Building Materials and Construction Semester 3 (SE Second Year) BE Construction Engineering University of Mumbai Topics and Syllabus

CBCGS [2017 - current]
CBGS [2013 - 2016]
Old [2000 - 2012]


100 Foundations
  • Different types of structures such as load bearing structures,
  • framed structures and composite structures,
  • Introduction to different types of foundations: Stepped foundations, column footing, combined footing, under-reamed pile foundations
101 Construction Materials: Classification and Properties
  • Classification of materials, building materials symbols and requirements of building materials and products: functional, aesthetical and economical.
102 Study of Properties of Materials
  • Study of properties of materials-physical,
  • mechanical, chemical,
  • biological and other like durability,
  • reliability, compatibility and economic characteristics
200 Raw Materials, Manufacturing Process and Properties of Basic Construction Materials.
201 Rocks (Stone)
  • quarrying, milling and surface finishing, preservative treatments
202 Structural Clay Products
  • bricks, roofing tiles, ceramic tiles, raw materials and manufacturing process.
203 Concrete Blocks
  • flooring tiles, paver blocks-raw materials and manufacturing process.
204 Binder Material
  • Binder material: lime,
  • cement: physical properties and manufacturing process,
  • plaster of Paris- properties and uses.
205 Mortar
  • Mortar - ingredients, preparation and uses
300 Masonry Construction and Masonry Finishes
301 Classification and Bonding of Stone, Brick and Concrete Blocks
302 Masonry Finishes-pointing, Plastering and Painting
303 Paints and Varnishes
  • Types, constituents and uses.
400 Formwork ,Floor and Roofs
401 Formwork
  • Materials used, design considerations, shuttering, centering and staging, scaffolding
402 Floor and Roofs
  • Type of floors, floor finishes and suitability.
  • Type of roofs, wooden and steel trusses and roof covering
500 Glass , Timber , Metal and Alloys
501 Glass
  • Types and uses.
  • Introduction to glass fibre reinforced plastic
502 Timber
  • Varieties, defects in timber, preservative treatments and wood composites.
503 Metal and Alloys
  • Ferrous and non ferrous metals and alloys, aluminum, tin, zinc, nickel -
  • types and uses and anti-corrosive treatment.
600 Building Services, Air Conditioning and Ventilation, Acoustics and Sound Insulation, Damp-proofing and Water Proofing.
601 Air Conditioning
  • systems of heating, air conditioning, ventilation, construction requirements.
602 Acoustics and Sound Insulation
  • Characteristics of sound, reflection and absorption coefficient, acoustical defects, design and material.
603 Damp-proofing and Water Proofing
  • materials and methods.

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