Thursday, November 17, 2011



Instruction: This section consist of three structures questions. Answer two questions only.


a) Give the definition of:
i. Moisture content
ii. Density

b) State THREE advantage of wood as construction material.

c) State and draw THREE types of the defects.

d) Describe the method of wood preservation.



Tuesday, November 15, 2011



Instruction: Choose either TRUE or FALSE.

1. Green wood is heavier than dry wood. (True/False)

2. Plaster is fluid mixture of portland cement, lime and sand. (True/False)

3. Nominal mix is base on weight of concrete. (True/False)

4. Jointing is the finish applied to mortar joints as the work proceeds. (True/False)

5. Bows is warping in lumber where the ends twist in opposite directions. (True/False)


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Exercise: External Piping

1. Justify the types and sizes of material for:

i. Water supply pipe in building

ii. Waste water pipe in building

2. Justify the importance of pipes in industrial structure related to environment.

i. Determine the selection of pipe sizes, materials for clean water distribution system and waste water collection.



Instruction: Answer all the question.

1. What is heartwood:
A. Dead tissue/cell, provide mechanical support to the tree
B. Containing cell
C. A thin layer inside than bark
D. Centre of the log

2. Type of Clay brick
i. Common bricks
ii. Facing bricks
iii. Engineering bricks
iv. Block brick

A. ii, ii and iv
B. i, ii and iii
C. i, ii and iv
D. ii and iii

3. Cast Iron also can use as below EXCEPT:
A. Parts of pumps
B. Pipes to some extent
C. Used in construction
D. Parts of motors and engines

4. Paint is any ____________ composition which after application to a substrate in a thin layers is converted to an opaque solid film.
A. Solid or semi solid
B. Solid or gas
C. Liquid or gas
D. Liquid, liquefiable or mastic

5. Test for aggregate is:
A. Setting time
B. Silt test
C. Slump test
D. Vebe test

Friday, October 21, 2011

Exercise: Concrete

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Exercise: Non Metals

Explain the types, characteristic and functions of the following materials used for construction work.
  1. Glass
  2. Plastic
  3. Bitumen and asphalt
  4. Paint
  5. Composite material

Exercise: Metal

1. Describe the iron metals

a) types and uses of iron metals

b) types and uses of galvanised iron pipe

2. Identify the materials based on non iron metals

a) Copper

b) Aluminium

c) Zinc

d) Bronze

e) Brass

3. Justify the steel structure construction

a) Explain the shape and sectioning steel structure use

b) Explain the systematic numbering

c) Explain the methods of installing and jointing at site.

4. Determine the uses of connections

a) use of bolt and nut

b) use of rivet

c) Use of arc & gas welding

d) Explain safety procedure at the work site.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Exercise: Brick

1. Identify and differentiate types of brick and sizes:

  • Clay Brick
  • Cement Brick
  • Cement Block

2. Identify and differentiate uses of cut bricks:

  • Define queen closer
  • Define king closer
  • Define bevelled closer
  • Define three quarter bat
  • Define half bat
  • Describe different parts and sizes of bricks.

3. Explain different parts and sizes of bricks.

a) Determine Header face

b) Determine Stretcher face

c) Determine Frog

d) Determine Arris

4. Explain terms in brick work.

  • header and stretcher course
  • vertical joint
  • Bed joints
  • quoin
  • stop end
  • toothing
  • racking

5. Determine the bond in brickwork

  • Stretcher bond
  • English bond
  • Flemish bond.

Exercise: Timber

1. Classify wood base on the following aspect botany, strength, density and hardness.

2. Describe the process of conversion for standard size timber.

3. Describe procedures of wood seasoning, natural and klin drying.

4. Explain causes of wood defects.

5. Determine the impact of wood defects on construction.

6. Describe different methods of wood preservation, sweep, spray, immersion and pressure.

7. Describe advantages and advantages of timber as construction material.

8. Describe types and uses of timber products such as plywood, particleboard,

medium density fiberboard (MDF).

9. Determine the types of solvent and the uses.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


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Friday, October 14, 2011

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