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NPTEL

Building Materials and Construction

NPTEL and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi via YouTube

Overview

Instructor: Prof. B. Bhattacharjee, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi.

This course deals with topics: functions of buildings and structures, types of loads on structures, functional requirements of buildings, and role of materials in construction. Concrete as a material, its ingredients and Concrete Production Process including prefabrication, modular coordination; Cement: Hydration of cement, Chemical reaction, Structure of cement paste, Consistency and setting; Fresh Concrete: Role of aggregates and water in fresh concrete, workability Test for workability Role of admixtures, Segregation and bleeding; Strength of concrete: Role of porosity, Role of aggregate, aggregate-mortar interface, Tensile strength, Modulus of elasticity and their tests; Durability and long term performance of concrete, Role of mineral admixture; Mix design of concrete: Bricks and mortar and their properties, brick and other masonry construction; Metals with reference to Structural Steel: Structure and its role in properties of steel; Plastics and Polymers in construction, admixture paints, sealants and adhesives; Timber and plywood and glasses; Typical roof construction and foundations.

Syllabus

Module 1 Lecture -1 Functions Of Buildings.
Module 2 Lecture-1 Role Of Material In Construction.
Module 3 Lecture -1 Concrete:Material.
Module 3 Lecture -2 Concrete Production (Contd.).
Module 3 Lecture -3 Concrete Production (Contd.).
Module 3 Lecture- 4 Concrete:Production (Pumping, Placing).
Module 3 Lecture- 5 Concrete:Production (Curing).
Module 4 Lecture -1 Cement: Hydration.
Module 4 Lecture - 2 Cement and Cementitious Material.
Module 5 Lecture - 1 Fresh Concrete.
Module 5 Lecture - 2 Fresh Concrete: Role of Mix Parameters.
Module 5 Lecture - 3 Fresh Concrete : Role of Admixtures.
Module 5 Lecture - 4 Fresh Concrete : Segregation & Bleeding.
Module 6 Lecture - 1 Strength of Concrete.
Module 6 Lecture - 2 Strength of Concrete.
Module 6 Lecture - 3 Strength of Concrete.
Module 6 Lecture - 4 Mechanical Properties of Concrete.
Module 6 Lecture - 5 Mechanical Properties of Concrete.
Module 6 Lecture - 6 Strength of Concrete : Non Destructive.
Module 7 Lecture -1 Durability of Concrete.
Module 7 Lecture - 2 Durability of Concrete.
Module 7 Lecture - 3 Durability of Concrete.
Module 8 Lecture - 1 Cement Aggregate and Water Selection.
Module 9 Lecture - 1 Mix Design of Concrete.
Module 9 Lecture -2 Mix Design Of concrete IS Method.
Module 9 Lecture -3 Mix Design Of Concrete: British.
Module 10 Lecture -1 Masonry : Materials.
Module 10 Lecture -2 Masonry : Walls.
Module 10 Lecture - 3 Masonry : Walls : Resistance.
Module 10 Lecture - 4 Masonry : Walls : Resistance.
Module 10 Lecture - 5 Walls : Functional Performances.
Module 10 Lecture - 6 Walls : Defects and Durability.
Module - 11 Lecture - 1 Metals Fundamentals.
Module 11 Lecture - 2 Metals and Iron Systems.
Module 11 Lecture -3 Steel: Uses in Construction.
Module - 11 Lecture - 4 Steel : Uses in Rebar.
Module - 12 Lecture - 1 Polymer in Construction.
Module 12 Lecture - 2 Polymer in Construction : Uses.
Module - 13 Lecture - 1 Glass and Timber : Glass.
Module - 13 Lecture - 2 Glass and Timber: Timber.
Module - 14 Lecture - 1 Roof and Floor Construction.

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  • I highly recommend this course to anyone involved in construction, whether you're a student, professional, or someone looking to expand their knowledge in this field. It not only covers the fundamentals but also delves into advanced topics, making it a valuable resource for individuals at various stages of their careers.
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    Astile Sebas
    I recently completed an online course on building materials and construction, and I am thrilled with the invaluable knowledge it provided. The course adeptly covered a broad spectrum of topics, from fundamental materials like concrete and steel to a…
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    VIGNESH M Teaching
    This course provides an introductory overview of the various materials used in construction (except wood, which is covered in BCT 304). After receiving an introduction into fundamental principles of structural, physical and long-term performance, st…
  • Abhishek Gajmer
    Thank you for your lecture sir. Attending the BMC class taught by an IIT Delhi professor was an enlightening experience. The instructor's expertise and teaching style significantly enhanced my understanding of the subject. The clarity with which complex concepts were explained showcased a deep knowledge of the material. The course structure was well-designed, promoting a comprehensive grasp of BMC principles. The instructor's passion for the subject was evident, creating an engaging learning environment. Interacting with a teacher of such caliber from IIT Delhi not only bolstered my academic foundation but also inspired a greater appreciation for the intricacies of BMC. Overall, it was a rewarding and intellectually stimulating class.
  • Abhiram P
    The lecture on building construction and management was insightful and informative. The presenter expertly covered key aspects of construction, from architectural design to project management. They emphasized the importance of structural integrity, safety, and sustainable practices, making it clear that a holistic approach is necessary for successful construction projects. The lecture also highlighted the significance of effective management in coordinating various phases of construction, ensuring timelines and budgets are met. Overall, it provided a valuable overview of the complex world of building construction and management, leaving the audience with a deeper understanding of the industry's intricacies and challenges.
  • MOHD MOINUDDIN AAMIR ANSARI
    The lecture on building construction and management was insightful and informative. The presenter expertly covered key aspects of construction, from architectural design to project management. They emphasized the importance of structural integrity, safety, and sustainable practices, making it clear that a holistic approach is necessary for successful construction projects. The lecture also highlighted the significance of effective management in coordinating various phases of construction, ensuring timelines and budgets are met. Overall, it provided a valuable overview of the complex world of building construction and management, leaving the audience with a deeper understanding of the industry's intricacies and challenges.
  • The Building Materials and Construction course exceeded my expectations in every aspect. Through engaging lectures and hands-on projects, I gained a profound understanding of the intricate world of construction materials. The course effectively covered a wide array of topics, from the properties of materials to sustainable construction practices. The instructors' expertise and real-world insights enriched the learning experience. This course not only deepened my knowledge but also honed my practical skills, preparing me for a promising career in the construction industry. I am immensely grateful for the invaluable knowledge I've gained, and I wholeheartedly recommend this course to anyone passionate about construction.
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    The Building Materials and Construction course surpassed my expectations in every way. It provided a comprehensive understanding of construction materials through engaging lectures and hands-on projects. The course covered a wide range of topics, including material properties and sustainability. The instructors' expertise and real-world insights were invaluable. This course not only expanded my knowledge but also improved my practical skills, preparing me for a promising career in construction. I'm deeply thankful for the knowledge I've acquired and wholeheartedly recommend this course to anyone interested in the field.

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    Nikhil Jalkote
    Building Materials and Construction" is an excellent course available on Class Central. It provides a comprehensive overview of essential construction materials and techniques, making it an ideal resource for anyone interested in architecture, engineering, or construction. The course offers clear explanations, engaging visuals, and practical insights, making complex concepts easy to understand. Whether you're a beginner or looking to deepen your knowledge, this course is a valuable asset for gaining a solid foundation in building materials and construction principles.
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  • Rakesh Kumar
    One of the best courses attended.. highly recommended

    Worth attending the course to understand practices and theory behind engineering
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    Putra Adhitya
    Course ini sangat baik karena bisa membantu saya untuk belajar dengan gratis dan mudah. Materi yang diberikan juga cukup jelas dan mudah dipahami. Dengan hal itu membuat saya mudah mencerna setiap materi yang diberikan. Segala bentuk materi tersebut juga sangat berhubungan dengan masa sekarang dimana hal itu cukup penting untuk seorang kontraktor pembangunan.
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    PRODIP ROY
    I actually really enjoyed this course. I appreciate the effort put into the course and the notes. I know that most on line professors have many options to actually avoid such work or even jeopardize the learning of the student. This was my first online course and I would like to thank you for the great experience.
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    SHASHIKANT KUMAR
    Great knowledge and very helpful for gaining knowledge from this video or lecture . The buliding material and construction data about all thinngs very nice and clear my all doubt about this topic
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    Diyar Ahmad
    "Great engineering construction course! Practical and informative." And thanks alot for having such an amazing course like that and i hope that you can get better for this one appreciate it
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    Kaniel Outis
    It was so useful cleared my all misconception and give me good extra knowledge. The way of teaching was good properly discribed all the content on concrete and strength
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    Pavan Kumar Kunuku
    This Lectures best knowledge about construction materials.And the from the IIT DELHI is phenomenal and shared best information regarding this subject

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