COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Building Technology
Course Code: 
15CVL211
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Semester: 
4
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Chennai
Coimbatore

'Building Technology' is a course offered in the fourth semester of B. Tech. in Civil Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Occupancy classification of buildings - Essentials of National Building Code. Loads on buildings; Foundations - deep and shallow foundations – introduction to mat and grillage foundations – caissons. Super structure - load bearing masonry - brick and stone masonry, arches, lintels, scaffolding, shoring; plastering and pointing.

Unit 2

Concrete construction – batching, mixing, conveying, placing, compacting, curing. Durability of concrete. Special concretes.Reinforced concrete - Form work - Prestressed concrete. Principles of prefabricated construction. Roofs and Floors - flat and pitched roofs, floor types and finishes; Doors and windows. Damp and water proofing techniques. White washing, colour washing, painting and distempering;

Unit 3

Tall buildings – structural systems – Steel and concrete framed construction - Vertical transportation, plumbing systems, electrical services Thermal insulation of buildings - Natural and mechanical ventilation - Air conditioning. Principles of fire resistant construction. Acoustics - requirements for good acoustics - sound insulation. Functional planning – Building development rules - Space planning of buildings – Design process – planning principles.

TEXTBOOKS

  • Arora.S. P. and Bindra.S. P.,“Building Construction”, Dhanpat Rai Publications, New Delhi, 2005.
  • Santha Kumar, A. R., “Concrete Technology”, Oxford University Press, 2006.

REFERENCE BOOKS

  • Rangwala S. C, “Building Construction”, Charotar Publishing House, 2007.
  • National Building Code, Bureau of Indian Standards, 2005.
  • Neville.A. M. And Brooks.J. J., “Concrete Technology”, Pearson Education, 2004.
  • Punmia, “Building Construction”, Laxmi Publications, 2009.
  • Subir K Sarkar and Subhajit Saraswati, “Construction technology”, Oxford University Press, 2008.