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Bricklaying

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bricklaying

This interactive training programme has been designed to give you an understanding of the bricklaying process and technical aspects of the trade. It covers the technicalities of bricklaying as well as looking at sustainability, health and safety and functional skills in an interactive and visually engaging manner.

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This highly interactive programme is designed to enhance your understanding of the bricklaying process and technical aspects of the trade. It is developed in alignment with units from the Trowel Occupations; National Occupational Standards (NOS) so can be used for study towards certification. It covers the technicalities of bricklaying as well as looking at sustainability, health & safety and functional skills in an interactive and visually engaging manner.

The training programme is based on highly interactive multimedia screens comprised of text, 3D graphics, 2D/3D animation, audio and an end test. It is extremely engaging, clear and intuitive.

Once you have completed the tutorials, a 3D virtual reality scenario allows you to carry out bricklaying in a safe practice area. A real life situation tests your ability and knowledge of bricklaying. When complete, a printable report displays your score and detailed feedback about how well you performed.

The training facilitates learning and enhances the understanding of bricklaying concepts as well as instilling good working practices. The main objectives of the programme are:

  • To give an understanding of the bricklaying process
  • To cover technical aspects involved with the trade
  • To provide vital health and safety information
  • To provide an awareness of sustainability and environmental issues
  • To improve functional skills

BENEFITS

  • Be able to explain the preliminary works carried out prior to the start of any bricklaying
  • Understand the role of the bricklayer in the working environment and have knowledge of some of the tools that will be used
  • Be able to explain the choice of materials for a project, calculate the correct quantities, source these from an appropriate supplier and identify the correct disposal method for waste materials
  • Understand the processes involved in setting out the structure on the site
  • Understand the different types of foundations, bondings and floorings
  • Understand the construction of brickwork including the internal structure, the cavity and the external structure

MODULES AND TOPICS

The programme consists of the following modules:

  • Module 1: Getting Started
    Introduction, Site Analysis, Planning Permission, Codes of Practice.
  • Module 2: Materials
    Bricks and Blocks, Mortars, Cavity Walls, Ordering of Materials, Storage of Materials, Disposal of Waste.
  • Module 3: Setting Out
    Profile Boards, Setting Up Lines, Excavation, Concreting.
  • Module 4: Building Below Ground
    Types of Foundations, Introduction to Bonding, Brickwork to DPC, Types of Flooring.
  • Module 5: Building Above Ground
    Dry Bonding, Cavity Walls, Jointing & Pointing, Bridging Openings, Internal Walls, Joist Hangers and Gable Ends, Checks.
  • Module 6: End Test
    Questions to test understanding of the theory covered in the tutorial modules.
  • Scenario
    An interactive 3D virtual reality scenario.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • PC only - Windows XP, Vista, 7
  • Internet Explorer 8 (or above)
  • Single 2GHz processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1024 x 768 pixel screen resolution
  • Sound card and speakers/headphones
  • DVD-ROM Drive
  • Broadband Internet Connection*

*An active internet connection is only required to install any software plug-ins that may be required.

Internet browser requirements:

  • Internet Explorer 8+
  • JavaScript enabled
  • Pop-ups enabled
  • Cookies enabled
  • Adobe Flash Player 8+*
  • Unity Web Player*

*The programme automatically checks that the required software is installed on learner's system and will display installation instructions if required.

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