2016 Masonry Camp Brings Craftworkers and Architects Together

Journal: Issue 4 - 2016


This September marked the return of the International Masonry Institute’s unique Masonry Camp program, which brings BAC journeyworkers and designers from throughout the United States together for an intense five-day, design-build challenge at the John J. Flynn BAC/IMI International Training Center in Bowie, MD.

Participants were divided into small teams that worked together on the design of a project – in this case, a museum for masonry – and then constructed an element of that design. Along the way, IMI and IMTEF staff offered hands-on training in masonry construction, tile setting and stone, as well as classroom sessions on design.

The journeyworkers enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about their own craft and the work of other BAC members. It was clear that the hands-on experience was the highlight of the program for the architects who attended. They all developed a better understanding of the limitless possibilities of masonry, and the high level of skills that BAC members can bring to projects.

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