Video: 2013 National Craft Championships
In early May 2013, a field of 137 craft trainees competed for top honors in 13 crafts at Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) 2013 National Craft Championships. Competitors first took an intense, two-hour written exam and then competed in a hands-on practical performance tests in their respective craft including carpentry, electrical-industrial, electrical-residential, fire sprinkler, HVAC, instrumentation fitting, insulation, millwright, pipefitting, plumbing, sheet metal, welding-pipe, welding-structural.
Judges scored the written test and the hands-on portion of the test, which turned a convention center in Birmingham, Ala. into an active construction site, to determine the winners of the competition. A full list of winners can be found here.