Introduction to Civli Engineering Syllabus S1&S2 2015-16

Course No.
Course Name
L-T-P-Credits
Year of Introduction
BE101-01
INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL
ENGINEERING
2-1-0-3
2015
Course Objectives
1.        To provide the students an overview of the profession of Civil Engineering.
2.        To give the students an illustration of the use and properties of various building materials and explain the building construction aspects.  
Syllabus
Civil Engineering as a profession; General introduction to history of Civil Engineering; types and classification of buildings; setting out of a building;  Building materials - Stones, Bricks, Tiles, Cement, Aggregate, Cement mortar,  Timber, Steel;  Building Construction - Stone Masonry, Brick Masonry,  Floors and flooring, Roofs and roof coverings.
Expected outcome
1.        Students will be able to explain the importance of Civil Engineering in the infrastructural development of the society.
2.        They will be able to illustrate the types, uses and properties of various building materials.
3.        Students will be able to explain the method of construction of different components of a building.
References Books:
      Chen, W. F. and Liew, J. Y. R., (Eds.), The Civil Engineering Handbook, Second Edition, CRC Press (Taylor and Francis)
      Dalal, K. R., Essentials of Civil Engineering, Charotar Publishing House
      Gopi, S., Basic Civil Engineering, Pearson Publishers
      Kandya, A. A., Elements of Civil Engineering, Charotar Publishing house
      Mamlouk, M. S. and Zaniewski, J. P., Materials for Civil and Construction Engineering, Pearson Publishers.
      McKay, W. B. and McKay, J. K., Building Construction Volumes 1 to 4, Pearson India Education Services
      Rangwala, S. C. and Dalal, K. B., Engineering Materials, Charotar Publishing house
      Rangwala, S. C. and Dalal, K. B., Building Construction, Charotar Publishing house
Course Plan
Module
Contents
Hours
Sem.
Exam
Marks
I
General introduction to Civil Engineering - History of Civil Engineering - Relevance of Civil Engineering in the overall infrastructural development of the country. 
2
15%
Types and  classification of structures - buildings, towers, chimneys, bridges, dams, retaining walls, water tanks, silos, roads, railways,
3

runways and pipelines (Brief description only)



Definition and types of buildings as per National Building Code of India (brief description only). 

1
Selection of site - Components of a building and their functions - Setting out of a building. 

2
II
Stones: Classification of stones - Qualities of good building stones - Quarrying - Dressing - Tests - Specifications - Uses of common building stones. 

2
15%
Bricks: Composition of good brick earth - Classification - Qualities of good bricks - Field and laboratory tests - Specifications. 

2
Tiles: Classification - Manufacture - Properties - Tests - Specifications

3

FIRST INTERNAL EXAM


III
Cement: Basic Ingredients – Manufacturing process - Grades -
Properties - Tests - Specifications. 
4
15%
Aggregates: Fine and coarse aggregate - Properties - Uses - Tests.  
3
Cement Mortar: Types and preparation.  
1
IV
Stone Masonry: Types - Details of Ashlar, Random Rubble, Coarse Rubble and Dry Rubble Masonry. 
3
15%
Brick Masonry: Types - Bond - Introduction to all types of bonds -


English bond in detail (1, 1½ and 2 brick walls) - Comparison of stone and brick masonry.  
4


SECOND INTERNAL EXAM


V
Timber: Properties - Uses - Classification - Seasoning - Defects - Preservation - Tests; Hard board and Particle board - Manufacture and use. 
3
20%
Steel: Structural steel and steel as reinforcement - Types - Properties - Uses - Market forms.  
3
VI
Floors and Flooring materials: Different types and selection of floors and floor coverings. 
3
20%
Roofs and roof coverings: Different types of roofs - Suitability - Types and selection of roofing materials.  
3

END SEMESTER EXAM



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