Are you ready for all of the new and exciting events, featured educational sessions, and breakfasts & luncheons we have planned for WOC 2023!



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2023 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® World Championship 
January 18, 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 2023 World Champions!

SEE IT LIVE! Don’t miss the 21st 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 wielding the winning combination of SKILL, SPEED and STAMINA. The payout—over $125,000 including a FORD F-250 XLT truck and a KUBOTA XL1140 utility vehicle. It all goes down on Wednesday in the Bronze Lot where thousands of spectators 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 the keys to a FORD truck and bragging rights as the “World’s Best Bricklayer!”

Feeling lucky? Everyone has a chance to win at the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 party as sponsors FORD, HILTI, HYDROMOBILE, KUBOTA, QUIKRETE, MARSHALLTOWN, MULTIQUIP, STABILA and many other sponsors will light up the arena by offering fantastic demonstrations, fun games, prizes and giveaways to the crowd. Wait—that’s not all! Before the winners are named, SPEC MIX will have live music ready to pump up the crowd before all the cash, prizes and titles are awarded to masonry’s finest.To learn more about the 2022 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional Series competitions that set the roster for the 2023 World Championship battle in Vegas, just click here!

Don’t miss out—see you in Vegas!

MCAA’s Masonry Skills Challenge • Wednesday, January 18

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!




SPEC MIX TOUGHEST TENDER® • Wednesday, January 18
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 18
10:20 AM
Location: Bronze Lot, next to South Hall

The 2023 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"x8"x16" 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 17 –Thursday, January 19  
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 17 –Thursday, January 19 
During Show Hours
Location: Silver Lot, across from South Hall
DC LIVE – A World of Opportunity             

Experience the significant and innovative advances transforming decorative job sites.  At Decorative Concrete Live 2023, experienced industry veterans will explain how to transform ordinary concrete into showcases. 

It’s here, you’ll can even get hands-on experience with products, and talk shop with industry veterans.It’s all happening during show hours, all day, every day. Prepare to learn new tips and techniques that improve your business. You’ll also discover opportunities that can lead to profitable new business services your customers will love. And just as important, you’ll learn ways to be more efficient in your time and sustainable in your product selections.“Interest in concrete finishes has never been stronger and Decorative Concrete

Live will inspire those who  are aiming to improve their business and technical skills,” says Bent Mikkelsen, Concrete Décor’s publisher and organizer of Decorative Concrete Live..The benefits of the new generations of decorative concrete products are not limited to the treatment of flatwork. Decorative applications can be used on all types of concrete applications to create a durable, long-serving, and dynamic building solutions in the construction and renovations markets”. Join us at the 2023 WOC and prepare to discover a world of opportunity. After all, it’s here, decorative concrete means business. 

Be a part of this exciting area by contacting Bent Mikkelsen at [email protected]



CIM Silent & Live Auction • Wednesday, January 18   
SILENT AUCTION: 11:00 AM – 12:45 PM 

***Registration and Participation Instructions*** -  VIEW/DOWNLOAD NOW

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 several 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. 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.

CIM Seeking Donations for Upcoming Auction at 2023

“The proceeds from the 2023 CIM Auction will benefit the CIM National Steering Committee (NSC) and support the current CIM programs at Middle Tennessee State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Texas State University, California State University – Chico, South Dakota State University, the Executive MBA program, as well as help fund scholarships,” said Ben Robuck, Chairman of the CIM Auction Committee.




See CIM Students in Action! Monday, January 16 - 2:30 PM

World of Concrete will host the annual Weatherton Award Presentation Competition, scheduled 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Monday, January 16. 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, 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 2022 recipient of the Bob Weatherton Award and $2500 scholarship money.

Presentations Highlight CIM Goals
Designed to provide graduates with a broad array of initial career opportunities within the concrete industry, the four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management (CIM) provides the concrete industry with future managers and leaders.

CIM is a business-intensive program providing solid management skills specifically for the concrete industry. Students participate in a curriculum that fosters educated, articulate professionals grounded in basic business management able to manage people and systems. Students experience fundamentals of concrete, properties, and testing; concrete construction; and the latest technology and techniques, preparing them to promote products or services related to the concrete industry.

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.

NEW FOR 2023!

Race To Success at World of Concrete with CIM

Join students from the five universities that offer the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program at a new action event at World of Concrete. “Racing to Success” will occur in the Grand Concourse located between the North and Central Halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center. LEARN MORE.



NEW! Work Truck LIVE! - Central Hall - During Show Hours

This exciting area will highlight innovations in the design and configuration of work trucks and innovative accessories that
will help contractors increase safety and productivity. 


Presentation times – Tuesday 3:00/Wednesday 1:00/Thursday 2:00

Speakers – Ryan Roberts and Michael Dieterich

Topic(s) – Upfitting your work truck and getting more out of it.


Isuzu Commercial Trucks America

Presentation times – Tuesday 10:00/Wednesday 2:00

Speaker – Michael Eads

Topic(s) – FTR class 6-7, NQR Gas class 5 with low cab forward, NPR Diesel with Concrete short stop



Presentation time – Wednesday 10:00

Speakers – Garrett Richards and Jared Evers

Topic - Freightliner’s 114SD and New Plus Series & Volumetric Mixers


Peak PTT

Presentation times – Tuesday 2:00/Thursday 10:00

Speaker – Angel Rivas

Topic(s) – Who we are/what is POC PTT, benefits and features and how it works


AAC - Autoclaved Aerated Concrete PAVILION 

North Hall - During show hours


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.

2023 World of Concrete Emerging Young Artisans 
Tuesday - Wednesday: 10:00am – 4:00pm & Thursday: Pieces on Display

Location: Back of South Hall

Concrete Artisans Felicia Julien & Elise Yoder will demonstrate using concrete as acanvas. Covering mdf plywood with two coats of concrete micro topping to create acanvas for their art. Using stencils and concrete dyes they will create original pieces of art.

Meet the Artisans

Elise Yoder - Concrete Artisan

Elise Yoder grew up in the family construction business working along side of her father. Picking up skills at a relative young age she learned to finish dry wall and concrete before most kids her age could drive. Her creative journey started when she was drawing tattoos for herself and then take to shops and have them tattooed on her. Elise’s friends liked what she had done that they asked her to draw some up for them as well. She would like to one day apprentice under a tattoo artist so she can install designs herself.5 years ago she was introduced to polished concrete and was hooked. While honing her skills in polishing she has taken them to a new level in creating original art. 

Felicia Julien - Artist & Dancer

Felicia Julien is an artist and dancer living in Nashville, TN. She received her MFA from SCAD University in Atlanta, GA after completing her BFA at UNC Charlotte.Though her concentration was in painting,she also dances, designs, and works withFloorMaps Inc where she creates andinstalls stenciled designs, predominately on concrete. She is currently growing her career in the concrete finishing and mural world. Originally from Toronto, Ontario,and having a partner from Mexico City, Felicia enjoys exploring other cultures and traveling when she can. While she is not creating, she frequents galleries, hikes,and attends dance workshops.


Breakfast with the Experts • Tuesday - Thursday, January 17-19
6:45 AM – 7:45 AM and 8:15 AM – 9:15 AM  

Choose from two start times, 6:45 (1) or 8:15 am(2) – see 3-day package for savings
Course Code: TUBE1-2, WEBE1-2, THBE1-2
Registration Fee: $50 by 12/12; $60 after 

3-Day Package
Course Code: TWTBE1, TWTBE2
Registration Fee: $120 by 12/12; $150 after 

Hosted by Master Builders Solutions.

Join industry experts in a small, relaxed setting for lively discussions on your toughest concrete construction issues. Panelists will answer questions and demonstrate solutions for new concrete construction, concrete repair, expansion joints, and protection of concrete structures including sustainable solutions and carbon reduction. Each day’s content will vary based on attendee questions – choose your preferred start time, 6:45 am or 8:15 am.

Concrete Polishing Luncheon & Forum 

Tuesday, January 17 • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM 


Polishing contractors should establish effective communication before the slab is placed. According to the Concrete Polishing Council (CPL)of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), a polishing contractor's input at the preconstruction and prepour meetings is the key to an efficient and successful project.

A concrete polishing contractor must share their input with all the project stakeholders, including owners, specifiers, general contractors, placing contractors, ready-mixed concrete
producers, and testing agents.

The CPL and ASCC have published the Polished Concrete Pre-Construction Conference + Supplemental Bundle to foster this discussion. ASCC and CPC members recognized the benefits of participating in these preconstruction meetings and have prepared this information  to assist the project decision-makers when a polished finish is specified.

The checklists were developed for projects specified using ACI/ASCC 310-J Specification for Polished Concrete Slab Finishes. The checklist items in both documents are compilations of questions that successful polishing concrete contractors use on their projects.

In this interactive industry event, you will learn from the experts who helped write these checklists. Polishing contractors who have used the information gathered in these checklists will present some real-life experiences from projects that went smoother, thanks to the checklists. Take this opportunity to learn how to profit by using these checklists on your concrete polishing projects.

The panel includes:

Roy Bowman, Concrete Polishing Council member
Chuck Christensen, Project Manager, Pure Floors Inc.
Scot Fouts, Owner, Concrete Diamond Polishing Innovations

Don’t miss the chance to learn how to profit by using these checklists on every concrete polishing project. 

Course Code: TUCPL
Registration Fee: $115 by 12/12; $145 after

Questions about the luncheons should be directed to Rick Yelton at [email protected] or 630-605-7203. To learn more Polished Concrete Pre-Construction Conference
+ Supplemental Bundle.



Quality in Concrete Slabs Luncheon & Forum

Wednesday, January 18 • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Topic: Preventing Problems with Slabs on Ground: Preconstruction Considerations When The Projects Calls for a “Green” Floor

Hosted by World of Concrete 360 and the American Society of Concrete Contractors

Project specifications often require concrete contractors to place "green" floors to help to reduce the project's carbon footprint. In some cases, this request is a material specification calling for ingredients that decarbonize the concrete mix. These ingredients can include Portland limestone cement (C95 IL), additional supplementary cement materials, and even the inclusion of liquid C02.

These ingredients, used to decarbonize concrete mixes, have been lab and beta tested for several years. Researchers have determined that when properly proportioned, batched, and placed, the mixes batched with these materials should perform as ordinary Portland cement concrete.

Meeting these specifications for decarbonized mix designs can become complicated. The factors often discussed in the project phase include ASR mitigation techniques when local aggregates are reactive, accelerated project schedules, and extreme weather conditions. Resultantly, there have been reports of placing difficulties, low strength gain, and indications of reduced long-term surface durability.  

This interactive luncheon will address questions and concerns commonly asked by contractors when preparing for green concrete placement. It's your opportunity to share insights on the concrete slab industry's hottest topics.

Among the question we plan to discuss are:
How can flooring contractors be proactive when tasked to provide durable "green" industrial floors or slab-on-ground?
What questions and concerns regarding ingredients used to decarbonize concrete mixes should concrete contractors discuss with owners, flooring engineers, and ready-mixed concrete producers in the preconstruction meetings to avoid later problems?
What lessons have producers, contractors, and engineers learned with the introduction of C595 IL cements in the last year?

This panel of industry experts, including a concrete contractor, a forensic materials engineer, and a cement and aggregate materials expert, are involved in all aspects of green concrete floor installations.Come to the luncheon on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, to learn, ask questions, and get answers on the best steps for contractors to efficiently deliver a high-quality slab.

Panelists will be:

• Moderator Bob Harris, principal with Structural Services Inc.

Meredith Strow, principal petrographer with Twining Concrete Insight.
David Venegas, president of Vemac.
Stephanie Hampton, senior technical sales engineer, Heidelberg Materials

Questions about the luncheons should be directed to Rick Yelton at [email protected] or 630-605-7203.

Course Code: WESOG
Registration Fee: $115 by 12/12; $145 after





NEW! Women in Construction Workshop & Open Forum 

Tuesday, January 17  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hosted by World of Concrete Education Program 

Course Code: TUWCW
Registration Fee: $195

Questions should be directed to [email protected].

NEW for WOC 2023! Hear from a unique and distinguished panel of women who have gained success in the concrete and construction industries. Panelists represent multi-generations and diverse areas of expertise including concrete materials, specifications & performance; jobsite scheduling, productivity & workforce generational issues; finance management, job costs, profitability & cash flow; and, most importantly, the management of supervisors, foremen and field personnel. Learn More


NEW! Women Construction Business Owners: Trends, Trials, & Triumphs 

Wednesday, January 18  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Presented by Women’s Association of Concrete Professionals

Course Code: WACPWE
Registration Fee: $85 by 12/12; $99 after

NEW for WOC 2023!
Join our panel of leading influencers in the concrete and construction industries. Representing many areas of business expertise — ownership, management, leadership, legal, team building, and human resources – panelists will share challenges, experiences, and real-life scenarios faced as women in the field and how they were able to overcome the hardships and become successful business owners. LEARN MORE

Questions should be directed to Sarah Bryan, WACP Founder/President, [email protected].


SIKA CORPORATION • Waterproofing: The Next Generation of Solutions    
Wednesday, January 18 • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Presented by Sika Corporation

Course Code: SSSWE.
Registration Fee: $115 by 12/12; $135 after

This 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 included in the presentation. LEARN MORE

Questions should be directed to Eric Muench at [email protected].




SIKA CORPORATION - The Future of 3D Printing in the Concrete Industry

Tuesday, January 17 • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Presented by Sika Corporation

Course Code: SIKTU
Registration Fee: $115 by 12/12; $135 after

The innovation of 3D concrete printing will be introduced and the overall process for producing high-end products from start to end will be presented. Material and machine properties, printer styles available, types of applications where 3D concrete printing is used, as well as the benefits it provides to the end user will be covered. LEARN MORE

Questions should be directed to Noah Callantine at [email protected].  




3D Printing in Concrete Construction

Course Code: COBMO - Monday, January 16 - 8:00 am – 11:00 am LEARN MORE
Course Code: COBTH - Thursday, January 19 - 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Registration Fee: $195; $235 after 12/12/22

Presented by COBOD International.

This popular and informative course is being offered twice during the week of WOC – choose your preferred Monday or Thursday morning session. “State of the art” of 3D construction printing will be presented including the different technologies used in current projects plus permitting, structural, material and design considerations. Learn More

Questions should be directed to Philip Lund-Nielsen at [email protected].


NEW! EUCLID - Concrete Floor Topical Treatments & Resurfacing Techniques

Thursday, January 19 • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Presented by Euclid Chemical Company.

Course Code: ECCTH
Registration Fee: $105

NEW for WOC 2023! This presentation will review various surface treatment technologies that affect strength and durability. Curing compounds, cure & seal products, densifiers (hardeners), epoxy coating, micro-topping, and decorative coatings will be covered via case studies and spec guides for both new and repair projects. LEARN MORE

Questions should be directed to Michael Weber at [email protected] or 224-297-0848.


NEW! FAMILY BUSINESS INSTITUTE - Top Ten Reasons Contractors Succeed

Monday, January 16 • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Course Code: FBIMO
Registration Fee: $175 by 12/12/22; $195 after

NEW for WOC 2023! There is comparatively little information about why some contractors experience tremendous success and others do not. This new course is an in-depth look at top 10 reasons contractors succeed and the requisite factors which can be copied and emulated in any size construction organization. LEARN MORE

Questions should be directed to Wayne Rivers at [email protected]


NEW! FORGE FOUNDATION - Finding & Building Tomorrow's Workforce

Presented by the FORGE Foundation

Monday, January 16 • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Course Code: FORGMO
Registration Fee: $110 BY 12/12; $125 after

NEW for WOC 2023! Attendees will learn how FORGE (Family Organizations Recruiting Great Employees) has combatted the skilled trades workforce epidemic over the past 5 years by forming strong partnerships between the construction industry, local/state
governments, education systems, and community workforce. FORGE partners will also share the successful community outreach
programs promoting second chance hires. LEARN MORE

Questions should be directed to [email protected] or 662-327-1964.


NEW! MASTER BUILDERS SOLUTIONS - Meeting and Exceeding Sustainability Targets Using Admixtures 

Tuesday, January 17 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Course Code: MBSTU
Registration Fee: $110 by 12/12; $125 after

NEW for WOC 2023! 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). LEARN MORE

Questions should be directed to [email protected]


NEW! AAC WORLDWIDE - Autoclaved Aerated Concrete as a Sustainable Building Product

Thursday, January 19 • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Presented by AAC Worldwide and Concrete Plant International

Course Code: AACTH
Registration Fee: $75

NEW for WOC 2023! In this session, attendees will learn how AAC can contribute to the structure’s design, how new manufacturing techniques are allowing producers to offer cost-effective components and blocks, and how AAC has been a key component on several projects in Europe and North America. LEARN MORE

Questions should be directed to Judi Taylor at [email protected].