Bosch power and measuring tools were awarded two top honors following this year's World of Concrete industry tradeshow. The RH228VC Bulldog Xtreme Max Rotary Hammer received the Industry Choice award in the masonry materials and equipment category, while the D-tect150 Wall/Floor Scanner earned the Industry Choice award in the general tools and equipment category.

Awards for Industry Choice were presented to one product in each of nine categories based on the total vote from online and World of Concrete attendee balloting. World of Concrete, which took place this year in Las Vegas Jan. 23-27, is regularly attended by more than 50,000 industry professionals, including contractors, construction managers, dealers/distributors, architects, engineers, producers, designers and specifiers.

"It's an honor to be recognized by some of our toughest critics - the concrete professionals using these tools on a daily basis,"said Jim Bohn, director of product management, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation.

The RH228VC offers variable speed operation (0-1,230 RPM under load) and three operating modes (hammer, drill and hammer/drill). The unique Vario-Lock SDS-plus chuck allows chisels to rotate to the optimum working angle, according to the company.

The D-tect150 Wall/Floor Scanner uses Bosch's patented ultra-wide band radar technology to accurately detect material depth, center line and relative width of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, non-metal objects (water-filled PVC pipes and wood studs) and live A/C wiring located in walls and floors, the company noted. This technology allows contractors to detect rebar in up to 6 inches of cured concrete.

Both tools are available now through authorized tool distributors and home centers. For additional information or to locate a dealer, visit www.boschtools.com or call 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499).