A 10 by 22-ft (about 3 by 6.7 m) smart city replica has recently been unveiled by the planning team for Conexpo-Con/Agg 2020, which demonstrated how a smart city, through sensors and analytics will be able to transform information into digestible data, providing knowledge for the city to work smarter.
The replica will be showcased at the Conexpo-Con/Agg 2020 in Las Vegas, taking place from 10 to 14 March 2020 and will feature several scenarios at the Tech Experience such as different city grids and how a city responds to heat, wind and storms; connectivity in the city, including 5G, sensors, telematics and IoT; and impacts of construction. The jobsite of the future within the city and how equipment will communicate will also be on display.
“We were beyond excited to reveal the ‘smart city’ today,” said Al Cevero, senior vice president for construction, mining & utility at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). “Our goal for the Tech Experience in 2020 is to show contractors how all of these exciting new technologies will impact their current work, how the expectations and demands of customers will change and how the current state of infrastructure may change.”
Conexpo-Con/Agg is expanding the 2020 footprint to include the Las Vegas Festival Grounds - in addition to the Las Vegas Convention Centre - located on the Las Vegas Strip adjacent to the Circus Circus Hotel. Types of exhibits in the Festival Grounds will include aerial and cranes, earthmoving, hauling and underground construction.
The 2020 show connected campus will also include new and expanded transportation, attendee experiences and registration locations. Features will include multi-site drop off locations for shuttles, complimentary monorail passes, golf cart shuttles, and various experiential transportation options to accommodate for the attendees throughout the week.
“AEM is committed to bringing people together at Conexpo-Con/Agg, as the show serves as a catalyst for industry growth and development,” said Dana Wuesthoff, vice president of exhibitions and event services at AEM and Conexpo-Con/Agg show director. “We wanted to make sure everyone can explore the entire show and have the best possible experience.”
In addition to the record-setting 2,800 exhibitors and the 2.6 mil sq ft (about 241,547.904 sq m) of exhibit space, 150 education sessions will be held. The education sessions feature the latest topics and industry trends and are grouped into tracks for ease in finding education that meets various needs such as aggregates, asphalt, concrete; cranes, rigging and aerial lifts; and earthmoving and site development, among others.