A somber but resilient mood permeated this year’s World of Concrete expo, held on Jan. 18-21 in Las Vegas, where thin crowds circulated amid a kiosk-filled convention floor. Contractors looked for innovative ways to prepare for an economic recovery, while budget-conscious construction solutions dominated exhibitor offerings. “We’re focusing on our ability to reuse equipment in different applications, rather than buying anew from job to job,” said Andrew Mair, chief executive officer of Doka USA Ltd., a Little Ferry, N.J.-based concrete formwork provider. “We’re also showcasing our Frami Xlife product, which is light enough to be [handled] without a crane, saving
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