What is Courses?

Definition of Courses in Construction
Term used to describe a single horizontal layer, normally of a masonry product consisting of brick, block, tile, etc. A course of brick is a single layer of material, which together with all the other courses will make up the entire brick or block wall. The thickness of the specific material will determine the thickness of the course of this material. The mortar joint that bonds the courses of material together is included in the dimension of the course. An architect must be aware of the coursing of specific material to properly layout the windows and doors that are located within the walls where the courses are installed. Courses can also be applied to a horizontal surface, such as a brick paved area.