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Combined Basic and Advanced Bricklaying Program

Occupational Objective and Outline

In this comprehensive Bricklaying Program, students will receive a holistic hands-on training experience that covers both basic and advanced techniques essential for a successful career in the masonry industry.

 

Bricklaying Techniques Covered:

  1. Mortar Handling:

    • Students will master the art of spreading, furring, and flattening mortar, ensuring proficiency before laying each brick or concrete masonry unit.

  2. Mason Lines and Layout:

    • Emphasis on marking off and erecting mason lines for precise brick placement, aligning with industry standards.

  3. Jointing and Finishing:

    • Instruction on jointing and finishing mortar joints to achieve high-quality and durable brickwork.

  4. Brushing and Re-Jointing:

    • Techniques for proper brushing and re-jointing, enhancing the aesthetic and structural integrity of the brick or concrete masonry units.

Program Highlights:

  • The program seamlessly integrates basic and advanced bricklaying skills, providing a progressive learning path for students.

Efficiency and Workmanship:

  • Students will develop the ability to work efficiently, completing tasks such as laying a specified number of bricks within given time frames while maintaining top-tier workmanship.

Professional Standards:

  • Emphasis on full mortar head joints on all units, aligning with industry standards and producing work that meets the criteria of reputable employers.

Equipment Proficiency:

  • Mastery of tools such as the 4-foot builder’s level for various applications, enhancing students' capability to handle diverse masonry projects.

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Combined Basic and Advanced Blocklaying Program

Occupational Objective and Outline

This integrated Blocklaying Program offers a comprehensive hands-on learning experience, encompassing both basic and advanced techniques essential for success in the field of masonry.

 

Blocklaying Techniques Covered:

  1. Mortar Application:

    • Hands-on training in spreading mortar for block, ensuring students become adept at preparing the surface for precise block placement.

  2. Line Placement:

    • Instruction on marking off and erecting mason lines for accurate block course alignment, a fundamental skill in blocklaying.

  3. Advanced Skills:

    • Progressing from basic skills, the program advances to include the building of corner and straight leads using a 4-foot builder’s level, providing students with a well-rounded skill set.

 

Program Highlights:

Seamless Progression:

  • The program seamlessly integrates basic and advanced blocklaying skills, offering students a progressive learning journey.

Universal Application:

  • Skills acquired are applicable to various blocklaying projects, ensuring versatility in applying learned techniques.

Efficiency and Precision:

  • Students will develop the ability to work efficiently, completing tasks such as laying a specified number of blocks within given time frames while maintaining top-tier precision.

Professional Standards:

  • Emphasis on using a 4-foot builder’s level for both basic and advanced skills, aligning with industry standards and producing work that meets the criteria of reputable employers.

Stone Wall

Stonelaying Program

Occupational Objective and Outline

This comprehensive Stonelaying Program integrates fundamental and advanced skills, providing hands-on training in competent laying and bonding of both natural and man-made stones for free-standing stone veneers or stone walls.

 

Stonelaying Techniques Covered:

  1. Competent Laying and Bonding:

    • Stone Course focuses on hands-on training for laying and bonding man-made stones for a free-standing stone veneer or wall.

  2. Advanced Stone Techniques:

    • Progressing from basic skills, the program advances to include the laying of an 8-foot-long, 3-foot-high stone wall, emphasizing precision, tooling, and finishing.

 

Program Highlights:

Seamless Progression:

  • The program seamlessly integrates basic and advanced stonelaying skills, offering students a progressive learning journey.

Versatility in Stonework:

  • Skills acquired are applicable to various stonelaying projects, ensuring versatility in applying learned techniques.

Efficiency and Precision:

  • Students will develop the ability to work efficiently, completing tasks such as laying a specified stone wall within given time frames while maintaining top-tier precision.

Professional Standards:

  • Emphasis on top-quality workmanship aligns with industry standards, producing work that meets the criteria of reputable employers.

Cinder Blocks

Work at your own pace

Our course is hands-on and designed to maximize the use of your time so that you can graduate as quickly as possible, but have all the experience that you would learn from being on the job for years. Open entry/exit classes are designed to fit in with your schedule.

Masonry

Start from the basics

Our courses are designed to take you through all the steps needed to become proficient. If you've already been in the industry this also helps to make sure that any bad habits that you may have picked up along the way are identified and corrected.

Brick Wall

Learn all the tricks of the trade

Masonry is one of those trades where the secrets are learned from the people that have been doing it for years. We aim to provide you with all those tips, and we are here to help you become the best in the business.

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