Construct a fire brick wall and arch using refractory materials

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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Set out and prepare the base location of work.

1.1. Location of the brickwork is set out to position in accordance with job specifications and drawings.

1.2. Base location is prepared so that the surface is dry, horizontal, clean and flat, and in accordance with job specifications.

2. Lay brickwork.

2.1. Fire clay is applied to bricks to maintain joints at the specified thickness.

2.2. Bricks are in the required bond and set out, method and line, level and plumb in accordance with job specifications and drawings.

2.3. Bricks are cut to the correct length to maintain the required bond in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and job specifications.

2.4. Brickwork is completed with surplus fire clay removed to specification requirements.

3. Form a segmental arch.

3.1. Span and rise of the arch are identified and located in accordance with job plans and specifications.

3.2. Adjustable props are placed appropriately to support the timber arch centre, and adjusted as necessary.

3.3. Position of the central key brick is established and marked for easy identification.

4. Cut and lay bricks to position around the arch.

4.1. Bricks are cut and laid on the centre to form an arch to specifications.

4.2. Same sized wedge shape brick is maintained throughout the construction of the arch.

4.3. Measurements and placement of bricks are monitored and adjusted accordingly to ensure accurate application of job requirements.

5. Complete and review finished work.

5.1. Props and other support materials are removed.

5.2. Construction is finished and cleaned to meet job requirements and professional expectations.

5.3. Intrados of the arch is cleaned and repointed with mortar as necessary.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCBC4042A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC40611 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Specialist Trades)