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Maintenance, Repair & Rehabilitation & Minor Works Of Buildings

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Publisher PHI Learning All Civil Engineering books by PHI Learning
ISBN 9788120349452
Author: P C Varghese
Number of Pages 256
Available in all digital devices
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About The Book Maintenance, Repair About The Bookamp; Rehabilitation About The Bookamp; Minor Works Of Buildings

Book Summary:


The term Maintenance of a building refers to the work done for keeping an existing building in a condition where it can perform its intended functions. Usually, the buildings last only for 40 to 50 years in a good shape just because of regular inspection and maintenance that enable timely identification of deteriorated elements. Overlooked dilapidation, inadequate maintenance and lack of repair works may lead to limited life span of a building. This comprehensive book, striving to focus on the maintenance, repair & rehabilitation and minor works of a building, presents useful guidelines that acquaint the readers with the traditional as well as modern techniques for upkeeping and repairing of buildings already constructed.

Dexterously organised into five parts, this book in Part I deals with the maintenance of buildings. Description of the construction chemicals, concrete repair chemicals, special materials used for repair, and repair of various parts of a building is given in Part II. Strengthening of reinforced concrete members by shoring, underpinning, plate bonding, RC jacketing and FRP methods are explored in Part III, which also highlights rebuilding of RC slabs and protection of earth slopes. Part IV of the book exposes the reader to the minor works done in a building such as construction of compound walls, gates, waters sumps, house garage, relaying of floors, joining two adjacent rooms and so on. Part V is based on some allied topics involving control on termites and fungus in buildings as well as introduction of Vaastu Shastra and its main recommendations for a single house in a plot.

Using an engaging style, this book will prove to be a must-read for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of civil engineering as well as for the polytechnic and ITI diploma students. Besides, the book will also be of immense benefit to the technical professionals across the country.


The text displays several figures to make the concepts clear.
Chapter-end references make the text suitable for further study.
Appendices at the end of the text provide extra information on non-destructive field tests for survey of the condition of concrete buildings and rough estimation of the construction and maintenance costs of buildings.


Table of Contents:
Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements.

Part I: Maintenance of Buildings

1. General Comments about Maintenance of Buildings.

2. Painting of Buildings.

3. Maintenance of Home Electricity System.

4. Use of Solar and Wind Energy in Buildings.

5. Maintenance of Domestic Water Pumps.

Part II: Repair and Rehabilitation

6. Construction Chemicals.

7. Concrete Repair Chemicals.

8. Special Materials Used for Construction and Repair of Buildings.

9. Mechanism of Corrosion of Steel in Reinforced Concrete.

10. Repair of RC Slabs (i) RC Old Slabs with Bottom Falling Off Due to Steel Corrosion and (ii) New RC Slabs with Bottom Plaster Falling Off Due to Lack of Bond.

11. Repair of RC Beams and Columns Damaged by Steel Corrosion.

12. Repair of (i) Rising Dampness in Walls of Ground Floors in Old Buildings Constructed Without DPC (ii) Efflorescence in Buildings.

13. Repair of Cracks in Masonry Walls of Buildings.

14. Repair of Cracks in Concrete Members.

15. Repair of Sunshades (Chajja).

16. Repair of Rainwater Leakage in Buildings.

17. Repair and Renovation of Waterproofing Works of RC Flat Roofs Against Rains.

18. Repair of Valley Gutters of Sloping Roofs.

19. Repair of Leakage of Basement Due to Groundwater.

20. Repair of Leakage of Bathing Area of Toilets of Multistoreyed Buildings.

21. Repair of Leakage of Sunken Floors of Toilets of Multistoreyed Buildings.

Part III: Strengthening of Members

22. Strengthening Foundations of Buildings by Shoring and Underpinning.

23. Strengthening RC Beams, Columns and Slabs by (i) Plate Bonding (ii) RC Jacketing and (iii) FRP Methods.

24. Strengthening Columns and Beams by RC Jacketing.

25. RC Slab Strengthening by Concrete Overlay.

26. Protection of Earth Slopes.

Part IV: Minor Construction

27. Construction and Repair of Underground Water Tanks with Weld Mesh and Overhead Water Tanks with Ferrocement.

28. Construction of Rainwater Harvesting System.

29. Construction of a Cantilever Portico (Car Porch).

30. Construction of Compound Walls and Barbed Wire Fences.

31. Fixing of Gates to Compound Wall.

32. Fixing of Internal Doors without Door Frames.

33. Construction of a Walkway on the Ground with Bricks.

34. Construction of a House Garage. 35. Relaying Floor with Ceramic Tiles.

36. Converting the Brick Jelly Lime Concrete Roof into a Floor when One More Storey Added to the Building.

37. Joining Two Adjacent Rooms by Removing the Load Bearing Wall in Between.

Part V: Allied Topics

38. Control on Termites (White Ants) in Buildings.

39. Fungus Decay of Timber in Buildings.

40. Vaastu Shastra.

AppendicesA: Non-destructive Field Tests for Survey of the Condition of Concrete in Buildings. B: Making a Rough Estimate of the Construction and Maintenance Costs of Buildings. Bibliography. Index.