CE1404 Building Services Syllabus

CE1404 BUILDING SERVICES 3 0 0 100


OBJECTIVE
This subject covers the various aspects of pumps and machinery involved in Civil Engineering practice and the principles of electrical and air conditioning facilities involved. Building water supply and drainage have been covered under subjects namely Environmental Engineering and Environmental Engineering Drawing.

1. MACHINERIES 8
Hot Water Boilers – Lifts and Escalators – Special features required for physically handicapped and elderly – Conveyors – Vibrators – Concrete mixers – DC/AC motors – Generators – Laboratory services – Gas, water, air and electricity

2. ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS IN BUILDINGS 10
Basics of electricity – Single / Three phase supply – Protective devices in electrical installations – Earthing for safety – Types of earthing – ISI specifications – Types of wires, wiring systems and their choice – Planning electrical wiring for building – Main and distribution boards – Transformers and switch gears – Layout of substations

3. PRINCIPLES OF ILLUMINATION & DESIGN 8
Visual tasks – Factors affecting visual tasks – Modern theory of light and colour – Synthesis of light – Additive and subtractive synthesis of colour – Luminous flux – Candela – Solid angle illumination – Utilisation factor – Depreciation factor – MSCP – MHCP – Lans of illumination – Classification of lighting – Artificial light sources – Spectral energy distribution – Luminous efficiency – Colour temperature – Colour rendering.
Design of modern lighting – Lighting for stores, offices, schools, hospitals and house lighting. Elementary idea of special features required and minimum level of illumination required for physically handicapped and elderly in building types.

4. REFRIGERATION PRINCIPLES & APPLICATIONS 10
Thermodynamics – Heat – Temperature, measurement transfer – Change of state – Sensible heat – Latent heat of fusion, evaporation, sublimation – saturation temperature – Super heated vapour – Subcooled liquid – Pressure temperature relationship for liquids – Refrigerants – Vapour compression cycle – Compressors – Evaporators – Refrigerant control devices – Electric motors – Starters – Air handling units – Cooling towers – Window type and packaged air-conditioners – Chilled water plant – Fan coil systems – Water piping – Cooling load – Air conditioning systems for different types of buildings – Protection against fire to be caused by A.C. Systems

5. FIRE SAFETY INSTALLATION 9
Causes of fire in buildings – Safety regulations – NBC – Planning considerations in buildings like non-combustible materials, construction, staircases and lift lobbies, fire escapes and A.C. systems. Special features required for physically handicapped and elderly in building types – Heat and smoke detectors – Fire alarm system, snorkel ladder – Fire lighting pump and water storage – Dry and wet risers – Automatic sprinklers


TOTAL : 45

REFERENCES
1. E.R.Ambrose, “Heat Pumps and Electric Heating”, John and Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 1968.
2. Handbook for Building Engineers in Metric systems, NBC, New Delhi, 1968.
3. Philips Lighting in Architectural Design, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1964.
4. R.G.Hopkinson and J.D.Kay, “The Lighting of buildings”, Faber and Faber, London, 1969.
5. William H.Severns and Julian R.Fellows, “Air-conditioning and Refrigeration”, John Wiley and Sons, London, 1988.
6. A.F.C. Sherratt, “Air-conditioning and Energy Conservation”, The Architectural Press, London, 1980.
7. National Building Code.
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