NIT Hamirpur Syllabus CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY
A. Building materials: Stone: Classification and requirements ; Brick: classification, manufacturing,
harmful ingredients, testing, constituent of a good brick earth; lime: manufacturing,
field?testing, artificial hydraulic lime; Timber: classification, structure, seasoning, defects ; Paints:
Constituents, types, characteristics of varnishes.
B. Concrete technology: Cement: Composition, manufacture, field?testing, storage; Cement concrete;
workability, durability, characteristic strength, physical tests.
C. Building construction: Stone masonry: safe permissible loads, brick masonry: bonds, laying,
reinforced brick work, defects, glass block masonry, Partition: Non load bearing, brick, clay block,
timber and glass, cavity walls; Dampness: sources, effects, prevention, materials used, Roof
types, Floor type: brick, cement concrete, terrazzo, mosaic, tiled, doors and windows.
D. Construction equipment: Selection, bulldozer, dumpers, trenchers,excavators, hoe, hoists,
graders, piling hammers, pumps, compressors, bitumen mix plant, rollers, clam shell, aggregate
production techniques, crushers.
1. Properties of concrete: A.M. Neville
2. Engineering Materials: Surinder Singh
3. Civil Engineering Materials: Kulkarni
4. Building Material, Rangawala
5. Building Construction: B.C. Punmia
6. Building Construction: Sharma and Kaul
7. Building Drawing : Shah Kale and Patki