Question Paper: Building Construction : Question Paper May 2014 - Civil Engineering (Semester 3) | Gujarat Technological University (GTU)
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Building Construction - May 2014

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) Describe the causes of failures of foundation and their preventive measures.(7 marks)


Explain in brief

1 (b) 1) Sub-surface investigation(4 marks) 1 (b) 2) Methods of improving bearing capacity(3 marks) 2 (a) Describe the following with figure in relation to masonry:
1. King closer
2. Queen Closer
3. Stretcher
4. Header
5. Coping
6. Throating
7. Cornice
(7 marks)
2 (b) Enumerate various stone masonries. Describe rubble masonry in detail with Figure.(7 marks)


Describe in brief

2 (c) 1) Foundation in black cotton soil.(4 marks) 2 (c) 2) Wash boring(3 marks) 3 (a) Enlist various bonds in brickwork. Describe English bond and Flemish bond with their essential features.(7 marks) 3 (b) Define composite masonry and write its advantages. Describe any two types of composite masonries in detail.(7 marks)


Write a short note on

3 (c) 1) Hollow masonry(4 marks) 3 (c) 2) Cavity wall.(3 marks) 3 (d) Describe the properties of fresh concrete.(7 marks) 4 (a) Define the following with figure in relation to stair:
1. Tread.
2. Riser
3. Fight
4. Landing
5. Nosing
6. Waist
7. String
(7 marks)
4 (b) Describe essential requirements of floor.(7 marks) 4 (c) Enlist various types of doors and explain flush door and collapsible steel door with figure.(7 marks) 4 (d) Enlist various types of windows. Explain bay window and sky light window with figure.(7 marks) 5 (a) 1) Define the following in relation of roof:
1. Pitch
2. Ridge
3. Valley
4. Common rafter
5. Purlin
6. Eave Board
7. Gable
(7 marks)


Describe the following with figure

5 (b) 1) Lean to roof(4 marks) 5 (b) 2) King post roof truss(3 marks) 5 (c) Define shoring and underpinning. Explain any one method of each.(7 marks)


Explain in brief the following

5 (d) 1) Damp proofing(4 marks) 5 (d) 2) Anti-termite treatment(3 marks)

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