Building Construction

Building Planning

—–6.1 Elements of a Building
—–6.2 Basic Requirements of a Building
—–6.3 Planning
—–6.4 Planning Suitable Orientation
—–6.5 Planning for Energy Efficiency
—–6.6 Planning for Suitable Utility
—–6.7 Planning for Meeting Other Requirements

Foundations

—–7.1 Dimensions of Foundation
—–7.2 Conventional Spread Footings
—–7.3 R.C.C. Footings
—–7.4 Grillage Footing
—–7.5 Arch Foundation
—–7.6 Pile Foundations
—–7.7 Foundations in Black Cotton Soil

Super Structures

—–8.1 Types of Super Structures Based on the Method of Load Transfer
—–8.2 Walls
—–8.3 Stone Masonry
—–8.4 Brick Masonry
—–8.5 Plastering
—–8.6 Pointing
—–8.7 Flooring
—–8.8 Roof
—–8.9 Doors and Windows
—–8.10 Lintels
—–8.11 Stairs

Dampness and Its Prevention

—–9.1 Causes of Dampness
—–9.2 Ill-Effects of Dampness
—–9.3 Requirements of an Ideal Material for Damp Proofing
—–9.4 Materials for Damp Proofing
—–9.5 Methods of Damp Proofing

Cost Effective Construction Techniques In Mass Housing Schemes

—–10.1 Minimum Standards
—–10.2 Approach to Cost Effective Mass Housing Schemes
—–10.3 Cost Effective Construction Techniques

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