‘Celebration of Construction’ slated for National Mall in Washington D.C.

By Jenny LescohierMay 03, 2023

It’s not unusual to find construction equipment on the National Mall in Washington D.C., however it’s not typically sitting still like it will be for the Celebration of Construction, May 14-16.

Between the Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol Building, across from the American and Natural History Museums, equipment used to build the transportation and utility infrastructure vital to the modern world will be on display and open to the public between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m for the event.

At this hands-on display of equipment and technology, visitors will learn about the latest construction methods, data management, materials and tools construction professionals are using to carry on the tradition of improving safety and environmental stewardship, while building the infrastructure that makes today’s society possible.

Experts from Astec Industries, Bobcat Company, Bomag, Bridgestone, Caterpillar, Cemen Tech, Develon, Ditch Witch, Dynapac North America, FAE USA, Inc, Gradall Industries, John Deere, Komatsu Corporation, Kubota Tractor Corporation, LBX Company, LeeBoy, Manitou, necoTECH, Takeuchi, Topcon, Trimble, Vermeer, Volvo CE, and Wirtgen will showcase the latest in equipment technology.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the American Council of Engineering Companies, Associated Equipment Distributors, the Association of Equipment Management Professionals, Associated General Contractors of America, the American Rental Association, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Traffic Safety Services Association, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, the Common Ground Alliance, the Distribution Contractors Association, Independent Electrical Contractors, the International Union of Operating Engineers, the National Asphalt and Pavement Association, the National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association, the National Utility Contractors Association, and the Power and Communication Contractors Association will all be on the National Mall to share their industries’ efforts to improve construction safety, efficiency and environmental stewardship.

An interactive map will guide visitors around the festival and provide information about where the equipment is made and how it is used on a construction site.

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