Masonry Skills

ISBN-10: 1418037532

ISBN-13: 9781418037536

Edition: 6th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Richard T. Kreh

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Masonry Skills is now in its sixth edition continues to provide reader-friendly, comprehensive coverage that has made it so successful. Updated with the very latest developments in the masonry trade, this book starts by introducing basic work principles, such as working with materials, bonds, brick, and concrete block, and progresses to advanced work such as building fireplaces, arches, and more. Within this wide range of coverage, readers have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary for a successful career in masonry. This revised edition includes emerging masonry technology and concepts that are relevant to today?s masons, like SPEC MIX mortars, Mast Climbing Scaffolds, new corner pole projects, and new information on decorative concrete. Approved by The Brick Industry of America and field-tested by professionals in the field, this book is an ideal resource for anyone who wants to master the skills needed by today?s masonry professionals.
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Book details

List price: $99.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 7/3/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 656
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.750

Richard T. Kreh Sr. is a retired instructor from Linganore High School near Frederick, MD, and a well-known masonry expert in the field. He has written for Taunton Press, Masonry Construction Magazine, in addition to several Thomson Delmar Learning titles, including "Safety for Masons" and others.

Safety Practices, Tools, Equipment, and Basic Tool Skills
Safety on the Job
Basic Tools of the Trade
Learning to Use the Basic Tools
Related Equipment
Development and Manufacture of Brick and Concrete Block Masonry Units
Development of Clay and Shale Brick
Manufacture of Brick
Development of Concrete Block
Manufacture of Concrete Block Masonry Units
Laying Brick to a Line and Building a Brick Corner
Mixing Mortar
Laying Brick to the Line
Building the Brick Corner
Mortar and Essentials of Bonding
The Development of Mortar
Types of Mortar and Their Characteristics
Introduction to Bonding
Traditional Structural and Pattern Bonds
Laying Concrete Block
Laying Concrete Block to the Line
Building the Block Corner
Bonding Concrete Block and Rules for Bonding
Estimating Brick and Concrete Block by Rule-of-Thumb Math and Cutting with the Masonry Saw
Estimating Brick Masonry by Rule of Thumb
Block Masonry
Cutting with the Masonry Saw
Masonry Practices and Details of Construction
Building a Composite Wall of Brick and Concrete Block
Cavity and Reinforced Masonry Walls
Masonry Supports, Chases, and Bearings
Movement Joints and Intersecting Walls
Installing Anchor Bolts, Brick Corbeling, and Wall Copings
Glass Block Masonry
Scaffolding and Cleaning Masonry Work
Types of Scaffolding
Safety Rules for Erecting and Using Scaffolding
Cleaning Brick and Concrete Block
Removing Various Stains from Masonry Walls
Chimneys and Fireplaces
One-Flue Chimneys
History, Theory, and Function of a Fireplace and Chimney
Design and Construction of Fireplaces and Chimneys
Multiple-Opening and Heat-Circulating Fireplaces
Development of Arches
Construction of Semicircular and Segmental Arches
Construction of a Jack Arch
Concrete Forms and Placing Footings
Essentials of Concrete Work
Understanding and Reading Construction Drawings
Line and Symbol Identification
The Working Drawings
Dimensions and Scales
Selected Masonry Projects
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