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II B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 BUILDING MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION (Civil Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. (a) What are the different properties of Aluminum. (b) Mention the importance of Aluminum as an important building material. [8+8] 2. (a) What are the advantages and disadvantages of clamp burning. (b) Write the comparison between clamp burning and kiln-burning. [8+8] 3. (a) Differentiate between i. white cement and ordinary cement ii. Acid-resistance cement and hydrophobic cement . (b) What do you understand by durability of concrete? Explain. [4+4+8] 4. (a) What are the forces responsible for causing natural defects in timber? Explain such natural defects of timber. (b) Explain how galvanized iron can be alternate material for wood. [4+4+8] 5. (a) Derive an expression for the depth of concrete block required for a strip footing of a wall. (b) Explain how do you design the stepped pad footing for a masonry square column. [8+8] 6. Enumerate the various classes of rubble masonry. What are the important points to be kept in view while carrying out rubble masonry work. [16] 7. (a) What are the different types of floors. (b) What are the factors to be considered while the selection of flooring is carried out. [4+12] 8. Mention the types of failures commonly met with in paint work and state their causes. [16] ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1 of 1

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II B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 BUILDING MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION (Civil Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. (a) What are the qualities of good building stones? Discuss them. (b) What is the texture of rock. Enumerate its various types. [8+8] 2. (a) Explain the following: i. Clamp and kiln. ii. Bullnose brick and cownose brick. (b) Explain briefly water absorption test and warpage tests for tiles. [8+8] 3. (a) Describe the properties and uses of fat lime and hydraulic lime. (b) Describe in detail what is meant by bulking of sand. [4+4+8] 4. Write short notes on: (a) Star shakes. (b) White rot. (c) Deodar. [6+5+5] 5. (a) What are the various types of shallow foundations (b) Design an isolated square footing for a 3-storey residential building for the following data. The soil is sand with bearing capacity of 160kN/m2 and unit weight of 16.5kN/ m3 . The columns are 300mm squares and the maximum expected load on the column including self weight of the substructure, is 800kN. [4+12] 6. (a) What is a bond ? How is it formed? What are rules for bonding? Explain with sketches (b) Explain the terms with neat sketches . i. Strecher. ii. Header . [12+4] 1 of 2

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7. Define roof covering? What are the various types of roof coverings commonly adopted in India? Explain them in detail. [16] 8. Differentiate between the following:(a) Lime mortar and cement mortar. (b) Beaded pointing & flush pointing. (c) Flaking and peeling. (d) Gugal and hump. ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

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Set No. 3

II B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 BUILDING MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION (Civil Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. (a) What are the different properties of Aluminum. (b) Mention the importance of Aluminum as an important building material. [8+8] 2. (a) What are the factors affecting the strength of bricks. (b) Write briefly about the different tests for bricks. [8+8] 3. (a) Describe the steps involved in the manufacture of natural hydraulic lime. (b) What do you understand by grading of aggregate and what is its importance in cement concrete. [8+3+5] 4. (a) Describe the process of conversion of timber. (b) What are the factors that affect physical properties of steel. [8+8] 5. Explain the following types of foundations with neat sketch. (a) Raft foundation. (b) Inverted arch foundation. [2x8] 6. (a) Define nominal size of a modular brick as per IS- code and the conventional brick used in construction. Also explain the following with neat sketches i. half bat. 3 ii. 4 bat. iii. Queen closer. iv. King closer . (b) What are the mortars generally used in a masonry. Explain different mixes of mortars used for different purposes. [10+6] 7. Write short notes on the following:1 of 2 [3+4+3+3+3]

Code No: R050210102 (a) Brick lintels. (b) R.C.C. lintels. (c) Steel lintels. (d) Stone lintels. (e) Wood lintels.

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8. What is painting? How is it carried out? What are its different types? ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

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Set No. 4

II B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 BUILDING MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION (Civil Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. State the raw materials required in the manufacture of different types of glass and describe the process of manufacturing glass. [16] 2. (a) Write comparison between Bull’s trench kiln and Hoffman’s kiln. (b) Write briefly about the moulding operation in bricks. [8+8] 3. (a) Differentiate between i. white cement and ordinary cement ii. Acid-resistance cement and hydrophobic cement . (b) What do you understand by durability of concrete? Explain. [4+4+8] 4. (a) Explain the advantages of timber construction. (b) Explain what is meant by felling of trees? Describe important points to be remembered in connection with felling of trees. [8+2+6] 5. (a) Derive an expression for the depth of concrete block required for a strip footing of a wall. (b) Explain how do you design the stepped pad footing for a masonry square column. [8+8] 6. Draw single Flemish bond for 1 1 and 2 - brick thick walls and double Flemish bonds 2 1 for one, 1 2 , and 2 - brick thick walls, and explain briefly . [16] 7. (a) Define a lintel and mention the materials which are commonly used to construct it. (b) Describe briefly the construction of R.CC lintel. [8+8] 8. Define scaffolding and mention its component parts. ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ [16]

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