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Introduction to Masonry

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • Introduction to Masonry is a free online course which is designed for anyone who wants to understand the work done by masons in the construction industry. Masonry is an ancient trade and refers to the building of structures using individual units that are bound together by mortar. The quality of the materials and the workmanship involved go a long way in building durable masonry structures. The course is divided into three modules, each covering an essential aspect of the trade: the history of masonry, tools and equipment, and measurements and drawings used by masons. The course also introduces the learner to basic masonry units such as clay bricks, concrete blocks, and stone. Furthermore, masonry tasks like the spreading of mortar, furrowing, buttering, and brick laying technique are discussed. The course provides a list of terms used in and associated with the profession. This free online course will be of great interest to all professionals who want to understand what the masonry trade encompasses and learn the basics of masonry. It will also be of interest to all learners who want to gain a comprehensive understanding of a mason's job.

  • Having completed this course the learner will be able to:
    - Recognize the importance of masonry as a trade;
    - Discuss in brief the history of masonry;
    - List the terms associated with masonry;
    - Describe the masonry units and building materials that are used in the industry;
    - Identify the various tools and equipment used by masons;
    - State the importance of math skills and drawings in masonry.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Introduction to Masonry
  • Free

  • 1-2 Hours

  • US AID

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

Modules List( 4 )
  • INTRODUCTION TO MASONRY
  • Module
    1
    Introduction to Masonry
    • Learn more about masonry.
    • Masonry - Learning Outcomes
    • An Introduction to Masonry Trade
    • History of Masonry
    • Terms Associated with Masonry
    • Masonry Units and Binding Materials
    • Wall Structure Techniques
    • Masonry Tasks and Basic Bricklaying Techniques
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 2: Masonry Tools and Equipment
    • Learn more about masonry tools and equipment.
    • Masonry Tools and Equipment - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Masonry Tools and Equipment
    • Hand Tools and Mortar Mixing Equipment
    • Measures and Measuring Tools
    • Power Tools and Other Masonry Equipment
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 3: Masonry - Measurement and Drawings
    • Learn more about masonry measurement and drawings.
    • Measurements and Drawings - Learning Outcomes
    • Masonry Math
    • Drawings and Specifications
    • Lesson Summary
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 4: Introduction to Masonry Assessment
    • You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
    • Introduction to Masonry Assessment
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