CHHATTISGARH SWAMI VIVEKANAND TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, BHILAI (C.G.)
Semester: IV Sem. Branch: Civil Engineering
Subject: Building Construction Code: 320415 (20)
UNIT 1 Foundations
Brief study of different types of foundations, nature of soil (expansive or non-expansive, alluvial
or residual, sandy or clayey for settlement etc.), approximate values of bearing capacities, breadth
and depth of foundation, typical cross sections for foundations under walls and R.C.C. Columns.
Foundations in black cotton soils, under reamed pile foundations, foundation failures and remedial
UNIT 2 Masonry
Technical terms in masonry, classification and brief specifications of stone masonry, bonds in
brick masonry, general principles to be observed in stone and Brick Masonry Construction.
Different types (load bearing, cavity-walls and partition walls), thickness considerations.
Doors, Windows And Lintels
Different types based on materials and methods of construction, technical terms, size and
UNIT 3 Floors
Ground and upper floors, various types, their suitability, construction details of concrete and
terrazzo floors, Floor tiles.
Technical terms and different types of pitched and flat roofs. Various roof coverings for pitched
and flat roofs.
Different types of formwork, stripping times.
UNIT 4 Damp Proofing
Causes and effect of Dampness, parts of a building likely to be affected most, methods of damp
proofing in different locations including roofs.
Plastering And Pointing
Types and considerations during plastering and pointing.
Construction, Contraction and Expansion Joints.
Types based on geometry and material, suitability, proportioning of stairs, lifts and escalators.
Materials and Methods of sound proof construction.
Materials and Methods of fire proof construction.
Name of Text Books:
Building Construction – B.C. Punmia (Laxmi Publication Pvt. Ltd.)
Building Construction – Sushil Kumar (Standard Publication Distributors)
Name of Reference Books:
Building Construction – Gurucharan Singh (Standard Publication Distributors)
Building Construction – S. C. Rangwala (Charotar Publishing House, Anand, Gujarat)