408 House Construction, Wall and Floor Tiling

Finalists

  • Valtteri Heinineva,
    Kemi-Tornionlaakson koulutuskuntayhtymä Lappia
  • Aatu Karjalainen,
    Pohjois-Karjalan koulutuskuntayhtymä Riveria
  • Jeremias Karppinen,
    Kemi-Tornionlaakson koulutuskuntayhtymä Lappia
  • Aarni Korpelin,
    Jyväskylän koulutuskuntayhtymä Gradia
  • Santeri Palo,
    Vantaan ammattiopisto Varia
  • Markus Rapsa,
    Vantaan ammattiopisto Varia

Competition task structure and central task module components

The task consists of a masonry part and two separate tiling parts. The competitor will perform a masonry task in accordance with the drawings, and tile a wall. The competitors receive drawings of the task to be completed, templates for tiling and written and oral work instructions.

The total work time is ca. 17,5 hours over the three competition days in accordance with the separate schedule provided in the beginning of the competition.

Task 1. Tiling with personal hand tools or those provided at the finals in accordance with a dimensional image or drawings
Competition time 6 h, 30 points

Task 2. Masonry of a garden construction with hand tools provided at the finals in accordance with a dimensional image or drawings
Competition time 7 h, 50 points

Task 3. Tiling with personal hand tools or those provided at the finals in accordance with a dimensional image or drawings
Competition time 4 h, 20 points

 

Competition task assessment criteria

The main focus in the evaluation is on objective assessment areas such as dimensional accuracy, vertical and horizontal straightness, and smoothness.

Task 1. Tiling, 30 points

  • Measures of length and width, vertical and horizontal straightness, surface smoothness (22 points)
  • Visual look, general appearance, professional way of working, missing parts (6 points)
  • Work safety (2 points)

Task 2. Masonry of a garden construction, 50 points

  • Measures of length and width, vertical and horizontal straightness, surface (40 points)
  • Work safety (2 points)
  • Visual look, general appearance, professional way of working, missing parts (8 points)

Task 3. Tiling, 20 points

  • Measures of length and width, vertical and horizontal straightness, surface smoothness (15 points)
  • Work safety (1 point)
  • Visual look, general appearance, professional way of working, missing parts (4 points)

 

Description of the assessment process

The competition tasks are modular so that the daily results can be assessed separately. The total score for the competition tasks is 100 points.

The evaluation is performed using a WorldSkill-based CIS scoring system. The results are announced by module. The competition performance is assessed at the end of each module. The judges assess the competitors during the competition by monitoring them and measuring dimensional accuracy and accordance with the drawings.

The score weighting between masonry and tiling tasks is ca. 50/50 points. The main focus in the evaluation is on objective assessment areas such as dimensional accuracy, vertical and horizontal straightness, surface smoothness, and work safety. Subjective assessment makes up ca. 15 points, which includes the tidiness of the work and the workstation, smoothness of the seams and the general appearance of the finished product.

Should the competitor present a risk to the competitor’s or others’ safety, the competition performance may be interrupted.

 

Materials, equipment and work phases used and the competition area

Each competitor has a separate workstation. There are platforms for tiling and masonry. The competition organizer provides the following machines, equipment and supplies

The primary materials used in the competition are MRT bricks and NRT bricks, regular Pukkila 147×147 wall tiles and middlesized dry pressed tiles, which the competition organizer provides at the competition area.

The competitor mixes the tile plaster needed in the competition. The mortar for the masonry is made by the competition organizer and delivered to the workstation.

The organizer also provides the following tools: a battery-powered drill, coping saw, sander and a dust extractor attached to them.

 

What the competitor brings to the competition venue

Protective equipment used on a construction venue

The competitors brings their personal work clothes with safety colours, safety gloves, safety shoes, respirators, safety goggles, ear muffs and safety helmet.

Equipment

Ordinary masonry and tiling tools including a tile saw, work benches, tiling platforms and a work stand with which you can reach the height of 2,500mm.

NB!

Any other electrical or battery-powered tools than the ones listed above are not allowed in the competition. This includes e.g. curved tile cutters attached to the work bench for cutting the tiles.

 

Preliminary task and assessment as a whole

The preliminary task can be found here (pdf). It can be changed for the competition max. 30%.

 

Judges

  • main judge, Hannu Korhonen, Gradia
  • Hannu Toivanen, Esedu
  • Jukka Ruuskanen, Samiedu
  • Ari Backlund, E. Vuorio Oy
  • Kimmo Anttonen, Talonrakennusteollisuus ry
  • Marko Niskanen, Rakennusliitto ry
  • Janne Väyrynen, Joen Talo Oy
  • Pertti Kämäräinen, Gradia

Taitaja Competition enables the develompent of competence and competence demonstration for the competitors. The judges of the skill categories will give feedback to the competitors during the competition and they will also evaluate the competition tasks. The presentations and ideas created during the competition are in the public domain and can be used by an individual or an enterprise. The presentations and ideas can be used as they are or further developed. The Taitaja2019 event is mainly publicly funded from the semifinals to the finals. The materials produced during the event are openly availabe without any usage fees.