Left to Right: 3rd place Post - Secondary Bronze Medal Winner Jesus Ruiz, Arizona; 2nd Place Post- Secondary Silver Medal Winner Khalif Collier Sr., Georgia; 1st Place Post- Secondary Gold Medal Winner Ashton White, North Carolina; next to Ashton is the 1st Place Secondary Gold Medal Winner Grant Helms from North Carolina; 2nd Place Secondary Sliver Medal Winner Jose Jaquez – Valles from Delaware; 3rd Place Bronze Medal Winner Dylan Cates, from Oklahoma.
Al Herndon, Masonry Apprentice North Florida Coordinator (FMAEF) with Christina Thomas, Training Director for Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA). NEFBA has the largest non-union construction apprentice program - 400+ electric, carpentry, HVAC, sheet metal & plumbing. Al & Christina are working on developing an apprenticeship academy for construction with Duval County Schools.
Kenny Tilghman Level 3 Apprentice @ World of Concrete representing the MAF and MCAF Tampa Chapter Apprentice Program
MASONRY MADNESS® is tomorrow!
Catch the action live or online on January 23, 2019
Over $120,000 in cash and prizes will be given away today during MASONRY MADNESS® in Las Vegas! It's a collection of the most exciting masonry competitions in the world and it all takes place on one day in the Bronze Lot of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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MASONRY Q & A :: What is the masonry standard or preferred for a brick veneer bearing on a steel lintel? 4" or 8" bearing?
Lintel bearing for veneer is covered in TMS 402 Chapter 12. Specifically 188.8.131.52.2 states "not less than 4 inches". Your architect/engineer should size it for you. Keep in mind that if it is anchored to the backup you must install and expansion joint at one end minimum. If the opening is very wide you may need an exp jt at both ends. I hope this helps. If not, call me. Thanks for allowing your MAF/MCAA to help.
Jerry Painter, FASTM
September 8, 2018 - Orlando, FL
The Masonry Association of Florida (MAF) held its annual Masonry Apprentice competition and Fastest Trowel on the Block competition on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Florida’s Best Block plant in Orlando, Florida.
The following apprentices were found to be the best in the state:
1st Year Apprentice Winners:
· 3rd Place - Dominic Lindsey – MCAF - K & D Construction
· 2nd Place - Tyler Austin - Central FL - Trinity Contractors, Inc.
· 1st Place - Ruddy Alvarez - Central FL - Trinity Contractors, Inc.
2nd Year Apprentice Winners:
· 3rd Place - Wildy Lozandier - SE Chapter - Coastal Masonry
· 2nd Place - Ruben Ramirez - SWFL MAF - Westcoast Structural
· 1st Place - Randall Pepevnik - MCAF - Pardue Masonry
3rd Place Apprentice Winners:
· 3rd Place - Jabari Francis - SE Chapter -Coastal Masonry
· 2nd Place - Jake Franklin - MCAF - E.L. Shearer C & M
· 1st Place - Kenny Tilghman - MCAF - Billy G & L Masonry
In addition to bragging rights, the winners were awarded cash prizes and our generous sponsors donated tool bags full of masonry tools to the winners.
The MAF's Fastest Trowel on the Block, with six Florida teams competing, was also held on Saturday, September 8 at Florida's Best Block in Orlando.
The team from Pascal Robertson Masonry, Inc., Irvin Willoughby (Mason) and Lawrence Singleton (Tender) took home the grand prize and the opportunity to represent Florida at the MCAA's Fastest Trowel on the Block national competition held in Las Vegas in early 2019.
The other winning teams were:
All of the winners were honored at the Saturday night MAF Masonry Excellence Banquet. Congratulations to all who participated and thank you to all of our very generous sponsors!
Thank you 2018 MAF Sponsors!
We will be meeting at Galuppi’s located at 1103 N Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL 33062.
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Coastal Masonry, Inc.
Office 954-984-0600 Ext.205
1909 NW 16th Street
Pompano Beach FL 33069