MODULE I (16 hours)
Measurement of distance – Direct measurement – tape & chain only – Ranging out survey lines – Taking measurement of a sloping ground – Errors – Tape correction problems. Leveling instruments (Dumpy level, Tilting level and Auto levels). Leveling staff(folding type only) – How to make measurements – temporary adjustment, holding the staff, reading the staff, principles of levelling – recording measurements in the field book – deduction of level – height of collimation method only, examples. Introduction to Total station. (Description only) – Linear and angular measurements using total station, Brief description of contour maps.
MODULE II (14 hours)
Selection of site for buildings – types of buildings – Components of buildings. Exposure to various building byelaws. Fire resistance characteristics of buildings – General classification as per National Building Code – Earth quake Zoning – Disaster mitigation methods
MODULE III (18 hours)
FOUNDATION: different types (description only). Spread footing, Isolated – Footing, Combined footing – Mat foundation – Pile foundation. Safe bearing capacity of soil, Importance of the safe bearing capacity of soil. SUPER STRUCTURE: Masonry – stone masonry, brick masonry. Partition – Materials used for making partition – plywood, particle boards and glass. Doors, windows – materials used for the construction of doors and windows – wood, Steel, Aluminium. Flooring – using mosaic, ceramic tiles, marble, granite and synthetic materials. Roofing – Selection of type of roof, sloping roof – Concrete roof, tiled roof, timber roof ,GI sheet, AC sheet, PVC sheet. Selection of roof covering materials.
MODULE IV (18 hours)
CONCRETE: Ingredients – cement, aggregates and water. Qualities of ingredients. Test for determining the qualities of fine aggregate – fineness modulus and grading curves. IS specifications. Cement – mortar – IS Specification for preparation and determination of mortar strength. Plain Cement Concrete(PCC) preparation – Test on fresh concrete – Test on Hardened Concrete. IS specification for the compressive strength of concrete. Steel – common types used in construction – Mild steel, HYSD steel and their properties. Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) –advantages of RCC over PCC. Elementary ideas on pre – cast and pre – stressed concrete constructions.

Reference Books:

  1. T. P. Kenetker& S. V Kulkarny, “Surveying & levelling Vol. – 1”, Vidyarthi Griha rakashen
  2. Rangwala, “Building Materials”, Charotar Publishing House
  3. Rangwala, “Building Construction”, Charoter Publishing House
  4. B. C Punmia, “Building Consrtuction” , Lakshmi Publication (p) Ltd.
  5. S. K. Roy, “Fundamentals of Surveying” Prentice – Hall of India, New Delhi.
  6. National Building Code
  7. A M Chandra , “Higher Surveying”, New age International (p)Ltd. Publishers