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                                UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA
                                    FINAL EXAMINATION




     COURSE                      :    CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY I
     COURSE CODE                 :    QSD132
     EXAMINATION                 :    APRIL 2007
     TIME                        :    3 HOURS




INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

1.          This question paper consists of five (5) questions.

2.          Answer FOUR (4) questions only in the Answer Booklet. Start each answer on a new page.

3.          Do not bring any material into the examination room unless permission is given by the
            invigilator.

4.          Please check to make sure that this examination pack consists of:

               i)   the Question Paper
              ii)   an Answer Booklet - provided by the Faculty




                     DO NOT TURN THIS PAGE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO
                             This examination paper consists of 3 printed pages
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QUESTION 1


a) Sketch and annotate in detail the following types of raft foundation

    i)     Thickened Slab
    ii)    Wide Beam Slab
    iii)   Downstand Beam
    iv)    Cellular
                                                                                   (16 marks)

b) Explain the differences between site investigation and soil investigation.
                                                                                    (4 marks)

c) Explain the definition and describe four (4) functions of foundation.
                                                                                    (5 marks)


QUESTION 2


a) Explain briefly the responsibilities of the following sectors in the implementation of a
   construction project.

    i) Contractor
    ii) Approving Authorities
    iii) Client/Developer
                                                                                   (15 marks)

b) Explain the types of trade involved in the following works :

    i)     Construction of a 3000mm high brickwall with ceramic tiles up to 1500mm high,
           plastering and painting to the rest of the brickwall surfaces.

    ii) Construction of a vibrated reinforced concrete ground floor slab with broken marble
        finishes.
                                                                                  (10 marks)




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QUESTION 3


a) Explain briefly three (3) functional requirements of wall.

                                                                                      (6 marks)

b) With the aid of sketches, explain three (3) types of jointing that are used in construction.

                                                                                      (9 marks)

c) List down five (5) advantages of using blockwork as compared to brickwork.


                                                                                     (10 marks)


QUESTION 4


a) With the aid of sketches, explain the method of construction of a semi-circular arch.
                                                                                     (13 marks)
b) Sketch a diagram, which shows the two (2) types of wall opening.
                                                                                    (7 marks)
c) State two (2) purpose of constructing a cavity wall. Sketch three (3) types of wall tie used
   in cavity wall.
                                                                                    (5 marks)


QUESTION 5


a) Plant is one of the most important resources in the construction industry. By using sketch
   and the plant stated below and describe the operation:

    i) Lorry-mounted crane
    ii) Bulldozer
    iii) Concrete mixer
                                                                                    (15 marks)

b) Define a masonry wall. List down four (4) advantages and disadvantages of a masonry
   wall.
                                                                            (10 marks)




                                       END OF QUESTION PAPER



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