2018 NC State Sigmon Memorial Design Competition
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The team of, left to right, Meredith Layman, Matthew Bullard, and Abby Bagwell have won the NC State University College of Design Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Award for 2018. The winning team shares a semester’s tuition as their prize. The competition required the team to design and model a hypothetical masonry office building. The competition is part of Professor J. Patrick Rand’s “Architectural Construction Systems” class at NC State University’s College of Design and is a graded class assignment. Thirteen teams participated. Finishing in second place was the team of John Durkee, Fate Malek , and Andrea Velosa. Third place was Ben Credle, Jack McManus, and Patrick Meiburg, and fourth place went to the team of Sydney Shoffner, Emily Simon, and NCMCA Past President Doug Burton and architect and builder Vinny Petrarca, a principal at Tonic Design | Tonic Construction, served as judges for the October event. The scholarship is named in memory of David, Randy, and Dwayne Sigmon. 2018 marks the 18th year for the NC State/NCMCA Sigmon design competition.
65th Annual State Fair Apprentice Contestants
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Thirty-three contestants competed in the 65th Annual North Carolina State Fair Masonry Apprentice Contest October 15, 2018 in Raleigh, here pictured with NCMCA contest officials Ryan Shaver, Doug Burton, and Clavin Brodie.
Helms Wins 65th Annual State Fair Contest
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Grant Helms of Helms Masonry in Mount Pleasant, NC is the new champion of the 2018 North Carolina State Fair Masonry Apprentice Contest held October 15th in Raleigh. Thirty-three contestants competed for more than $7,000 in cash and tool prizes. Finishing second through fifth place respectively were Conor Hallman, Shadd Little both from McGee Brothers Company; Jon Carnes of Griffin Masonry; and Rex Huntley of Huntley Brothers Company.
Raleigh Chapter Hosted at Historic Fishing Club
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For their October meeting, Chapter President Bo Black (far right) and the Raleigh Chapter were hosted by Custom Brick & Supply Company at the historic Milburnie Fishing Club in Raleigh. The club was built in 1913 on land granted by King George to the Hinton family sometime around 1730. A new tradition begins? Photograph by Ray Walls.
Erwin High School Career Fair
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In October, Land of the Sky Chapter members participated in a Career Fair at Erwin High School in Buncombe County. Mike Rogers, left, of Michael J. Rogers Masonry provided demonstrations and hands-on masonry experience to Erwin students. Photo by Ryan Shaver
SCMA UNC-Charlotte BlockFest
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In October, plant manager Hubert Rodriguez (far right) provided a tour of the Oldcastle block plant in Charlotte for students studying at UNC-Charlotte. The tour was part of the Southeast Concrete Masonry Association (SCMA) annual fall BlockFest where students in engineering and construction management programs get to see the CMU manufacturing process and have hands-on block laying experience provided by journeymen masons. Bill Broadway, Doc McGee, Cliff McGee and Greg Huntley of McGee Brothers Company provided masonry installation instruction.
NCMCA Visits Austin, Texas
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