This is a list of the Masonry (MSRY) courses available at KPU.
Enrolment in some sections of these courses is restricted to students in particular programs. See the Course Planner - kpu.ca/registration/timetables - for current information about individual courses.
For information about transfer of credit amongst institutions in B.C. and to see how individual courses transfer, go to the BC Transfer Guide bctransferguide.ca
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.