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Lays building materials, such as brick, structural tile, and concrete cinder, glass, gypsum, and terra cotta block (except stone) to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures. Measures distance from reference points and marks guidelines on working surface to lay out work. Spreads soft bed (layer) of mortar that serves as base and binder for block, using trowel. Applies mortar to end of block and positions block in mortar bed. Taps block with trowel to level, align, and embed in mortar, allowing specified thickness of joint. Removes excess mortar from face of block, using trowel. Finishes mortar between brick with pointing tool or trowel. Breaks bricks to fit spaces too small for whole brick, using edge of trowel or brick hammer. Determines vertical and horizontal alignment of courses, using plumb bob, gauge line (tightly stretched cord), and level. Fastens brick or terra cotta veneer to face of structures, with tie wires embedded in mortar between bricks, or in anchor holes in veneer brick. May weld metal parts to steel structural members. May apply plaster to walls and ceiling, using trowel, to complete repair work [Plasterer (construction)]. May be designated according to material used as Cinder-Block Mason (construction); Concrete-Block Mason (construction); Terra-Cotta Mason (construction); or work performed as Bricklayer, Maintenance (any industry). When specializing in construction of specified structures, is designated according to specialty as Bricklayer, Sewer (construction); Chimney Builder, Brick (construction). May be designated: Block Setter, Gypsum (construction); Hollow-Tile-Partition Erector (construction); Plaster-Block Layer (construction); Silo Erector (construction).
Program NameProgram HoursSponsorRegionDistrict
0052Florida West Coast Trowel Trades JAC
6000Abigail Joubert 4Hillsborough
0052George Speers Masonry, LLC Program INJ
6000George Speers 2Leon
0052Manasota Masonry Apprenticeship GNJ
6000Ted Podgis 7Sarasota
0052Masonry Association of Florida (Treasure Coast) Apprenticeship Program GNJ
6000Julio Vasquez 6Indian River
0052Masonry Contractors Association of Florida, Inc. GNJ (Gulf Coast Area)
6000Dan Kroeker 4Hillsborough
0052Northwest Florida Bricklayers GNJ
6000Drew Lenn 1Escambia
0052Southwest Florida Chapter Masonry Association of Florida, Inc. GNJ
6000Daniel Kroker 7Collier
0052Tallahassee Capitol Chapter Masonry Association of Florida, Inc. GNJ
6000Al Herndon 2Leon