EZ Scaffold Corp.
EZG Manufacturing
Federated Insurance
Fraco USA, Inc.
Hohmann and Barnard, Inc.
Husqvarna Construction Products N.A.
Hydro Mobile, Inc.
iQ Power Tools
Kennison Forest Products, Inc.
Mortar Net Solutions
Non-Stop Scaffolding
Tradesmen's Software, Inc.
May 12, 2005 9:09 AM CDT

Village Built In Just Two-Days at Masonry Showcase!


The first Masonry Village was constructed at this year's Masonry Showcase and proved to be the talk of the town. Five teams, consisting of architects and mason contractors, competed at the contest in Chicago and all completed amazing masonry projects in just a two-day period. The teams were given masonry products including brick, block, stone and glass block to create five awe inspiring structures. The projects were judged by a panel of architects from CSI and the following awards were given:

1st Place


Architects: RMC Architects
Contractors: R&D Masonry

2nd Place (tied)

Porch Swing

Architects: Architectural Nexus
Contractors: Snyder Masonry

2nd Place (tied)

Archway to the Village

Architects: Guarjardo REC Architects, LLC
Contractors: Restore Masonry

3rd Place (tied)

La-Z-Arch (Brick Hammock)

Architects: Minoru Yamasaki Associates
Contractors: Koch Masonry, Davenport Masonry

3rd Place (tied)

Chicago Benches

National Association for Women in Masonry (NAWM)
Bricklayers and Allied Craftsworkers Local #1 of Washington (BAC)

Best Use of Glass Block
Chicago Benches

People's Choice
Archway to the Village

This new addition to our competition program has proved to be an excellent event to highlight masonry and its many uses, flexibility and creative potential to thousands of attendees. We are very excited for what next year's contest will bring and already have a number of teams lined up to compete.

Keep posted for further information and contact Colin Faul at 800-536-2225 if interested in competing in the 2006 MCAA Masonry: It Makes a Village Contest.

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