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6th Edition

Brickwork for Apprentices

ISBN 9780367624347
Published December 30, 2020 by Routledge
364 Pages 567 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Expanded and edited by Malcolm Thorpe, a former CITB Advisor, this latest edition incorporates all the latest industry-based requirements and technical developments in the construction industry. A new feature is the e-resource facility that includes multiple choice questions and answers, short oral questions and answers, and practical competency checks with marking schemes. These are all matched to current programmes, providing students with essential practice and revision for exam preparation.

A classic text, Brickwork for Apprentices has been the established reference on brickwork for generations of bricklayers. Continuously in print since 1944, John Hodge’s classic text has now been revised in its sixth edition and brought fully in line with the latest Building Regulations and requirements for City & Guilds courses. This is an essential text for qualified bricklayers and other professionals working in construction, as well as students new to the industry and wishing to embark on a career in bricklaying.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Craft training

Chapter 2: Materials

Chapter 3: Tools

Chapter 4: Bonding of brickwork

Chapter 5: Bonding of blockwork

Chapter 6: Bonding details

Chapter 7: Foundations

Chapter 8: Craft operations

Chapter 9: Bridging openings

Chapter 10: Cavity walling and brick cladding

Chapter 11: Damp prevention

Chapter 12: Chimneys, flues and fireplace construction

Chapter 13: External works

Chapter 14: Special shaped bricks

Chapter 15: Joint finishings

Chapter 16: Calculations

Chapter 17: Multiple choice questions

Appendix: Answers

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The late J. C. Hodge was a Senior Lecturer at Metropolitan University, London, and Life Member and former President of the Guild of Bricklayers.

Malcolm Thorpe is a Life Member of the Guild of Bricklayers and former Head of Construction at West Nottinghamshire College, UK. He has acted as a CITB adviser and was involved in the draughting of bricklaying programmes. He was a verifier for CITB and spent several years producing examination material for examining bodies. He also spent over thirty years designing and organising Guild of Bricklayers Local and National bricklaying competitions.