TWO SPOTS LEFT: 2022 MCAA's Fastest Trowel On The Block Registration Is Open
Registration Closes November 15th
By Dan Kamys
On Wednesday, January 19, 2022, MASONRY MADNESS® will once again be the spotlight during the 2022 World of Concrete in Las Vegas in the Silver Lot of the Las Vegas Convention Center. MASONRY MADNESS consists of: The MCAA's Masonry Skills Challenge, MCAA's Fastest Trowel On The Block, SPEC MIX TOUGHEST TENDER®, and the main event, the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500®.
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 is a contest that also 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.
About the Author
Dan Kamys is the Editorial Director of MASONRY Publications.