Construct masonry structural systems

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Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for work.

1.1. Work instructions, including plans, specifications, quality requirements and operational details, are obtained, confirmed and applied from relevant information to determine the required bricklaying and blocklaying tasks.

1.2. Safety (OHS) requirements are followed in accordance with safety plans and policies.

1.3. Signage and barricade requirements are identified and implemented.

1.4. Plant, tools and equipment selected to carry out tasks are consistent with job requirements, checked for serviceability, and any faults are rectified or reported prior to commencement.

1.5. Material quantity requirements are calculated in accordance with plans, specifications and quality requirements.

1.6. Materials appropriate to the work application are identified, obtained, prepared, safely handled and located ready for use.

1.7. Environmental requirements are identified for the project in accordance with environmental plans and statutory and regulatory authority obligations, and are applied.

2. Set out masonry structures.

2.1. Location and structural details of masonry structures are determined from plans and specifications.

2.2. Work platform is erected in accordance with regulatory and workplace requirements.

2.3. Set out area is correctly located and footing is checked for conformity to dimensions and location as per job specifications.

2.4. Masonry structure is set out from drawings and specifications.

2.5. Mortar materials are prepared and mixed in accordance with specifications.

3. Construct load bearing walls.

3.1. Masonry load bearing wall structure is laid to set out for base and specified bond in accordance with specifications.

3.2. Structural masonry wall is constructed maintaining bond, and is completed to job specifications.

3.3. Walls are to be straight, plumb and level within standard tolerances.

3.4. Tie down and lateral support system structures are installed to walls in accordance with plans, specifications, codes and standards.

4. Construct load bearing walls with piers.

4.1. Masonry blockwork is laid to set out on reinforced concrete footing slab and to specified bond.

4.2. Masonry blockwork gauge is determined and set out rod is prepared to gauge dimensions in accordance with specifications.

4.3. Masonry blocks are cut to work bond and control joints.

4.4. Columns are formed using walls and attached/engaged piers, incorporating and maintaining bond and perpendicular intersections of both vertical surfaces.

4.5. Reinforcement material is placed and secured to form tie down, bracing and vertical supports for roof structures.

4.6. Cores and blocks are cleaned out in preparation for the installation of formwork for concrete core filling in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and specifications.

4.7. Concrete grout is mixed, placed and compacted to hollow blocks in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and specifications.

4.8. Completed wall is to be straight, plumb and level within standard tolerances.

5. Carry out articulated masonry construction.

5.1. Design principles and methods of construction using articulation joints are identified.

5.2. Locations of articulation joints are identified from work drawings specifications.

5.3. Type of articulation method is identified and applied in accordance with work drawings, manufacturer recommendations and specifications.

6. Clean and finish mortar joints.

6.1. Joints to laid face brickwork are raked or ruled to correct profile and depth in accordance with job specifications.

6.2. Blockwork is brushed down prior to drying.

7. Clean up.

7.1. Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled in accordance with legislation, regulations, codes of practice and job specification.

7.2. Plant, tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and standard work practices.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCBL3013A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC30111 - Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying