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Architecture and Construction, Grade 9 - 12, Introduction to Masonry, 2009

1.) Apply safety rules, regulations, and procedures for masonry construction.

2.) Identify rules and regulations related to masonry construction.

3.) Describe skills needed to work as a mason.

4.) Identify tools and equipment used in performing masonry work.

5.) Interpret construction drawings and specifications for masonry construction.

6.) Identify components and types of mortar used in masonry construction.

•  Demonstrating various mortar mixing procedures using specified equipment
Examples: mixing mortar by hand, mixing mortar with a mechanical mixer

7.) Describe types of masonry bonds.

8.) Describe various techniques used in masonry wall construction.

Examples: masonry bonds, setup, joints, construction

9.) Demonstrate basic block and brick construction techniques.

10.) Use basic bricklaying procedures, including mixing of mortar, laying a mortar bed for block and brick, and laying bricks with head joint.

11.) Identify composition, reinforcement, and forms used for concrete construction.

12.) Identify various kinds of footings, including continuous, spread, stepped, and pier.

13.) Demonstrate site layout and measurements for a slab-on-grade with existing foundation and a slab-on-grade with integral foundation.

14.) Demonstrate the finishing of concrete according to specifications for a masonry project.

15.) Determine materials and supplies needed for a masonry project.

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