Simply and clearly written, Modern Masonry provides students with a solid understanding of the safe and proper methods of laying brick, block, and stone. Also receiving thorough coverage is concrete construction, including both formed construction and flatwork. This thoroughly illustrated full-color text provides students with a broad understanding of materials, their properties, and their applications. A detailed glossary and an extensive reference section will be highly useful to students as they acquire masonry skills. 384 pp. Features: *Detailed coverage of current materials and building techniques. *Trade tips are presented throughout the text and are identified with an icon. They provide ideas and suggestions for enhancing the student's productivity and masonry skills.