Block laying Paper 2 May/June 2015

Candidates' Weakness and Suggested Remedies

The candidates were generally weak in: 

-           stating the maintenance principles of prolonging the life span of a block moulding machine;
-           using a sketch to illustrate builders square method;
-           definition of terms in relation to wall construction;
-           stating advantages of steel formwork over timber formwork;
-           stating the functional requirements of a concrete stair;
-           stating the factors that may affect the cost of a building project.

To overcome these weaknesses:

  • students should be given more assignments that will test the weaknesses listed above;

  • students should be given opportunity to visit a block moulding industry.