Topics on Building Technology

Topics from Building Technology

Bricks- IS classifications, Properties and testing, Types of bricks, Tiles, Manufacture, properties and uses, aerocon blocks- Types of tiles ; Ceramic products, Lime, Classification, Manufacture, properties and uses ; Plastics, properties, reinforced plastics- uses- light roofing materials, glass- manufacture, testing, geosynthetics, classification, aluminum composite panels, uPVC panels, industrial timber products, manufacture and properties

Cement, Ingredients, Manufacture, Types of cement, Properties and testing, Uses ; Mortar, Sand, Properties, Types of mortar and uses ; Concrete, Properties of fresh concrete and tests, Proportioning of concrete mixes, Properties of hardened concrete and tests, Recent developments in concrete ; Iron and steel, Structural sections, Properties and uses of structural steel, Recent developments in steel and concrete;

Foundation, Timbering of foundation trenches, Bearing capacity of soils, Improvement of bearing capacity, Settlement of foundation, Description of spread, grillage, raft and pile foundations; Brick and stone masonry, Bonds in brick work, Cavity walls, Lintels and arches; Concrete construction, Batching, mixing, placing, compacting and curing of concrete, form work, Precast concrete, Prestressed concrete, Recent developments in concreting; Partition walls, Types and features.

Floors and flooring, Different types and applications; Doors, windows and ventilators, Different types; Finishing works; Building Failures, Concrete failure, Steel failure, Foundation failure, Other types of failures, Causes and Remedial measures, Building repairs, Shoring, Underpinning; Steel and concrete frames Slip form and lift slab constructions- trenchless technology, micro tunnelling; Fire proof construction, Fire load, Fire resisting properties of building materials, Fire extinguishing methods, Fire proof construction methods.

Topics from Building Technology
Topics from Building Technology


  1. Rangwala, S. C., Engineering Materials, Charotar Publishing House, 1992.
  2. Punmia, B. C., Building Construction, Laxmi Publlications, New Delhi, 1999.
  3. Rangwala, S. C., Building Construction, Charotar Publishing House, 1992.
  4. Huntington, W. C., Building Construction, John Wiley, New York, 1959.
  5. Shetty, M. S., Concrete Technology, S.Chand & Co., New Delhi, 1992,
  6. Varghese, P C., Building Materials Prentice Hall of India, 2006