Building Construction Paper 1,Nov/Dec. 2011  
Questions:   1 2 3 4   Main
General Comments

Question 1

To a scale of 1: 50, draw a detailed section X – X of the building from foundation to roof.



Most candidates were able to:

  1. use the appropriate conventional symbols to differentiate the hardcore filling from the earth filling;
  2. show the livingroom and bedroom in elevations;
  3. hatch the walls shown in section with lines inclined at 45⁰ to the horizontal.


However, they were unable to:

  1. produce the sectional drawing to the scale (1: 50) specified;
  2. show the mortar screed finish on the concrete floor slab;
  3. show the flush door in elevation;
  4. label the timber roof members.


The expected response to question 1 is as given below:


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