CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS &TECHNOLOGY

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First Edition : July 2023

ISBN : 978-81-19432-14-1

UNIT I : STONES – BRICKS – CONCRETE BLOCKS – LIME 

Stone as building material – Criteria for selection – Tests on stones – Bricks – Classification – Manufacturing of clay bricks – Tests on bricks – Compressive strength – Water Absorption – Efflorescence – Lime – Preparation of lime mortar – Concrete hollow blocks – Lightweight concrete blocks.

UNIT II :  OTHER MATERIALS 

Timber – Market forms – Plywood – Veneer – False ceiling materials – Steel – Mechanical treatment – Aluminum – Uses – Market forms – Glass – Ceramics – Refractories – Composite Materials – Types and applications – FRP – Fibre textiles – Geomembranes and Geotextiles for earth reinforcement.

UNIT III :  CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES & SERVICE REQUIREMENTS 

Types of Foundations – Shallow and Deep Foundations – Stone Masonry – Brick Masonry – Plastering and Pointing – Cavity Walls – Diaphragm Walls – Formwork – Centering and Shuttering – Shoring – Scaffolding – Underpinning – Roofing – Flooring – Joints in concrete – Contraction/Construction/Expansion joints – Fire Protection – Thermal Insulation – Ventilation and Air conditioning – Acoustics and Sound Insulation – Damp Proofing.

UNIT IV: CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENTS

Selection of equipment for earthwork excavation, concreting, material handling and erection of structures – Dewatering and pumping equipment.

UNIT V : CONSTRUCTION PLANNING 

Introduction to construction planning – Scheduling for activities – Critical path method (CPM) and PERT network modelling and time analysis – Case illustra

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