In addition to the subjects enumerated for the Elementary Course - in all of which questions of a more complicated nature may be set, combining work done by the different trades - the knowledge of the students will be tested under the following heads, viz. -
1st. Freehand sketches explanatory of any details of construction, such as the joints of iron and wooden structures, and other parts requiring illustration on an enlarged scale. These sketches may be roughly drawn, provided they are clear and capable of being readily understood.
2d. The nature of the stresses to which the different parts of simple structures are subjected, as follows: -
He should be able, in the case of a concentrated or uniform load upon any part of a beam supported at both ends, to ascertain the proportion of the load transmitted to each point of support.
Bricks of different kinds in common use, York, Portland, Caen, and Bath stones (or stones of a similar description), granite, pure lime, hydraulic lime, Portland and Roman cement, mortars, concretes, grout, asphalte, timber of different kinds in common use, cast and wrought iron, lead.
4th. Constructive details, as follows: -
The ordinary methods of timbering excavations, such as for foundations to walls, or for laying down sewers; the erection of bricklayers' and masons' scaffolding; the construction of travellers; the use of piles in foundations, hoop-iron bond in brickwork, diagonal and herring-bone courses in ditto, damp-proof courses, bond timber in Avails and the objections to it.
He should know how bricks are laid in hollow walls, window or door openings with splayed jambs, flues, chimneys, fireplaces, and arches up to about 20 feet span; how mortar joints are finished off, and the thickness usually allowed to them; why bricks and stones ought to be wetted before being laid.
He should be acquainted with the construction of brick ashlar walls, rubble ashlar walls, stone stairs, wooden stairs (both dog-legged and open newel), skylights, fire-proof floors (such as brick arches supported on rolled or cast-iron girders, Fox and Barrett's, and Dennett's patent concrete floors), circular and egg-shaped drains, roofs of iron or wood for spans up to 60 feet; the fixing of architraves, linings, and skirtings to walls, shutters to windows, lath, plaster, and battening to Avails, roof coverings of tiles and zinc, slate ridges and hips.
Written answers will be required to some of the questions.