Each year, the Atlanta chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) hosts its Block Kids Building Competition. This award-winning program introduces children to the construction industry in an effort to create awareness and promote careers within the trade.

This year’s annual event was held on November 11th, 2017 at the Goodwill Career Center in Decatur, GA. Open to grades K-6, students from all around the area came to test their creative skills as they were given forty-five minutes to create a structure using only 100 LEGO blocks, a piece of string, a rock, and a piece of tin foil.

Imaginations ran wild, as participants eagerly let their imaginations flow into their LEGO structures. However, once the competition began, complete silence swept the room and structures began to rise from the tables – cranes, planes, boats; everything the mind could conjure started to take shape.

Upon completion, judges interviewed students to find out how and why they built their individual designs. This year’s winner created a piece of construction machinery designed to move products to and from a job site safely. We are continually surprised and inspired by the creativeness of each program participant.

It is imperative that we continue to reach out to our kids at an early stage to introduce them to the exciting careers and opportunities that the construction industry has to offer. As a proud sponsor of the annual Block Kids Building Competition, Spectra is honored to help support this goal, as we look forward to seeing the future of the construction industry take shape right before our very eyes.