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We are hard at work planning all of our exciting events for WOC 2025! In the meantime, below are the events we offered at WOC 2024.

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2024 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® World Championship

January 24, 11:00 AM
Location: Bronze Lot, next to South Hall

Only in Las Vegas at the World of Concrete Bronze Lot can you take part in the Masonry Industry’s biggest party—MASONRY MADNESS DAY! You’ll see highly skilled masonry apprentices, mason tenders, block layers and world-class bricklayers go head-to-head to become 2024 World Champions!

SEE IT LIVE! Don’t miss the 22nd Anniversary of the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500®—the World of Concrete’s most exciting live event and top attraction! Revered as the “Super Bowl of Masonry” the competition showcases the world’s best bricklayers melding the winning combination of SKILL, SPEED and STAMINA. The payout—over $125,000 including a KUBOTA XL1140 utility vehicle, Essick Pro12 Mixer and thousands in cold cash and prizes. It all goes down on World of Concrete Wednesday in the Bronze Lot. Thousands of thrill-seeking spectators will pack the MASONRY MADNESS® Arena to witness 26 bricklayers and their rock-solid mason tenders lay it on the line for 60-minutes to take home a pile of cash, prizes and the bragging rights of becoming the 2024 “World’s Best Bricklayer!”

Feeling lucky? Everyone has a chance to win at the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 party as sponsors BELDEN BRICK, HYDROMOBILE, HOHMANN & BARNARD, JLG INDUSTRIES, KUBOTA, QUIKRETE, MARSHALLTOWN, MULTIQUIP, RAZOR-BACK, STABILA, STIHL, and many other sponsors will light up the arena by offering fantastic demonstrations, fun games, prizes, and giveaways to the crowd. 

MCAA’s Masonry Skills Challenge

Wednesday, January 24   8:00 AM
Location: Bronze Lot, next to South Hall

The Masonry Skills Challenge consists of masonry apprentices in first, second, and third-year levels showcasing their training in masonry by competing against winning apprentices from various regions. The contestants put their skills to the test as they complete a surprise project without any preparation or assistance. Awards are presented to the top three projects at each level. Don’t miss the chance to support your future workforce in the Masonry Skills Challenge!


Wednesday, January 24   10:00 AM
Location: Bronze Lot, next to South Hall

See talented mason tenders set up their SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® teams. The one with the fastest time wins!  

MCAA’S Fastest Trowel on the Block

Wednesday, January 24   10:20 AM
Location: Bronze Lot, next to South Hall

The 2024 Fastest Trowel on the Block promotes workmanship, speed, and craftsmanship in masonry. Journeyman masons, accompanied by their choice of tender, compete against one another in a high-speed, 20-minute challenge. Each contestant's goal is to complete as much of a 30-foot-long wall as possible, using 8" x 8" x 16" CMU and mortar. This contest rewards the country's best mason journeymen for their hard work and dedication to the trade.

Western Star Trucks Get Tough Challenge

Tuesday, January 23 –Thursday, January 25
During Show Hours
Location: Bronze Lot, next to South Hall

Have a current CDL? Then sign up for this highly anticipated event, where you’ll take the truck of your choice out on the course (and take a special prize home with you).

Decorative Concrete LIVE!

Tuesday, January 23 –Thursday, January 25
During Show Hours
Location: Silver Lot, across from South Hall

A World of Opportunity            

Experience the significant and innovative advances transforming decorative job sites.  At Decorative Concrete Live! experienced industry veterans will explain how to transform ordinary concrete into showcases. 

CIM Silent & Live Auction

Wednesday, January 24  
SILENT AUCTION: 11:00 AM – 12:45 PM

Support your industry by bidding on a wide variety of auction items, ranging from equipment and supplies to vacation packages, computers, TVs and more! These auctions are a major funding source for Concrete Industry Management programs at five public universities. Learn more at

The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program has developed into a key resource for populating the concrete industry with talented individuals with college degrees. Five universities strategically placed across the country offer four-year degrees in CIM.

Today, there are more than 1,000 graduates of the program and another 500 students currently enrolled. This program is made possible, in large part, by the combined efforts of the national and local concrete industry. The National Steering Committee (NSC) for CIM, in collaboration with local patron groups at all five universities, provides both funding and oversight for the program.

The CIM Auction benefits these Universities: 


Monday, January 22   2:30 PM

Three students from each Concrete Industry Management Program have been invited to present: California State University – Chico, Middle Tennessee State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, South Dakota State University, and Texas State University.

World of Concrete registrants are invited to attend the presentation competition and meet students following the formal program. Each presentation will reflect student’s individual experiences in research activities, internships, or capstone coursework and how lessons learned will impact student’s career in the concrete industry. Past presentation topics included: “What CIM Can Do for You”; “Concrete Industry Management Program: Internships”; “Research Project: Investigation of Sulfur Concrete Mixes for Mars Infrastructure”.

Judges for the presentations are key industry leaders. The student who is judged to have prepared the best presentation will receive recognition as the 2024 recipient of the Bob Weatherton Award and $2500 scholarship money.

Presentations Highlight CIM Goals

Students in the The Concrete Industry Management program earn a four-year Bachelor of Science degree designed to fast-track their initial career opportunities within the concrete industry, the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) has. More than 1,000 graduates are employed in the concrete industry, many in key leadership positions.

Honoring an Industry Legend

World of Concrete established this student award in honor of “Big Bob” Weatherton. Weatherton, who died in 2016, had been closely associated with the founding of World of Concrete, being named an industry legend in 2015. Weatherton revolutionized the concrete pumping industry by developing the articulating boom arm for concrete pumps, which allowed boom trucks with long reaches to travel easily to jobsites. Weatherton was a catalyst of change supporting concrete, producers, and design professionals – his contributions to the concrete industry serve as a motivating example for all CIM students.

Work Truck LIVE! 

Central Hall - During Show Hours

If you want to connect with General and Commercial Contractors, Work Truck Fleets, Municipalities and OEM’s, this is the show for you. Work Truck Live! is a dedicated exhibit area in the Central Hall, presented by Modern WorkTruck Solutions.

In this area will be highlighted innovations in the design and configuration of work trucks and innovative accessories that will help contractors increase safety and productivity. The WORK TRUCK LIVE! area is strategically designed to bring attention to industry-leading companies that manufacture chassis and supply up-fitting accessories, as well as technologies with which contractors can customize their vehicles to the job at hand. 

Artificial Rock Sculpting LIVE! 

South Hall - During Show Hours

Companies/ Artisans
S14018 – Matrix Concrete Artisans - Artisan: Ryan Lee 
S14019 -  Wavestone Sculpture Inc. - Artisan: Trent Hutton
S14119 – Rockscapes of Canada Inc. - Artisan: Padraic Mangan 

Artificial Rock Sculpting LIVE! will showcase artisans who will create examples of this unique aspect of concrete construction. Often described as a hybrid technique where construction meets art, artificial stone carving is found on vertical, decorative, and structural features, enhancing standard commercial and residential construction elements.

The artisans will display their unique techniques by creating a mini-example in this interactive area located in South Hall. There will also be two hands-on zones where attendees can interact with the artisans.

SAIA Scaffold Builders Challenge

Tuesday, January 23 - 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: South Hall
Powered by Scaffold & Access Industry Association

To help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the World of Concrete we are bringing our SAIA Scaffold Builders Challenge to Vegas!

Scaffold Build Challenge Timeline:
1:00 pm - Team meeting at build site
2:00 pm - Build Starts
3:30 pm - Build to End
3:30 pm - Judging and Reception to start
4:45 pm - Winners Announced and Trophies Given
5:00 pm - Reception Ends

The Face® Companies’ 2023 Golden Trowel® Awards

Be There When the Industry Recognizes the Best Concrete Floors in the World.

The Face® Companies’ 2023 Golden Trowel® Awards will be presented on January 24, 2024, at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas. The Face Companies have given the Golden Trowel for 34 years to contractors who produce the world’s flattest and most level floors.  

Golden Trowel Gold Plates are awarded to the winner in each category. The award categories include how the floor was initially struck off, the floor casting’s width, whether shake-on hardener or steel fibers were used, and other factors that influence flatness and levelness.  

Golden Trowel Silver Plates recognize truly outstanding entries that achieved exceptional results but did not dominate the category.

The event will also feature a brief description of each winning project.

The award event is open to all World of Concrete attendees. Registration is not required.

For more information, contact Jeff Rogers, Director of Engineering, The Face® Companies, by phone at 757.624.2121 or by email at [email protected].

AAC - Autoclaved Aerated Concrete PAVILION

During show hours
Location: North Hall

State-of-the-art Production Plant Solutions from Internationally Renowned Machinery Suppliers. Discover the New Building Material - Discover New Opportunities for the US Construction Industry.

The new AAC-Pavilion will provide information on:
• Production Technology
• Typical Application of AAC in the Construction Industry
• Blocks, Panels and Claddings
• New Building Technologies
• Beneficial Product Properties like fire resistance, energy efficiency, earthquake resistance, no termite infestation, and sustainability,

Furthermore, you´ll meet the publishers of AAC Worldwide, the only international trade journal for the Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Industry.

The Decorative Concrete Experience

Location: South Hall,  During Show Hours
Presented by: The Decorative Concrete Council and the Concrete Polishing Council
Sponsored by ASCC, DCC, and CPC

The DCC and CPC have joined forces to bring you The Decorative Concrete Experience, an interactive area in the back of the South Hall where attendees can learn how to participate and prosper in these dynamic market segments. The Experience will feature live and recorded short peer-to-peer presentations from industry experts on topics crafted to help new and experienced practitioners improve their businesses. Other planned highlights include:

  • A Historical Review of Decorative Concrete including:
    • A pictorial review of the evolution of these important events
    • Meet the Legends sessions during which the audience can learn from some of the leading artisans who helped shape this industry.
  • The 2023 Winners of the DCC Award program including:
    • A pictural review of the winning projects
    • Meet the Winners sessions during which members of the project's design team will explain how they solved the challenges encountered on the project.
  • Interactive concrete polishing exhibits – including:
    • aggregate exposure standards
    • testing floor reflectivity
    • and much more 
  • A description of the technical resources that ASCC, CPC, and DCC provide the industry.
  • Debunking polished and decorative concrete myths
  • A self-guided Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame Tour

Expressions in Concrete LIVE!

Location: South Hall,  During Show Hours
Presented by: Avant Crete

Avant Crete will bring to life new, imaginative possibilities while using concrete as an art medium. Over the last 50 years, WOC has witnessed many changes in how concrete is applied and utilized, with decorative applications leading the way in aesthetic manipulation of the material. It was only 20 years ago that we were limited to earth-tone pigments for concrete coloration, but that is no longer. Many options now exist, making the possibilities of color manipulation nearly endless. Additionally, there are numerous cementitious products that can be used to achieve innovative surfaces to hold the many hues. The word “avant” is an art term which means “cutting edge” or “innovative, and that is what we bring to the table of the concrete industry. For the World of Concrete’s 50th anniversary, Avant Crete will demonstrate three different techniques to create original, innovative concrete works of art that would give any wall bragging rights.

Avant Crete Team Members:
Felicia Julien, Artist and Artistic Director
Troy Vancil, Project Manager and Concrete Artisan, Owner of Boulder Polishing
Christy Keime, Artist
Elise Yoder, Artist and Concrete Artisan
Kathren Knigge, Part Owner of FLOORmaps Inc. and Artist Assistant


Breakfast with the Experts

Tuesday - Thursday,  January 23-25
6:45 AM – 7:45 AM and 8:15 AM – 9:15 AM ROOM N107

Presented and hosted by Master Builders Solutions.

Questions should be directed to [email protected]

Early risers can find answers to their toughest concrete construction questions when industry experts take questions in a small, relaxed setting – choose from two start times, 6:45 am or 8:15 am. Hot breakfast included.

Breakfast with the Experts provides attendees peer-to-peer opportunities each show morning to pose technical, or not so technical, questions to leading concrete industry experts. A panel will answer questions on concrete construction and sustainable concrete solutions. Looking for solutions to your 1L or GUL cement placement challenges? This is the place to get answers. Each day’s content will be different, based on attendee questions, so come spend the week!  LEARN MORE...

INDIVIDUAL BREAKFAST Registration Fee: $50; $65 after 12/12/2023

  • TUBE1, WEBE1, THBE1: 6:45 am - 7:45 am
  • TUBE2, WEBE2, THBE2: 8:15 am - 9:15 am

SPECIAL SAVINGS! Discounted 3-Day Pass: $120; $150 after 12/12/23

  • TWTBE1: 6:45 am - 7:45 am
  • TWTBE2: 8:15 am - 9:15 am

Concrete Polishing Luncheon & Forum  

[TUCPL] Tuesday, January 23 • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM ROOM S220

Direct questions to Rick Yelton at [email protected] or 630-605-7203.

Evaluating concrete floors before polishing is one of the most arduous estimating efforts for concrete polishers. Polishers must manage owner expectations concerning timelines, costs, and final appearance. The Concrete Polishing Council (CPC) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) recently published two contractor-focused documents that will provide support for contractors during meetings with project owners.

CPC Position Statement #6, Surface Repairs Prior to Polishing, outlines how to address any surface repairs identified before polishing, including recommendation that the contract includes verbiage allowing contractor to select the appropriate materials and techniques to patch surface repairs, separating the activity from the actual polishing bid.

CPC Position Statement #7, Polishing Weak Concrete Surfaces, addresses weak concrete surfaces with conditions that affect the polished floor's final appearance, including increased aggregate rollout, lower gloss reading, and reduced service life.

Polishing panelists who helped write these position papers will offer insights on using these documents to manage owner expectations and avoid post-project issues. Take this opportunity to learn how to profit by using these position papers on your concrete polishing projects.

Polishing Panelists:

Bob Harris, Structural Services Inc., Temple, GA

Chris Wright, Durable Surfaces, Malvern, PA

Ryan Klacking, Concrete Polishing Council Advisory Board, Dearborn, MI

Type: Breakfasts, Luncheons & Tours

Cost: $115; $150 after 12/12/23

Hosted by World of Concrete 360 and ASCC Concrete Polishing Council. Sponsored by CTS/Rapid Set, Curecrete/Retro Plate, Runyon Surface Prep, Skudo, and PROSOCO. Direct questions to Rick Yelton at [email protected] or 630-605-7203.


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Quality in Concrete Slabs Luncheon & Forum  

[WESOG] Wednesday, January 24 • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM ROOM S220
Hosted by World of Concrete 360 and American Society of Concrete Contractors.

Direct questions to Bill Palmer at [email protected] or 773-494-4619.

Innovations in Concrete Slab Construction– True Innovation doesn’t come easily in our business. But the four experts on this panel can tell you what’s new, and what works and what doesn’t. Each presenter will make a short presentation about one aspect of slab construction, then attendees will have the chance to ask questions about anything related to concrete floors.

Laser scanners, certainly have value on a project, but do they help contractors or put them at risk? Jonathan Matson will discuss. High tolerance floors are making a comeback, and Bryan Birdwell will be there to tell us about the opportunities and challenges. Greg Fricks knows more about high-quality floors than anyone, he builds a lot of them. And Scott Tarr, author of PCA’s Concrete Floors on Ground and ASCC’s Guide to the Design and Construction of Concrete Toppings, will discuss how contractors and designers can work together to get a more constructable design to allow the contractor to be more productive. LEARN MORE...

Questions to be addressed:

-  Can a laser scanner be used to measure FF/FL for high tolerance floors?

-  How can a slab contractor work with designers to get highly constructible slab designs?

-  What does a contractor need to know before building a high-tolerance floor?

-   What new equipment and techniques are available in slab construction?

Luncheon host Bill Palmer will moderate peer-to-peer discussions and introduce these industry experts who will address your questions regarding best steps for contractors to efficiently deliver a high-quality slab.

Concrete Slabs Panelists:
Scott Tarr, North S.Tarr Concrete Consulting, Dover, NH
Bryan Birdwell, Structural Services Incorporated, Waxahachie, TX
Jonathan Matson, Somero Matson Group, Archdale, NC
Greg Fricks, The Fricks Company, Fort Worth, TX.  


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NEW! 3D Printing Luncheon & Forum  

[TH3DP] Thursday, January 25 • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM    ROOM S220  

Date/Time: Thursday, January 25 • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Registration Fee: $115; $150 after 12/12/23

Hosted by World of Concrete 360

Direct questions to Rick Yelton at [email protected] or 630-605-7203.

NEW for WOC 2024! 3-D Construction Printing is one of the fastest growing, emerging concrete construction techniques entering the residential and commercial marketplace. The influx of new layering techniques, machine designs, and materials is rapidly transforming construction as we know it. When any innovation enters the market, adoption can be challenging. Contractors and producers using 3-D Construction printing are encountering several constraints that limit acceptance by code officials and design professionals.

This editorial luncheon and forum will focus on the challenges contractors face as they bring the type of construction application to the field. In this interactive, peer-to-peer environment, a panel of industry experts will discuss the challenges and attempt to create a consensus on how the industry should merge its efforts to advance 3-D Construction Printing.

Topics of discussion:

·   Developing a common message that supports all types of additive manufacturing techniques

·   Determining criteria for quality acceptance

·   Creating a pathway to residential and commercial code compliance

·   Unifying the industry’s message to dispel common myths associated with 3-D technology


  • Bing Tian, Director of Research & Development, The Quikrete Companies
  • Kaneshka Salehi, Principal, Kaneshka Design Group
  • Shawn L. Platt, Physical Scientist, Infrastructure Materials Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Frank Marquette, Co-Founder, Build Additive
  • Charles Hanskat, Executive Director, American Shotcrete Association


NEW! Hoover Dam & Bypass Bridge -- Presentation & Tour

[HDS] Sunday, January 21 • 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM       PRESENTATION: ROOM N109         
[HDF] Friday, January 26 • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
       PRESENTATION: ROOM N109       

Registration Fee: $135 by 12/12/23; $150 after & onsite

 Join this informative tour of the Hoover Dam and Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. Bus transportation, tour tickets, and boxed lunches are provided. LEARN MORE...


Presented by COBOD International  

(COBMO)  Monday, January 22   8:00 am – 11:00 am    ROOM S221
(COBTH) Thursday, January 25  • 8:00 am – 11:00 am   ROOM N119

Registration Fee: $175; $215 after12/12/23

For a 3rd consecutive year, this popular and informative course on Concrete 3D Printing returns – enhanced and improved to WOC 2024. Course is offered twice during WOC, so choose either Monday or Thursday.

NEW! EUCLID -- Modern Concrete Technology: Design, Materials & Durability  

[ECCWE] Wednesday, January 24 • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM    ROOM S222            
$95 by 12/12/23; $105 after & onsite

NEW for WOC 2024! This presentation focuses on designing a durable and sustainable concrete mix, types of materials and products for providing long service life, project requirements for reducing shrinkage with extended joint patterns, and waterproofing concrete. Presented by Euclid Chemical Company. LEARN MORE...

FAMILY BUSINESS INSTITUTE: The Top Ten Reasons Contractors Succeed    

[FBITU] Tuesday, January 23 • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM   ROOM N253                       
$175 by 12/12/23; $195 after & onsite

This session takes an in-depth look at top 10 reasons contractors succeed and the requisite factors which can be copied and emulated in any size construction company. Attendees will benefit from 240 contractors who shared their leadership and business practices.  Presented by Family Business Institute. LEARN MORE...

NEW! FONTE & COMPANY -- Fundamentals & Essentials of Successful Concrete Paving Workshop      

[FONMO1] Monday, January 22 • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM     ROOM N253
[FONWE] Wednesday, January 24 • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM    ROOM N253 
$175  by 12/12/23; $205 after & onsite

NEW for WOC 2024! All aspects of concrete pavements will be addressed including batch plants, mix designs, water-cement ratio and yield calculations, aggregate testing, joint plans, subgrades, finishes/textures, measuring IRI, paving equipment, and post-paving operations. Presented by Fonte and Company. LEARN MORE...

MASTER BUILDERS SOLUTIONS -- Meeting & Exceeding Sustainability Targets Using Admixtures         

[MBSTU] Tuesday, January 13 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  S221                       
$110  by 12/12/23;  $125 after & onsite

Learn about reducing embodied carbon in concrete mixtures by 50% or more through advanced mixture optimization, minimizing concrete waste by extending its working time, or repurposing returned concrete for subsequent beneficial use, with documentation of the resulting sustainability benefits using Lifecycle Assessment and Environmental Product Declarations (EPD). Presented by Master Builders Solutions. LEARN MORE...

NEW! PCA / ASCC: Best Practices in Pre-Construction for PLC    (Type IL) Projects           

[PLCWE] Wednesday, January 24 • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM     ROOM  N221          
$125  by 12/12/23; $150 after & onsite

NEW for WOC 2024! Moderated by PCA and ASCC, a panel made up of cement suppliers, ready-mix producers, and concrete contractors will share important steps of the preconstruction phase when using portland-limestone cement in projects. Presented by Portland Cement Association and American Society of Concrete Contractors. LEARN MORE...


NEW! SIKA CORPORATION -- Extending Service Life of Bridge Structures with State-of-the-Art Solutions
[SIKMO] Monday, January 22 • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   ROOM S223
$90 by 12/12/23; $115 after & onsite

NEW for WOC 2024! Valuable product solutions for extending the service life of bridge structures will be discussed by industry experts. Presented by Sika Corporation.


SIKA CORPORATION -- Second Generation of 3D Concrete Printing            
[SIKTU] Tuesday, January 23 • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM    ROOM S223                            
$115 by 12/12/23; $135 after & onsite 

Innovations of 3D concrete printing will be introduced including overall process for producing high-end products from start to end. Material and machine properties, printer styles available, types of 3D concrete printing applications, and benefits to end users will be covered. Presented by Sika Corporation. LEARN MORE...


SIKA CORPORATION -- Waterproofing: The Next Generation of Solutions          [SSSWE] Wednesday, January 24 • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM   ROOM S223        
$115  by 12/12/23; $135 after & onsite

Explore state-of-the-art waterproofing and weatherproofing throughout the entire building – product and application areas like elastomeric joint sealants, liquid traffic coatings, liquid below grade waterproofing, air barrier and roofing applications.  Presented by Sika Corporation. LEARN MORE...

NEW! WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF CONCRETE PROFESSIONALS: Women Construction Business Owners - Creating Your Legacy  

[WACPWE] Wednesday, January 24 • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM  ROOM S221                    
$99 by 12/12/23; $125 after & onsite

Attendees will learn from leading women influencers in the concrete and construction industries discussing issues involving ownership, management, leadership, legal, team building, and human resources. Presented by Women’s Association of Concrete Professionals.



NEW! Proven Paths to a Successful Career in The Concrete Industry 
[THCIC] Thursday, January 25 • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM    
    ROOM N229                
$185 by 12/12/23; $205 after & onsite

Two successful concrete construction business owners and frequent WOC speakers will share their personal & professional histories, challenges, successes, and best practices to ensure success for construction company owners and leaders. Presented by Rocky Geans and Tommy Ruttura; hosted by World of Concrete Education Program. LEARN MORE...

NEW! Women Working in the Construction Fields & Offices Workshop               [THWCW] Thursday, January 25 • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM     ROOM N238                 
$165 by 12/12/23; $195 after & onsite

Limited seating, so register early to participate in this interactive workshop/forum. A panel of successful women in the concrete and construction industries will share their history, perspectives, challenges, and growth experiences. This special event includes snacks, inspiration, and networking opportunities. Presented by World of Concrete. LEARN MORE...