Bricklaying, also known as masonry, is the process of laying bricks, concrete blocks, stone, or other masonry units to build walls, foundations, and other structures. Bricklayers, also known as masons, are skilled tradespeople who are trained to lay bricks and other masonry units in a precise and efficient manner. They typically work on construction sites, and may be involved in the construction of new buildings, as well as the repair and restoration of existing structures.

Bricklaying is a physically demanding job that requires a high degree of skill and precision. Bricklayers must be able to read and interpret blueprints and plans, and must be able to work with a variety of tools and equipment, including trowels, levels, and power tools. They must also be able to work at heights and in all weather conditions.

The qualifications required to become a bricklayer vary depending on the country. In many countries, bricklayers typically complete an apprenticeship program and gain a relevant qualification. They may also be required to be certified or licensed by the relevant regulatory body before they can work independently.