What is Coursing?

Definition of Coursing in Construction
The coursing of a masonry wall, tile wall or other layered assembly of material is the actual dimensional lay out of this wall or surface.

It is important that a professional mason layout the total assembly of material to allow the proper and intended coursing that the architect intended.

If the architect wanted a full course of brick to be installed under the window sills that are installed within the wall, then the proper coursing must be calculated to allow this detail to occur. Proper coursing is extremely important to both the appearance and the structural integrity of a masonry or tile surface. Coursing only applies to consistent dimensional material such as brick or block. Coursing does not apply to a veneer stone wall or other material that is not dimensioned in a consistent manner.

Examples of Coursing