Building Construction

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Publisher Laxmi Publications All Civil Engineering books by Laxmi Publications
ISBN 9788131804285
Author: B C Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain And Arun Kumar Jain
Number of Pages 686
Edition Eleventh Edition
Available in all digital devices
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Building Construction by B C Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain And Arun Kumar Jain
Book Summary:

This book, first published in 1984 and entering into Eleventh Edition, contains 32 chapters on various aspects of Building Construction, including the one on "Earthquake Resistant Buildings". Building Construction is a traditional science which deals with the modern methods of sound construction, incorporating appropriate use of materials, sufficient strength, stability and performance, maximum utility and good proportion and grace. The aim of this book is to acquaint Civil Engineers, Architects, Builders, Contractors etc. with basic principles as well as current design practices in the construction of buildings. The book is based on current construction practices prevalent in India, incorporating latest Indian Standard Recommendations. The basic construction features as well as design details have been profusely illustrated through neat sketches.

About The Author :

The main features of the book are as follows:

Dr. B.C.Punmia : He is an eminent author of 18 books, most of which are followed as textbooks. Having graduated in 1959 with 'HONOURS', he obtained his Master's degree in 1969 with 'HONOURS' and Ph.D. in 1976. Having started his career as Assistant Professor in 1959, he was elevated to the posts of Reader in 1965 and Professor in 1978.

Er. Ashok Kumar Jain : He is an eminent Design and Field Engineer. He is also a prolific writer in the domain of Civil Engineering.

Dr. Arun Kumar Jain : He is gold medallist at both B.E. and M.E. levels, was formerly working as Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at M.B.M. Engineering College, Jodhpur. Apart from teaching, he has guided more than a dozen students at M.E. level


Table of Contents:

1. Introduction
2. Foundations - 1 : General
3. Foundations - 2 : Shallow Foundations
4. Foundations - 3 : Deep Foundations
5. Masonry - 1 : Stone Masonry
6. Masonry - 2 : Brick Masonry
7. Masonry - 3 : Composite Masonry
8. Load Bearing Walls
9. Cavity Walls
10. Partition Walls
11. Floors - 1 : Ground Floors
12. Floors - 2 : Upper Floors
13. Lintels and Arches
14. Stairs
15. Roofs and Roof Coverings
16. Carpentary and Joinery
17. Doors and Windows
18. Shoring, Underpinning and Scaffolding
19. Plastering and Pointing
20. Paintings, Distempering and Whitewashing
21. Damp Proofing
22. Termite Proofing
23. Fire Protection
24. Thermal Insulation
25. Plain and Reinforced Cement Concrete
26. Form-work
27. Ventilation and Airconditioning
28. Acoustics and Sound Insulation
29. PERT and CPM
30. Plumbing for Building
31. Building Plans
32. Earthquake Resistant Building

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