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Residential Construction Academy: Masonry, Brick and Block Constructionby Robert Benjamin Ham
Synopses & Reviews
A valuable addition to the popular Residential Construction Academy series, this book introduces and explains modern residential masonry construction procedures, as well as current building and construction industry safety regulations relevant to the field. Beginning masons, designers, homebuilders, students, and apprentices alike will benefit from the clear diagrams and step-by-step procedures. With technical information from nationally recognized trade associations like the National Association of Home Builders, Masonry Brick and Block Construction is a "must-have" for the aspiring mason.
About the Author
Robert Benjamin Ham is the instructor for the Masonry Program at Valley Vocational-Technical Center in Fishersville, Virginia. He holds a Bachelor?s degree in Agriculture Education and a Collegiate Professional License from the Common wealth of Virginia. He is also a licensed and insured masonry contractor and the lead masonry teacher for the Virginia Department of Education?s Trade and Industrial Education. He has received numerous awards, including the Valley Vocational-Technical Center?s Outstanding Teacher Award, and the 2002 Virginia Association of Trade and Industrial Education?s Outstanding Teach of the Year Award.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Brick Positions and Sizes Chapter 2 Brick Bonds and Patterns Chapter 3 Masonry Hand Tools Chapter 4 Masonry Construction Equipment Chapter 5 Laying Brick to the Line Chapter 6 Constructing Brick Leads Chapter 7 Masonry Spacing Scales Chapter 8 Masonry Mortars Chapter 9 Concrete Masonry Units Chapter 10 Laying Block to the Line Chapter 11 Constructing Block Leads Chapter 12 Estimating Masonry Materials Chapter 13 Residential Footings and Foundations Chapter 14 Constructing Water-Resistant Walls Chapter 15 Brick Veneer Construction Chapter 16 Composite and Cavity Walls Chapter 17 Brick Paving Chapter 18 Steps, Stoops, and Porches Chapter 19 Piers, Columns, Pilasters, and Chases Chapter 20 Appliance Chimneys Chapter 21 Masonry Fireplaces Chapter 22 Brick Masonry Arches Chapter 23 Cleaning Brick and Concrete Masonry Chapter 24 Residential Masonry As A Career Chapter 25 Safety for Masons Chapter 26 Reading Drawings and Plans
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