An estimated 17,000 industry professionals are expected to attend the 2007 International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), also known as the Demo Expo, which will be held Oct. 16-18 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.
The biennial show will feature equipment exhibits, demonstrations and education for industry professionals with electric, sewer/water, phone/cable, gas, general construction, government and landscaping jobs. Industry-focused classroom sessions, field exercises and certification courses will be offered.
ICUEE 2007 is already larger than the previous two shows and now tops more than 1.1 million net sq ft of exhibits of the latest equipment, technologies and products for the utility and construction industry.
The 2007 show will include a new Technology Pavilion and a New Products and Innovations program spotlighting new-to-market products since the last ICUEE, held in 2005.
ICUEE 2007 has expanded its hands-on working equipment demonstrations with a new “ride and drive” program for on-road commercial vehicles. Attendees can operate the equipment themselves in job-like conditions to experience and compare product features.
Other educational opportunities at ICUEE 2007 include a Trench Rescue Awareness Program from the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) and a Fiber Restoration Exhibit by the North American Telecommunications Damage Prevention Council (NTDPC), as well as a field trip to the McAlpine Locks and Dam.
Pre-show programs that will start just prior to the opening of ICUEE 2007 include an advanced horizontal directional drilling workshop conducted by UCT and two certification courses from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Construction and utility equipment displayed at ICUEE includes all terrain carriers, attachments, components, earthmoving, environmental, light, overhead, maintenance, material handling, recycling, safety, testing, transportation, trenching, trenchless, trucks, utility materials/supplies and vacuum excavation, as well as related products and services.