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Block laying, Brick laying & Concrete Works – SS1, SS2 & SS3 Curriculum; Scheme of Work; Assessment Tests

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ASSURE Educational Services has put-together the scheme of work on Block laying, Brick laying & Concrete Works  – SS1, SS2 and SS3 based on the National Curriculum and the syllabus of WAEC and NECO. All the topics highlighted in the National Curriculum and the syllabus of WAEC and NECO have been accommodated in our Scheme of Work.

End of term Assessment Tests in SS1, SS2 and SS3 alongside Overall Assessment Tests are available. Schools may adopt our scheme of work because of its simplicity and ease of monitoring of academic activities.

The Scheme of Work stated below is inexhaustible. Schools are encouraged to input weeks and periods of completion of topics in accordance with the academic calendar, number of students and available classes.

SS1 Block laying, Brick laying & Concrete Works – 1st Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topic Sub-Topics Contents
SS1 1st Term Workshop and site safety (i) Various safety rules at work site.
(ii) First aids.
(iii) Purpose of safety.
(iv) Safety regulations (scaffolding, electrical, installations, etc)
(v) Protective wears.
Basic tools and equipment (i) Identification of basic hand tools for blocklaying, bricklaying and concreting including site preparation and levelling tools, finishing tools.
(ii) Sketching of basic hand tools.
(iii) Uses of basic hand tools and equipment.
(iv) Simple maintenance of basic tools and equipment.




SS1 Block laying, Brick laying & Concrete Works – 2nd Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topic Sub-Topics Contents
SS1 2nd Term Site preparations and setting –  out (i) Tools and equipment used for site preparation.
(ii) Clearing of building site.
(iii) Methods of setting out.
(iv) Setting out tools and materials.
Manufacture, application and properties of blocks and bricks (i) Manufacturing processes of blocks and bricks.
(ii) Types of bricks and blocks
(iii) Materials used for blocks and bricks (sand, lime, cement, clay, laterite and water).
Concreting materials (i) Various constituents of concrete
(ii) Cement – Types of cement
(iii) Definition of Fine and coarse aggregates and their differences.
(iv) Storage of concrete materials.



SS1 Block laying, Brick laying & Concrete Works – 3rd Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topic Sub-Topics Contents
SS1 3rd Term Formwork for construction work. (i) Functions and functional requirements of formwork.
(ii) Materials used for formwork.
(iii) Advantages of steel and timber formworks.
(iv) Construction of formworks for concrete floor slabs, beams, columns, arches lintels and staircase.
(v) Erection and striking of formworks
Concreting operations (i) Mix proportions. (Cement – aggregate ratio; water-cement ratio).
(ii) Stages in concreting (Batching, mixing, transporting, placing, curing).
(iii) Methods of transporting wet concrete.
(iv) Testing of concrete.
(v) Properties of concrete.
(vi) Methods of making construction joints in concrete elements. (Beams, columns, concrete roofs and slab)
(vii) Need for concrete reinforcement.
(viii) Methods of reinforcing concrete elements
(ix) Types of steel reinforcement bars.
(x) Casting and curing of concrete structures (in-situ and precast concrete).
Basic principles of substructure construction work including ground floors (i) Types of soil.
(ii) Definitions of site and soil investigation.
(iii) Definitions of bearing capacity of soil.
(iv) Definition of foundation, types and uses.
(v) Definitions of ground floors, types, uses and construction.
(vi) Materials for d.p.c. and d.p.m.
(vii) Differences between d.p.c. and d.p.m.
(viii) Methods of placing and positioning d.p.c. in walls.
Upper floors (i) Functions and types of floors.
(ii) Methods of floor construction.
(iii) Types of flooring and their applications





SS2 Block laying, Brick laying & Concrete Works – 1st Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topic Sub-Topics Contents
SS2 1st Term Walls (i) Functions and types of walls.
(ii) Walling materials.
(iii) Common bonds in brick/block walls.
(iv) Mortar (types, mixing methods and ratios).
(v) Differences between pointing and jointing.
(vi) Types of pointing and jointing.
Openings in walls (i) Functions and types of openings.
(ii) Materials used for lintels, beams, and arches
(iii) Windows and doors
– functions and types of windows and doors.
– materials for windows and doors.
– methods of fixing.
(iv) Ironmongery for doors and windows



SS2 Block laying, Brick laying & Concrete Works – 2nd Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topic Sub-Topics Contents
SS2 2nd Term

Stairs construction

(i) Types of stair.
(ii) Construction of a straight flight stair.
Scaffold and scaffolding (i) Types of scaffolds.
(ii) Scaffold components.
(iii) Hoisting equipment.
(iv) Safety regulation.
Finishes (i) Types of finishes.
(ii) Types of finishing materials.
(iii) Characteristics of finishing materials.
(iv) Uses of finishing materials
(v) Care and maintenance of finishes





SS2 Block laying, Brick laying & Concrete Works – 3rd Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topic Sub-Topics Contents
SS2 3rd Term Construction of drainage system (i) Principles of good drainage system.
(ii) Types of a drainage system.
(iii) Differences between a sewer and a drain.
(iv) Simple sketches of septic-tank; soakaway pit, inspection chamber, manhole and cesspool.
(v) Surface drainage.
(vi) Method of laying drain pipes to a specified gradient.
Kerbs (i) Functions and types of kerbs.
(ii) Materials used in production of kerbs.
(iii) Methods of laying precast concrete kerbs.
Business opportunities in Building (i) Opportunities in building industry.
(ii) Procedures for establishing businesses in the industry.
(iii) Requirements for managing construction business
(iv) Estimating the cost of construction jobs.
(v) Principles and techniques of Book-keeping.

SS3 Block laying, Brick laying & Concrete Works – 1st and 2nd Term Scheme of Work (Practical Class/Revision)



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