World of Concrete Asia Launches WOCA Awards to Recognize Outstanding Floor Contractors in Asia

WOCA Awards will honor contractors whose completed projects show outstanding testing results in certain quality features.

February 6, 2023

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Informa Markets China, the organizer of World of Concrete Asia (WOCA), held a launch conference on May 31 for the WOCA Awards, which aim to recognize floor projects contractors with outstanding engineering quality.

The WOCA Awards will be granted annually at the World of Concrete Asia to contractors whose completed projects show outstanding testing results in certain quality features.

The WOCA Awards technical team will conduct on-site testing on three features of the flooring projects: flatness, abrasion resistance, and tensile adhesive strength in accordance with international standards. It will refer to ASTM-1155 (American Society for Testing and Materials), EN13813 and ASTM D7234 standards. Submissions will be accepted for projects with a minimum of 1,000 SQM in three main categories: Concrete Surface Floor, Cementitious Mortar Surface Floor & Resin Floor.

Over 50 industry leaders joined the launch event in Shanghai, including Bob Liu from the China Floor Association; leaders from Shanghai, Zhejiang, Hubei, Hebei, Jiangxi, Shandong, Shanxi Floor Association; contractors and material and equipment suppliers; and mainstream industry media representatives. At the same time, the launch event live broadcasting was watched by 1,554 industry peers from all around China.

In his welcome speech, Luis Euan, Informa Markets China Deputy General Manager, mentioned that the 17th edition World of Concrete Asia (formerly known as China Floor Expo) has become the reference event for the Concrete Floor industry China, a position gained through constant innovation and working together with the industry to unleash business opportunities that ultimately drive the growth of the concrete industry. The WOCA Awards aim to recognize outstanding projects while at the same time improve the quality of floor projects in Asia.

Afterward, Vincent Ni, WOCA Project Manager, shared an update on what exhibitors and visitors can expect at WOCA 2021. New activities include Private Business Matching Services, the return of the Demo Area and onsite competitions.

Bob Liu and Jason Chen from Bareley Floor-Tech (the technical consultant partner of the WOCA Awards) introduced the technical details of the WOCA Awards testing standards and equipment. Liu added: “The introduction of WOCA Awards could become a reference for contractors to conduct more quality testing to their projects so that the overall flooring industry can reach to a new level of Hing Quality Projects.”

The WOCA Awards registration is open June 1 through August 31. The winners will be announced during World of Concrete Asia in Shanghai on November 30, 2021.

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