Masonry

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If building something that will last for generations is attractive, then Masonry is a career to consider. Students enrolled in LCTI’s masonry lab will learn to layout and build structures made with brick, blocks, stone and mortar, as well as work with concrete, and tile. Students learn the different techniques for laying bricks, blocks, and stones, using the many different tools of the trade along with the safe operation of masonry power equipment. Reading blueprints and estimation of all different materials used for the masonry trade covered as well. Students will have the opportunity to gain real world masonry work experience through working on LCTI’s student built house project and projects on the school campus. Masonry students will:

  • Pour concrete for the basement and garage
  • Install brick veneer
  • Install floor and shower tile
  • Install brick facing for fireplaces
  • Apply parging to foundation walls
  • Construct masonry fireplaces
  • Build arches with brick
  • Construct a stone veneer wall
  • Construct concrete block walls and corners
  • Cut bricks and blocks with the diamond blade masonry saws
  • Lay bricks and blocks with a mason’s line
  • Lay sidewalk and patio paving using a variety of masonry materials
  • Mix mortar using the power mortar mixer
  • Build scaffolding for masonry wall construction
  • Read blueprints
  • Estimate masonry materials
  • Estimate labor and material costs
  • Repair old or damaged concrete and masonry work
  • Build outdoor fireplaces and fire pits

Certifications

OSHA 10 hour construction safety
Pennsylvania Builder Association membership

College Opportunities are available for this program

PROGRAM DETAILS

Teacher: Garrett Tweed

Email: tweedg@lcti.org

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Careers:

  • Brick Layer
  • Concrete Mason
  • Tile Setter
  • Hardscapes
  • Stone Mason
  • Construction Management
  • Tuck Painter

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Education Park Drive

Schnecksville, PA
18078

Our mission at LCTI is to prepare all students for successful careers and lifelong learning.