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Course Detail

Course Name Building Technology
Course Code 15CVL211
Program B. Tech. in Civil Engineering
Semester Four
Year Taught 2019


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.

Text Books

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


  • 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.

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