Home Bricklaying


Bricklayers work on commercial and residential projects where they lay bricks, block stone, glass block or terra cotta to build interior and exterior walls, partitions, fireplaces, chimneys, smokestacks and other structures.

A bricklayer is trained to do the following jobs:
  • select and prepare mortars
  • build interior/exterior walls and partitions
  • install insulation in masonry walls
  • lay radial brick or stone for industrial and residential chimneys
  • apply firebrick to chimneys and smokestacks
  • apply acid-resistant brick to kilns and tanks
  • create garden walls, footpaths, arches, patios and balconies
  • precision cut stone, brick, block and other dense masonry materials
  • reinforce masonry structures with bolts, tie bars or metal mesh

To become a successful bricklayer requires endurance, concentration, planning and scheduling, varied hands-on skills, competent bricklaying, an eye for detail, and tidiness.

Presenting Sponsor 

Building Trades of Alberta 

Official Supplier 


Supporting Sponsors

 I-XL The Brick People Target 

WorldSkills 2009 - September 1-7 2009, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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