2013-14 University Calendar
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Masonry (MSRY)

This is a list of the Masonry (MSRY) courses available at KPU.

MSRY 1001 CR-1.5

Masonry History and Communication

Students will describe the evolution of the bricklaying trade and will identify major historical architecture. They will know the role of the apprentice, business and labour organizations, and will recognize the responsibilities of employers and employees. Students will also learn to identify employability and leadership skills required in the bricklaying industry.

MSRY 1005 CR-2.5

First Aid and Safety in the Masonry Trade

Students will demonstrate the operation of forklift equipment and concrete fasteners and powder-actuated tools. They will be familiar with Workers' Compensation and WHMIS standards and procedures. Students will be able to describe recommended working and safety practices in the masonry trade and will complete a certificate in first aid.

Prerequisites: MSRY 1001

MSRY 1010 CR-3

Materials in the Masonry Trade

Students will describe and demonstrate the storage, mixing and application of the five types of mortar with respect to type of brick and block. They will identify the characteristics of mortar, brick and block. Students will demonstrate the construction of masonry units, and will describe the development of mortar.

Prerequisites: MSRY 1005

MSRY 1015 CR-2

Mortar, Grout, Layout and Construction in Brick Masonry

Students will demonstrate the appropriate use of mortar and grout in the layout and construction of projects. They will use the appropriate blocks, stone, and bricks in layout and projects, and will identify employability and leadership skills required in the bricklaying industry.

Prerequisites: MSRY 1010

Co-requisites: MSRY 1120

MSRY 1020 CR-3

Hand Tools

Students will demonstrate competent use and handling of hand tools in the brick masonry trade, including, levels, jointers, slickers, hand saws, mash hammers and chisels, pointing trowels, line pins and masonry line. They will also demonstrate safe procedures in the handling of hand tools.

Prerequisites: MSRY 1015

MSRY 1025 CR-3

Power Tools and Related Equipment

Students will demonstrate use and handling of power tools including masonry saws, cement mixers, power handsaws, grinders, power jointers, vibrators, compactors, and palette jacks. They will also demonstrate safe and effective procedures in the erection and dismantling of scaffolding.

Prerequisites: MSRY 1020

MSRY 1030 CR-1

Basic Blueprint Reading, Estimating and Layout

Students will demonstrate the ability to interpret building codes and symbols used in the brick masonry trade. They will also demonstrate their understanding of terminology and construction drawings to a level where they can proceed with the layout to complete a project.

Last Updated: Sep 16, 2013

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