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

Civil Engineering (Semester 3)

(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) Write a note on various components of a building.(7 marks) 1 (b) What are the different methods for site exploration? Explain any two methods in Detail.(7 marks) 2 (a) Write the difference between rubble masonry and ashlar masonry.(7 marks) 2 (b) Discuss various factors affecting location of doors and windows.(7 marks) 2 (c) 1) Differentiate between Fixed window and pivoted window.(4 marks) 2 (c) 2) Explain with sketch Framed and panelled door.(3 marks) 3 (a) 1) Define the following: 1) Winders, 2) Pitch, 3)Frog, 4)Queen Closer, 5)Lintel, 6)Spandril, 7)Cornice(7 marks) 3 (b) Describe dog-legged stair and bifurcated stair with neat sketch.(7 marks) 3 (c) Discuss various factors affecting the selection of flooring material.(7 marks) 3 (d) What are the requirements of good plaster and explain various defects in Plastering.(7 marks)

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4 (a) 1) Needle scaffolding.(4 marks) 4 (a) 2) Pit method for underpinning.(3 marks) 4 (b) What is composite masonry? Write advantages of composite masonry and enlist different types of composite masonry.(7 marks) 4 (c) Discuss in brief the causes of failure of foundation.(7 marks) 4 (d) What are the various methods of proportioning concrete? Explain any two in Detail.(7 marks) 5 (a) What are special treatments in Building? Explain any one in detail.(7 marks) 5 (b) Discuss in brief general principles to be observed for providing damp proofing.(7 marks) 5 (c) Discuss in brief the method of construction of concrete jack arch flooring.(7 marks) 5 (d) Write short note on "Thermal Insulation in Building"(7 marks)

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