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Efficiency

World's Best Bricklayers

Alice-India Garwood
by Alice-India Garwood on January 31, 2019

What makes an internationally recognised bricklayer? Is it the speed at which they lay the bricks, or the accuracy? Creativity? All over the world there are competitions which run to find the world’s best bricklayers. From Melbourne to Las Vegas, the world wants to know!

January of this year, in Melbourne, will see the best bricklayers in the world come together to compete for the title of best brickie in the world.

But, what does it take to become the best bricklayer in the world?

Bobtrade, Brickie, Bricklayer, Bricklaying, Construction, Materials, Supplies[Photo Credit: The New York Times]

In 2018, mum-of-three Sheree Canham - the first ever woman entrant to the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® World Championships - set a personal best of 646 bricks in just 60 minutes!

The aussie mason travelled from New South Wales with her family to compete in front of a record number of spectators in its 16 year history.

The 2018 winners were David Chavez and Miguel Contreras who laid 698 bricks in the same hour and received no deductions at all for their skill. An incredible triumph.

Who’s the most creative brickie you know? Do you think they could compete with the likes of Ashley Terron who went on to win the WorldSkills Best Bricklayer title at the Skills Olympics in 2013?

Bobtrade, Brickie, Bricklayer, Bricklaying, Construction, Materials, Supplies[Photo Credit: WorldSkills]

Terron was mere millimetres away from a perfect score with his incredible creation scoring 89.35pc. Not only was it efficiently put together, it was also a brilliant design, utilising Germany’s national bird the black eagle. In other competitions Terron has even created a Canadian maple leaf design.

With talk of automation taking over the industry, these incredible bricklayers may just put robots like SAM and Robi One to shame.

Bobtrade, Brickie, Bricklayer, Bricklaying, Construction, Materials, Supplies[Photo Credit: The New York Times]

We should all feel inspired by these brilliant brickies who set a high standard for the rest of us. We can’t wait to see who 2019 shines a light on, not just in bricklaying, but in other aspects of the construction industry.

Tags: Efficiency

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Alice-India Garwood

Alice-India Garwood

Content Marketing Executive at Bobtrade. Interested in design, sustainability and the history of construction. I love all things indie and theatrical.