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Syllabus approved in the 14th regular Meeting of Senate, NIT-Hamirpur (H.P.

) held on
19/07/2011 and to be implemented from 2011 Batch under Credit Scheme

B. Arch. 1st year (1st Semester)

Contact Hours per week


L T P D Total

Code

Course Title

AR 111

Architectural Design - I

- -

08

05

AR 112

Building Construction & Materials -I

- 1

04

AR 113

History of Architecture - I

2 1

03

AR
114

Structure I

2 1

03

AR 115

Architectural Drawing & Graphics -I

04

Total

10 2 1

Credit

13 26

19

COMMON COURSES offered to Architecture Department


Contact Hours per week
L T P Total

Course Code

Course Title

MA - 112

Architecture Mathematics

1 0

04

HS-101

Communication Skills

03

HS-101(P)

Communication Skills Lab

01

Credits

Total

COMMON COURSES offered by Architecture Department to all Engineering branches


Course Code

Course Title

AR-101

Engineering Drawing

Contact Hours per week


L T P Total
1 -

(03 batches)

Credits
03

Total
GRAND TOTAL (A+B+C)

3
30

NOTES:
Educational Tour of 03 05 days to be conducted during the winter vacations held at the end of
semester.

Syllabus approved in the 14th regular Meeting of Senate, NIT-Hamirpur (H.P.) held on
19/07/2011 and to be implemented from 2011 Batch under Credit Scheme

B. Arch.1st year (2nd Semester)


Contact Hours per week
Code

Course Title

Credit
L

D Total

3 -

10

07

04

AR
121

Architectural Design II

AR122

Building Construction & Materials - II

AR
123

History of Architecture II

2 1

03

AR
124

Structure II

2 1

03

AR
125

Architectural Drawing & Graphics -II

2 -

04

AR
126

Surveying & Leveling

2 1

03

Total

13 3

15 31

24

NOTES:
(1) Educational Tour of 06 08 days to be conducted during the summer vacations held at the end of
semester.

Syllabus approved in the 14th regular Meeting of Senate, NIT-Hamirpur (H.P.) held on
19/07/2011 and to be implemented from 2011 Batch under Credit Scheme

B.Arch. 1st year (1st Semester)

AR-111 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN l


Contact Hours per Week
L

Total

Final
Exam.
45

Sessional
Midterm

External

Internal

30

60+15#

Total

Exam
Duration

Credit

150

6 hour

05

OBJECTIVE
To train students in visual compositions using various elements of design as also to make them familiar
with the meaning and purpose of Architectural design.
# Indicates marks to be awarded for the time problem.
CONTENTS
UNIT l ( Time : 05 weeks)
Introduction to the Concept of design in everyday life, Objectives of design, Elements of design such
as Line- Form- Space- Texture- Colour- etc. and Principles of design such as Scale- BalanceProportion- Rhythm- Harmony- Contrast- etc. Application of the same through exercises in two
dimensional and three dimensional compositions using single and multiple types of elements.

UNIT lI ( Time : 04 weeks)


Introduction to outdoor sketching through basic exercises like sketching of trees and shrubs,
sketching of simple buildings with special emphasis on background and foreground and sketching of
human figures using pencil of different grades. Illustrative examples to be followed explaining the
various techniques.
Introduction to transparent water colours, poster colours, pastel colours and their tonal values.
Introduction to colour theory and detailed studies of primary, Secondary and Intermediate colours in
the form of drawing geometric compositions

UNIT llI (Time : 02 weeks)


Introduction to pencils with different grades such as F, H, HB, 2B, 4B and 6B. Representation of the
different lines created by the different pencils by varying thick-Ness and pressure. Representation of
various textures with thick, thin and flat pencil Strokes. Illustrative examples to be followed explaining
the various techniques.
UNIT lV (Time : 03 weeks)
Study of human dimensions and proportions followed by designing of spaces such as living, dining,
sleeping, kitchen, toilets etc, with furniture layout.
NOTE:
The time mentioned at the end of each of the above units indicates the tentative time taken to
complete each. The marks for sessional work may be divided accordingly.
One time problem of 01 week is to be completed in this semester. The concerned faculty is required
to frame a detailed programme for time problem with reference to the above contents.
REFERENCE BOOKS
Design through Discovery M.E. Bevlin
Drawing and Perceiving Douglas Cooper
Principles of Design in Architecture K.W. Smithies
Architectural Drawing Tom Porter
Architectural Graphics A Ching Frank
Time Saver Standards for Architectural Design Data John Hancock Callender
Time Saver Standards for Building Design Data John Hancock Callender
Architectural Graphic Standard Ramsey/Sleeper
Envisioning Architecture Iain Fraser & Rod Henmi

Syllabus approved in the 14th regular Meeting of Senate, NIT-Hamirpur (H.P.) held on
19/07/2011 and to be implemented from 2011 Batch under Credit Scheme

B.Arch. 1st year (1st Semester)

AR-112 BUILDING CONSTRUCTION & MATERIALS l

Contact Hours per Week


L

Total

Final
Exam.
35

Sessional
Midterm

External

Internal

25

60

Total

Exam
Duration

Credit

120

4 hours

04

OBJECTIVE
To familiarize the students with construction details of various components of a small single storied
building.
CONTENTS
UNIT l (Time-eight weeks)
Brick Masonry, Various types of bonding in walls such as Stretcher bond-English bond-Single &
Double Flemish bond etc. These bonds are to be explained with respect to varying wall thickness
such as brick-1 brick- 1 brick etc. and various types of junctions such as L junction- T
junction- Cross junction etc.
Stone masonry of various types such as Rubble walling, Polygonal walling, Flint walling, Ashlars
walling, Masonry joints, Maintenance etc.
UNIT II (Time-three weeks)
Introduction to Lintels- Arches- Window sills and their methods of construction.
Introduction to various components of building such as foundations, wall, roofs etc.
UNIT III (Time-three weeks)
Process of rock formation. Various kinds of stones used for Building Construction, their
properties, applications etc.
Bricks Manufacturing, Types, Sizes, Properties and Uses.

Note: The time mentioned at the end of each of the above units indicates the tentative time taken to
complete each. The marks for sessional work may be divided accordingly.
REFERENCE BOOKS
Building Construction Sushil Kumar
Building Construction Metric Vol. 1-2 -- W.B.Mckay
Building Construction Illustrated Francis D.K. Ching
Construction Technology Vol. 1 -- R. Chudley
Appropriate building Materials Roland Stulz & Kiran Mukerji
A Textbook of Building Construction S.P.Arora & S.P.Bindra

Syllabus approved in the 14th regular Meeting of Senate, NIT-Hamirpur (H.P.) held on
19/07/2011 and to be implemented from 2011 Batch under Credit Scheme

B.Arch. 1st year (1st Semester)

AR-113 HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE l


Contact Hours per
Week
L
2 1

P
-

Total

Final
Exam.
45

Sessional
Mid
term

External

Internal

25

20

Total

Exam
Duration

Credit

90

3 Hours

03

OBJECTIVES
To understand the role of geo-physical, societal, political and technological factors in the
evolution of Architectural and Urban form.
To develop a holistic approach to Architecture as an integral component of the built environment.
CONTENTS
UNIT l (Time-two weeks)
Introduction to Indus Valley civilization. Study of architectural characteristics.
Introduction to the Vedic village. Study of its building typology and construction.
UNIT lI (Time-two weeks)
Introduction to Buddhist settlement in India.
Detailed studies of Architectural characteristics of various building types such as Stupas,
Chaityas and Viharas through suitable examples from each geographical context to
Illustrate
differences in Form, Construction methods and Ornamentation.
UNIT lII (Time-four weeks)
Study of evolution of Hindu architecture, Rock-cut and structural forms and comparison of Temple
forms in various regions of India.
Study of various styles of temples such as Dravidian, Indo-Aryan Orissan, Jain with respect to
functional components, architectural Form, construction and ornamentation.
ISLAMIC PERIOD
UNIT lV (Time-four weeks)
Delhi or Imperial Style :Slave, Khilji, Tughlaq, Sayyed, Lodhi
Provincial Style Bengal , Jaunpur, Deccan, Malwa, Bijapur
Moghul Architecture in North India under : Humayun, Jehangir, Akbar, Shahjehan
NOTE:
The time mentioned at the end of each of the above units indicates the tentative time
taken to complete each. The marks for sessional work may be divided accordingly.
Analysis of architectural style/building typology must include functional, constructional and
Architectural, ornamental aspects.
REFERENCE BOOKS
Architecture in India Marilia Albanesa
Hindu Architecture Henri Stierlin
Ancient Indian Architecture Maheshwari and Garg
The Hindu Temple R. Champakalakshmi Usha Kris
Indian Architecture Satish Grover
Excavation in Fatehpur Sikri

Syllabus approved in the 14th regular Meeting of Senate, NIT-Hamirpur (H.P.) held on
19/07/2011 and to be implemented from 2011 Batch under Credit Scheme

B.Arch. 1st year (1st Semester)

AR-114 STRUCTURE l

Contact Hours per Week


L

Total

Final
Exam.
45

Sessional
Midterm

External

Internal

25

20

Total

Exam
Duration

Credit

90

3 hours

03

OBJECTIVE
To understand the basic principles of Structural Mechanics, so that it forms the basis for study of
Structural Design
CONTENTS
UNIT l (Time- Four weeks)
1) Study of Force-definition, cause, effect and units. Understanding Force through vector
2) Study of Coplanar, Concurrent, Nonconcurrant forces, Triangle of forces, Parallelogram of forces
and Conditions of Equilibrium analytical methods.
3) Study of Moments, Moment of forces, Moment of couples and Static equilibrium of rigid bodies.
UNIT ll (Time-Six weeks)
1) Introduction to types of loads and supports.
2) Study of Structural system design such as Fundamental characteristics, Strength, Stability,
Ability, Rigidity, Economy and Aesthetics.
3) Determination of Center of gravity, Moment of Inertia of square, rectangle, and I shaped crosssections.
UNIT lll (Time- Four weeks)
STRESSES AND STRAINS

Stress, strain, Hookes Law, stress-strain curve, stressed streams in simple and composite
sections, temperature stresses, Poissons ratio, state of simple shear, shear strain.
BENDING MOMENT AND SHEAR FORCE:

Basic concepts, bending moment and shear force diagram for simple beams and frames for
various types of loadings and support conditions

NOTE:
The time mentioned at the end of each of the above units indicates the tentative time taken to complete
each. The marks for sessional work may be divided accordingly.
REFERENCE BOOKS

Basic Structural Analysis S.I. Units C.S. Reddy


Analysis of Structures Vazirani V.N. & Ratwani M.M.
A Textbook of Structural Mechanics in S.I. Units R.S.Khurmi
Key to Mechanics of Structure -S.B. Junarkar

Syllabus approved in the 14th regular Meeting of Senate, NIT-Hamirpur (H.P.) held on
19/07/2011 and to be implemented from 2011 Batch under Credit Scheme

B.Arch. 1st year (1st Semester)

AR-115 ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING & GRAPHICS 1

Contact Hours per Week


L

- -

D
4

Total
6

Final
Exam.
35

Sessional
Midterm

External

Internal

25

60

Total

Exam
Duration

Credit

120

4 hours

04

OBJECTIVES
To familiarize the student with basic knowledge of drafting, lettering techniques and visualization of
geometric forms.
CONTENTS
UNIT l -Introduction:- (Time-one week)
Significance and Scope, Usage of Drawing Instruments, Dimensions, Scales, Free hand
Lettering, Line types such as Elevation lines- Construction lines Section lines Hidden lines
Centre lines
UNIT ll -Projections:- (Time-Nine weeks)

Introduction to Orthographic projections, First angle projection

Projection of line parallel to both reference planes / parallel to one and inclined to other reference
plane / inclined to both the reference planes followed by illustrative examples in each case

Projection of plane parallel to VP / parallel to HP / perpendicular to VP and inclined to HP /


perpendicular to HP and inclined to VP / inclined to both HP and VP followed by illustrative
examples in each case.

Introduction to solids bounded by plane surfaces such as prisms / pyramids and solids of
revolution such as cylinders / cones, Projection of solids having axis perpendicular to one of the
reference planes / axis parallel to either of the reference plane and incline to other reference
plane / axis inclined to both the reference planes followed by illustrative examples in each case.
UNIT lll Sciography:- (Time-Four weeks)

Introduction and Importance, Method of drawing Sciography of points, lines, planes and solids
followed by illustrative example in each case.

Note: The time mentioned at the end of each of the above units indicates the tentative time taken to
complete each. The marks for sessional work may be divided accordingly.
REFERENCE BOOKS

Engineering Drawing M.B.Shah & B.C.Rana


Engineering Drawing N.D. Bhatt
Architectural Graphics A Ching Frank
Architectural Shades and Shadows Henry McGoodwin

Syllabus approved in the 14th regular Meeting of Senate, NIT-Hamirpur (H.P.) held on
19/07/2011 and to be implemented from 2011 Batch under Credit Scheme

AR-101 Engineering Drawing (L -1, P-3) Credits 3

Contact Hours per Week

Sessional
Final
Exam.

L
1

- -

D
3

Total
4

45

Midterm

External

25

Intern
al

Total

Exam
Duration

Credit

90

3 hrs

03

20

1. Basic Concepts:- IS Drawing conventions, Classification of Lines, Layout of Drawing


Sheets, Principles and Conventions of Dimensioning
2. Basic Elements: - Significance and Scope of drawing, Methods of Dimensioning, Different
types of Scales and their uses, Different types of projections and their uses, Introduction to
Orthographic projection.
3. Orthographic Projections I:- Projection of points and lines in different quadrant, Traces,
Inclinations, True lengths of line, Projection on auxillary plane, Shortest distance,
Intersecting and Non Intersecting lines.
4. Orthographic Projections II:- Planes other than reference planes perpendicular and
oblique planes, traces, inclinations etc. , projection of lines lying in the plane, conversion of
oblique plane into auxillary plane and related demonstrative problems.
5. Orthographic Projections III:- Different cases of plane figures of different shapes and
making different angles with one or both reference planes and lines lying in the plane figure
making different given angles, Obtaining true shape of the plane figure by projection.
6. Orthographic Projections IV:- Projection of solids, simple cases of solids placed in
different positions, axes faces and lines lying in the faces of solids making given angles,
Development of surfaces development of simple objects like Tetrahedron, Cube,
Octahedron, Square based pyramid and Pentagonal based prism.
7. Method of drawing Metric Projections :- Isometric, Axonometric and Elevation oblique
projections
8. Sections:- Importance, Principles, Types, Cutting plane representation, section lines and
conventional practices. Demonstrative examples showing sections of Cube, Cylinder,
Pyramid and Prism.
Books:1. Engineering Drawing N.D. Bhatt
2. Engineering Drawing P. Bali
3. Machine Drawing N.D. Bhatt and Panchall
4. Engineering Drawing P.S. Gill

Syllabus approved in the 14th regular Meeting of Senate, NIT-Hamirpur (H.P.) held on
19/07/2011 and to be implemented from 2011 Batch under Credit Scheme

B.Arch. 1st

AR-121 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN ll

Contact Hours per Week


L

Total

10

Final
Exam.
65

Sessional
Midterm

External

Internal

30 + 15*

75+25#

year (2nd Semester)

Total

Exam
Duration

Credit

210

6 hour

07

* Marks are to be awarded on the basis of educational tour conducted during the winter break after the
previous semester.
# Indicates marks to be awarded for the time problem.
OBJECTIVE
To train students in understanding the Interdependence of Form, Function, Structure and Services in the
process of Architectural design.
CONTENTS ( 14-weeks)
Design of a single storied load bearing structure such as a Check post, Post Office, Crche, Dispensary
etc. The student should be guided to achieve necessary relationship between indoor and outdoor spaces
and to understand the role of elements of structures in a built form.
NOTE:
Two design problems each of 05 to 06 weeks and one time problem of 01 week is to be completed in this
semester. The concerned faculty is required to frame a detailed programme for each of the above design
problems and time problem with reference to the above contents.

REFERENCE BOOKS

Elements of Architecture Rob Krier


Building drawing with an integrated approach to Built Environment Shah, Kale & Patki.
Time Saver Standards for Architectural Design Data John Hancock Callender
Time Saver Standards for Building Design Data John Hancock Callender
Building Construction Illustrated Francis D.K. Ching

Syllabus approved in the 14th regular Meeting of Senate, NIT-Hamirpur (H.P.) held on
19/07/2011 and to be implemented from 2011 Batch under Credit Scheme

B.Arch. 1st year (2nd Semester)

AR-122 BUILDING CONSTRUCTION & MATERIALS ll

Contact Hours per Week


L

Total

Final
Exam.
35

Sessional
Midterm

External

Internal

25

60

Total

Exam
Duration

Credit

120

4 hours

04

OBJECTIVE
To familiarize the student with use of timber in building construction.
CONTENTS
UNIT l (Time-five weeks)
Introduction to joinery in timber.
Detailed drawings and construction details of Battened-Ledged-Braced doors, Battened-BracedFramed doors, Flush doors etc.
Introduction to various types of windows in Timber. Detailed drawings and construction details of
Casement windows and Bay windows in Timber.
Workshop practice for carpentry joints used in 2 and 3.
UNIT ll (Time- two weeks)
Introduction to the nature and characteristics of wood floors at ground and first floor level, its
advantages & Limitations..
UNIT lII (Time- five weeks)
Introduction to the nature and characteristics of wood construction-roofs, its advantages
and
Limitations. Detailed drawings and construction details of flat roof batten & tile and various types
of sloping roofs in timber such as Lean to roofs, King Post truss and Queen Post truss using
AC/CGI, Mangalore tiles & slates roof coverings.
UNIT lV (Time- two weeks)
Introduction to paints and varnishes. Detailed studies such as manufacturing, types and
application of the same. Introduction to popular brand names.
Note: The time mentioned at the end of each of the above units indicates the tentative time taken to
complete each. The marks for sessional work may be divided accordingly.
REFERENCE BOOKS

Construction of Buildings Vol.1- 2 -- R Barry


Building Construction Metric Vol. 3 -- W.B.Mckay
Building Construction Illustrated Francis D.K. Ching
Construction Technology Vol. 1-4 -- R. Chudley
Carpentry A Complete guide H.S.Bawa
Carpentry and Joinery George Mitchell
Wood Working Handbook J. T.Adams

Syllabus approved in the 14th regular Meeting of Senate, NIT-Hamirpur (H.P.) held on
19/07/2011 and to be implemented from 2011 Batch under Credit Scheme

B.Arch. 1st year (2nd Semester)

AR-123 HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE - ll


Contact Hours per
Week
L
2 1

P
-

D
-

Total
3

Final
Exam.
45

Sessional
Mid
term

External

Internal

25

20

Total

Exam
Duration

Credit

90

3 Hours

03

OBJECTIVE
History of Architecture is to be taught with a view towards understanding how different architectural
solutions were evolved in successive historical periods within the restraint imposed by prevalent social
and religious customs, available building materials, complex structural problems and the limited
technology available at that time.

UNIT-I (Time four weeks)


Introduction to examples of early shelter, Stone Age as an expression of mans physical and
spiritual needs.
Introduction to determinants of built form.
Introduction to Egyptian civilization. Study of local context and architectural characteristics of
public buildings such as mastabas, pyramids and temples to be explained with examples.
UNIT-II (Time four weeks)
Introduction to Mesopotamian civilization. Study of urban context and architecture of Public
buildings such as Ziggurat of Ur city and Palace of Khorsabad.
Introduction to Greek civilization. Architectural characteristics of typical civic spaces such as
Agora, Acropolis, theatres.
Systems of proportioning, Greek orders, optical corrections etc. through illustrative examples
such as Parthenon etc.

UNIT-III (Time six weeks)


Study of Roman town with respect to location, Architectural characteristics of typical civic spaces
such as Forum, theatres etc.
Detailed studies of monuments/temples of Roman period with reference to materials, construction
systems, Roman orders through illustrative examples.
Study of development of Church plans during the early Christian period with respect to
architectural character.
NOTE
In each period given below, the architectural characteristics and minimum one example may be
highlighted.
The time mentioned at the end of each of the above units indicates the tentative time
taken to complete each. The marks for sessional work may be divided accordingly.
Analysis of architectural style/building typology must include functional, constructional/structural
and ornamental aspects.
REFERENCE BOOKS
The World of Architecture Paul Holbertson
Greece Henry Sterlin
A History of Architecture Sir Banister Fletcher
A History of Architecture Spiro Kostof
Encyclopedia of World Architecture James Ferguson
The Roman Empire- Henry Sterlin

Syllabus approved in the 14th regular Meeting of Senate, NIT-Hamirpur (H.P.) held on
19/07/2011 and to be implemented from 2011 Batch under Credit Scheme

B.Arch. 1st year (2nd Semester)

AR-124 STRUCTURE - II
Contact Hours per Week
L

Total

Final
Exam.
45

Sessional
Midterm

External

Internal

25

20

Total

Exam
Duration

Credit

90

3 hours

03

OBJECTIVES
To understand the principles of Structural Analysis, so that it forms the basis for Structural design.
CONTENTS:
UNIT l (Time-Three weeks)
BENDING STRESS IN BEAMS
Theory of simple bending, section modulus, design criterion, bending stresses in
symmetrical and unsymmetrical sections, strength of sections.
SHEAR STRESS IN BEAMS and TORSION
Shear stress in beams and torsion in symmetrical and unsymmetrical sections,
UNIT lI (Time-five weeks)
FIXED AND CONTINUOUS BEAMS
Review of shear force and Bending Moment diagram for simply supported beam, Effect
of continuity, its advantages and disadvantages.
Analysis of Continuous beams for two to four spans, conceptual idea about full and
partial loading and fixed end moment using moment distribution method and Theorem of
three moments.
UNIT llI (Time-Six weeks)
TRUSSES
Definition of Truss, Perfect Truss, Imperfect truss, Types of Trusses and Suitability,
Analysis of simple Trusses by Analytical method.
ARCHES
Types and behavior of arches with history. Introduction to three hinged arches.
FRAMES
Indeterminacy of frames with different end conditions, Analysis of frame by portal &
cantilever method.
NOTE:
The time mentioned at the end of each of the above unit indicates the tentative time taken to complete
each. The marks for sessional works may be divided accordingly.

REFERENCE BOOKS
Strength of material and theory of structures
Elements of Strength of Materials
strength of materials
Relevant Design Codes and Design Aids

-B.C.Punmia
- Timoshenko, s and young,
- Ramamrutham

Syllabus approved in the 14th regular Meeting of Senate, NIT-Hamirpur (H.P.) held on
19/07/2011 and to be implemented from 2011 Batch under Credit Scheme

B.Arch. 1st year (2nd Semester)

AR-125 ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING AND GRAPHICS - ll

Contact Hours per Week


L

2 -

Total
6

Final
Exam.
35

Sessional
Midterm

External

Internal

25

60

Total

Exam
Duration

Credit

120

4 hours

04

OBJECTIVES
To enable the students to have a better visualization/understanding of a three dimensional entity through
Isometric/Axonometric views, Perspective drawings and Sciography.
CONTENTS
UNIT l Sections of Solids:- (Time-three weeks)
Introduction and Importance of Sections, Method of drawing Sections in which Section plane
parallel to VP and perpendicular to HP / parallel to HP and perpendicular to VP / perpendicular to
VP and inclined to HP / perpendicular to HP and inclined to VP / inclined to both HP and VP
followed by illustrative examples in each case, True shape of section / Virtual sections / Auxiliary
inclined view followed by illustrative examples.
UNIT ll Intersection of Solids:- (Time-three weeks)
Introduction to Lines of intersection / Curves of intersection, Method of drawing intersection of
prisms /pyramids / cylinders followed by illustrative examples, Making presentation drawings of
these intersecting solids through Sciography.
UNIT lll Development of Surfaces:- (Time-three weeks)
Introduction and Importance of Surface development, Method of drawing surface development
for Tetrahedron / Cube / Octahedron / Dodecahedron / Icosahedron / Truncated Tetrahedron /
Truncated Cube followed by model making of each of these examples.
UNIT lV Metric Projections:- (Time-Two weeks)
Introduction and Importance of Metric projections, Method of drawing Isometric projection /
Axonometric projection / Elevation oblique projections followed by illustrative examples, Uses of
these Metric Projections
UNIT V Indoor Sketching:- (Time-Two weeks)
Introduction and Importance, Method of sketching simple objects / composition of objects
freehand in proportion using pencils of different grades / water colours showing light / shade /
shadow followed by situational exercises.
Note: The time mentioned at the end of each of the above units indicates the tentative time taken to
complete each. The marks for sessional work may be divided accordingly.
REFERENCE BOOKS

Engineering Drawing M.B.Shah & B.C.Rana


Engineering Drawing N.D. Bhatt
Sketching the Concept Harold Linton and Scott Sutton
Architectural Shades and Shadows Henry McGoodwin
Drawing the Landscape Chip Sullivan
Rendering with Pen and Ink Robert Gill
Architectural Drawing Tom Porter

Syllabus approved in the 14th regular Meeting of Senate, NIT-Hamirpur (H.P.) held on
19/07/2011 and to be implemented from 2011 Batch under Credit Scheme

B. Arch. 1st year (2nd Semester)

AR-126 SURVEYING & LEVELLING

Contact Hours per Week


L

Total

Final
Exam.
45

Sessional
Midterm

External

Internal

25

20

Total

Exam
Duration

Credit

90

3 hours

03

OBJECTIVE
To bring about awareness of role of surveying in architectural and planning projects.
CONTENT
UNIT l (Time-four weeks)
Objectives, divisions and principles of surveying, scales and measurements, types of
instruments and their uses.
Chain surveying: Principles and instruments, Methods of chaining, errors in measurement
and corrections, recording field notes and obstacles in chain surveying.
Prismatic compass: Its use in the measurement of angles from bearings.
UNIT ll (Time-five weeks)
Leveling: Terminology, Dumpy level and I.O.P level, temporary adjustment of a level, leveling
staves, reduction of levels, difficulty in leveling, errors and tolerances and classification of
leveling.
Contouring: Technical terms used in contouring, characteristics of contours, methods of
contouring, interpretation of contours, tracing the contour, gradient for alignment of a roads and
paths and uses of contours.
UNIT lll (Time-five weeks)
Plane table surveying: Plane table and its accessories, setting and orienting the plane table,
methods of plane tabling and advantages and disadvantages of Plane table survey.
Theodolite surveying: Transit vernier, Theodolite, basic definitions, temporary adjustment,
fundamental lines of theodolite, measurement of horizontal and vertical angles, reading a
magnetic bearing of line, prolonging a straight line, techniques of surveying a large campus,
methods of computation of areas and methods of setting out a building.
NOTE:
Minimum one practical from each unit should be conducted.
The time mentioned at the end of each of the above units indicates the tentative time taken to
complete each. The marks for sessional work may be divided accordingly.
REFERENCE BOOKS

Surveying Vol-1
B.C.Punamia
Textbook of surveying C. Venkatramaiah
Advanced Surveying -- R. Agor
Surveying & Leveling -- S.C. Rangwala
Advanced Surveying -- Shahani