MANIT Syllabus Bachelor in Architecture 5th Sem

MANIT Syllabus | Bachelor in Architecture | Fifth Sem

Fifth semester


Study of an urban environment in use: Urban activities, services and construction methods, social utilization, growth and change shall be the focus of the study centered in a medium sized town poised for major changes in the near future.

Design of a multi-functional public building: in the urban setting. Introduction to urban development controls, codes and bye-laws. Exercise in articulation and manipulation of programmed needs criticism and evaluation of alternative concepts, decision making process. Use of computers as an aid to Design. The design exercises may include buildings like Collectorate office, Degree College, navodaya vidyalaya, corporation office, shopping complex, dharamshala, inn, motels, budget hotels, etc.

Study Tour- A study tour should be conducted during the semester as per the requirement of design studio/ exercise.


Building materials: Study of aluminum, steel plastic, etc. Study of Aluminum sections: Doors, windows, grills etc, i.e. Aluminum Door cum Partition. Aluminum self closing Door. Aluminum casement window. Aluminum sliding window. Aluminum swing Door.

Timber: Timber Sliding Door. Timber Sliding Folding Door. Timber Revolving Door.

Form work – steel and timber

Trusses: north light, monitor, tubular, built in trusses, patent glazing etc.

Note: Sessionals will be in the form of reports, drawings and scaled models. There shall be regular visits to construction sites.


Limit state analysis design of RCC beams, slabs and columns.

Design of water tanks, circular tanks with flexible and rigid bases, rectangular and square tanks resting on ground.

Analysis of continuous beams and rigid jointed plans frames by moment distribution.

Approximate analysis pre-stressed concrete.

Design projects in timber with stress on joint designing for door and window frames and trusses.

Note: Sessional work shall include designing and analysis of simple elements as stated above with drawings.


Objective of this subject is to understand the specifications and financial aspect of the building projects. This subject will give them an understanding and insight the role of material, construction and cost 234

together for budgeting the projects and cost management. Introduction to Specification, its importance, its types; for material, for items of works, the brief and the detailed specification Brief and detailed specification of all items of works for any type of medium sized buildings referring to State PWD, Central PWD and Indian Standards

Introduction to Estimation, its importance in budgeting of building projects, Types of estimate, Detailed study of Phase I estimate, Introduction to cost management, advantages of cost management, system approach to cost management

Introduction to quantity surveying, data required for quantity surveying, standard mode of measurement, various methods of taking out detailed quantities, abstract of quantities, bills of quantities, study of man power involved in building works, Analysis of material in composite items, Rate analysis, Measurement of works for interim and final payments

Detailed project tender document of any building consisting brief and detailed specification, summary of the expenditure, abstract sheet and quantities from excavation to water proofing to terrace also including material and man power analysis

Minor assignment can be small building examples or components of buildings for specification, quantity and abstracting of the cost. Major assignment will be preparation of medium sized building tender document consisting brief and detailed specification of major items, summary of expenditure, bills of quantities, quantities of all items from excavation to terrace water proof, material and man power analysis.


Introduction tom acoustics and general principles of sound , its origin, propagation and sensation.

Behavior of sound with respect to various surfaces and in an enclosed space. Sound absorbing materials, single and in combination for various frequencies of sound. (Panel and porous materials and cavity resonators)

Reverberation time and sound levels and their calculations. Constructional and planning measures for good acoustical design. Acoustical defects and remedies. Sound application systems. Case studies for the above aspects. Structure borne and air borne noise, their effects and control.

Note: Sessionals shall be based on practical, case studies and design proposals.


Water Supply: Sources of water, treatment for domestic use, study of quality of potable water Standards in water supply. Water Supply, fittings, types of water supply pipes and joints. Water Supply distribution networks at municipal and colony level. Water Supply, storage and plumbing for residences (including multistoried buildings)

Sanitation: Basic principles of sanitation; Modern plumbing systems- Urban, semi-urban, rural (CBRI, Sulabh techniques etc.) Standards in Sanitation Sanitary fixtures and fittings (including traps etc.), Placement and functions. Types of sanitary pipes, joints and laying.

Internal and external drainage: Stage of disposal of domestic effluent from fixtures to sewer- line, types of sanitary systems for a single residence, multistoried buildings and cluster houses. Ducts for sanitary purpose. Inspection chambers, septic tank, soak pits, etc. Rain water disposal

Municipal level sanitation: Disposal of city effluent: Public sewer lines, manholes etc. Treatment of city effluent and recycling of wastewater. Study of refuse chutes in multi-storied buildings. Collection of refuse and recycling of city solid waste 235

Note: For standards IS codes, NBC, BIS special publications etc. are to be referred. Sessionals should also include detailed sanitation, water supply and rain water disposal proposals


An educational tour to the places of architectural interest / building appraisal shall be organized as per the programme approved by the department. The documentation shall be done in the form of photographs / slides and sketches presented in form of a seminar and written report immediately after the tour / building appraisal.


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