6th Edition

Brickwork for Apprentices

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after December 29, 2020
ISBN 9780367624347
December 29, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
360 Pages 567 B/W Illustrations

USD $46.95

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Book Description

Brickwork for Apprentices has been the established reference on brickwork for generations of bricklayers, now fully updated to modern practice and apprenticeship standards. This sixth edition includes new material on PPEs, safety, risk assessment and working at heights, and also contains fully revised multiple choice questions, new skills test information, sample oral questions and updated drawings. Fully in line with the Building Regulations, it will remain an essential reference for qualified bricklayers and other professionals working in the construction industry, as well as students new to the industry and wishing to embark on a career in bricklaying. The multiple choice questions, skills test and oral questions at the back of the book are matched to the current C&G requirements, to provide students with essential practice and revision for exam preparation.

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.