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Introduction to Masonry

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Introduction to Masonry
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  • Certification
  • The course Introduction to Masonry is a 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 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 celebrate and share your success. It is:

    • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results


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