The Utility Expo, formerly known as the International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition, kicks off Tuesday, Sept. 28 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.
Covering more than 30 acres, the three-day show is the largest event for utility professionals and construction contractors to glimpse the latest industry technologies, innovations, and trends.
The show announced some guidelines to protect against COVID. Masks will not be required for vaccinated show participants, and social distancing requirements have been removed. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the show. The aisles in the indoor spaces will be wider than in previous years. The Utility Expo website said organizers will “implement new guidelines and protocols as required at the time of the show.”
A number of educational sessions are planned, including field classrooms on the show floor. The interactive, walking classrooms are 90-minute sessions led by industry experts. Attendees can choose from 28 sessions on topics such as fleet management, fleet accessories, safety, vegetation management, and aerial devices.
Attendees can also purchase on-demand materials, choosing from more than 60 sessions that they can access starting Oct. 1 and are available for a year. Topics include safety, business best practices, pipeline solutions, equipment technology, workforce development, underground solutions, drones, DOT updates, and aerial solutions.
A water pavilion education program organized by Storm Water Solutions and Water & Wastes Digest includes live demonstrations led by industry experts. Topics include asset management, best management practices, digitization and automation, energy efficiency, erosion and sediment control, and funding.
When: Tuesday to Thursday during show hours
Where: Just outside Broadbent Arena
Consisting of 80,000 square feet of outdoor space dedicated to creating an actual construction site, the Jobsite promotes a positive, meeting-in-the-middle approach to solving damage-prevention issues.
When: Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Broadbent Arena
A series of four-person unscripted conversations focusing on the risk of excavation damage to underground utilities and discussing strategies to protect workers and the public from excavation-related accidents. Sessions are free. Registration is not required.
Free Concert: Rocking Wednesday at Fourth Street Live!
When: Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Fourth Street Live!
Music by The Crashers at Louisville’s hottest entertainment and dining destination, Fourth Street Live!
When: Thursday, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: North Lobby
Join industry peers and sample unique local flavors of Louisville. Sample bourbon from distilleries located in Kentucky. Local breweries will also be on site with some of their most popular beers. Kentucky-inspired cuisine available as well.
ASA Hydraulik of America…A1232
Bondioli & Pavesi…B1034
Casappa Corp. …A1405
Dinamic Oil North America…N2132
Dixon Quick Couplings…B1834
Dynamic Fluid Components…A1329
Eaton Corp. …A1411
GS Global Resources…A1556
IC Fluid Power…B1221
Muncie Power Products…B1522
North American Hydraulics…B1028
OEM Controls & Data Delivery…A1546
Piranha Hose Products (Kuriyama)…N2853
Polygon Composites Technology…A1243
The Lee Company…B2013
Thomas Magnete USA…A1431
Tuson Corp. …A1642
WIKA Mobile Control…N1232
Advertisers are in bold
For more information, visit www.theutilityexpo.com/.