The 2016 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Digital Magazine is Out!

The 2016 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Digital Magazine is Out!



10 Reasons to join the Masonry Team! 
Let's Lay Some Brick — The Event that Honors the Masonry Trade. 
The Ultimate Showdown — Will there be a 3-timer? 
The Future is Now — Recruiting Masonry's Future 
2016 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Competitor Roster 
Masonry Innovations— See the Latest 
Laying by the Rules 
The Masonry Foundation 
The 2015 Regional Series


Get the official issue of the 2016 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® World Championship Magazine NOW!It covers all aspects of the 14th annual World Championship competition and all the times of the preliminary events, the MCAA Masonry Skills Challenge, SPEC MIX TOUGHEST TENDER®, and MCAA's Fastest Trowel on the Block. For those attending the World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas, you'll want to read this magazine to see what's new in this year's MASONRY MADNESS™ Arena. The magazine also provides the rules, competitor roster and bios of the 23 masons battling it out in the 14th Annual SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® to take home the title of "World's Best Bricklayer!"

Included in the magazine for masonry enthusiasts are feature stories about the latest advancements sure to strengthen the masonry industry. Learn about workforce development initiatives, the MCAA's Masonry Foundation, new product and equipment innovations on the market to increase the quality, productivity and safety of mason crews. Readers will also hear the next generation of masons' perspective on what needs to change in the masonry industry to effectively take on the challenge of workforce development and recruiting in today's labor market.

This exciting issue is available digitally online and in print, 18,000 print issues will be distributed with January's MASONRY Magazine and a limited amount will be available at the MASONRY MADNESS™ Arena. The online digital version is available to view right NOW by going to the link above.

Save the date for the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 World Championship: February 3, 2016 starting at12:15 PM PT in the WOC Gold Lot's MASONRY MADNESS Arena. Remember, all 4 competitions will be broadcast LIVE and online with coverage starting at 9:00 AM PT—so don't miss it. Better yet—see you at the BIG Show!

Additional Event Information:

The SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® World Championship details:

  • Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016
  • Location: Las Vegas Convention Center Gold Lot in the MASONRY MADNESS Arena
  • Purse: Grand prize is a 2016 Ford F-250 4x4 XLT Super Duty truck and over $15,000 in cash and prizes
  • Time: 12:15 PM to 3:30 PM PT

As part of the MASONRY MADNESS™ Day events, there are 3 masonry under-card competitions held in the same location preceding the 2016 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 World Championship. They start as follows (all times PT):

  • The MCAA Masonry Skills Challenge, 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon. See 23 Regional Champion apprentices compete for the National title.
  • SPEC MIX TOUGHEST TENDER®, 10:45 AM. Mason tenders race to set up a masonry work station in the fastest time to win $2500 in cash.
  • MCAA's Fastest Trowel on the Block, 11:30 AM. Eighteen skilled masons' battle for 20 minutes to build concrete block walls with speed and accuracy to win $8,000 in cash.