This valuable training event will educate masons, inspectors and designers on construction of quality reinforced masonry construction following building code requirements and industry best practices. Correct techniques for mortar placement, using horizontal and vertical reinforcement and grout consolidation will be covered.
Attendees will watch professional masons build a concrete block (CMU) wall with inside and outside corners while WOC Masonry advisor, Mike Schuller, provides valuable comments and tips. Issues addressed will include proper use of tools; mixing and spreading mortar; cutting blocks; positioning, laying and adjusting blocks to the line in running bond; plus how to use a corner pole and building in a reinforced lintel. How to lay the first course, make bed and head joints will also be demonstrated and discussed.
Attendees will be subdivided into small groups to layout and build additional block walls with inside and outside corners, receiving individual instructions and tips from an assigned mason. If you are new to the masonry industry or have some experience but want to learn more from professional masons, plan to attend this hands-on-training session, get dirty, learn new skills and get tips on laying out and building a concrete block wall.
NOTE: Space is limited to 30 participants, so register early!
IMPORTANT: Minimum age 18 years. Clothing requirements: long pants, long shirt sleeves and work boots. Safety equipment will be provided.
Hands-On Training Fee: $350; $440 after 12/2/13 and onsite
Education Tracks: All Other WOC Education Sessions
Event Type: WOC Hands-On Training > Session
President at Atkinson-Noland & Associates
Boulder, CO , United States
Michael Schuller, P.E., is president of Atkinson-Noland & Associates, Inc., a consulting engineering firm located in Boulder, Colorado. With the firm since 1986, he specializes in the structural behavior, evaluation, and repair of masonry buildings and ha …