Masonry is the art, science and industry of building with stone. The common materials of masonry construction are brick, building stone such as marble, granite, and limestone, cast stone, concrete block, glass block, and adobe. Masonry is generally a highly durable form of construction brick is masonry materials and is the preferred medium of construction. Stucco as a building material is highly durable, and as brick and stone, is highly resistant to damage. Stone, similar to brick, is durable, fireproof, bug proof, and free of moisture. Due to the size and density of concrete blocks, walls can be built very quickly. Cement, gypsum, lime are other masonry materials that can be found here in Zambia.