The candidate will have to furnish a design for a building, or part of a building, in accordance with given conditions; which design he will be allowed to draw out at his own home.

He will be called upon to answer in writing - illustrated by sketches, either freehand or to scale, as directed - questions on all the subjects previously enumerated for the Elementary and Advanced courses.

He must possess a more complete knowledge of building materials, their application, strength, and how to judge of their quality; and in the case of iron, of the processes of manufacture, and the points to be attended to in order to ensure sound castings and good riveting.

He must be able to solve simple problems in the theory of construction, and to determine the safe dimensions of iron or wooden beams subjected to dead loads.

In ordinary roof trusses and framed structures of a similar description, he must be able to trace the stresses, brought into action by the loads, from the points of application to the points of support, as well as to determine the nature and amount of the stresses on the different members of the truss, and, consequently, the quantity of material required in each part.

In ordinary Avails and retaining walls, he must be able to ascertain the conditions necessary to stability, neglecting the strength of the mortar.

In these Notes the subjects of the above Syllabus are divided as follows: -

Part I. treats on all the points laid down as necessary for the examination in the First Stage, or Elementary Course.

Part II. contains further instruction on the same subjects, and includes all that is required by the Syllabus for the Second Stage, or Advanced Course.

Part III. furnishes full particulars regarding the materials used in building and engineering works, including all the information on this subject that is required for Honours.

Part IV. explains and illustrates the problems involved in the theory of construction of buildings and their application in practice, and will contain all that a student can require to prepare himself for the examinations on this subject for Honours.

The art of designing buildings from given conditions must be studied in works specially devoted to that subject.

In order to make these Notes useful to students throughout the country, many of the Scotch and Irish technical terms, where they differ from those in ordinary use in England, have been given in footnotes.