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UNIT I  PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION                                                      9
Principles of planning – Planning regulations and bye-laws-site works and  setting out –
Excavations and timbering – Sub soil drainage – Electricity lighting on building sites –
Winter building – Preparation of layout – Site plan – Orientation of buildings.

UNIT II           SITE SELECTION AND SUB STRUCTURES                                     9
Site selection – Types of building as per NBC – Types of foundations – Shallow – Deep
foundations – Machine foundation  

UNIT III         SUPER STRUCTURE                                                9
Stone and brick masonry – Composite masonry – Load bearing walls – Cavity walls –
Partition walls – Reinforced brick masonry.

UNIT IV         FLOORING AND ROOFING                                             9
Ground  floors  –  Components  –  Types  –  Suspended  flooring  –  Upper  floors  –  Types  –
Methods of laying – Type of roofs – Types of pitched roof – Shell roofs – Folded plate
roofs – Constructional practices – Roof covering details.

UNIT V           STAIRCASE AND SERVICES                                           9
Requirement of a good staircase – Type of staircase calculation for geometry – Ramps –
Escalators lifts – Types – Handling capacity.
                                                           Total: 45

1.        Arora,  S.P.  and  Bindra,  S.P.,  “Building  construction  Planning  Techniques  and
Methods of Construction”, Dhanpat Rai and Sons, 1997.
2.        Punmia,   B.C.,   Ashok   Kumar   Jain   and      Arun   Kumar   Jain,   “Building
Construction”, Laxmi Publications Pvt., Ltd., 1997.

1.        Chudley, “Construction Technology” Vol.1, 2, 3 and 4 ELBS Publisher, 1997.
2.        National Building Code of India, Parts III, IV, VII and IX 1983.

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