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76 MARCH 2016 COATINGSPROMAG.COM Upcoming Events MARCH 22–24, 2016 ABAA CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel — Baltimore, MD Sponsored By: ABAA Features: The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA)'s 5th Annual Conference and Trade Show will offer the most current and up-to-date information in all things air barriers. This three-day event showcases the latest in technology and science behind air barriers. We have learning tracks for contractors, design professionals, testing and analysis, and quality assurance. More Info: www.airbarrier.org APRIL 12–14, 2016 WORKBOAT MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR CONFERENCE AND EXPO Morial Convention Center — New Orleans, LA Sponsored By: Diversified Communications F eatures: The WorkBoat Maintenance and Repair Conference and E xpo is the only comm ercial marine event dedicated to helping fleet mana gers, por t captains, and operators keep vessel s in top condition and working hard. Join the WorkBoat team , maritim e industr y leaders, for an info -packed three - day conference and e xpo that will give you the tool s you need to maintain today 's — and tom orrow 's — comm ercial fleet s. It's the b est place to connec t with the people, the produc t s, and the updates you need to stay on the cut ting edge. More Info: (207) 842-5508, www.workboatmaintenanceandrepair.com APRIL 18–22, 2016 2016 PDA ANNUAL CONFERENCE Hilton Orange County — Costa Mesa, CA Sponsored By: PDA Features: Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "Do not go where the path might lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." This is how we're approaching the 2016 PDA Annual Conference, Polyurea's Path to the Future! We are excited about this year's conference covering education and the correct application of polyurea product. The 2016 Polyurea Development Association (PDA) Annual Conference, Polyurea's Path to the Future, combines both educational and informational content with a lively exhibition hall. During the two-and-a-half day conference, PDA will offer an Intro to Polyurea course as well as Surface Preparation for Concrete and Steel on Monday as part of the session track. Tuesday will kick off with dynamic speakers and sessions geared toward formulators, applicators, and owners/specifiers. PDA session topics include state of the industry, innovative coatings projects, and new formulas and processes. This conference provides an excellent opportunity to network with all of the top professionals in the polyurea and coatings industries. More Info: (816) 221-0777, www.pda-online.org/conference MAY 23–25, 2016 CONCRETE SERVICE LIFE EXTENSION CONFERENCE Rosen Plaza — Orlando, FL Sponsored By: NACE International Features: It is estimated that 50 percent of concrete repairs will fail within 10 years or less. This has caused concrete repairs to become an $8 billion industry. European statistics estimate that 50 percent of all construction costs are the result of concrete-related failures. In addition, lack of fully comprehending the construction and repair process has led to many reinforced concrete structures not meeting the projected service life. To address this, NACE International and CoatingsPro Magazine are hosting the Concrete Service Life Extension Conference to discuss proactive ways to prevent deterioration in concrete structures that will help meet or extend the structure's service life. This year, the conference will focus on bringing together the key players involved in concrete repair, concrete science, corrosion prevention and mitigation, durability engineering, coatings, and applicators of such technologies. More Info: http://concrete.nace.org JUNE 6–10, 2016 THE INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE CONFERENCE Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center — National Harbor, MD Sponsored By: ESWP Features: The International Bridge Conference (IBC) is the pre-eminent arena for the bridge industry in North America, Europe, and Asia. Presented by the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP), the IBC annually attracts over 1,500 bridge owners and engineers, senior policy makers, government officials, bridge designers, construction executives, and suppliers from through- out the United States and abroad. Now in its 33rd year as an annual conference, the 2015 participants came from 48 states and 17 countries. The IBC is planned by an all-volunteer group and provides continuing education and networking opportunities to members of all facets of the bridge industry. More Info: (412) 261-0710, http://eswp.com/bridge/ JUNE 19–22, 2016 ACE16 McCormick Place West — Chicago, IL Sponsored By: AWWA Features: The American Water Works Association (AWWA)'s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE) brings together experts from around the world to exchange ideas about water — the world's most important resource. Nowhere else can you find an experience quite like ACE, with premier speakers, profes- sional sessions, and more than 500 exhibitors from all aspects of the water industry ready to present and discuss solutions for the most pressing water utility challenges. More Info: www.awwa.org