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First published in 2019
Publisher: Hodder Education
Authors: Mike Jones, Colin Feam
Bricklaying qualifications supported by this book.
You are working towards achievement of one of the following qualifications:
- Level 2 Technical Certificate in Bricklaying (7905-20);
- Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Bricklaying (7905-30);
- Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying (6705-23);
- Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying (6705-33);
- Bricklayer Trailblazer Apprenticeship (9077).
A Level 2 qualification is considered to be the industry standard that leads to a career as a bricklayer. It prepares
you to be able to:
- interpret working drawings;
- set out basic structures;
- use blockwork in structures (including thin-joint masonry and masonry cladding);
- build solid walls and cavity walls;
- build isolated and attached piers.
A Level 3 qualification extends your skills and knowledge to a higher level of craft ability.
It will equip you to work on more challenging bricklaying tasks including:
- repairing and maintaining masonry structures;
- constructing radial and battered brickwork;
- producing decorative and reinforced brickwork;
- building fireplaces, flues and chimneys.
About your qualification
About the author
How to use this book
1 Health and safety in the construction industry (Colin Fearn)
Health and safety laws and regulations affecting bricklaying work
Dealing with hazards, accidents and emergencies
Handling materials and equipment safely
Using access equipment and working at height
2 Communication and information within the construction industry
Communication methods used with colleagues and customers
The range of construction documents used and how to interpret them
Planning and managing of construction project
Calculating resources and quantities of materials
3 Principles of construction
Company structures and how construction teams work together
Types of buildings and how their ports ore constructed
Environmental and sustainability considerations for buildings
4 Setting out masonry structures
Preparing the site for setting out procedures
Selecting the right tools, equipment end working drawings for setting out the building
Methods of setting out c d levelling o rectangular structure
5 Building cavity walls in masonry
Cavity wall design considerations
Planning ahead and setting up the work area
Positioning and preparing materials for safe and efficient work
Setting out and building cavity walls, including Forming openings
6 Building solid walls, isolated and attached piers
Where solid walls con be used
Selecting the right materials and DPC for solid walls and piers
The masonry bonding arrangements used in solid walls and piers
Farming 1oint finishes and providing weather protection for solid walls and piers
7 Maintaining and repairing masonry structures
The range at moults that con occur in masonry
Repairing masonry faults and replacing components
Producing and placing concrete and repairing faults
How domestic drainage systems work
8 Constructing decorative and reinforced brickwork
Methods and techniques used to build decorative brickwork features
Setting out and building obtuse- and acute-angle quoins
When to reinforce brickwork and how to do it
9 Constructing radial and battered brickwork
The different types of brick arches and how they are set out
Methods and techniques used to build brick arches
Setting out and building brickwork that is curved on plan
Methods and techniques used to set out and build battered brickwork
10 Chimneys, flues and fireplaces
The regulations and guidance that control construction of chimneys, flues and fireplaces
Components and materials used in chimney, flue and fireplace construction
Methods of setting out and building chimneys, flues and fireplaces
Test your knowledge and activities answers
*Includes some content derived from material originally written by Colin Feorn.
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