ABA 0103: WORKSHOP TECHNOLOGY Past Paper

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JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2012/2013
EXAMINATION FOR THE DIPLOMA IN ARCHITECTURE
ABA 0103: WORKSHOP TECHNOLOGY
DATE: AUGUST 2012 TIME: 1 ½ HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: ANSWER QUESTION ONE AND ANY OTHER TWO QUESTIONS

QUESTION ONE
a. Outline FOUR advantages of seasoned timber. [4 marks]
b. Using sketches illustrate the following tools
i. Spirit level
ii. Mason’s square
iii. Coping saw
iv. Tenon saw [8 marks]
c. State by giving examples how the following factors contribute to causes of accidents in a workshops
i. Poor work habit and attitude
ii. Unsafe behaviour
iii. Insufficient skills [9 marks]
d. i. State THREE advantages of blockwork over brickwork. 3 marks]
ii. Briefly describe the term ‘bonding’ as applied to masonry and state THREE reasons for its use. [6 marks]
e. i. Illustrate with sketches the following seasoning defects in timber
1. Twist
2. Bowing
3. Cupping [6 marks]
ii. Briefly describe the following terms;
1. Setting out
2. Building line [4 marks]
QUESTON TWO
a. Illustrate using sketches the following methods of timber conversion and give one advantage of each
i. Slash sawing
ii. Quarter sawing
iii. Tangential sawing [6 marks]
b. Name THREE timber products that are widely used in the building industry.
[6 marks]
c. Use sketches to illustrate the following shaper which can be cut from bricks
i. Queen closer
ii. King closer
iii. Beveled closer [3 marks]
d. Sketch and label a straight profit as used in setting out. [5 marks]
QUESTION THREE
a. Describe THREE ways of establishing ‘right-angles’ when setting out rectangular buildings. [7 marks]
b. Illustrate using labeled sketches; the following methods of leveling sloppy sites
i. Cut
ii. Cut and fill [5 marks]
c. i. Briefly describe the manufacture of plywood
ii. Outline the advantages of plywood over similarly sized ordinary timber.
[8 marks]
QUESTION FOUR
a. Illustrate using sketches; the 1st and 2nd course layouts in Flemish bond as used in brickwork. [8 marks]
b. Briefly describe a ‘stretcher bond’ as used in brickwork. [3 marks]
c. State any three items that should be provided to workers as per the factory act under the following headings;
i. Safety
ii. Health
iii. Welfare [9 marks]
QUESTION FIVE
a. State FOUR safety and layout requirements of a workshop. [4 marks]
b. i. Briefly explain the content of the factory Act (Cap 154 1972) [2 marks]
ii. Give THREE roles of a safety officer. [3 marks]
c. i. State three differences between Hardwood and Softwood. [6 marks]
ii. Draw a cross-section of the trunk of a tree and label its main parts. [5 marks]

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