B. Arch Bachelor of Architecture Fourth Year Fifth Year B Arch Syllabus Course and Classes , 4th and 5th Year B Arch Syllabus Nagpur University

Atlanta Computer Institute Nagpur conducts Tuition Classes for B Arch First Semester , B Arch Second Year ( Part 2 ) B Arch Third Year ( Part 3 ) B Arch Fourth Year and B Arch Final Year for all universities in India . The Following syllabus is of Nagpur University. Atlanta Computer Institutes conducts Training on Autocad Revit Architecture 3d Max and Archicad for B Arch Students.

Fourth Year and Fifth ( Final ) Year  B Arch

Seventh Semester B.Arch.
Architectural Design-VII

Objective- Study of this subject shall conclude with emphasis on urban development, design problems of increasing structural and design complexity will be set with full opportunity, coordination, collection and analysis of data. Emphasis will be on preparation of design programme, preparation of drawings and detailing.

The process will deal with
1) Design orientation of advance and specialized buildings and environmental services, climate and acoustical system oriented buildings, their appropriate structural buildings and construction techniques.
2) Orientation on development control rules like, density, zoning, FSI etc. redevelopment and urban conservation techniques.
3) Study of urban environment, complex building forms, their design including positive and negative space relationship, Parking Provision, Precincts concept and pedestrian movement.

Sessional work : will include appropriate exercises on one or more of the above mentioned aspects followed by at least 3 design problems arranged in a sequence of complexity and as a problem solving approach.

Site visits audio, visual presentation and library reference is emphasized.

Design problem will be like :
a) Public buildings : Theatre, museum, auditorium, recreation, complexes, stadium, etc.
b) High rise apartment, offices, hospitals, laboratories, campuses etc.
c) Urban design level problems such as commercial complexes, group housing, area development etc.


Construction Technology & Materials –VII:

Objective: Study of this subject is aimed at teaching the students the advanced and more complex aspects of construction. It also aims at making students aware of systems and techniques of construction used to cover the large spans.
Unit I: Introduction to space structures, possibilities in different materials, types of space structures and possibilities in different materials to cover large spans. General study of shell structures and folded plate structures in concrete, various types, constructional aspects, merits and demerits etc.
Unit II: General study of Grid structures and Skeletal structures, space frames, domes etc. in steel, various types, constructional aspects, merits and demerits, etc.
Unit III: Pre-cast concrete, Design considerations and constraints, advantages over cast-in-situ construction, construction techniques and jointing details, applications. Modular coordination, RCC pre-fabricated proofing systems to cover large spans, with or without north light.

Unit IV: Study of pre stressed concrete, principals and methods of pre-stressing, system of pre-stressing, advantages and disadvantages and applications.
Unit V: Temporary structures, materials and techniques used, constructional aspects using timber and M.S Sections, design and detailing problems on small temporary structures.
Unit VI: General study of various external cladding materials and systems, curtain walling in various materials, construction details of glass curtain.

Reference books :
Advanced Building Construction by Mitchell, Allied Publishers.
Construction Buildings by R.Barry, Orient Longman.
Space structures by N. Subramaniam, Wheeler.
A.J.Handbook of Building Structures by A. Hodgkinson.
Pre-stressed Concrete Structures by P.Dayaratnan.
Building Construction illustrated by Francis D.K.Ching, Van Nostrand.
Concrete Technology by M.S.Shetty, S.Chand and Co.
Eriction of Pre-fabricated Reinforced Concrete Structures by Y.Bessar & V.Proskurnin.
Structures by Daniel L.Segodak,Prentice – Hall, Inc.
Structural Concepts and Systems for architects and Engineers by T.Y.Lin and Stotesbury.

Sessional work : Notes, plates, assignments (Problems) and test.


Building Services-IV

Unit I: Principles of Psychometrics and heat transfer, Study of Air conditioning systems and their applicability, Unit A.Cs, Central A.Cs, Split A.Cs.
Unit II: Components of A.C. systems such as chilling plants, cooling towers, air handling units, etc. Calculation of A.C. loads and Air distribution systems, ducts and ducting layouts, space requirement, integration of A.C. system in design, Water demand for A.C.
Unit III: Electric supply and distribution for group housing projects, urban complexes, high-rise building etc. Study of load calculations and distribution systems for larger areas as mentioned above.
Unit IV: Importance and functions of bus bar, set up, step up and step down transformers, electrical substation, lightning conductors, stand by generators, automatic relays, invertors, circuit breakers etc.
Unit V: Electromechanical means of vertical transportation in buildings, requirements, occupant load, study of elevators, various components of elevators, standard space requirements, various types of elevators, various components of elevators, standard space requirements, various types of elevators and architectural implications.
Unit VI: Escalators and Trav-o-lators, its components arrangements and functioning, space requirements, construction detailing.

Sessional work: Sketches, notes, tutorials, tests and presentations.


Structural Design & Systems – VII

Unit I: Study of IS 800 – Design Considerations.

Unit II: Steel Connections – Welded Joints
a) Types of Welds
b) Concentric Sections
c) Eccentric Sections
d) Sections in Bending
e) Sections in Torsion

Unit III: Design of Tension Members

Unit IV: Design of Compression members – Struts / Independent

Unit V: Design of Built in Columns

Unit VI: Design of Sections in Bending

Unit VII: Sections Subjected to Biaxial Bending (design of purlin)

Unit VIII: Structural behaviour of Types of Large Span Steel Structures like:
a) Arches
b) Open Web Sections
c) Bow String Girders
d) Suspension Structures
e) Geodesic Dome
f) Space Structures

Sessional work: Sketches, plates, notes, tutorials and tests


Research Skills & Project Introduction

Objective: Perspective on research framework and methods in architectural planning and design which can be quantitative, qualitative as well as techniques in visual, special and contextual evaluation.

Unit I: Identification of the investigation to be done in research, methodology in sequence to achieve to acquire desired results.

Unit II: Assessment of data to be used in formation of the total thesis profile.

Unit III: Data collection methods like reference books, internet resource, monographs, microfilms, tables and charts and statistical data.

Unit IV: Concluding part of research comprising of the data used in the case study for final presentation in presentable format through similar case studies.

Sessional work: Sketches, notes, tutorials, tests and presentations


Acoustics and Illumination

Objectives: Study of this subject will make students realize the importance of acoustics in interior spaces and necessity of manipulating acoustical environment in buildings. And also to impart knowledge of basic illumination design & illumination system for the indoor spaces.

Unit I: Frequency range of audible sounds. Propagation of sound, sound reflection, diffusion, diffraction. Sound Isolation, Mass law, Transmission loss, STC rating, TL for single and double walls sound leaks and flanking.

Unit II: Acoustical Material and interior finishes, Sound absorbing materials & their properties. Constructional and planning measures for good acoustical design of building in general, Acoustical treatment of Auditorium / Lecture Halls / Conference hall.

Unit III: Light radiation, its units, Laws of illumination, inverse square law and cosine law. Artificial light calculation by Lumen Method. Light sources, various types of Lamps and their characteristics.

Unit IV: Types of lighting systems, task lighting, accent lighting, general lighting, lighting for mood etc. Luminaries, their types , properties and uses.

Reference Books:
Acoustics In Building Design by K.A. Siraskar.
Architectural Acoustics by David Egan.
Auditorium Acoustics and Architectural Design by M. Barron.

Sessional Work : Notes & problems based on acoustical design theory, tutorials, Sketches.
Survey of various sound insulating materials for interior elements.
Survey of various lighting fixtures.


Elective a - Architectural education/ design process/ interior design/ landscape design/advanced spatial analysis II


Elective b - urban planning/ conservation/urban design/ urban aesthetics/infrastructure planning

Eighth & Ninth Semester B.Arch.
8S-A-1 & 9S-A-1
Practical Training

Details of Practical Training:

(1) The Practical Training of six months duration (under a Registered Architect only) envisages the following varied experience in order to ensure exposure of a student to various tasks.
a) Office experience in respect of preparation of working drawing, detailing drawings of perspective, preparation of architectural models, study of filing systems of documents, drawings, ammonia prints and preparation of tender document.
b) Site experience, in respect of supervision of the construction activity, Observation, layout on site, study of the staking methods of various building, materials, taking the measurement and recording.
(2) Student will have to maintain a weekly record of their engagement for the period of training. This will be recorded in an authorized log-book to be counter-signed by architect at the end of each month.
(3) At the end of the training period, student will have to procure a certificate of training and satisfactory performance from the concerned office in the prescribed form.
(4) Certificate of satisfactory completion of training same shall be submitted to the principal of the College, immediately after training, through Head of Architecture Department along with the report and drawings made during the training period and appear for Viva-voce at a prescribed date by the university.

Tenth Semester B Arch



Every student shall select a subject for Research project of an Architectural interest,
Experimental work, dissertation or a combination. The nature of the problem shall be based on the synthesis of their total experience and knowledge gained from the allied subjects. Emphasis, shall be laid on the approach to the design solution rather than the end-result. The subject of the project shall be approved by the Department at the commencement of the term.

The students shall have to give at least one seminar on their subject.

On the prescribed data students have to submit to department a bound report of the project, containing identification of the problem scope of the work, data collection, case studies, analytical studies, and its application to the final design solution. On the date prescribed by the Nagpur University, final and finished drawings with models etc. shall be submitted in the department, for the Final Viva-Voce.


Construction Technology & Materials –VIII

Unit 1 : General study of Construction techniques to cover large spans using short length timber and laminated timber material, lamella roofing, portal frames, solid beams and web beams.

Unit 2 : General study of suspension structures, membrane structures and pneumatic structures, types, materials used, merits – demerits and examples.

Unit 3 : High rise buildings, foundations structural systems and architectural design considerations.

Unit 4 : Study of causes of defects in buildings such as cracks, seepage, deflection etc. and their remedies. General idea of non destructive tests such as Rebound test, Penetration test etc. Rehabilitation methods, Grouting, Guniting, Jacketing etc. General Study of special chemicals used in construction and repairing work.

Unit 5 : Earthquakes and its effects on buildings, earthquake zones in India, Architectural design considerations and construction detailing for earthquake resistance.
Unit 6 : Design and detailing of additions and alterations in existing buildings put to new use Process of modification and precautions to be taken.

Reference Books :
Structure in Architecture by M.Salvadorri.
Advances in Tall Buildings by L.S.Beedle
Construction Technology 1-4 Vol. Bu R.Chudley, British Library Cataloguing.
Explanatory Handbook on Codes for Earthquake Engineering, IS-1893-1975 & is
4326 -1976, Bureau of Indian Standards.
National Building Code.

Sessional Work: Site visit reports, tutorials, notes, sketches and market surveys.
Plates of Small modules of design based on the construction principles.


Professional Practice

Objective: The study of this subject is to enable the student to acquaint with the various responsibilities of an architect and understand the technicality of the profession.

Unit I :
Nature of profession, difference between trade, business and profession, taking instructions from the client, its interpretation, design process and its stages.
Role of professional society, Professional code of conduct, Ethical ways of getting architectural commission, Importance of conduct of architectural competitions, architectural copy right.

Unit II :
Responsibilities and Liabilities of an architect towards the client. Scale and basis of fees. Professional charges of various jobs. Stages of Architectural design and the specific task in each of such stage.

Unit III :
Architects Office, Organisation and Administration., Office set up,
Correspondence, filing, preparation of drawing, standardization and documentation
Professional partnership, various options, advantages. Partnership deal, responsibilities and liabilities of partners. Provisions of Professional Tax, Service Tax, Income Tax rulels.

Unit IV:
Tender, types of tender, tender document, tender notice, procedure for opening and selection of tender, analysis bids, comparative statement, report to owner, work order.

Unit V :
Contract, type of contract, contract document, Detailed knowledge of various condition of contract as published by Indian Institute of Architects with special reference to responsibilities and liabilities of architect, contractor and the client.

Unit VI :
Architects Act 1972 , its effects on profession and education. General information and introduction to various acts and laws such as land acquisition Act, urban land ceiling Act. Building bye-laws, Sale deed procedure, owner ship documents.

Reference Books :
Professional Practice by Roshan Namavati
COA Handbook of Professional Documents.

Sessional Work : Notes, Tutorials & Report writing on above topics.

Elective a - industrial architecture/ long span structures/ high rise buildings/ housing/ campus planning

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