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Career Area: Architecture and Construction
Program Number: 50-408-9
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Bricklaying Careers

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Bricklayers build walls and structures using bricks, concrete blocks, and mortar. The work varies in complexity, from laying a simple masonry walkway to installing an ornate exterior on a high-rise building. Trade tasks include laying of bricks; pointing, cleaning, water-proofing and cutting of brick walls, fireproofing; construction of arches; setting of stone trimmings; cutting, laying and pointing of ashlar, rubble, etc.; laying of artificial stone, glass blocks terra cotta and insulation; cutting, laying and pointing of cement blocks and glazed tiles; and erection of precast panels.

Details and Requirements

  • 3-year training
  • 4,280 hours
  • 400 hours paid instruction
  • Additional related instruction may be required
  • Classroom training includes blueprint reading, mathematics, layout work and sketching

Apprenticeship Information

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, or 16 and 17 years of age with parental/guardian consent.
  • Meet required norms on aptitude test (if required)
  • Physically able to perform trade
  • Valid driver's license or reliable transportation

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