Building Technology – BE (PU) Question Paper 2010 | Semester : Spring

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Building TechnologyPokhara University | Old Question Paper
Bachelor of Engineering (BE)
Building Technology – Level: Bachelor
Year: 2010 | Semester : Spring

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Question Paper is Given Below:

Full Marks: 100 | Pass Marks: 45 | Time: 3 Hrs
Candidates are required to give their answers in their own words as far as practicable. The figures in the margin indicate full marks.

Attempt all the questions.

1. a) Define shallow foundation with its types. Explain about underpinning of existing foundation for load bearing structure by pit pile method showing reaction with neat sketches. [3 + 4]
Define deep foundation with its types. Explain about various types of poles showing neat line sketches
b) What are the objects of foundation and why it is laid below the ground? Enumerate the various causes of the failure of foundation. [8]

2. a) What is Bond? Name the various types of Bond generally used. Which type of brick bond commonly used for building construction? What are the general precautions to be taken during the construction of first class brick masonry? [7]
b) What are the ill effects of dampness? Explain with the help of neat sketches how damp proofing is done in basement floor.
What do you mean by bearing capacity of soil? Write down about the various purposes of site exploration describing any one method. [8]

3. a) Explain why joints are provided in building construction? Which type of joint is provided during the casting of R.C.C members? Explain clearly how old concrete and new concrete is joint. [7]
b) What do you mean by roofing material? Explain the different types of pitched or sloped roof with neat line sketches showing elevation. [8]

4. a) Why claddings are done in load bearing structures? Explain with sketches claddings of shingles on the brick wall? [7]
b) Define external and internal finishes of the residential building. Differentiate between Granite cladding and tile hanging fixed to the structural backing 1 brick thick load bearing wall with the help of neat sectional sketches. [8]

5. a) Explain with the help of sketches construction detail of septic tank and soak pit for residential building? [7]
b) Design a suitable RCC staircase in an entrance hall having 4m×6m size and 3.2m floor height for the public building. Sketch out also the line plan and sectional elevation for the same. [8]

6. a) What are the general requirements kept in the mind while designing electrical system in the building structure? Explain clearly. [7]
b) What are openings in the wall? Classify the various types of doors and windows on the baris of working operation (movement). Manner showing line sketches only on the plan. [8]

7. Write short notes on any two: [2 X 5]

a) Centering and shuttering
b) Types of suspended ceiling
c) Requirements of a good stair

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