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Building Constructiuon Technology (3130607)

Teaching Scheme (in Hours)

Theory Tutorial Practical Total
4 0 2 5

Subject Credit :  5

Examination Scheme (in marks)

PA (M)
ESE Viva (V)
PA (I)
70 30 30 20 150

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Unit-1:  Module-1

1 Introduction: Overview of construction practices, theory and methods.

2 Subsurface Investigation: Objectives, methods of boring like wash boring, percussion etc.

3 Shallow Foundations: Necessity, types, setting out, excavation, construction, failures of foundation and remedial measures.

Unit-2:  Module-2

4 Masonary Construction :

a) Stone masonary: Technical terms, lifting appliances, joints, types – random (un-coursed) rubble, coursed rubble, dry rubble masonry, Ashlar masonry- Ashlar fine, chamfered fine.

b) Brick masonary: Technical terms, bonds in brick work- English bond, single & double Flemish bond, garden wall bond, raking bond, Dutch bond.

c) Composite masonary: Stone facing with brick backing, brick facing with concrete backing.

d) Hollow concrete blocks and construction

5 Plain and Reinforced Concrete Construction: Pre-cast and cast-in -situ Construction.

Unit-3:  Module-3

6. Doors and Windows :

a) Doors: Location, technical terms, size, types, construction, suitability.

b) Windows: Factors affecting selection of size, shape, location and no. of windows, types, construction, suitability, fixtures and fastenings.

c) Ventilators: Ventilators combined with window, fan light.

7. Stairs and Staircases: Definition, technical terms, requirements of good stair, fixing of going and rise of a step, types of steps, classification, example – stair planning, elevators, escalators.

Unit-4:  Module-4

8. Floorings :Introduction, essential requirements of a floor, factors affecting selection of flooring material, types of ground floors, brick, flag stone, tiled cementconcrete, granolithic, terrazzo, marble, timber flooring, upper floor- timber, timber floor supported on RSJ flag stone floor resting on RSJ, jack arch floor, reinforced concrete floor, ribbed floor, pre cast concrete floor.

7. Roofs and Roof Coverings:Introduction, requirements of good roof technical terms, classification, types of roof coverings for pitched roof. A.C. sheet roofs – fixing of A.C. sheets,laying of big six sheets, G.I. Sheets roofs, slates, flat roof – advantages, dis-advantages, types of flat terraced roofing.

8. Wall Finishes:Plastering, pointing and painting

9 Temporary Works :Timbering in trenches , types of scaffoldings, shoring, underpinning

Unit-5:  Module-5

10. Special Treatments:Fire resistant, water resistant, thermal insulation, acoustical construction and anti-termite treatment.

Unit-6:  Module 6

11. Green Building: Principles, Concepts and Case study

Reference Books

Sr. Title Author Publication Amazon Link
1 Building Construction Dr. B. C. Punamia Laxmi Publication
2 Building Construction Sushil Kumar Standard Publishers Distributors
3 Building Construction And Material Gurcharan Singh Rajsons Publications Pvt. Ltd.
4 Building Construction S. C. Rangwala Charotar Pub., Anand
5 Building Construction P.C Varghese PHI india

Course Outcome

After successful completion of course the students shall be able to:

  • Discuss sub surface soil strata investigation.
  • Construct various types of shallow foundation.
  • Execute various types of masonry.
  • Construct various structural and non-structural building components.
  • Erect various temporary works for new and existing buildings.
  • Apply special treatments like water resistance, thermal insulation acoustical construction.
  • Select appropriate method of construction.
  • Explain causes of failure and remedial measures for foundations
  • Explain the green buildings and suggest how to convert existing building in to green building.

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