Masonry Skills Challenge

Tuesday, Jan. 18, 11 A.M.-3:30 P.M.

The Masonry Skills Challenge is a competition of masonry apprentices in first-, second-, and third-year skill levels. Contestants are divided by experience level and each level will be given a project to build appropriate to their know-how. The projects, however, are a complete surprise and contestants will have three hours to complete them with the given materials. Awards will be presented to the top three apprentices in each skill level.

Fastest Trowel on the Block Competition

Thursday, Jan. 20, 1:30 p.m

Take part in a showcase of industry craftsmanship and a testament of both the speed and skill of our industry’s workforce. Each contestant’s goal is to complete as much of an 18-blocking wall as possible, using 8-x8-x16-inch CMU and the provided mortar in a 20-minute heat. Contestants must have a high degree of workmanship using normal masonry practices and hand tools.