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Masonry Skills is now in its sixth edition continues to provide reader-friendly, comprehensive coverage that has made it so successful. Updated with the very latest developments in the masonry trade, this book starts by introducing basic work principles, such as working with materials, bonds, brick, and concrete block, and progresses to advanced work such as building fireplaces, arches, and more. Within this wide range of coverage, readers have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary for a successful career in masonry. This revised edition includes emerging masonry technology and concepts that are relevant to today's masons, like SPEC MIX mortars, Mast Climbing Scaffolds, new corner pole projects, and new information on decorative concrete. Approved by The Brick Industry of America and field-tested by professionals in the field, this book is an ideal resource for anyone who wants to master the skills needed by today's masonry professionals.
Updated illustrations and photos clearly depict the latest technology and methods
Expanded section on safety includes more specific information for the masonry trades to reflect the latest OSHA regulations
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 readers of all levels
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