Today is the final day of the competition for all the competitors in all the competitions and the biggest day of hands-on competition around (i.e. if you can only make one day – this is it). In the case of the Team Works competitors, they have until 5 PM to regroup and get everything completed that they can possibly get done. Today I got to turn in the Safety judges vest and work on the Carpentry side of the fence; framing, drywall, windows, trim, siding, & roofing.
Whereas most teams worked fully as a team yesterday doing the main carpentry work, today the team has to split into their 4 main specialty fields – Plumbing, Electrical, Masonry, & Carpentry. While each can work independently, there are numerous times that one can make or lose big chunks of time depending on how they work together. Overall it was a good reflection of how things are in the field and an interesting look at how some of the competitors react under pressure.
Did someone say we needed some mud today? Mixer is ready to go & being ran by professionals
Overview @ lunch time
2 hours to go –mandatory break
Overview @ 3 PM
That’s all folks – clean it up
Ok seriously, are you kidding me? While I appreciate the laugh (I hope that was done as a joke), you don’t want to know how many points you lost…
Shots of the completed work @ 6 PM when all the judging has been completed and entered. The Technical committee now gets to spend a few hours to crunch all the numbers from all 5 judging categories & the presentation scoring – while I don’t know the final numbers, I do know that teams 2 & 3 were separated by a mere point & a half. From all accounts, this years competitors completed more than any of the previous years competitors & while I can’t speak about last years competition I can say that there work in most cases would put plenty of ” professional ” crews to shame.