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UNIT I           INTRODUCTION                                              9
Need for prefabrication – Principles – Materials – Modular coordination – Standarization
– Systems – Production – Transportation – Erection.

UNIT II          PREFABRICATED COMPONENTS                                            9
Behaviour of structural components – Large panel constructions – Construction of roof
and floor slabs – Wall panels – Columns – Shear walls.

UNIT III        DESIGN PRINCIPLES                                               9
Disuniting of structures – Design of cross section based on efficiency of material used –
Problems in design because of joint flexibility – Allowance for joint deformation.

UNIT IV        JOINT IN STRUCTURAL MEMBERS                                        9
Joints  for  different  structural  connections  –  Dimensions  and  detailing  –  Design  of
expansion joints.

UNIT V          DESIGN FOR ABNORMAL LOADS                                           9
Progressive  collapse  –  Code  provisions  –  Equivalent  design  loads  for  considering
abnormal  effects  such  as  earthquakes,  cyclones,  etc  –  Importance  of  avoidance  of
progressive collapse.

Total: 45
1.         CBRI, “Building Materials and Components”, 1990
2.         Gerostiza,  C.Z.,  Hendrikson,  C.  and  Rehat,  D.R.,  “Knowledge  based  process
planning for construction and manufacturing”, Academic Press Inc., 1994

1.         Koncz,  T.,  “Manual  of  Precast  Concrete  Construction”,  Vol.  I,  II  and  III,
Bauverlag,  GMBH, 1971.
2.         “Structural Design Manual, Precast Concrete Connection Details”, Society for the
Studies in The Use Of Precast Concrete, Netherland Betor Verlag, 1978.

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