The World of Concrete Feb 2nd through 5th 2010

The World of Concrete is coming, February 2nd through the 5th, 2010. You know what that means. The World of Concrete is the industry’s only annual international event solely dedicated to commercial concrete and the masonry construction industry. The event features indoor and outdoor exhibits with the industry’s leading suppliers and manufacturers, showcasing their innovative products and technology. There will be exciting demonstrations and competitions, a world-class education program, and the information you need to sustain and grow your business.


Among the competitions there will be:



Twenty teams of one bricklayer and one tender will compete to lay a double wythe 26′ wall in 60 minutes. This is the premier bricklaying competition in the world with winners of regional competitions from around the nation competing for the title of “World’s Best Brick Layer”.


The Power Tools & Accessories Skills Challenge at World of Concrete

Contestants will compete on safety knowledge and tool usage on tasks performed by concrete and mason contractors. The challenges include demolition, measuring, drilling and fastening. There will be daily competitions and a daily winner.


The Concrete Producer’s Challenges

John Deere Load America Competition

Pre-certified drivers will demonstrate their operating and safety knowledge of front-end loaders. The competition will test contestants’ skills including a figure-8 pattern driving, accurate rear-stops, and more. Contestants speed, safety and the accuracy they display on the course.


International Masonry Skills Challenge

The International Masonry Skills Challenge features masonry apprentices in first, second and third year skill levels. The contest showcases skills training in the masonry industry, challenging winning apprentices from regional U.S. and foreign competitions to find the top masonry apprentice at each level. This exciting competition spotlights our industry’s finest young masons and focuses attention on careers in the masonry industry.


Fastest Trowel on the Block

The Fastest Trowel on the Block Competition is a showcase of industry craftsmanship and a testament of both the speed and skill of our industry’s workforce. Only those few journeymen masons who have the skill, confidence and courage to face-off with the industry’s best are invited to compete.


This is part of a series of articles we will have on the forthcoming World of Concrete

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