To honor hardworking crews in the construction industry, World of Concrete created the “Crews That Rock” contest sponsored by BASF for WOC 2012. Crews submitted stories and photos of their amazing and inspiring projects from the past year for a chance to win a trip to the show, hotel stays, seminars and other exciting prizes.
After World of Concrete narrowed the finalists down to the top 45 entries, online voting to determine the top three winners began on Nov. 23, 2011, and ended on Dec. 16, 2011. The contest garnered more than 13,000 total votes and tremendous interest throughout social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter.
World of Concrete announced the top three winners on Dec. 19, 2011. First Place was awarded to Southwest Tech Bricklaying & Masonry program for the Memory Walk at the Grant Regional Health Center Foundation. The Southwest Tech crew will receive an airline credit; room nights in a Las Vegas hotel during WOC 2012, complimentary seminars, a bag of free WOC swag and an original painting of the winning project by Brad Burns Construction Fine Art. (www.bradburnsart.com)
The crew from Southwest Tech donated time by laying and sealing engraved bricks within the hospital’s Memory Walk, which was designed to form a sidewalk and patio area surrounding the Healing Garden -- an outdoor space for patients, family and friends to reflect, relax and enjoy a quiet conversation. The Memory Walk also was created to provide a tribute to someone through the purchase of an engraved brick or paver. The proceeds are used to provide scholarship support for nursing students and professional development training for current nurses.
Second Place was awarded to Stark Excavating Inc. for the company’s pour project at the Kirby Hospital Medical Center and Carle Clinic. The second place winners will receive an airline credit; room nights in a Las Vegas hotel during WOC 2012, complimentary seminars and a bag of free WOC swag.