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Authors: Mike Jones, Colin Fearn
Publisher: Hodder Education
Size: 19 Mb
Lay the foundation for a career as a bricklayer with this highly illustrated and accessible book published in association with City & Guilds.
Suitable for the 670S Diploma, as well as other Level 1 bricklaying qualifications, the book covers everything you need to kick-start your journey in the construction industry: principles of construction, setting out, block walls, brick walls, cavity walls and health and safety.
Study with confidence with content based on the latest industry standards.
Get ready for the workplace with 'Industry tips', ’Health and safety' reminders and ‘Improve your maths/English' tasks.
Enhance your understanding of tools and key concepts in bricklaying with clear and accurate technical drawings and step-by-step sequences.
Re-cap knowledge with ‘Key terms' features and a detailed glossary.
Prepare for assessment with practice questions and activities.
Develop core skills with expert author Mike Jones, who draws on his extensive teaching and industry experience.
About your qualification iv
About the author vi
Picture credits vii
How to use this book ix
1 Principles of construction, information and communication 1
Identifying information used in the workplace 1
How construction can affect the environment 10
The construction of different parts of buildings 14
Calculating quantities of materials 30
Communicating in the workplace 33
2 Setting out masonry structures 40
Preparing the site for setting out 40
Tools and equipment used in setting out 43
Types of drawing used when setting out 45
Methods of setting out and transferring levels 50
3 Carrying out blocklaying activities 64
Preparation for blocklaying activities 64
Identifying and selecting the correct resources for blocklaying activities 72
Building straight walls, corners and junctions in block 82
4 Carrying out bricklaying activities 103
Preparation for bricklaying activities 103
Identifying and selecting the correct resources for bricklaying activities 110
Building straight walls, corners and junctions in brick 118
5 Building cavity walls 135
Why cavity walls are used 135
Selecting the correct tools and equipment for cavity wall construction 138
Identifying and selecting the correct materials for cavity wall construction 143
Methods of constructing cavity walls 152
6 Health and safety in the construction industry 169
Safety regulations, roles and responsibilities 169
Identifying and dealing with hazards and reporting accidents and emergencies 173
Handling materials and equipment safely 184
Welfare in the workplace and the use of personal protective equipment 192
The safe use of access equipment and working at height 199
Test your knowledge answers 208
Improve your maths answers 210