Masters in Building Science & Material Technology

Environmental and Sustainable Engineering

PART – A

  1. Environment and Development 08 Hrs
    Challenges and efforts, Sustaining life support systems, land degradation water management, urbanization and industrialization, conservation of bio-deversity.Agenda21, Declaration at earth summit, Dunkel draft, a forestation, sustainable mechanism, clean development mechanism.
  2. Air and Water Pollution 07 Hrs
    Environmental pollutants, kinds of pollution, Acid rains, measurement of air quality, control of air pollution, sources of water pollution, Ground water pollution marine pollution, Heavy metal pollution, measurement of water quality, wet land conservation.
  3. Environmental monitoring and Impact Assessment 08 Hrs
    Different methods of environmental monitoring, impact assessment and strategic management. Application to residential buildings, industrial complexes, and other sectors.
  4. Environmental Law 07 Hrs
    Challenges in implementing environment law, Indian environmental law and national policy.
    PART – B
  5. Sustainability metrics: 08 Hrs
    Systems analysis approaches – life cycle analysis, simulation models, risk based models, Measures of sustainability, indicators and different types societal change, sustainable developments.
  6. Industrial Energy Usage: 07 Hrs
    Lifecycle analysis and design for sustainability – Different types of industries, Issues on sustainable engineering
  7. Commercial and Residential Buildings 08 Hrs
    Lifecycle analysis for Residential building design, commercial buildings, indoor air quality assessment
  8. Synergetic Complex Systems 07 Hrs
    Complex systems view, decision analysis techniques, case studies,
    Text Books:
  9. Sustainable energy by choosing options Jefferson W.T etal (2005), P H, learning pvt Ltd New Delhi-11000

Green Technology

PART – A

  1. Concept of Green Buildings:
    Green building initiatives, its origin, characteristics of a green building,green buildings in India, certification of green buildings rating systems (BREEAM,USGBC,LEED,IGBC,TERI-GRIHA,) criteria for rating, sustainability.
    08 Hrs
  2. Sources of Energy:
    Renewable and non renewable sources of energy ; coal, petroleum, nuclear, wind, solar, hydro, geothermal sources; potential of these sources, hazards, pollution; global scenario with reference to demand and supply in India. Energy arises
    07 Hrs
  3. Carbon Emission: Forecasting, control of carbon emission, air quality and its monitoring carbon foot print; environmental issues, minimizing carbon emission.
    08 Hrs
  4. Green Building Materials: Depleting natural resources of building materials; renewable and recyclable resources; energy efficient materials; green cement, biodegradable materials, smart materials, engineering evaluation of these materials.
    07 Hrs
    PART – B
  5. Green Building Planning and Specifications for green buildings 08 Hrs
  6. Design of Green Buildings; Sustainable sites, impact of building on environment, life cycle assessment. Design on Bioclimatic and solar passive architecture, considerations of energy consumption, water use, and system reliability, indoor air quality, noise level, comfort, cost efficiency in building design. 07 Hrs
  7. Construction of Green Buildings: Energy efficient construction, practices for thermal efficiency and natural lighting. Eco- friendly water proofing; ECB codes building rating, maintenance of green buildings. 08 Hrs
  8. Case studies of residential and commercial green buildings 07 Hrs
    Text Books:
  9. Tropical housing and buildings climate design (1973). By Koenig’s Berger Ltd, ingeesle, T-G Alan mayhew, s zokoloy S.v University press (India) pot-Ltd Hyderabad.

Heating Ventilation and Air conditioning Design

PART – A

  1. Scope and uses of airconditioning: Components of Airconditioning Human comfort- Comfort Standards-Organizational flow chart building planning and design team and building construction team Licencing-
    Physical principles-US and SI systems pressure-work-power and energy-First law of thermodynamics-Properties of liquid, vapours and change of state-Energy utilization (second law of thermodynamics)
    08 hrs
  2. Heating Loads: Basics of heat transfer-Overall heat transfer-Different types of heat loads-Summary of heat load calculation procedures.
    Hydronic piping systems and terminal units: Different types of piping arrangements2 pipe 3pipe 4pipe unit heaters and fan coil units-system design procedures.
    07 Hrs
  3. Cooling Load calculations: The various components of cooling load through the structure internal loads, ventilation, ducts and related areas-Residential cooling load
    Psychrometrics –Air-conditioning processes and analysis of the air conditioning system
    08 Hrs
  4. Fluid Flow in piping and ducts-piping, valves, ducts and insulation: Design of piping systems and duct systems as applied to air conditioning
    07 Hrs
    PART – B
  5. Fans and distribution devices: design of distribution system
    08 Hrs
  6. Centrifugal pumps, expansion devices and venting: Design of pressure drop in the closed piping systems and selection of pumps.
    07 Hrs
  7. Air-conditioning systems and equipments: Zoning of air conditioned area-VAV systems- Room units- Unitary air conditioner- Roof top units- Air handling units-Air cleaning devices-Air Energy conservation
    08 Hrs
  8. Refrigeration systems: Types of compressors-Flow control devices-safety controls-Package refrigeration unit-Chillers Selection-cooling towers
    07 Hrs
    Automatic control systems, instrumentation testing and balancing
    Design of chilled water system, pump selection, pipe sizing, ducting, selection of terminal devices as international standards and codes of practice with relevant IS codes, ASHRAE standards
    References:
  9. Carrier Hand Book Trane manual on design HVAC systems ASHRAE standards
  10. Air-conditioning Principles and systems, PHI Learning Private Limited

Building Services

PART – A

  1. Introduction-Importance and necessity, municipal requirement,
    Water demands- various types of water demands -Factors affecting losses and wastes, Designperiods
    08 hrs
  2. Design of pipe systems, materials of pipes, Layout of water supply pipes, Testing of the water mains (pipe lines)
    07 Hrs
  3. Design of Pumps- Calculation of pressure losses in in piping systems , Selection of pumps, Economic design and selection of pipe lines
    08 Hrs
  4. Quality control of municipal and industrial water supplies, Purification of water supplies
    07 Hrs
    PART – B
  5. Distribution System-Design of distribution system for a lay out and its analysis
    08 Hrs
  6. Water Supply Plumbing systems in Buildings and Houses-Hot water appliances and installations-Design calculations-solar water heaters, centralized systems
    07 Hrs
  7. Design of swimming pools
    08 Hrs
  8. Drainage- Design of drainage systems using IS standards and BS standards for all types of building residential commercial, malls, and five star hotels. Recycling of waster using waste water treatment plants.
    07 Hrs
    The design, installation, commissioning of the plumbing and the drainage will be based on the international standard, BS, AS and IS standards using relevant codes of practice.
    References:
  9. Water Supply and Waste disposal, G.M.Fair &JC Geyer John Wiley and sons, New York.
  10. Public Health engineering, E.B Phelps &CJ Velj John Wiley and sons, New York.
    All relevant IS codes and BS Codes of practice

Building Materials for Sustainable Development

PART – A
Unit-1 Introduction: Alternate Building, Materials for sustainability, new techniques such as masonry with dry mortar pre cost light weight panels.
05 Hrs
Unit-2 Embodied energy of different construction materials, like brick concrete wall glass and other metallic building materials
06 Hrs
Unit-3 High performance metallic building materials and plastics, admixtures
06 Hrs
Unit-4 Role of self-compacting concrete in sustainable engineering, construction of multi storied complexes, flyovers metro rail and other civil engineering infrastructures.
05 Hrs
PART – B
Unit-5 Sustainable flooring- residential complexes industrial buildings shopping complexes
05 Hrs
Unit-6 Corrosion inhibitors and corrosion control design: different types of sacrificial anode system design, anode output anode configuration.
06 Hrs
Unit-7 Organic paints: different types of organic paints for application of different types of buildings and civil engineering infrastructure.
06 Hrs
Unit-8 Nondestructive testing of materials and components: evaluation of strength and strain characteristics of materials in as is varies condition and components of buildings, non destructive evaluation of various engineering parameters.
06 Hrs
Text Book: Sustainable energy by choosing options Jefferson W.T etal (2005) P H, learning Pvt. Ltd New Delhi-1100

Demolition and Cutting Edge Technology

PART – A
Unit 1: Introduction: 8 hrs
Scope of Demolition work-health and safety responsibilities in relation to demolition work-risk management associated with demolition work-Components to be removed-Regulatory Analysis.
Unit 2: Planning of demolition work: 7 hrs
Notifiable demolition work-safe work method-Details of adjoining buildings-Essential services (under and above ground) Demolition licensing
Unit3: Site Description: 8 hrs
Size, topography, Natural and manmade features to be protected-water bodies-Ancillary Structure-Access routes
Unit 4: Controlling risk in Demolition work: 7 hrs
Hazardous materials and substances, Securing the work area equipment and machinery, Biological hazards -powered mobile machinery
PART – B
Unit5: Demolition methods and working constraints: 8 hrs
Manual demolition-Mechanical demolition, induced collapse-using explosives-Removal and material handling methods Transportation of Debris –fire prevention controlled demolition
Unit6: Demolition of special structure: 7 hrs
Concrete structures –lift shafts-Basement, cellars, vaults-domes-arched roofs-chimneys-storage tarks and pipe lines-masonry brick arches.
Unit7: Cutting edge Technology: 8 hrs
Silent Technology, controlled electrical chipping, concrete cutting, core drilling, Hydraulic splitting-rock blasting,-Dust dimension -partial dismantling of foundations
Unit8: Materials recycling and codes of practices: 7 hrs
Recycling of concrete, wood, steel, aluminium-Recycling analysis.

Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Design

PART – A
Unit1: 8 hrs
Direct contact heat mass transfer, combined heat and mass transfer-spray chambers-cooling towers-heat transfer-single component fluids-Transport coefficients inside outside tubes and compact surface, sensible heat transfer
Unit 2: 7 hrs
Control theory:-Elementary control and action –energy sources-measurement
Unit 3: 8 hrs
Preamatic control devices, -Introductions –devices-Control cabinets-air circulation
Unit 4: 7 hrs
Fluid and flow control devices -wall attachment devices-Turbulences amplifiers-vertex, Amplifiers-Radial Jet, Amplifiers-Fluid transducers- manual switches-dampers
PART – B
Unit 5: 8 hrs
Elementary control devices.
-outside air controls-air stratification –heating and cooling cools-humidity control and dehumidifies-static pressure control-gas and oil fired heat-fire and smoke control-Electrical interlocks and sensors
Unit 6: 7 hrs
Complete control and electric control systems-single zone system, Multi-zone air handling and dual-duct systems-variable volume systems-reheat and heat reclaim system
Unit 7: 8 hrs
Ventilating system-Packed equipment, radiant heating and cooling radiators and convectors –heat exchangers-solar heating and cooling system
Unit 8: 7 hrs
Control plant pumping systems and retrofitting-Diversity, constant and variable flow systems,-Building interfaces-economic analysis for retrofit-economy. Cycle controls-single zone multi-zone and dual –ducts systems-control valves and pumping arrangements-dynamic response and tuning
Text Books:

  1. Heating, ventilating and air conditioning-Analysis and design-F.C.Mcquiston.J.DParker and Jeffrey.D.Spitler-John.Wiley and sons, 2001
  2. Control system for heating, ventilating and air conditioning-R.W.Hines and D.C.Hittle,(6th Edition)springs-2006

Carbon Foot Print and Measurement all Types of Buildings

PART – A
Unit 1 Trends in building sector emission: 8 hrs
Energy consumption in different sectors like residential, commercial and public buildings, offices, markets, hospitals, research laboratories. Environmental data in these sectors. -Carbon emission resulting from energy use in buildings.
Unit 2 GHG mitigation options in buildings: 7 hrs
Energy efficiency principles, building energy management systems, -lighting systems, day-lighting, appliances, on-site power, and cost estimate of GHG mitigation in buildings.
Unit 3 Low carbon refurbishment in buildings: 8 hrs
Low carbon refurbishment process-3 different phases (prepare, design, construct) refurbishment policy, embodied energy considerations for existing buildings in different sectors.
Unit 4 Carbon Foot printing during construction: 7 hrs
Social and economic aspects. –Promoting low carbon construction materials- reducing environmental impacts during construction, – aspects of sustainability.
PART – B
Unit 5 Road map for reducing emissions: 8 hrs
GHG inventory, baseline measures- strategic climatic action plans, – implementation mechanism
Unit 6 Carbon foot print measurement: 7 hrs
Methodology of calculating carbon foot print, carbon trust, – system boundary, functional units, life cycle inventory data, carbon credit.
Unit 7 Constraints in adopting building techniques: 8 hrs
Limitations of traditional building designs- misplaced incentives- regulatory barriers- social engineering (culture, behavior, rebound effect)- interaction of mitigation options with vulnerability and adaption.
Unit 8 Techniques to reduce energy consumption in building: 7 hrs
Ten steps to be adopted for reduction, usage of low carbon materials, green travel, transport carbon- case study analysis(at-least one)
Text books:

  1. What colour is your building? David H. Clark, RIBA publishing house, London-2013

Modeling of Air Pollutants Flow in Building

PART – A
1.
INDOOR AIR DISTRIBUTION : Motivation for modeling- contaminant concentration, Air flow in stair well, contaminant concentration in kitchen, human exposure to different pollutant type, thermal comfort and indoor air quality
6 Hrs
2.
CFD MODELING AND PARAMETERS: Introduction to CFD, continuity and momentum equation application of CFD for building air flows, simulation of IAQ parameters, thermal comfort parameters, accuracy and validation of building air flows
5 Hrs
3.
AEROSOLS: Modeling of aerosols, air and pollutant flows in the vicinity of occupants, Turbulence models, Numerical methods and parameters.
5 Hrs
4.
BUILDING ECOLOGY: Thermal delight in architecture, site design, community planning, passive cooling, day lighting, thermal envelope, architectural acoustics, building access and egress, architecture of well temper environment
PART – B
6 Hrs
5.
IMPACT OF ENERGY SYSTEMS ON ENVIRONMENT: Environmental degradation due to energy production and utilization, primary and secondary pollution, depletion of ozone layer, physiological, ecological environment and health problems due to energy plants
6 Hrs
6.
POLLUTION DUE TO THERMAL, HYDEL AND NUCLEAR PLANTS: Potential sources in thermal plants, environmental pollution limits guideline, thermal power plant pollution control, various pollution control equipments, water pollution in thermal plant, Hydrothermal plant environmental assessment, pollution and control measures in nuclear plants
6 Hrs
7.
WASTE AND WASTE ENERGY RECOVERY IN BUILDINGS:
Domestic and solid waste as a source of energy, causes, process and exhaust gases and its control, mechanism and devices of pollution control
6 Hrs
8.
HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER STATIONS BUILDINGS: Ecology and Environment around power stations, waste and effluent treatment

Global Warming and Cooling

PART – A
Text Book:

  1. “Climate Change” The Science of Global Warming and Our Energy Future, Edmond Mathez, Columbia University, Press, 2009
  2. “Global Warming and Global Cooling, Evolution of Climate on earth” O.G.Sorokhtin, G.V Chilingav & L.F. KHILYOK, Elasavier, Amsterdam, 2007
    1.
    CLIMATOLOGY: Weather and climate, origin, composition and structure of atmosphere, atmospheric pressure and its distribution, general circulation of planetary winds, walker circulation, climate sensitivity
    8 Hrs
    2.
    CLIMATE CHANGE: Historical perspective, carbon cycle, the global carbon cycle, the ocean carbon cycle, the terrestrial carbon cycle, modeling the carbon cycle
    7 Hrs
    3.
    PALEOCEANOGRAPHY AND PALEOCLIMATOLOGY: Pale oceanographic changes, relation to earth system, impact of ocean on climate changes, evolution of earth through the Cenozoic, ocean gateways and their role in controlling global climate, reconstructing quaternary climate and oceanographic history on shorter time
    8 Hrs
    4.
    SOLAR VARIABILITY AND TEMPERATURE CYCLES: Cosmic rays, irradiance, temperature, humidity, evaporation, condensation, dynamics and types of precipitation, droughts, floods, ENSO and LA Nina origin of monsoon and stream flows
    PART – B
    7 Hrs
    5.
    WEATHER SYSTEMS: Extra-tropical and tropical cyclones, climate classification, global warming and its inputs, dynamics and types of precipitation, stability and instability of atmosphere air masses and fronts, heat budget storm surges
    8 Hrs
    6.
    GLOBAL CLIMATE MODELS: Models and forecasts, radiation, clouds, feedback factors and radio-active forcing, carbon sulphide, diffuse light, iodo compounds, nitrous oxide, methane, demethyle sulphide, aerosols
    7 Hrs
    7.
    OBSERVATION:
    Temperature records, Paleoclimate past 1000 years records, urban heat islands, satellite data, finger prints, sea level rise
    8 Hrs
    8.
    GLOBAL COOLING: Climate cooling during cenotoic era, earth’s glaciations, global climatic cooling due to increase in CO2 content, glacial and interglacial periods, possible measures against a cold period, global climate change assessment of gap models, design to mitigate global climate change

Smart Materials for Green Building

PART – A
Text Book:

  1. Brain Culshaw – Smart Structure and Materials Artech House – Borton. London-1996.
  2. Srinivasan ,A.V and Michael McFarland . D, “Smart Structures – Analysis and Design, Cambridge University Press, 2001.
    1.
    INTRODUCTION: Introduction to Intelligent buildings – Basic concepts – Intelligent building automation – Building automation system – Cost analysis of intelligent buildings – Introduction to smart materials.
    6 Hrs
    2.
    INTRODUCTION TO SMART MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES – Instrumented Structures Functions And Response– Sensing systems – Self diagnosis – Signal processing consideration – Actuation systems and effectors.
    5 Hrs
    3.
    ACTUATOR TECHNIQUES – Actuator and actuator materials – Piezoelectric and Electrostrictive Material – Magneto structure Material – Shape Memory Alloys – Electrorheological Fluids– Electromagnetic actuation – Role of actuators and Actuator Materials.
    6 Hrs
    4.
    STUDY OF ADVANCED BUILDING MATERIALS like, aluminum, glass, fabric, various types of finishes & treatments, Construction chemicals – sealants, engineering grouts, mortars , admixtures and adhesives
    PART – B
    6 Hrs
    5.
    POLYMERS in Civil Engineering-Structural Plastics And Composites- Polymer Membranes- Coatings-Adhesives, Non – Weathering Materials-Flooring And Facade Materials- Glazed Brick, Photo Catalytic Cement, Acid Etched Copper And Composite Fiber.
    Metals-Metals And Special Alloys Of Steel-Water Jet Cut Stainless Steel, Mill Slab Steel.
    6 Hrs
    6.
    BUILDING SYSTEMS: lighting – day lighting; ventilation – natural ventilation;
    indoor air quality; heating/cooling – geothermal; passive and active systems for energy production
    and conservation; water conservation – grey water reuse, water saving plumbing fixtures
    6 Hrs
    7.
    BUILDING ELECTRONICS: Introduction – Microprocessor based control – Programmable logic controller –Communication principles – Telephone systems – Communal aerial broadcasting – Satellite communication – Fibre optic system.
    5 Hrs
    8.
    NANOMATERIALS FOR “GREEN” SYSTEMS: Green materials, including biomaterials, biopolymers, bioplastics, and composites Nanotech Materials for Truly Sustainable Construction: Windows, Skylights, and Lighting. Paints, Roofs, Walls, and Cooling. Multifunctional Gas Sensors, Biomimetic Sensors, Optical Interference Sensors Thermo-, light-, and stimulus-responsive smart materials Nanomaterials

Green Building Policies and Incentives

PART – A
References:
Nick Hanley, Jason, F.Shogren and Ben White. (2001) Introduction to Environmental economics, Oxford University Press.
Unit 1 – PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS
Re examining properties in green buildings, living building challenges, Materials and products role, Energy embodiment, Glasses Understanding of carbon footprints in Buildings, bamboo in construction.
5 Hrs
Unit 2 – CERTIFICATION
Green products and material certification, parameters making products green, products transparency movement. Cradle to cradle certification.
6 Hrs
Unit 3 – PRODUCT EMISSIONS AND HAZARDS
Product emission testing, chemistry for building designers, hazards understanding
5 Hrs
Unit 4 – SPECIFICATION AND OPERATIONS
Durability, green construction guide, Volatile organic compounds, green paints.
PART – B
6 Hrs
Unit 5 – STRUCTURE AS FINISHES
Life cycle concerns of concrete, Masonry, wood, composites, Reduction on Environmental impacts of concrete and cement, pros and cons of leaving off layers. Transportation of Debris –fire prevention controlled demolition
5 Hrs
Unit 6 – WET APPLIED MATERIALS
Indoor air quality, material hazards, performance, interior staining, finishing, floor sealant, coatings 8hr adhesives, making floors, walls, carpets, windows, doors environmental friendly.
6 Hrs
Unit 7 – MATERIALS VS PRODUCT LEVEL SELECTION
Interior window treatment, resilient flooring, water proof coatings, plumbing safety and security
6 Hrs
Unit 8 – INCENTIVES AND POLICIES
Carbon trust, carbon credit, returns on investments, savings Policies towards electrical power in India. Privatization in generation – Case study. Tax credits, Grants.

Project Management Systems

PART – A
1.
Application of Statistics in Project management
Design of Experiments: Simple as well as multiple linear regressions, residual analysis Factorial Regression, Multiple linear regressions, residual analysis. Factorial Regression, with random blocks, Response Surface, Analysis of variance (ANOVA). Experimental Design: Hypothesis formation, formation of Null hypothesis; validation or otherwise by doing experiment. Statistical methods of Optimization using line of steepest ascent, sequential simplex search various software’s such as Excel and other commercially available form.
8 Hrs
2.
Quantitative Techniques in Project management
Introduction to Integer programming. Solution of Integer programming by various methods, introduction to Goal programming and parametric programming; Dynamic
programming models; various models in queuing; inventory control models; network theory- maximal flow and minimal spanning tree problems; Game theory linear programming methods to solve mixed strategy games. Simulation Introduction to Integer programming. Solution of Integer programming by various methods, introduction to Goal programming and parametric programming
8 Hrs
3.
Computer simulation and analytical Tools
Design and development of computer simulation models for hypothetical applications in project management for both pre-implementation (preconstruction) and implementation (construction) phases.
7 Hrs
4.
Human Factors in Project management
Definition of Ergonomics and its significance in designing workplace layout and detailed motion plan of work, Man-Machine Symbiosis, Human Factors in design & manufacturing, Viz. pressure of the environment, temperature, humidity etc.,
PART – B
7 Hrs
5.
Unit 5 Supply chain and Logistic management
Supply chain stages and decision phases process view of a supply chain. Supply chain flows. Competitive and supply chain strategies. Designing the Supply Chain Network, Distribution Network – Role, Design. Supply Chain Network (SCN) – Role, Factors, Framework for Design Decisions. Models for Facility Location and Capacity
Allocation. Impact of uncertainty on SCN – Discounted Cash Flow Analysis, Evaluating Network Design Decisions using Decision Trees. Analytical problems.
7 Hrs
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Text Book:

  1. Statistical Methods for Engineers – G.Geoffrey Vinning Duxbury, Press1998.
  2. Industrial Organization and Management – S. K. Basu, K.C. Sahu and Rajiv B, PHI New Delhi, Nov 2012. ISBN No. 9788120344211.
    6.
    Management Information System (MIS)
    Definitions, objective, structure, operating elements, MIS structure based on Management activity, organizational function. System concepts – Definition, Types of systems, system decomposition, system entropy, system stress, methods of simplification, design concepts. SDLC approach – System development life cycle approach, system requirement specifications, entity relationship diagram, data dictionary, report generation, database administration. Object Oriented Analysis and Design Introduction, concepts of objects, class, encapsulation, various steps of OOA, methods like Booch, Rambaugh etc. Domain Analysis,
    8 Hrs
    7.
    Decision Support System
    Introduction to decision support system, experts systems, hardware and software acquisition, legal Issues. Information Management and society: Computer security, privacy, manual versus electronic information, back up protection, user interfaces, encryption, responsibility and ethics. Ethical challenges in Information Systems.
    7 Hrs
    8.
    Safety Engineering (Hazard Analysis)
    Introduction & Scope, various aspects of safety analysis of equipment. Hazard rate and its variation along the life cycle of product/asset. , make estimation of reliability & maintainability with hazards rate varying as Weibull distribution. Define degraded effectiveness of equipment. Cause-Effects diagram, Criticality of the components using quantitative techniques etc. Calculation of Hazards & risks quantitatively using potential laws. Safety devices – overload relay, motor type relays, sensors, voltage

Modern Construction Methods and Mechanization

PART – A
1.
SUB STRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION
Box jacking pipe jacking – under pinning, trenchless technology, innovative road
Construction techniques; immerse tube tunneling. Smart tunnels: application and
construction (Case study)
7 Hrs
2.
SUPER STRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION FOR BUILDING
Vacuum dewatering of concrete flooring – concrete paving technology – techniques of construction for continuous concreting operation in tall buildings of various shapes and varying sections – launching techniques – suspended form work – erection techniques of tall structures, large span structures – launching techniques for heavy decks – in situ prestressing in high rise structures, aerial transporting handling erecting lightweight components on tall structures.
8 Hrs
3.
CONSTRUCTION OF SPECIAL STRUCTURES
Erection of lattice towers and rigging of transmission line structures – construction
sequence in cooling towers, silos, chimney, sky scrapers, bow string bridges, cable stayed bridges – launching and pushing of box decks – Advanced construction techniques for offshore structures – construction sequence and methods in domes and prestress domes – support structure for heavy equipment and conveyor and machinery in heavy industries – erection of articulated structures, braced domes and space decks.
8 Hrs
4.
Form works for different construction techniques
PART – B
7 Hrs
5.
OTHER CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
Equipment for Dredging, Trenching, Tunnelling, Drilling, Blasting Erection
Equipment Types of pumps used in Construction Equipment for Dewatering and Grouting – Foundation and Pile Driving Equipment –Equipment for Demolition.
8 Hrs
6.
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT IDENTIFICATION –
Planning Equipment Management in Projects Maintenance Management – Replacement
Cost Control of Equipment Depreciation Analysis – Safety Management
Equipment for Earthwork: Fundamentals of Earth Work Operations Earth Moving Operations Types of Earth Work Equipment Tractors, Motor Graders, Scrapers, Front end Waders, Earth Movers.
7 Hrs
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Text Book:

  1. Construction Dewatering: New Methods and Applications by Patrick Powers. J., John Wiley & Sons, 1992.
  2. Advanced Construction Techniques by Jerry Irvine, CA Rocketr, 1984.
    7.
    EQUIPMENT FOR PRODUCTION OF AGGREGATE AND CONCRETING
    Crushers – Feeders Screening Equipment Handling Equipment Batching and Mixing
    Equipment Hauling, Pouring and Pumping Equipment – Transporters
    8 Hrs
    8.
    MODERN EQUIPMENT
    Road construction equipment: Graders, compaction, automated pavers. Bar bending
    equipments, heavy duty cranes, and trenchless excavators.

Utilization of Renewable Energy Resources

PART – A
1.
SOLAR ENERGY: Sun as a source, availability of solar energy, nature of solar energy, solar energy and environment, application of solar energy, photo thermal, photovoltaic, photosynthesis, present and future scope of solar energy
8 Hrs
2.
WIND ENERGY: Basics and power analysis, wind resource assessment, power conversion technologies and applications, wind power estimations, principles of wind turbine designs, wind turbine generation, site selection, cost economics and viability of wind farm
7 Hrs
3.
GEOTHERMAL TIDE AND WAVE ENERGY: Availability of Geo-thermal energy- size and distribution, recovery of Geo-thermal energy, various types of systems to use Geo-thermal energy, direct heat applications, power generation using geo-thermal heat, sustainability of Geo-thermal source, status of Geo-thermal technology, economics of Geo-thermal energy.
8 Hrs
4.
HYDEL ENERGY :Hydro power: potential, Hydro power generation and distribution, Mini and Microhydel power(MHP), Generation: classification of hydel plants, concept of micro hydel, merits, MHP plants: Components, design and layout, Turbines, efficiencies, status in India. Integrated energy systems and their cost benefit analysis
PART – B
8 Hrs
5.
NUCLEAR ENERGY: Potential of nuclear energy, international nuclear energy policies and regulations, nuclear energy technologies, fuel enrichment, different types of nuclear reactors, nuclear waste disposal and nuclear fusion.
8 Hrs
6.
BIO MASS ENERGY: Biomass: Generation and utilization, Properties of biomass, Agriculture Crop & Forestry residues used as fuels. Biochemical and Thermo-chemical Conversion, Combustion, Gasification, Biomass gasifiers and types etc.
Applications of Gasifiers to thermal power and Engines, Biomass as a decentralized
power generation source for villages Concept of Bio-energy: Photosynthesis process, Bio-fuels, Biomass resources Bio based chemicals and materials Thermo-chemical Conversion: Pyrolysis, Combustion, Gasification, Liquification.
8 Hrs
7.
HYDROGEN ENERGY:
Hydrogen as a renewable energy source, Sources of Hydrogen, Fuel for Vehicles.
Hydrogen Production: Direct electrolysis of water, thermal decomposition of water,
biological and biochemical methods of hydrogen production. Storage of Hydrogen: Gaseous, Cryogenic and Metal hydride
8 Hrs
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Text Book:

  1. “Construction Planning, Equipment and Methods” , Eighth Edition Robert L. Peurifoy, Clifford J. Schexnayder, Aviad Shapira, Robert Schmitt, Robert Peurifoy
    8.
    BIO METHANATION: Importance of biogas technology, Different Types of Biogas Plants. Aerobic and anaerobic bioconversion processes, various substrates used to produce Biogas (cow dung, human and other agricultural waste, municipal waste etc.)
    Individual and community biogas operated engines and their use. Removal of CO2 and H2O, Application of Biogas in domestic, industry and vehicles. Bio-hydrogen production. Isolation of methane from Biogas and packing and its utilization.

Applied Sensor Technology

PART – A
Unit 1: Introduction: Characteristics of sensors, Transducers and Actuators. Types and classification selection of Transducers to be employed for detection, measurement and control of various physical parameters
6 Hrs
Unit 2: Strain gauges and load cells-Types, specifications range and applications.
5 Hrs
Unit 3: Electrical, mechanical, magnetic, optical and Biosensors-principal, operation, control and application of Hall effect transducers, capacitive and inductive transducers and piezoelectric transducers.
6 Hrs
Unit 4: Temperature measurement and control using thermocouple, Thermistors, Thermo devices and resistance thermometers.
PART – B
5 Hrs
Unit 5: Measurement of force, torque, displacement, thickness, velocity, mass acceleration, flow pressure and level.
6 Hrs
Unit6: Actuators-Electro mechanical actuators, fluid power actuators, piezoelectric and magnetostrictive actuators, solenoid displacement, servomotors, micro switches and proximity switches
6 Hrs
Unit7: Fiber optic sensors and their applications. Fundamentals of HVAC(Heating, ventilating and Air-conditioning )controls, sensors, controllers and parameters controlled, source of energy and benefits of controls
5 Hrs
Unit8: Concept of Digital Transducers and MEMS devices and smart sensors.
5 Hrs
References:
1.Ristic L(Ed)Sensor technology and devices Artech House London, 1994

  1. DeSilva.C.W.Control Sensors and Actuators Eaglewoodcliffs NJ prentice Hall1989
    3.Mechatronics N.P.Mahalik Tata Mc graw-Hill-2003
  2. Textbook of Mechatronics R.K.Rajput,S.Chand &Co.Ltd.
  3. Francis.T.S YU Fibre oplic sensors marcel Dekker Inc.Newyork
  4. Fundamentals of, HVAC systems Ashrae Learning Institute.
  5. Fidanboyluk etc Fibre optic sensors and their applications keynote address 5th International Advanced Tech Symposium-2009 Karbuk-Turkey

Life Cycle Assessment and Material Selection

PART – A
Text Book:

  1. Arnold Tukker, “Eco Efficiency in Industry and Science” Vol.1, Kluwer Academic Publishers, London, 2004
    1.
    INTRODUCTION AND TERMINOLOGY : History of LCA, Aspects of LCA, variants of LCA, Life cycle stages, end of life, Functional unit, System boundary, Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data base, Life Cycle Management (LCM), Life Cycle Energy Analysis (LCEA), Carbon Accounting
    08 Hrs
    2.
    LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT IN BUILDING INDUSTRY: Material level, Product Level, Building level, Industry level, LCA and Design process, Pre-design, Schematic Design and Design Development Stage.
    7 Hrs
    3.
    LCA PROCESS AND IMAPCT CATEGORIES: Inventory Analysis, Impact assessment, interpretation, Different impact categories like Global Warming Potential (GWP), Acidification Potential (AP), Eutrophication Potential (EP), Smog Formation Potential, Fossil fuel and Ozone Depletion Potential
    8 Hrs
    4.
    DIFFERENT TOOLS FOR LCA :Configuration of a tool, Classification of tools, Impact estimator and eco-calculator, Building for Economic and Environmental Sustainability (BEES), International LCA Tools, Related tools, Green footsteps & eco-friendly applications
    PART – B
    7 Hrs
    5.
    GRREN BUILDING MATERIALS SELECTION : Figure of Merit (FOM), Parameter selection for FOM, Selection based on FOM, Building into components-three phase building breaking down a materials, Criteria for material selection
    8 Hrs
    6.
    GUIDELINES TO INTEGRATE: LCA with design and evaluation, Different Scenarios of use of LCA, Sustainability targets, Selection of a LCA tools, LCIA.
    7 Hrs
    7.
    LIFE CYCLE COSTING (LCC) TOOL:
    Component characteristics of an element group, Input for energy Calculation, LCC calculations conduct of LCI and LCC calculations, Slective Assessment, Normalization and Weighing Factors, LCA and LCC for different materials.
    8 Hrs
    8.
    CASE STUDIES: Two and Three variants of a house, office building, retrofitting buildings
    7

Fire Fighting and Alarm Systems

PART – A
Text Book:

  1. Department of Veterans Affairs, Fire Protection Manual, 6th Edition, 2011
  2. NBC (Part-4) IS 1641-1646, 3034, 11460, 12456, 13716, 14435 etc:-
    1.
    INTRODUCTION: Occurrence and causes of fire, protection systems against fire, different types of protection systems, benefits of fire protection, communication among agencies involved during a fire and fire department.
    7 Hrs
    2.
    BUILDING FEATURES AFFECTING FIRE EXTINGUISHING: Thermal characteristics of materials used in residential and commercial buildings; doors, windows, interiors, finishes, roofs and roof coverings. Design requirements for evacuation strategies, special requirements for handicapped persons.
    8 Hrs
    3.
    PROTECTION AGAINST FIRES: Fire rating of building materials and components, Insulation and Coatings, Fire and smoking barriers, exit signage, door and window locking systems. Storage of flammable and hazardous materials, Fire risk Assessment, Fire drill
    8 Hrs
    4.
    WATER BASED SYSTEMS FOR FIRE EXTINGUISHING : Water as an effective fire extinguisher, properties of water, sources of water, storage distribution and piping, water hydrants, sprinkler systems
    PART – B
    7 Hrs
    5.
    NON-WATER BASED SYSTEMS FOR FIRE EXTINGUISHING: Foam systems, carbon dioxide systems, fire pumps, halogenated systems, dry and wet chemical extinguishing systems, flame inhibitors, portable fire extinguishers
    7 Hrs
    6.
    FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS: purpose, general requirements, basic components, types of detectors, hazards of smoke, heat, toxicity and flame. Their detection and monitoring, testing and monitoring of alarm systems
    8 Hrs
    7.
    FIRE EXTINGUSHING UNDER SPECIAL LOCATIONS:
    Brief study on site consideration, fire extinguishing methods and systems at locations of storage, explosives, electric power generation, Hospitals, Libraries, cryogenic storage and nuclear installations.
    7 Hrs
    8.
    CODES AND STANDARDS FOR PROTECTION AND SAFETY OF BUILDINGS: Introduction to and brief study of National Building Code and bureau of Indian Standards Codes connected to fire extinguishing systems, fire alarm systems and related appliances, Safety audit

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