WAEC 2021 Building Construction Question and Answer

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WAEC 2021 Building Construction Questions and Answers

Question 1

(a) State one duty of each of the following constructional personnel:

Architect;
Quantity surveyor;
Building Inspector.

(b) Sketch each of the following bricklayer’s tools:

Spirit level;
Wooden float.

(c) State three activities involved in site clearing:

Answers

Architect –

He designs the building.

He oversees the construction of the buildings.

He ensures that the contractor complies with the drawing and specifications.

He holds meeting periodically with key construction personnel on site.

He represents the owner on site and may delegate part of his duty to a clerk of works.

Quantity Surveyor

Measuring and determining the value of the work done.

Measuring and keeping checks on variations.

Preparation and issuance of the interim and final certificates for payment.

Check builders priced bill of quantities.

Advise architect of errors and accuracy of estimate.

Prepares bill of quantities;

Prepares approximate costs from architects’ initial design brief and sketches.

Building Inspector

He is responsible for ensuring that the building project is approved by the local authority before commences on site.

He ensures that the local authority bye-laws are observed or enforced on site.

Activities Involved in Site-Clearing

Felling of trees.

Removal of shrubs and grasses.

Demolition of old unwanted structures that constitute obstruction.

Extermination of termites.

Disposal of rubbish and debris.

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