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BDM 103 - Advanced Masonry
This course was designed to provide concentrated instruction in the uses and sizes of every type of masonry units. An in-depth knowledge of tools and uses types of bricks, blocks, anchors, ties and reinforcements will be presented. The construction details of masonry walls and foundations will be explored. This course also covers the use of mathematics for masonry as well as estimating blueprints and layout work. Methodologies of working with glass blocks, marble adhesive, terra cotta and building arches as well as pointing, cleaning and caulking will be covered.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Construct 4' high, block walls.
- Construct brick reinforcement wall on an existing block wall
- Draw blueprints for footings, walls and foundations, as well as, show symbols and dimensions.
- Layout and erect fireplace without steel frame and apply stone to fireplace.
- Work with marble, granite glass block and terra cotta.
- Identify real-world structural failures and track records of selected materials
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Masonry (BDM 102)
1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory each week 2 credits