Question Paper: Building Construction : Question Paper May 2016 - Civil Engineering (Semester 3) | Gujarat Technological University (GTU)
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Building Construction - May 2016

Civil Engineering (Semester 3)

TOTAL MARKS: 100
TOTAL TIME: 3 HOURS
(1) Question 1 is compulsory.
(2) Attempt any four from the remaining questions.
(3) Assume data wherever required.
(4) Figures to the right indicate full marks.
1(a) The portion of a brick cut across the width is called
(a) Closer   (b) half brick   (c) bed   (d) bat
(1 marks)
1(b) The portion of a brick cut across the length is called
(a) king closer   (b) queen closer   (c) bat   (d) quoin
(1 marks)
1(c) The type of bond in which every course contains both headers and stretchers is called
(a) English bond   (b) Flemish bond   (c) Header bond   (d) stretcher bond
(1 marks)
1(d) The type of bond in which alternate course are stretcher and header is
(a)English bond   (b) Flemish bond   (c) Header bond   (d) Stretcher bond
(1 marks)
1(e) Exposed portions of a vertical surface at right angles to the door or window frame are known as
(a) Jambs   (b) lintels   (c) Reveals   (d) Soffits
(1 marks)
1(f) The vertical sides of door and window openings provided in a wall are known as
(a) Jamps   (b) lintels   (c) Reveals   (d) Soffits
(1 marks)
1(g) The Filling in cavities with cement slurry is known as
(a) Coping   (b) Beam Filling   (c) Grouting   (d) Gunniting
(1 marks)
1(h) A retaining wall may be built in
(a) Dry stone Masnory   (b) Stone Masnory   (c) Plane cement Concrete   (d) All of these
(1 marks)
1(i) In a Public building the stair should be located near the _______ of building
(a) Entrance   (b) Centre   (c) End   (d) Toilet
(1 marks)
1(j) The angle which the line of nosing of the stair makes with the horizontal is called
(a) Riser   (b) Filler   (c) Soffit   (d) Pitch
(1 marks)
1(k) The width of landing should be _______ the width of stair
(a) Equal to   (b) Less than   (c) Greater than   (d) None of these
(1 marks)
1(l) The Pitch of stair should never exceed
(a) 20°   (b) 25°   (c) 30°   (d) 40°
(1 marks)
1(m) The minimum depth of foundation for load bearing wall of building is restricted to
(a) 600 mm   (b) 700 mm   (c) 800 mm   (d) 900 mm
(1 marks)
1(n) The lowest part of a structure which transmit the load to the soil is known as
(a) Super Structure   (b) Plinth   (c) Foundation   (d) Basement
(1 marks)
2(a) What are the different types of boring methods? Explain any one in detail(3 marks) 2(b) Draw the Sketch of Stair
(1) Helical Stair (2) Spiral Stair (3) Half turn geometrical stair (4) Three - Quarter - Turn Stair
(4 marks)


Solve any one question from Q.2(c) & Q.2(d)

2(c) Explain various types of shallow foundation.(7 marks) 2(d) Explain Methods of Improving bearing capacity of Soil(7 marks)


Solve any three question from Q.3(a), Q.3(b), Q.3(c) & Q.3(d), Q.3(e), Q.3(f)

3(a) Define the Following terms
(1)King Closer (2) Queen Closer (3) Throating
(3 marks)
3(b) Draw the sketch of Window
(1) Bay window (2) Clere Storey Window (3) Pivoted Window (4)Lantern window
(4 marks)
3(c) What is composite masonary. Explain it with neat sketch.(7 marks) 3(d) Classify the stairs and Explain half turn stair(3 marks) 3(e) Define (1) Flight (2 Landing (3 Nosing (4) Waist(4 marks) 3(f) Describe cast-in-situ and Precast Construction(7 marks)


Solve any three question from Q.4(a), Q.4(b), Q.4(c) & Q.4(d), Q.4(e), Q.4(f)

4(a) Explain about Principle and construction of Green Building(3 marks) 4(b) Draw the sketch
(1) Ashlar chamfered masonry
(2) Coursed rubble masnory
(3) Ashlar stone arches
(4) Bull's Eye arch
(4 marks)
4(c) Write in brief (1) Antitermite Treatment of Building (2) Acoustical Construction(7 marks) 4(d) Describe about floor with sketch (1) Reinforced brick floor(3 marks) 4(e) Draw the Sketch
(1) Steel grillage foundation (2) Combined Footing (3) Strap Footing (4) Raft foundation
(4 marks)
4(f) Discuss the Problems of Foundation in black cotton soils. Describe the Preventive Measures.(7 marks)


Solve any three question from Q.5(a), Q.5(b), Q.5(c) & Q.5(d), Q.5(e), Q.5(f)

5(a) Explain in brief
(1) Sub Surface investigation
(3 marks)
5(b) Draw the Sketch
(1) Brick Jack arch Flooring (2) Concrete jack arch flooring (3) Ribbed Flooring (4) Flag stone Floor
(4 marks)
5(c) Define shoring and water pinning. Explain any one method of each(7 marks) 5(d) Define the following in relation of roof
(1) Ridge (2 Valley (3) Purlin
(3 marks)
5(e) Briefly Explain Damp Proofing in building(4 marks) 5(f) Explain the methods of mixing, Placing, compacting and Curing of Concrete(7 marks)

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