2020 INSTALLER COMPETITION

2020 Northeast Hardscape Installer Championships

Entries are limited to the first 16 completed registrations
Entry forms will be available beginning on September 1, 2019

Competition Format

There will be two Preliminary Rounds of 8 teams each. The 4 teams with the highest score from the first day will advance to the Championship Round to take place the following day. 

Between each preliminary round, each construction area will be returned as close as possible to its original state by the participating team, so the subsequent team may compete without any noticeable advantage or disadvantage.

During the preliminary round(s) each team’s score will be calculated based on completeness, compliance to industry guidelines, safety, quality and craftsmanship by each judge as detailed in the Preliminary Round Judging Form.

The team’s Preliminary Round Total Score will be the sum of their score from all judges during the preliminary round.

At the end of the preliminary round(s), each team will be ranked based on their Preliminary Round Total Score. The four teams with the highest total scores will advance to the Championship round.

During the Championship round, each team will be given ninety (90) minutes to complete their construction, according to their own creative design in the assigned construction area using the materials provided.

During the Championship round each team’s score will be calculated based on completeness, compliance to industry guidelines, safety, quality, craftsmanship and creativity as detailed in the Championship Round Judging Form by each judge.

The team’s Championship Round Total Score will be the sum of their scores from all judges during the Championship round.

At the end of the Championship round, each team will be ranked based on their Championship Round Total Score. In the case of a tie, the judges will determine the final ranking.

The team ranked highest will be declared the “Regional Installer Champion.”

Layout and Work

During each preliminary round, all teams will construct an 8’x10’ patio area within 60 minutes as detailed in the supplied drawing involving:

4”x 8” pavers installed in a herringbone pattern with a soldier course

Bedding sand, edge restraint

Compaction without joint sand

Installation of a 12” high seat wall plus coping comprised of 4”x8”x12” wall block intersecting at 90° in one corner and extending 64”in one direction and 40” in the other

  1. Note: Joints will not be filled with sand nor will a final compaction be performed
  2. After the judging, it is the responsibility of each team to repalletize the materials used. Failure to do this will result in a forfeiture.

All materials to be used in the construction will be provided and placed in the team’s assigned area. Pre-cut or discarded materials left from previous rounds cannot be used in the construction. Teams cannot supply their own materials.

Teams are required to be at their designated construction area not less than 15 minutes prior to the start of the round they are competing in. Failure to arrive at this time will constitute a withdrawal from the Northeast Hardscape Expo Installer Championship.