The latest technology and equipment, exciting product demonstrations, and an extensive educational program are among the highlight the upcoming World of Masonry in New Orleans, La., January 8 û 12. Those attending World of Masonry also have the opportunity to visit of the World of Concrete that features about 1600 exhibitions and is the commercial construction industry's largest annual event.

World of Masonry includes more than 150 companies who will be demonstrating and answer questions bout the latest materials, products, equipment, and technology relating to brick, block, stone, and other masonry units. Live action mega demos are held outside and feature local operators and contractors showing equipment in action of performing actual tasks under jobsite conditions.

Ten technical presentations related to the masonry industry are also planned. Subjects covered include masonry materials, quality construction, foreman training, testing and inspection, estimating, repair, and troubleshooting.