Construction Techniques – Brick and Stone$5,000
About this course
This unique program provides in-depth theory and hands-on training for the brick and stone masonry trade. Located at the Waterloo campus, Conestoga’s Masonry Centre provides you with the ideal setting in which to learn to work with brick, stone, and a variety of other masonry materials.
Students will be given many opportunities to design and construct masonry walls and features in a safe and efficient manner. You will learn to safely and properly operate hand and power tools, as well as equipment used by masons on a construction site.
You will also gain valuable knowledge about vital aspects of the brick and stone trade in Canada, including heritage masonry and refractory masonry, as well as commercial and residential applications.
A graduate of this program may be exempt from the Level 1 in-school apprenticeship training should they choose to pursue a Brick and Stone apprenticeship.
How can I apply for this program?
What is Masonry?
Masonry, aka brick and stone work, is one of the oldest surviving crafts in the world.
In fact, many of the world’s wonders are masonry creations, including the Egyptian Pyramids, Roman Coliseum, Taj Mahal, and Great Wall of China, and are admired for their outstanding architectural achievements.
Identify and use strategies to enhance professional growth and ongoing learning in the construction field.
Identify and adhere to established health and safety practices.
Perform all construction tasks in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, codes and ethical practices in the construction field.
Work in accordance with established sustainability practices.
Collaborate with a range of tradespeople and project stakeholders to maintain effective working relationships.
Communicate technical information to a variety of clients, supervisors, and tradespersons to participate in the successful completion of construction projects.
Identify and use industry-specific technologies to support construction projects.
Solve on-site trade-related construction problems using mathematical equations and geometric concepts.
Select, maintain and safely operate hand and power tools and equipment used in the construction trades.
Assist in the preparation of project estimates.
Assist skilled tradespersons and perform laboring tasks at construction sites.
Build various masonry structures to a high standard and in a timely fashion using a variety of materials.
Identify the differences in masonry applications including heritage work, refractory work and dry stone.
Employ various stone cutting and dressing techniques.