The basic introductory course identifies the various types of mortar and cement along with the use of the basic masonry tools. The different methods of spacing off a construction site, the 6. 8. 10 method and the use of transit level, brick spacing and modular rules are emphasized. The course also focuses on laying straight and plumb brick to the line. Also, bricking gables and building columns. Setting up dirrerent types of masonry material, marking off of layout lines and erecting batter boards will be practiced along with techniques employed in different types of weather and climates.