Higher Education

Residential Construction Academy: Masonry, Brick and Block Construction, 1st Edition

  • Robert Benjamin Ham
  • ISBN-10: 1418052841  |  ISBN-13: 9781418052843
  • 576 Pages
  • © 2008 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $92.50

About

Overview

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.

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Features and Benefits

  • Detailed illustrations clearly spell out procedures, instead of simply explaining them, so readers can learn and replicate important skills with ease
  • Self-assessments and lab activities offer reinforcements of key concepts
  • Factual information from the International Residential Code is incorporated where applicable so readers are getting the most accurate, most reliable information available to the industry

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

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource Guide  (ISBN-10: 141805285X | ISBN-13: 9781418052850)

eResource  (ISBN-10: 1418052868 | ISBN-13: 9781418052867)

DVD  (ISBN-10: 1418052884 | ISBN-13: 9781418052881)

List Price = $1732.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $1284.00

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 142832366X | ISBN-13: 9781428323667)

List Price = $52.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $39.75

Masonry Skills  (ISBN-10: 1418037532 | ISBN-13: 9781418037536)

Masonry Skills is now in its sixth edition continues to provide reader-friendly, comprehensive coverage that has made it so successful. Updated with the very latest developments in the masonry trade, this book starts by introducing basic work principles, such as working with materials, bonds, brick, and concrete block, and progresses to advanced work such as building fireplaces, arches, and more. Within this wide range of coverage, readers have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary for a successful career in masonry. This revised edition includes emerging masonry technology and concepts that are relevant to today's masons, like SPEC MIX mortars, Mast Climbing Scaffolds, new corner pole projects, and new information on decorative concrete. Approved by The Brick Industry of America and field-tested by professionals in the field, this book is an ideal resource for anyone who wants to master the skills needed by today's masonry professionals.

List Price = $254.95  | CengageBrain Price = $254.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $192.00

Student Supplements

Masonry CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133935265 | ISBN-13: 9781133935261)

List Price = $122.95  | CengageBrain Price = $122.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $122.95

DVD  (ISBN-10: 1418052884 | ISBN-13: 9781418052881)

List Price = $1732.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $1284.00

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 142832366X | ISBN-13: 9781428323667)

List Price = $52.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $39.75

Masonry Skills  (ISBN-10: 1418037532 | ISBN-13: 9781418037536)

Masonry Skills is now in its sixth edition continues to provide reader-friendly, comprehensive coverage that has made it so successful. Updated with the very latest developments in the masonry trade, this book starts by introducing basic work principles, such as working with materials, bonds, brick, and concrete block, and progresses to advanced work such as building fireplaces, arches, and more. Within this wide range of coverage, readers have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary for a successful career in masonry. This revised edition includes emerging masonry technology and concepts that are relevant to today's masons, like SPEC MIX mortars, Mast Climbing Scaffolds, new corner pole projects, and new information on decorative concrete. Approved by The Brick Industry of America and field-tested by professionals in the field, this book is an ideal resource for anyone who wants to master the skills needed by today's masonry professionals.

List Price = $254.95  | CengageBrain Price = $254.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $192.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Robert Benjamin Ham

Robert B. Ham is a retired vocational education teacher, and the 2002 recipient of The Virginia Association of Trade and Industrial Education's Outstanding Teacher of the Year. Most recently a safety manager and director of masonry apprenticeship training for an established Virginia commercial masonry contractor, he is an experienced journeyman mason and masonry contractor. In addition to this text, Mr. Ham is the author of MASONRY: BRICK AND BLOCK CONSTRUCTION by Delmar, Cengage Learning. He is a 1974 graduate of Virginia Tech.