Amerimix
BMJ Stone
Echelon Masonry
EZG Manufacturing
Federated Insurance
Fraco USA, Inc.
Hohmann and Barnard, Inc.
Hydro Mobile, Inc.
iQ Power Tools
Kennison Forest Products, Inc.
Mortar Net Solutions
Non-Stop Scaffolding
Pullman Ermator
SPEC MIX LLC
Stabila
Tradesmen's Software, Inc.

MASONRY MADNESS

Don't miss MASONRY MADNESS® at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas! It's a collection of the most exciting masonry competitions in the world and it all takes place on one day, at one location. There's nothing like it on the planet! One event after the other, you'll see the best bricklayers, blocklayers, mason apprentices and tenders battle in four unique masonry contests to prove who is the world's best. You don't want to miss seeing these highly skilled craftsmen compete for the largest value of cash and prizes awarded for any construction industry event held in the world—it's pure MASONRY MADNESS!

Ranked as the top attraction during the World of Concrete/World of Masonry tradeshow, this trowel and mortar party takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center's Bronze Lot. Spectators and webcast viewers will witness an amazing display of human skill and endurance as over 75 masonry warriors fight for the champion title in their respective competitions.

The action in the Bronze Lot is as real as it gets. Anything can happen in Las Vegas, especially during MASONRY MADNESS®, but it only happens once a year, so don't miss out!

MCAA's Masonry Skills Challenge

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
9:00 - 12:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, Bronze Lot

The MCAA's Masonry Skills Challenge is a competition of masonry apprentices in first, second and third year skill levels. The contest is a showcase for skills training in the masonry industry, challenging winning apprentices from regional competitions held throughout the country to determine the top masonry apprentice at each level. The exciting competition spotlights our industry's finest young masons and focuses attention on careers in the masonry industry.

Contestants are divided by experience level, "First Years" who are just entering the trade through "Third Years" who are just about to enter the workforce as journeymen. Each level is given a project to build appropriate to their know-how.

The catch? The projects are a complete surprise! Contestants must build their project without ever having seen the drawings. They haven't been able to practice, and they can't consult their instructor, employer or anyone else during the competition. They have three hours to complete their projects with the given materials.

Awards are presented to the top three apprentices in each skill level. Come and see who wins top honors this year!

Learn more at www.masonryskillschallenge.com.

SPEC MIX Toughest Tender®

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
10:45 - 11:30 AM
Las Vegas Convention Center, Bronze Lot

Prior to the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® competition, each team's tender will prove to the crowd who is the fastest in the "Toughest Tender" contest.

The world's top mason tenders compete for the fastest time setting up their SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® workstation. Watch as they haul tons of brick, block, equipment and materials to beat their peers and take home $2,500 cash and prizes.

The record winning time in this event was set back in 2005 by Felipe Reyes of Connecticut with a time of 11 minutes, 7 seconds.

MCAA's Fastest Trowel on the Block

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
11:30 - 12:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, Bronze Lot

The Fastest Trowel on the Block Competition, hosted by the Mason Contractors Association of America, is a showcase of industry craftsmanship and a testament of both the speed and skill of our industry's workforce. Only those journeymen masons who have the skill, confidence and courage to face-off with the industry's best are invited to compete. This contest proves how important teamwork is in accomplishing a final product.

The competition will pit journeyman masons, accompanied by their favorite tender, against one another in a show of both speed and craftsmanship. Each contestant's goal is to complete as much of a 30 foot long wall as possible, using 8"x8"x16" CMU and the provided mortar in a twenty-minute heat. Contestants must have a high degree of workmanship using normal masonry practices and hand tools.

The contest promotes quality training and pride in workmanship among journeymen and contractors, as well as promoting the craftsmanship, speed and versatility of masonry systems and the masonry workforce. This contest also rewards and highlights the country's best mason journeymen for their hard work and dedication to the trade.

Learn more at www.fastesttrowel.com.

SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500®

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
12:00 - 3:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, Bronze Lot

Who is the nation's best bricklayer? The SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® competition at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas will answer the question.

Each team consists of a mason and mason tender building a 26 foot 8 inch, double wythe brick wall. The most bricks laid in one hour and counted under the quality rules wins the event.

Judged by over 20 highly qualified industry experts, the award places are based on the highest brick counts meeting the quality standards and competition rules. The judges will check each mason's wall for workmanship and production to determine who will make it to the winner's circle, where over $100,000 in cash and prizes will be given away.

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.

Learn more at www.specmixbricklayer500.com.

Masonry Innovations & Workforce Development Zone

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - Thursday, January 25, 2018
9:30 - 5:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, Bronze Lot

Take part in live, hands-on learning demonstrations that showcase the most recent innovations impacting the masonry industry. From cutting-edge products and equipment to technology driven software systems and innovative masonry wall systems, experts in their field will provide information and training that will change how masonry projects are built in the immediate future.

Participating Companies

Building Information Modeling for Masonry (BIM-M)

www.bimformasonry.org

Building Information Modeling for Masonry (BIM-M)

The International Building Information Modeling for Masonry Initiative (BIM-M) is identifying barriers to and strategies for the full implementation of masonry materials and systems into BIM software for the design and construction industries.

Cast Stone Institute

www.caststone.org

Cast Stone Institute

The Cast Stone Institute® is an organization of Cast Stone Manufacturers, Associates, and Concrete Technologists formed for the purpose of improving the quality of Cast Stone and disseminating information regarding its use.

Construction Robotics

www.construction-robotics.com

Construction Robotics

Construction Robotics is a startup company focused on advancing construction through the use of new technology and the same manufacturing principles used for decades in other industries. By leveraging new technology CR believes there can be significant improvements to the way the construction industry operates.

Hohmann and Barnard, Inc.

www.h-b.com

Hohmann and Barnard, Inc.

Hohmann and Barnard, Inc. provides quality and innovative products that architects, engineers and contractors have come to rely on since 1933. Hohmann & Barnard is constantly striving to research and develop the most innovative products that push the industry forward. These include fire resistant, thermally efficient veneer anchors; asphalt free flashings and air barriers; and custom engineered systems for stone veneer & concealed brick lintel systems.

International Masonry Institute (IMI)

www.imiweb.org

International Masonry Institute (IMI)

The International Masonry Institute (IMI) is a strategic alliance between the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers and the contractors who employ those members. Through education, technical support, research and training the IMI works to provide a more efficient construction delivery system.

iQ Power Tools

www.iqpowertools.com

iQ Power Tools

No Dust. No Water. No Problem.

Iron Age Footwear

www.ironagefootwear.com/concrete

Iron Age Footwear

Iron Age Boots are Old School Tough work boots made for Old School Tough workers.

Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA)

www.liuna.org

Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA)

LIUNA—the Laborers’ International Union of North America—is the most progressive, aggressive and fastest-growing union of construction workers, and one of the most diverse and effective unions representing public service employees.

Masonry Heater Association of North America

www.mha-net.org

Masonry Heater Association of North America

MHA is an association of builders, manufacturers and retailers of masonry heaters and masonry wood fired bake ovens whose purpose is to promote the industry, sponsor research and development, shape regulations, standards and codes, inform and educate the public, and further the expertise and professionalism of its membership.

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

www.nccer.org

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

NCCER is a not-for-profit education foundation created to develop standardized construction and maintenance curricula and assessments with portable, nationally-recognized credentials.

PROSOCO, Inc.

www.prosoco.com

PROSOCO, Inc.

PROSOCO's mission is to lead our industry by providing innovative products and services that improve the appearances and performance of our built environment.

SPEC MIX LLC

www.specmix.com

SPEC MIX LLC

SPEC MIX® is your source for high quality factory produced cementitious products for the masonry industry. From mortars for brick, block, stone and restoration work to stucco to core-fill grouts mixes in 80 & 3,000 pound bags, our 60+ North American based plants utilize quality assurance batching equipment and the finest materials to ensure total product consistency and performance throughout your project. The SPEC MIX team has over 80 experienced technical representatives and dedicated lab personnel that work with designers and contractors to select the best suited product for the building application. When it comes to jobsite efficiency, safety productivity we provide mason contractors with numerous silo material mixing systems that maximize a contractor\'s cost savings and profitability…Every job! Visit www.specmix.com for more information.

 


“The MCAA is working to solidify our industry.”

Donald McCauley
Hunt Country Masonry, Inc.
MCAA member since 2010

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