The 2016 AGG1 Academy & Expo broke records for attendance, exhibit and education numbers, according to show organizers the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA). The event was held at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn., March 22-24, in conjunction with the World of Asphalt.
The sold-out show floor covered a record 157,000-plus net square feet of exhibit space – a 16-percent increase over the 2015 shows, with a record 500-plus exhibitors, including 150 new to the shows.Registered attendance of more than 9,000 beat the 2015 record set in Baltimore by 18 percent.
Stockpile Reports exhibited in 2015 as well as this year. We were so busy last year that we doubled the size of our booth in 2016, and are glad we did! We announced our new initiative to the press, “Project Acumen” with the industry’s only Verified Report results and Verified StampTM.
Verified Reports has added these features to our stockpile measurement reporting: New patent-pending Base and Surface Confidence Scores in stockpile measurement reports. The Base Confidence score quantifies how much of the stockpile toe was visible during the measurement process. The Surface Confidence score quantifies how much of the pile’s surface was visible during the measurement process. Every score’s result is derived using algorithms that compute visibility issues related to obstructions, including vegetation, stackers, machinery, debris, water, material from neighboring piles, and more.
David Boardman, our CEO, gave a presentation titled ‘Transforming Big Data into Big Results’ about advances in technology, drones and large-scale image capture to attendees. Mark Crain of Lane Construction was his guest.