You must prepare for the exam by studying the WAEC syllabus for concrete works, bricklaying, and blocklaying. The Block Laying, Brick Laying, and Concrete Works exam’s goals and objectives, notes, and format are all included.
For exam preparation, you must read the Block Laying, Brick Laying, and Concrete Works syllabus. You can use it as a guide to help you decide which topics to read about. Additionally, there are notes on ideas that you ought to learn carefully.
The equivalent of travelling to the farm without your agricultural tools is exam preparation without using the Block Laying, Brick Laying, and Concrete Works syllabus. You won’t be effective in the end.
Make sure to use the syllabus when you start your exam preparations.
The West African Examination Council’s block laying, brick laying, and concrete works syllabus and suggested texts are included in this page (WAEC).
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WAEC Block Laying, Brick Laying and Concrete Works
Papers 1, 2, and 3 are the three required papers that must all be taken.
Papers 1 and 2 will be combined into a single paper that will be graded out of 100 in 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Paper 1: There will be forty multiple-choice objective questions in this section, and you will have 45 minutes to complete them all for 40 points.
Paper 2: will have five concise, organized questions. Candidates will have one hour to respond to any four questions for 60 points.
Paper 3: This practical test will last three hours and is worth 100 points. It will be a piece of work that requires the installation of a maximum of 30 blocks, or 100 bricks in the case of a piece made entirely of bricks.
When laying a workpiece made of bricks and blocks, the workpiece cannot have more than 20 bricks and 40 blocks in it. (For example, in composite walling).
Schools must get a list of the test materials at least two weeks prior to the exam date so that they can make the necessary preparations and purchases.
Alternative to Practical Test
In the alternative, the Council may consider assessing candidates’ level of theoretical proficiency with the practical skills outlined in the syllabus in the case that materials for the real practical test cannot be obtained.
There will be two mandatory questions for this alternate test, which must be completed correctly for 100 points in three hours.
WAEC Block Laying, Brick Laying and Concrete Works Syllabus
- Workshop and site safety
- Basic tools and equipment
- Site preparations and setting – out
- Manufacture, application and properties of blocks and bricks.
- Concreting materials
- Formwork for construction work.
- Concreting operations
- Basic principles of substructure construction work including ground floors
- Upper floors
- Openings in walls.
- Stairs construction
- Scaffold and scaffolding
- Construction of drainage system.
- Business opportunities in Building
List of Tools and Equipment
1. Internal angle trowel 1. A complete set of scaffolding, fittings and scaffolding pipes
2. External angle trowels 2. Block moulding machines
3. Pointing trowel 3. Buckets
4. Hand trowel 4. Concrete mixer
5. Block axe 5. Concrete vibrator (Poker and clamp-on)
6. Boat level 6. Gauge box
7. Bolster 7. Manual hand mould
8. Club hammer 8. Hand rammer
9. Builders square 9. Hand sieves (various sizes)
10. Brick hammer 10. Headpan
11. Cold chisel 11. Levelling instrument
12. Corner blocks 12. Measuring tape
13. Folding rule 13. Pick axe
14. Gauge rod or rule 14. Slump test apparatus.
15. Hawk 15. Tyrolean machine
16. Joint duster 16. Water hoses and roses
17. Jointers 17. Wheelbarrow.
18. Jointing board/caulking board 18. Terrazzo grinding machine
19. Line and pin
20. Mason’s hand saw
21. Metal float
22. Plastering trowel
23. Plumb rule and bob
24. Builder’s line
27. Claw hammer
28. Gauge lath
29. Pointing tools
30. Pointing trowel
32. Spirit level.
33. Steel square
34. Straight edge
36. Square and bevel
37. Tingle plate
38. Wire brush
39. Wooden float.
|S/NO.||TITLE OF BOOK||AUTHOR||PUBLISHER|
|1||Barry’s introduction to construction of Buildings||Stephen Emmett and Christopher A Gorse||Blackwell Publishing.|
|2||Building Technology||Ivor H. Seeley||Palgrave|
|3||Building Construction, Volumes 1 – 4||Mckay||Longman|
|4||Principles of construction||Roger Greeno.|
|5||Advanced Building Construction Volumes 1 & 2||C. M. H. Baritt.||Longman|
|6||Construction Technology Volumes 1 – 4||R. Chudley.||Longman|
|7||Building Construction for Senior Secondary Schools. Volumes 1 – 3||L. A. Adesokan and M. O. Adeniyi.||Ilesanmi|
|8||Blocklaying and concreting Industrial Crafts Series||M. O. Obande||Longman|
|9||Brickwork Volume 1 – 3||W. G. Nash|