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Topic: Masonry 

Engineering Education

 Standard 10.  Uses skills and techniques related to building, maintaining, and repairing structures
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Uses skills to construct new structures (e.g., masonry skills, electrical skills, carpentry skills, metal working skills)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses masonry skills to construct new structures
     2.Uses electrical skills to construct new structures
     3.Uses carpentry skills to construct new structures
     4.Uses metal working skills to construct new structures
   Benchmark 5.Understands techniques for shaping and cutting building materials to desired specifications (e.g., sawing, planing, turning, boring, mortising, sanding, masonry splits, cutting pipe)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands sawing as a technique for shaping and cutting building materials to desired specifications
     2.Understands planning as a technique for shaping and cutting building materials to desired specifications
     3.Understands turning as a technique for shaping and cutting building materials to desired specifications
     4.Understands boring as a technique for shaping building materials to desired specifications
     5.Understands mortising as a technique for shaping building materials to desired specifications
     6.Understands sanding as a technique for shaping building materials to desired specifications
     7.Understands masonry splits as a technique for shaping and cutting building materials to desired specifications
     9.Understands cutting pipe as a technique for shaping and cutting building materials to desired specifications
   Benchmark 8.Understands methods used for the installation of various building materials (e.g., piping, wiring, bricks, drywall, carpeting, doors, windows, interior and exterior wall covering and trim)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands methods used for the installation of piping
     2.Understands methods used for the installation of wiring
     3.Understands methods used for the installation of bricks
     4.Understands methods used for the installation of drywall
     5.Understands methods used for the installation of carpeting
     6.Understands methods used for the installation of doors
     7.Understands methods used for the installation of windows
     8.Understands methods used for the installation of exterior wall covering
     9.Understands methods used for the installation of interior wall covering
     10.Understands methods used for the installation of trim
   Benchmark 14.Understands methods of brick laying, including arrangement of masonry materials for efficient use, proper placement of mortar pans, proper manipulation of a trowel, and processes and formulas for mixing mortar
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands arrangement of masonry materials for efficient use
     2.Understands proper manipulation of a trowel
     3.Understands processes and formulas for mixing mortar
     4.Understands the basic method of brick laying