Future Construction Industry Trends - Page 44

Masonry - is the building of structures from individual units laid in and bound together by mortar; the term masonry can also refer to the units themselves. The common materials of masonry construction are brick, stone, marble, granite, travertine, limestone, cast stone, concrete block, glass block, stucco, tile, and cob. Masonry is generally a highly durable form of construction. However, the materials used, the quality of the mortar and workmanship, and the pattern in which the units are assembled can significantly affect the durability of the overall masonry construction. Material Testing Technicians - Performs more difficult and responsible sampling and testing of a variety of soils and construction materials in the field or laboratory; has responsibility for explaining and enforcing regulations, policies and legal provisions related to sampling and te 7F