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Sunday, 21 October 2012

Building construction-model question paper for B.E/B.Tech engineering

1(a) Write a note on sub-surface soundings. (6 Marks)
(b)Draw a typical sketch for combined steel grillage rectangular footing for two steel stanchions. (4 Marks)
(c)How do you account for the load due to light partitions. (6 Marks)
(d)A concrete pile is being driven with a drop hammer weighing 2500 kg and having a free fall of 1.2m. Determine the load carrying capacity of the pile if the penetration in the last blow is 4 mm. (4 Marks)

2(a)Write short notes on flint walling, polygonal rubber masonry and square rubber uncoursed masonry. (6 Marks)
(b) What is brick nogging? explain. (4 Marks)
(c) Write a note on hollow clay block masonry. (4 Marks)
(d) A short wall of 1m length and 20 cm thickness carries an axial load of 90 kN/m. The wall is free at both ends. The height of the wall from the level of foundation footing to the center of roof slab is 4.2 m. Design the masonry for the wall. (6 Marks)

3(a)What is a cavity wall? Mention its advantages. (4 Marks)
(b) Write notes on glass brick partition, metal lath partition and trussed partition. (6 Marks)
(c) Using neat sketches, explain the method of constructing timber flooring. (6 Marks)
(d) Write a note on precast concrete floor. (4 Marks)

4(a) Discuss various cases of loadings transmitted to a lintel from the wall supported by it. (6 Marks)
(b) Explain the method of providing water proof terracing on R.C.C. roof slab. (4 Marks)
(c) Write a note on fastenings used in wood work. (4 Marks)
(d) Plan a stair case for a residential building in which the vertical distance between each floor is 3.36 m. The size of the stair hall is limited to 6 m x 4m. (6 Marks)

5(a) Write a note on encasement window. (4 Marks)
(b) Explain various types of plaster finishes. (6 Marks)
(c) Describe the constituents of a varnish. (4 Marks)
(d) What are the requirements of an ideal material for damp proofing? (6 Marks)

6(a) Compare timber scaffolding and steel scaffolding. (6 Marks)
(b)Write a note on post-construction anti-termite treatment. (5 Marks)
(c) Explain fire-resisting properties of various building materials. (4 Marks)
(d) Compute the thermal transmittance value for a 22.5 cm thick brick outside wall provided with 15 mm thick cement plaster on both the sides. (5 Marks)

7(a)Describe in  brief various methods of proportioning concrete. (5 Marks)
(b)Mention the basic differences between industrial air conditioning and comfort air conditioning. (4 Marks)
(c)Write a note on acoustical defects. (5 Marks)
(d) Explain with the help of sketches, timber form work for a 3m high concrete wall. (6 Marks)

8(a) Write short notes on Gantt chart and milestone chart. (8 Marks)
(b)Explain in brief various types of water closets. (4 Marks)
(c) Sketch a typical foundation plan. Explain. (4 Marks)
(d)Explain earthquake resistant features in stone masonry buildings. (4 Marks)

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