Code No: RR210103

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II B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 BUILDING MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION (Civil Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. (a) Give the classification and composition of glass. (b) State the general properties of glass. [8+8] 2. (a) What are the advantages, disadvantages and uses of sand-lime bricks. (b) Explain the compressive strength and water absorption tests for bricks. [6+10] 3. (a) Enumerate the laboratory tests for cement and describe any two of them. (b) What is consolidation of concrete? Describe the methods of compacting concrete. [2+3+3+3+5] 4. (a) Explain different types of shakes in timber. (b) Explain in what way fiber-reinforced plastics can be alternate material to wood. [8+8] 5. Explain the following types of foundations with neat sketch. (a) Raft foundation. (b) Inverted arch foundation. [2x8] 6. (a) Explain the following terms with neat sketches i. ii. iii. iv. Corbel. Cornice. Coping. through stones. [8+8] 7. (a) What are curved roofs? (b) Describe the Method of construction of on R.C.C. flat roof. [4+12] 1 of 2

(b) Explain any four tools used in stone masonry.

Code No: RR210103

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8. Discuss the defects found in plastering work and suggest the remedies to avoid such defects. [16] ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

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Code No: RR210103

Set No. 2

II B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 BUILDING MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION (Civil Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. (a) What are the tools for blasting and explain them along with neat sketches. (b) What does dressing of a stone mean? Describe how dressing is carried out for Rubble and Ashlar masonry. [8+8] 2. (a) What are the uses of various types of bricks. (b) Briefly describe the working of Pug mill process of manufacturing of bricks. [8+8] 3. (a) What are the constituents of lime stone ? (b) Explain the manufacture of Hydraulic lime ? [6+10] 4. What is seasoning of timber? Explain various methods? [16]

5. Find the dimensions of the strap footing for two square columns of sides 350 mm and 450 mm spaced at 5 m c/c. They carry maximum loads of 700 kN and 1000kN respectively. The smaller column has to be placed at the edge of the footing. The safe bearing capacity may be taken as 125 kN/ m2 . [16] 6. (a) What are the requirements of partition walls. (b) Write short notes on the Concrete partitions and Glass partition. [6+10] 7. Differentiate between the following:(a) Couple roof and couple close roof. (b) Mansard truss and truncated truss. (c) Pitched roof and flat roof. (d) Straining beam & straining sill. 8. Mention the objectives of providing painting and plastering to the exposed surfaces. [16] ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ [4+4+4+4]

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Code No: RR210103

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II B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 BUILDING MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION (Civil Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. (a) What are different properties and uses of bitumen. (b) Discuss different forms of bitumen. [8+8] 2. (a) What are the advantages, disadvantages and uses of sand-lime bricks. (b) Explain the compressive strength and water absorption tests for bricks. [6+10] 3. Write short notes on: (a) Blast furnace cement. (b) Quick setting cement. (c) Field Tests for cement. [5+5+6] 4. (a) Explain different types of shakes in timber. (b) Explain in what way fiber-reinforced plastics can be alternate material to wood. [8+8] 5. Differentiate between the following (a) Floating foundation and raft foundation. (b) Combined footing and strap footing. [2x8] 6. (a) Discuss the different types of closers with neat sketches. (b) How do you classify bricks as I, II and III class. [10+6] 7. Explain design specifications for a staircase? [16]

8. Discuss the defects found in plastering work and suggest the remedies to avoid such defects. [16] ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1 of 1

Code No: RR210103

Set No. 4

II B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 BUILDING MATERIALS AND 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) What are the advantages, disadvantages and uses of sand-lime bricks. (b) Explain the compressive strength and water absorption tests for bricks. [6+10] 3. (a) Define i. ii. iii. iv. calcination. lime. setting. slaked lime. [2x4=8]

(b) Describe briefly the strength, durability and workability requirements of concrete. [8] 4. (a) What are the objectives of preservation of timber? (b) State the requirements of a good preservative for timber. [8+8] 5. (a) Describe the various loads to be considered in designing foundations. (b) Enumerate the objects of foundations [8+8] 6. Explain the general principles involved in brick masonry construction. [16]

7. (a) Define a flat roof and mention its advantages & disadvantages over pitched roofs. (b) Explain king post truss along with a neat sketch. [10+6] 8. How would you proceed to paint (a) a new wood paneled door. (b) a new steel roof truss of a workshop. ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1 of 1 [8+8]