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Masonry Trade Courses


Basic Masonry

Affordable short online course that teaches you the fundamental masonry tools and the methods of repairing for which these tools are used. You will learn the process for performing basic masonry repairs on concrete including hairline cracks, large sidewalk cracks, cracks in driveways, cracks and holes in walls.

  • 100% Online and Self Paced 
  • 24/7 Instant Access
  • Online customer support
  • Over 500,000+ certified nationwide

Concrete and Masonry Construction

A deep dive into the hazards associated with concrete and masonry construction.  Learn about the of the safety measures you need to take to keep everyone on your job site safe. OSHA requirement for those specializing in concrete and masonry.

  • 100% Online and Self Paced 
  • 24/7 Instant Access
  • Online customer support
  • Over 500,000+ certified nationwide

Advantages and Pitfalls of Unreinforced Masonry Construction

A crash course in masonry construction based on the International Building Code. You will learn the historical development of masonry from antiquity to the present day, features and characteristics of masonry materials, construction terminology specific to masonry, current uses, and a lot more!

  • 100% Online and Self Paced
  • 24/7 Instant Access
  • Online customer support
  • Certification of Completion Included

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Masonry Testing and Inspection Fundamentals

A comprehensive looks at the components of masonry and their properties. You will learn the roll of third party inspectors, potential pitfalls of materials testing and inspection, how to avoid mistakes during construction and inspections and a lot more!

  • 100% Online and Self Paced 
  • 24/7 Instant Access
  • Online customer support
  • Certification of Completion Included

Residential Guide to Earthquake Design and Construction

Online course provides information on current best practices for earthquake-resistant house design and construction. You will learn the IRC's general earthquake resistance requirements, general foundation requirements, and several other above code techniques for improving earthquake performance.

  • 100% Online and Self Paced
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Fulfills OSHA Safety Requirements
  • 24/7 Instant Access

Top 5 Books for Masonry Contractors

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This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more!

Key content includes: Site Layout One-Distance Measurement and Leveling, Introduction to Concrete, Reinforcing Materials, and Forms, Handling and Placing Concrete, Introduction to Masonry, Masonry Units and Installation Techniques, Floor Systems and more!

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Key content includes: Residential Plans and Drawing Interpretation, Residential Masonry, Reinforced Masonry, Grout and Other Reinforcement, Masonry Openings and Metal Work, Advanced Laying Techniques, Effect of Climate on Masonry, and Construction Inspection and Quality Control.

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Key content includes: Masonry in High-Rise Construction, Specialized Materials and Techniques, Repair and Restoration, Commercial Drawings, Estimating, Site Layout ― Distance Measurement and Leveling, and Introductory Skills for the Crew Leader.

Ultimate Guide to Masonry and Concrete covers a wide range of masonry subjects, including basic installations, specific projects, and common repairs with concrete, block, brick, stone, tile, and stucco.

You'll find the essential information you need on tools, materials, and techniques—all explained in clear, plain language and shown with crisp, full-color photographs and detailed illustrations.


This updated 4th edition of Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Concrete & Masonry includes traditional techniques for laying concrete, adapted to make them easy for ordinary homeowners, and also features completely modern materials and techniques, such as tumbled concrete pavers, acid-etching for colored concrete slabs, and important green paving options, such as rain-garden arroyos and permeable pavers.



This complete guide provides a broad understanding of the properties and applications of masonry materials. Safe and proper procedures for working with brick, block, and stone are included, as is coverage of concrete form construction. New and revised features found in this edition include Green Notes, Code Notes, and step-by-step Procedures

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