The Masonry Association of Florida BLOCK-toberfest event was on Friday, October 26, 2018 at the Maschmeyer Concrete Company of Florida Debary block plant with Block Strong as a sponsor. Troy Maschmeyer, Steve Bishop, Donna Hinson and Matt Sitter are pictured alongside legislators Rene Plasencia and Stockton Reeves.
For Engineers, Contractors, Building Officials & masonry Industry professionals...
Whether designing, building, testing or inspecting, when you’re working with masonry, understanding all of the codes and specifications governing the various masonry components (block, brick, grout, mortar and steel) is essential.
Course includes TMS 402/602 Codes book and printed mark-up excerpts of ASTM materials. All other course materials distributed via USB flash drive. Classroom training requires participants to bring a laptop computer with USB flash capabilities.
Classroom Training: $399
MAF & BOAF Members: $349
Next class: November 9-10, 2018 in Orlando.
More info: www.masonryworkshop.com
TAMPA BAY MASONRY APPRENTICESHIP COMPETITION
WHEN: SATURDAY JUNE 2, 2018
TIME: 8:30 AM -12:00 PM
WHERE: CEMEX YARD, 9117 Florida Mining Blvd, Tampa, FL
CONTACT: RSVP 239 201-6089
AWARDS CEREMONY & LUNCH BEGINS IMMEDIATELY AFTER COMPETITION
Saturday, May 19, 2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Orlando Technical College
Mid Florida Campus
Come out to show your support as the MAF Central Chapter Apprentices compete for a space at the MAF State Apprentice Competition! Hamburgers, Hot dogs & Cold Drinks after the competition!
Click on the flyer at right for more information or contact:
Sheila Parsons - Program Coordinator
Submitted by Al Herndon, FMAEF
On April 25, 2017 in Lakeland at the Florida Skills State Conference, Olivia Bruening, a Senior at River Oak Technical College in Live Oak Florida, won 1st place in the Masonry Contest. Olivia competed with 14 of the best secondary masonry students in Florida and won 1st Place! Olivia will represent Florida at Skills USA In Louisville on June 22nd.
Olivia has been competing in the FMAEF Masonry Showcase in Starke Florida for the last two years. In February, Olivia was part of the River Oak Technical College Masonry Team that finished 3rd out of seven schools competing. Olivia scored the highest points for her team and advanced to the Florida Skills State Masonry Contest. Olivia has outstanding masonry skills and she has been recognized by her school and the school board, as well as the masonry industry in Florida, for her hard work in masonry.
Congratulation Olivia, and best of luck in Louisville!
FL DEPT OF CORRECTION VOCATIONAL TEACHER MASONRY
We recently acquired a project that has brick veneer over CMU. The plans do not show any expansion joints and the specifications do not mention anything about locations. The GC told us to put them where we thought they should be located.
What should I do?
First, check your bid form scope of work and contract to make sure someone did not slip into your paperwork. this is design criteria and not your responsibility.
I do not have a “Gibbs List of rules”, but if I did, this rule would be close to the top, if not #1! Put it in writing! This is a classic opportunity to send to the GC a request for information
(rFi). i have even had CM’s and GC’s complain that if I put it in writing, then they will “Have to” respond.
Well, “Duh”, isn’t that the point?
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