Construction Technology (CE-402)

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Construction Technology (CE-402) B.Tech RGPV Notes AICTE flexible curricula


Design features and construction of Foundations Introduction and essential requirements of foundations, footing types and depth of footings, contact pressure below footings such as strip footings, isolated footings, eccentrically loaded footings, Grillage foundations, , design features and construction detail of combined footing, strap footing, problem of frost heave, its causes and prevention, effect of ground water on footings.
Purpose of pile foundation, classification based on different criterion and types, advantages and disadvantages, selection of pile type, pile action, behavior of pile and pile group under load, definition of load failure.

Formwork and Temporary structures Design and construction features of different types of temporary structures, stationary and slip form work techniques, special features of in-situ construction, stripping and removal of formworks, formworks for special structures, e. g. shells bridges towers etc.

Masonry and walls Brick masonry, Bonds, Jointing, Stone masonry, casting and laying, masonry construction, brick cavity walls, code provisions regarding load bearing and non load bearing walls, common defect in construction and their effect on strength and performance of walls, Design of brick masonry, precast stone masonry, hollow concrete block and hollow block masonry walls, plastering and pointing, white and colour washing, distempering, dampness and its protection.
Doors windows and ventilators: types based on materials etc. size location fittings, construction sunshades, Sills and jambs, RCC doors/windows frames, Stair types, rules of proportionality, etc., Repair Techniques for masonry, walls, doors and windows.

Construction of Floors Ground floor-introduction, Components of a floor, Materials for construction, Selection of flooring material, Construction of Various types of floorings such as Mud, Brick, Cement, Terrazzo, Mosaic, Tiled, Marble, Rubber, Glass and plastic floorings etc., Upper floor- Introduction, construction of Slab floors, Jack arch floors, RCC floors, Ribbed or Hollow tiled flooring, Filler Joist floors, Pre-cast concrete floors, Timber floors etc. Repair Techniques for floors.
Construction of Roofs Introduction and types of roofs, Construction of Pitched roofs, single roofs, double or purlin roofs, trussed roofs, steel roof trusses etc. roof coverings for pitched roofs and flat terraced roof etc. Repair Techniques for roofs.

Construction of Earthquake Resistant Building Planning of earthquake resistant building, Construction of walls – provision of corner reinforcement, construction of beams and columns, Base isolation.


Books Recommended

1. Mohan Rai & M. P. Jai Singh, Advances in Building materials and Constructions.
2. S. P. Arora and S. P. Bindra, A text Book of Building Construction-Dhanpat Rai and Sons, New Delhi.
3. S. K. Sarkar and Saraswati, Construction Technology- Oxford University Press, New Delhi.
4. Sushil Kumar, Building Construction.
5. B. C. Punmia , Building Construction.
6. Metchell , Building Construction.
7. Chudley R.., Construction Technology.
8. Dr. K.R. Arora Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engg - Std. Publishers Delhi
9. B.C. Punmia, Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engg. - Laxmi Publications Delhi

List of Experiments

1. Tests on Bricks
2. Tests on Aggregates (fine and Coarse)
3 Tests on Cements and concrete
4. Tests on tiles

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