BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

by P.C. VARGHESE

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ISBN-13: 9788120352841
Publisher: PHI Learning
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 773,946
File size: 13 MB
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About the Author

P.C. VARGHESE, M.S.; M.Engg. (Harvard); Ph.D., is a distinguished teacher, a well-known consultant and an established author. He had his undergraduate education at Trivandrum Engineering College, postgraduate education in soil mechanics at Harvard University, USA (under Professor Terzaghi and Professor Casagrande) and also in reinforced concrete design at Imperial College, London (under Professor A.L.L. Baker). As a teacher, he worked as one of the founding faculty member of three well-known universities—IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and University of Maratuwa, Sri Lanka (here, he also served as UNESCO Chief Technical Advisor). He has good field experiences as Assistant Soil Specialist, Hirakud Dam Project in Odisha, Construction Engineer at IIT Kharagpur and UNCHS Advisor to Buildings Department, Sri Lanka. As an author, he has written a number of textbooks in the field of Civil Engineering after his retirement while working as Honorary Visiting Professor at College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, Chennai. Including the present book, he has written nine books—all published by PHI Learning.

Table of Contents

1. Components of a Building and Building Specifications. 2. Site Preparation and Setting Out of Works. 3. Earthwork and Anti-termite Treatment. 4. Construction of Foundation. 5. Brick Masonry. 6. Block Masonry. 7. Stone Masonry. 8. Arches and Lintels. 9. DPC and Waterproofing of Basements. 10. Concrete Work. 11. Temporary Works: Formwork and Scaffolding. 12. Bending and Placing of Reinforcement in RCC Works. 13. Plastering and Pointing. 14. Flooring—General Considerations. 15. Concrete and Brick Floors. 16. Stone Floors. 17. Ceramic Tile Floors and Walls. 18. Resilient Floors. 19. Woodblock and Parquet Flooring. 20. Terrazzo Work. 21. Flat-floor and Flat-roofs Constructions. 22. Sloped Roofs. 23. Doors, Windows and Ventilators. 24. Timber Joints and Glazing. 25. Stairs and Lifts. 26. Painting. 27. Waterproofing and Weatherproofing RC Roofs & Waterproofing Wet Areas. 28. Roof Drainage and Repair of Leakage. 29. Water Supply in Buildings. 30. Drainage of Wastewater and Sewage above Ground. 31. Drainage of Foul Water below the Ground Level. 32. Electricity Supply in Buildings. 33. Common Equipment Used in Construction of Ordinary Buildings. 34. Municipal Requirements in Planning of Buildings. 35. Design of Buildings for Comfort in Hot Climates. 36. Acoustics of Buildings. 37. Welding and Structural Steelworks. 38. Joining Pipes. 39. Miscellaneous Works. 40. Maintenance of Buildings.

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