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!


SMBL 500 / Masonry Madness Schedule of Events

Tuesday, June 8th:
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER & FTOB Mason and Tender Check-In
2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 & FTOB – Teams Lay Starter Courses
3:00 p.m. – Start Livestream promo setting up “Gameday” – Live Sponsor Demos 

Wednesday, June 9th ”Gameday”
8:00 a.m. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Competitor Check-In
8:00 a.m. Start MCAA Masonry Skills Challenge
8:45 a.m. Livestream Broadcast Begins
9:00 a.m. Start SPEC MIX TOUGHEST TENDER® Competition
9:20 a.m. Start MCAA’s Fastest Trowel on the Block
10:00 a.m. Start SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 (includes rest period and tooling time) 
11:20 a.m. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Judging
1:00 p.m. Awards Presentation

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   
SILENT AUCTION: ROOM W103 11:00 AM – 12:45 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.

This year, whether you are attending WOC in June, or planning to attend WOC 2022 in January, you now have the
opportunity to bid (starting on June 7) on all items in both the live & silent auctions online!



The CIM Auction will be conducted entirely online using Ritchie Bros. Auctioneer's Timed Auction system.  
It's easy to register, and you will be able to bid on all of the items in support of the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) 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 - Specifications for Polished Concrete
Tuesday, June 8   11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Course Code: TUCPL
Location: LVCC North Hall - Room N247
Registration Fee: $105; $135 after 5/10/21

ACI-ASCC Committee 310 recently released a new specification on polished concrete (ACI-ASCC 310.1-20). An expert panel of those involved with development of the new specification will explain the implications for polishing contractors. Topics include polisher certification, pre-construction conferences, mock-ups, testing, quality assurance acceptance, and more. The panel will discuss how the contractor can help guide the specifier towards the finished look their clients desire while managing expectations.

The panel will also discuss the contradictions that can arise within a polishing specification and how to handle those to everyone’s
satisfaction. 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, such as:

  • QC tests to use (DOI or gloss)
  • documents to reference
  • manufacturers permitted, required materials, approval of alternatives
  • specific polishing steps to follow
  • protection requirements
  • ways to work through the contradictions to satisfy all parties

Don’t miss the chance to learn how to steer your customers towards sensible and productive specifications.

Panelists are Clark Branum, Advanced Concrete Coatings and former chair of ACI-ASCC Committee 310; Bob Harris, Structural Services Inc.; Roy Bowman, Solid Surface Care; and Pat Harrison, Structural Services Inc. 

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











Quality in Concrete Slabs Luncheon & Forum - Specifications for Industrial Floors and Pavements:
Opportunities and Threats
Wednesday, June 9   11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Course Code: WESOG
Location: LVCC North Hall - Room N247
Registration Fee: $105; $135 after 5/10/21

Two of today’s hottest markets in concrete construction are interior industrial floors and exterior industrial concrete pavements for
parking lots and distribution centers. Learn what to look for in a contract/specification for these markets that might get you into trouble. This can include vapor retarders, moisture expectations, flatness/levelness expectations, site preparation requirements, 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. Panelists are Jim Klinger, ASCC; Chris Tull, CRT Concrete Consulting; Jon Hansen, National Ready Mixed Concrete
Association; and Bryan Birdwell, Structural Services Inc.

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