IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference
The 64th annual IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference will take place at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada from May 1 to 5, 2022. After last year’s virtual conference and exhibition this event will be held again in-person.
The cement conference also features unprecedented technical presentations from industry thought leaders, tutorials, state of the industry economic forecast, and professional development training sessions, in addition to several networking opportunities as well as 150 preferred supplier exhibits.
Plant Tour 2022
Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Hoover Dam impounds Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States by volume when full. The dam is located near Boulder City, Nevada, a municipality originally constructed for workers on the construction project, about 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. The dam’s generators provide power for public and private utilities in Nevada, Arizona, and California.
This project required massive amounts of concrete. A total of 24.5 million m3 (3.2 million cubic yards) of concrete was placed before pouring ceased on May 29, 1935. Another 8.4 million m3 (1.1 million cubic yards) was used for the power plant and other works. There is enough concrete in the dam to pave a two-lane highway from San Francisco to New York.