Who is the nation's best bricklayer? The Spec Mix Bricklayer 500 World Championship competition at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas will answer the question. Each team consists of a journeyman mason and mason tender competing to build a 26-foot, 8-inch, double wythe brick wall, laying as many brick as possible in one hour.

A team of highly qualified industry experts check each mason’s wall for workmanship and production to determine who will make it to the winner’s circle. Winners take home more than $100,000 in cash and prizes and the champion is awarded the title "World's Best Bricklayer" and handed the keys to drive home in the grand prize, a new Ford F-250 4x4 SuperDuty Truck.

Attendees set their schedules around this event and the bricklayers give the crowd an unbelievable show by laying as many as 800 or more bricks in one hour. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 12 p.m. in the Gold Lot.

Learn more at Spec Mix Bricklayer 500.

This event is part of Masonry Madness, a collection of the most exciting masonry competitions in the world, and it all takes place on one day, at one location. The World of Concrete 2016, takes place Feb. 2-5 with seminars starting on Feb. 1. This will be the largest show in more than six years with 1,300 exhibitors in 600,000 plus square feet of indoor and outdoor space. You’ll want to take advantage of all the educational and networking opportunities, new product unveilings and demonstrations, and live events and competitions. Register for World of Concrete 2016 before Dec. 15 to get early-bird pricing.