Question Paper: Building Construction : Question Paper May 2015 - Civil Engineering (Semester 4) | Gujarat Technological University (GTU)
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Building Construction - May 2015

Civil Engineering (Semester 4)

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1 (a) Describe various causes of failure of foundation and their remedial measures.(7 marks) 1 (b) Give a point wise comparison between stone and brick masonry.(7 marks) 2 (a) Write short note on
(1) Ashlar masonry
(2) Rubble masonry
(7 marks)


Answer any one question from Q2 (b) & Q2 (c)

2 (b) Describe objectives of subsurface investigation and discuss wash boring in detail.(7 marks) 2 (c) Define the following terms
(1) Header (2) Stretcher (3) Corbel (4) Coping (5) Throating (6) Quoin header (7) Cornice
(7 marks)


Answer any two question from Q3 (a), (b) & Q3 (c), (d)

3 (a) Describe a point wise comparison between English bond and Flemish bond.(7 marks) 3 (b) Write a short note on
(1) Hollow concrete block construction
(2) Cavity walls
(7 marks)
3 (c) Draw a label diagram of typical door and define its each component.(7 marks) 3 (d) Describe the factors affecting selection of size, shape and location of window.(7 marks)


Answer any two question from Q4 (a), (b) & Q4 (c), (b)

4 (a) rite a short note on (with figure)
(1) Louvered window
(2) Bay Window
(7 marks)
4 (b) Define the following terms in relation of stairs
(1) Tread (2) Riser (3) Going (4) Scotia (5) Baluster (6) String (7) Waist
(7 marks)
4 (c) Describe the factors affecting the selection flooring material.(7 marks) 4 (d) Write a short note on
(1) Timber flooring
(2) Reinforced concrete flooring
(7 marks)


Answer any two question from Q5(a), (b) & Q5 (c), (d)

5 (a) Define the following terms in relation to roof
(1)Ridge (2) Valley (3) Eaves (4) Common rafter (5) Purlin (6) Cleat (7) Gable
(7 marks)
5 (b) Write a short note on
(1) Roof covering (2) Queen post roof truss
(7 marks)
5 (c) Write a short note on:
1) Pointing
(2) Plastering
(7 marks)
5 (d) Write a short note on
(1) Scaffolding
(2) Underpinning
(7 marks)

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