Masonry Skills, 5E

Masonry Skills, 5E

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 680 pages
  • 203.2 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 1,202.01g
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0766859363
  • 9780766859364

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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Development and Manufacture of Brick and Concrete Block Masonry. Tools and Equipment. Mortar. Essentials of Bonding. Laying Brick and Concrete Block. Masonry Practices and Details of Construction. Scaffolding and Cleaning Masonry Work. Fireplaces and Chimneys. Arches. Concrete. Understanding and Reading Construction Drawings. Masonry as a Career and Masonry Projects.
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About Richard T. Kreh

Richard T. Kreh, Sr., is a retired master mason, a former building trades and masonry instructor with Linganore High School (Frederick, Maryland), and a well-known expert in the masonry field. He has written for Taunton Press and Masonry Construction Magazine, in addition to authoring several respected textbooks, including SAFETY FOR MASONS. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in education.
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