Masonry Skills, 5E

Fifth Edition
Author: Richard T. Kreh, Sr.
ISBN #: 0766859363
©2004   Publish Date: 12/16/2002
Binding: HB
Pages: 680
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Price: $99.95


Written by a Master Mason with over 40 years of professional masonry and construction experience, this all-new edition of today's best-selling guide to understanding and learning how to do masonry work is approved by The Brick Industry of America! Extraordinarily complete, the author draws upon more than 25 years as an instructor to provide users with a reader-friendly, comprehensive guide to basic information and advanced skills- from materials, bonds, brick, and concrete block, through advanced work such as building fireplaces, arches, and more! All technical and safety information has been thoroughly updated to reflect current industry practices and federally mandated guidelines. An all-new unit on glass block masonry developed in conjunction with Pittsburgh Corning Company, the leading manufacturer of glass block in the United States, has also been added to this edition to equip masonry students and professionals with the expertise they need to respond to rising demands for this material in home and commercial applications. In addition to featuring a wealth of helpful illustrations, all projects have been field-tested in masonry shops to guarantee their usefulness in developing the competencies required of today's professionals.

Product Benefits:

  • information is organized into short, easy-to-read sections with related math checkpoints included at the end of units as needed, making the book ideal for beginners and pros alike
  • photographs, illustrations, and tables makes it easy to read, follow along, and learn from the book as readers complete interesting and challenging projects designed to test their new skills
  • safety on the job is now introduced at the beginning of the book, and underscored by references to OSHA requirements for masonry safety practices that appear throughout the book
  • project plans in the chapters and appendices, complete with illustrations of finished projects, make it easy for novices to work directly from the book, eliminating the need to purchase additional workbooks
  • Unit Objectives, Section Summaries, and Achievement Reviews focus attention on key points while enabling readers to evaluate their progress as they work through the book
  • reading level is appropriate for high school students, with end-of-section summaries to focus attention on key points
  • an Instructor's Guide is also available and contains lesson plans, answers to text questions, and a comprehensive exam to reduce prep time for teachers and trainers

Table of Contents:

Section 1: Development and Manufacture of Brick and Concrete Block Masonry
Section 2: Tools and Equipment
Section 3: Mortar
Section 4: Essentials of Bonding
Section 5: Laying Brick and Concrete Block
Section 6: Masonry Practices and Details of Construction
Section 7: Scaffolding and Cleaning Masonry Work
Section 8: Fireplaces and Chimneys
Section 9: Arches
Section 10: Concrete
Section 11: Understanding and Reading Construction Drawings
Section 12: Masonry as a Career and Masonry Projects

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