lafarge has North America’s most extensive network of cement distribution terminals and packaged product warehouses linked by truck, rail, lake freighter and barge.
- Concrete Materials Company — Ready-Mix Facility
Includes hands-on demonstrations of decorative concrete manufacturing, stamping and staining.
- Miller Material Company
Includes hands-on demonstrations of homescaping using pavers and segmental retaining walls.
Tuesday, Jan. 28
- Contour Products
View the manufacturing process of innovative Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam products, including Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs).
- Insulated Concrete Homes Subdivision Tour
Find out how it’s done from start to finish.
- Wall-Ties & Forms Manufacturing Plant
Experience the manufacturing of the forms with the robots in action. Tour a subdivision that built using western and removable forms.
A new annual offering from NAHB’s Concrete Home Building Council, the Concrete Technologies Tour shows attendees the basics of residential and light commercial concrete.
The three-day event also includes a golf tournament at the St. Andrews Golf Club and several receptions.
For more information or to register for the Concrete Technologies Tour, visit www.nahb.org/concretetour or contact the Concrete Home Building Council at 800-368-5242 x8362.
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