GITAM University Building Materials and Building Construction Syllabus
PART – A – building materials
UNIT – I:
Stones Classification of rocks basing on geological, physical and chemical etc., characteristics and
use of various stones available in India. Stone quarrying methods, precautions to be taken, various
explosives to be used; Methods of dressing stones. Various tests on stones as per I.S code. Natural
bed of stone. Artificial stones-Varieties.
UNIT – II:
Bricks, Glass and its products
Bricks Qualities of brick earth, Classification of bricks. Manufacture of bricks, tests for good bricks
as per I.S Code.
Glass and its products
Raw materials for glass, manufacture of glass, properties and uses.
UNIT – III:
Cross section details of a tree, Various methods of timber classification, Various types of defects in
wood, Methods of seasoning, Properties of timber, Decay of timber, Plywood its types, manufacture
of plywood, laminated wood, Batten board and particle board.
UNIT – IV:
Constituents of a paint, uses, preparation on different surfaces, painting defects.
Cements: Natural and artificial cements, types of artificial cements, uses, manufacture of OPC.
Various field and lab tests on OPC. Storing of cement.
PART-B: Building Construction
UNIT – V:
Types of foundation, Brief description of shallow foundation, strip, isolated, combined footing, mat
foundation. Stone and Brick masonry Types of stone and Brick masonry – Plastering – Pointing,
Doors and Windows Types of doors and windows, Staircases, Different types of Stair Cases,
Arrangement of Stairs.
Note: Drawings Exercises of Conventional Signs, Masonry, Doors, Windows, and Staircases.
1. “Civil Engg. Materials”, by Technical Teachers’ Training Institute, Chandigarh,
Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Ltd, New Delhi.
2. R.C. Smith, “Materials of Construction”, McGraw Hill Company, New York.
3. Surindra Singh, “Engineering Materials”, Konark Publishing Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, 5th Edition
4. Rangwala, Building Materials, Charotar Publishing House, 7th edition, 1982.