Masonry Institute of Iowa

6919 Vista Drive
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Phone: 515-252-0637

Student Field Days

Architectural Student Field Day - Every October, the Masonry Institute of Iowa holds Student Field Days. This event is designed to give architectural students a taste of designing and building with masonry. The students get to design a project in class,and during the Student Field Day, they tour a finished project, a project in process, a block plant, and finally a brick plant. At the brick plant, they get to implement their designs with the help of Institute Members donations of materials and time.

Field Day for 2016 is in the works for Thursday, October 13.

Rhino Block Plant
United Brick Plant
Vintage Main - Ankeny
Confluence on Third - downtown Des Moines

Thanks to all our sponsors!
Brick industry Association - breakfast
United Brick
TCC Materials
Star Equipment
Laborers 177
Rhino Material
Architectural Products

Engineering Student Field Day - On April 26, 2016, 40 ISU Engineering students participated in the hands-on experience of actually building a masonry structure in the parking lot by the Town Engineering Building.  Brad Perkins, P.E., Lecturer, ISU, has been instrumental in getting this event scheduled each year. This event allows the students to create masonry structures or mini Campaniles and experience masonry hands on. The students leave this event with a great appreciation and excitement for Masonry. Our thanks to all who contributed their time, labor and materials to make this day a success!  Those include Midland Concrete Products-Marshalltown, Scott Ellingson/TCC Materials and the Masonry Institute of Iowa.

The field day for 2017 has not been scheduled yet.

Masonry Institute of Iowa
6919 Vista Drive
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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