LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Conventions in Las Vegas are officially back as the World of Concrete got underway Tuesday.
The convention marks a few firsts with it being the first major convention in the convention center's West Hall and it being the first since the pandemic started.
A Spec Mix Bricklayer 500 competition is also set to take place on Wednesday.
Tom Clark, host of the Spec Mix Bricklayer 500 says there will be 21 teams competing.
"The masons have one hour to build the best wall that they can with 500 bricks," Clark said.
Clark says the winner will walk away with a Ford F-250.
Clark says the Spec Mix Bricklayer 500 is happy to be back in Las Vegas for the convention.
"We are so excited to be back in Vegas, its the best place to be," Clark said.
Welcome back @WorldofConcrete!
Today several World Championship competitors will participate in the @SPECMIX Bricklayer 500!
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