CE212 Building materials Planning & Construction

Lectures: 4 Periods/Week, Tutorial: 1 Sessional Marks: 30
University Exam: 3 Hours University Examination Marks: 70


UNIT-I

  1. STONES
         Qualities of a good building stone, Common building stones of India
  2. BRICKS
         General;Composition of good brick earth; Harmful ingredients in brick earth; Manufacture of bricks by clamp burning and kiln ( only Hoffmans kiln) burning, Qualities of good bricks; Tests for bricks; Classification of bricks; Size and weight of bricks
  3. LIME
         General; Some definitions; Sources of lime; Constituents of limestones; Classification of limes; Properties of fat lime and hydraulic lime;
  4. TIMBER
         Definition; Structure of a tree; Qualities of good timber; Decay of timber; Preservation of timber;Advantages of timber construction; Uses of timber;

UNIT-II
  1. STONE & BRICK MANSORY
        Technical terms; Types of bonds in brickwork and their suitability. Classification of stone masonry
  2. WALLS
         Classification of walls
  3. FLOORS
         Technical terms; Types of ground floors
  4. ROOFS
        Technical terms; Classification of roofs; Steel sloping roofs; Roof covering materials; Types of flat roofs;

UNIT-III
  1. STAIRCASES
         Technical terms;Types of stair-cases, design considerations.
  2. DAMPNESS AND DAMP PROOFING
         Causes of dampness; Methods of preventing dampness; Damp proofing materials and their classification; Methods of providing DPC under different situations
  3. ACOUSTICS OF BUILDINGS
        Important Technical terms; Factors to be considered in Acoustics of building; Sound absorbing materials; Sound insulation
  4. SCAFFOLDING, SHORING, UNDER PINNING AND FORM WORK
        Types of scaffolding; Types of shoring; Methods of underpinning; Types of formwork; Centering.

UNIT-IV
  1. AN APPROACH TO PLANNING
         Site planning; Space requirement–Establishing areas for different units, Furniture requirements, Roominess, Flexibility, Sanitation, Lighting, Ventilation, Space for equipment for air–conditioning, Space for machinery etc.; Flow diagram and line plan–Grouping, Circulation, Orientation, Aspect and prospect, Privacy, Elegance and economy; Climatic considerations; Architectural composition–Unity, Mass composition, Contrast, Proportion, Scale, Accentuation and rhythm, Materials for the exterior and Expression; Colour.
  2. BUILDING RULES AND BYE-LAWS
        Zoning regulations; Regulations regarding layouts or sub-divisions; Building regulations; Rules for special type of buildings; Calculation of plinth, floor and carpet area; Floor space index.
  3. BUILDING ELEMENTS
        Conventional signs; Guidelines for staircase planning; Guidelines for selecting doors and windows; Terms used in the construction of door and window; Specifications for the drawing of door and window

Text Books
  1. Engineering Materials by S.C. Rangwala; Charotar Publishing House, Anad.
  2. Building construction by B. C. Punmia et all; Laxmi Publications, New Delhi.
  3. Planning and Designing Buildings by Yashwant S. Sane, Allies Book Stall.
References
  1. Building Drawing by M.G.Shah, C.M.Kale and S.Y.Patiki,Tata McGrqh-Hill, New Delhi