2021 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® World Championship - Wednesday, June 9
Location: Silver Lot, front of Central Hall
The SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® World Championship Event is renowned as the top attraction for the World of Concrete trade show.
The competition arena has spectators who witness an intense battle between 26 bricklayer and mason tender teams that race
against a 60-minute clock to build a 26 foot long brick wall.

Representing the the best of North America, the duos work tirelessly to install as many bricks as possible while following strict
quality workmanship standards. The bricklayer’s walls are judged by 30 highly experienced masonry experts, enforcing 10 sets of craftsmanship requirements. The SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 is recognized as the masonry industry’s only true test of skill, speed
and stamina that annually awards the title “World’s Best Bricklayer” and total purse of over $125,000 in cash and prizes including a new
Ford F-250 4×4 XLT Super Duty truck and more!

MCAA’s Masonry Skills Challenge - Wednesday, June 9
Location: Silver Lot, front of Central Hall
The industry’s finest young masons (first through third-year skill levels) must complete projects that are revealed onsite! Watch them showcase their skills and compete for top honors here! VIEW THE FULL EVENT SCHEDULE HERE.

Location: Silver Lot, front of Central Hall
Watch the world’s top mason tenders compete for the fastest time as they set up their SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500®.

MCAA’S Fastest Trowel on the Block - Wednesday, June 9
Location: Silver Lot, front of Central Hall
This contest, presented by the Mason Contractors Association of America, proves how important teamwork is in accomplishing a final product. Invited competitors complete as much of a 30-foot-long wall as possible in a 20-minute heat, promoting the craftsmanship,
speed and versatility.

CIM Silent & Live Auction - Wednesday, June 9   11:00 AM – 12:45 PM, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program has developed into a key resource for populating the concrete industry with talented individuals with college degrees. Four 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 3rd annual Stucco LIVE! will continue to showcase best practices for flashing, lathing and cement plaster applications for residential
and commercial installations at World of Concrete. In this area, attendees interacted with instructors, product experts and designers to
learn the most current trends in stucco applications.  Stucco LIVE! is sponsored by the Stucco Manufacturers Association (SMA). SMA members and affiliated associations will also introduce new products and assemblies that meet current energy code standards and
high-performance trends.










Breakfast with the Experts    Tuesday - Thursday, June 8 – 10
6:45 AM – 7:45 PM and 8:15 AM – 9:15 AM

Choose from two start times, 6:45 or 8:15 am – see 3-day package for savings.

Early risers will find answers to their toughest concrete construction and repair questions when industry experts take questions in a
small, relaxed setting. Breakfast with the Experts provides attendees peer-to-peer opportunities each show morning to pose questions
on new concrete construction, concrete repair, expansion joint systems and maintenance of concrete structures.






Waterproofing: Next Generation of Solutions
Tuesday, June 8 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

This special featured session will explore the state of the art in waterproofing and weatherproofing throughout the entire building 
envelope. Product and application areas like elastomeric joint sealants, liquid applied traffic coatings, liquid applied below grade waterproofing, air barrier and roofing applications will be discussed.







Concrete Polishing Luncheon & Forum - Contradictions in Specifications for Polished Concrete
Tuesday, June 8   11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Course Code: TUCPL
Location: LVCC North Hall
Registration Fee: $105; $135 after 5/10/21

There are many things to look out for in specifications that are direct contradictions with other parts of the same specification or with
industry standards. At this luncheon, a panel will discuss some of the contradictions they have seen, such as 

  • QC tests to use (DOI or gloss)
  • documents to reference (ACI-ASCC 310, CPC polished concrete levels and classes, reasonable F-number requirements)
  • manufacturers permitted, required materials, approval of alternatives
  • specific polishing steps to follow
  • protection requirements
  • ways to work through the contradictions to satisfy all parties

ACI-ASCC Committee 310 recently released a new specification on polished concrete. Committee chair Clark Branum will explain the new spec and a panel of experts will discuss the contradictions that can arise and how to handle those to everyone’s satisfaction. 

Questions about the luncheons should be directed to Bill Palmer at [email protected] or 773-494-4619.











Quality in Concrete Slabs Luncheon & Forum - Specifications: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Wednesday, June 9   11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Course Code: WESOG
Location: LVCC North Hall
Registration Fee: $105; $135 after 5/10/21

Learn what to look for in a contract/specification for an industrial floor that might get you into trouble. This can include vapor
retarders, moisture expectations, flatness/levelness expectations, retention payments, mix designs, use of ACI documents, pre-pour discussions, and designer expectations. Review specifications with an eye towards provisions to exclude from your bid, provisions that need extra money added to the bid, and provisions to discuss at the preconstruction conference. A panel of specifiers and
contractors will discuss all of this and answer your questions.

Questions about the luncheons should be directed to Bill Palmer at [email protected] or 773-494-4619.