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
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.