C&D World 2018, the place where the construction and demolition (C&D) industry comes together to learn about, discuss, and solve the industry’s issues is Feb. 10-13, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee. The 2018 edition marks the 25th anniversary of this meeting.
The event at Hilton Nashville, steps from the famous Broadway Street, serves as the annual meeting of the C&D Recycling Association (CDRA), which organizes the exhibit hall and the educational sessions that are the heart of the show. For the show’s silver anniversary, the CDRA says it has gathered C&D World’s best program ever, including having two keynote speakers:
- Barnes Johnson, director, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Johnson is the head EPA staff member overseeing solid waste and recycling. His views help form agency policy. He will provide attendees guidance on what the agency will be doing on recycling issues in the next few years.
- Ed Sullivan, chief economist, Portland Cement Association (PCA), Skokie, Illinois. Sullivan is the foremost prognosticator of the construction industry, and his on-target economic predictions at previous C&D Worlds have helped attendees better plan their businesses’ future, CDRA says.
The program also includes presentations from industry experts that will provide information pertinent to C&D recycling businesses, such as Better Equipment Management; Handling pH in Recycled Concrete; Biomass Markets; C&D Fines Opportunities; Legislative and Regulatory Update; Social Media Use in the Recycling Market; Succession Planning; and a LEED Update.
New this year is a Virtual Tour that will provide attendees video overviews of some of the most advanced mixed C&D and concrete recycling operations in the United States. This is a great opportunity for attendees to take a peek into successful operations from across the country, says the CDRA.
Attendees also will be able to mix with industry vendors in the exhibit hall and attend the annual fundraiser at Honky Tonk Central on Broadway Street.