Introduction to Masonry - Revised
Learn about the history of masonry materials, tools, equipment, measurements and concrete masonry units.
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This free online course on Masonry will introduce you to the basic masonry units such as clay bricks, concrete blocks, and stone. You will learn the correct process for masonry work such as the spreading of mortar, furrowing, buttering, and bricklaying. Then, you will learn about the important terms associated with the profession such as a "course" - which is a horizontal layer of similar bricks or stones that are bonded with mortar - and "hearting" which is the interior portion of a wall between the facing and backing.
Furthermore, you will learn about the essential masonry hand tools and equipment, including the different types of trowels for leveling, spreading and shaping mortar or concrete, mortar hoes for achieving the right consistency when mixing water with dry ingredients, line stretchers for keeping lines straight vertically and horizontally, and more. You will also learn the importance of math skills to be able to accurately read masonry specifications and drawings.
This 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. Enroll in this online course today and start learning about masonry construction, commonly used tools, equipment, and techniques.Start Course Now
Introduction to Masonry
Introduction to Masonry - Learning Outcomes
An Introduction to Masonry Trade
History of Masonry
Terms Associated with Masonry
Masonry Units and Binding Materials
Wall Structure Techniques
Introduction to Masonry - Lesson Summary
Masonry Tools and Equipment
Masonry Tools and Equipment - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Masonry Tools and Equipment
Hand Tools and Mortar Mixing Equipment
Power Tools and Other Masonry Equipment
Masonry Tools and Equipment - Lesson Summary
Measurement and Drawings
Measurement and Drawings - Learning Outcomes
Drawings and Specifications
Measurement and Drawings - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:
- Discuss 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
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