Masonry (2)

Masonry (2) - Masonry Advantages Aesthetically pleasing,...

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Masonry
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Advantages Aesthetically pleasing, many styles, colors textures & arrangements Easily used to create one of a kind structures Sound deadening, water resistant, fire resistant long lasting, maintenance free May be reinforced, & insulated, naturally moderates temperature extremes
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Advantages - Cont. May be prefabricated in modular units set in final position with a crane
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Masonry Veneer Construction Curtain, veneers or garden walls, obtain their strength from the mortar and masonry units, and the supporting structure (wood, steel or engineered masonry)
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Engineered Masonry Uses steel reinforcing and is designed with principles similar to reinforced concrete. Uses both brick and block with voids for reinforcing steel & grout The rain screen design method
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Stone, Marble & Terra Cotta
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Masonry Bonds
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Apprenticeship - Union Journeyman Mason Requires ~4,500 hrs of mostly on the job training
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Process Layout and snap chalk lines between corners st course if required to produce level 1 st course
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Process Place masonry guides on corners, & place corners using specified structure and joint spacing. Use a masonry ruler for ease and accuracy of layout
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Process, cont.
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Process Draw a line between corners 1/16" out from the brick or block for horizontal line control, use a builders level and the 1 st bottom course as required for vertical joint alignment.
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Process Set up mortar mixing and mixed mortar, rebar and masonry unit material handling systems. Minimizing movement is the key
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