B. Arch Bachelor of Architecture 3rd Year B Arch Fifth and Sixth Semester Syllabus Course and Classes , 3rd 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.

Third Year B Arch

Fifth Semester B.Arch.
Architectural Design-IV

The study of this subject will continue further with-greater emphasis on functional aspects involved in complex design situations. The main objective is to understand effect of climate, topography and services on the buildings, to understand relationship between form and function of buildings, The design process to deal with the following:

1. Effect of sun, rain and wind on buildings.
2. Functional organization of activities with respect to site, its topography and surroundings.
3. Development control rules, building byelaws and standard codes
4 Functioning of building services like drainage, water supply and electricity
5. Form to suit the purpose of building.

Session at work: Study of the above aspects in the form of book study, case study etc. followed by a relevant design problem. Minimum two major design problems and two short/time problems to be tackled in each-semester.

Type of design problems:
Design problems on sloping sites such as Duplex residence, Yatri niwas, Library etc.
College building, Hostel, Primary health center, Museum,
Club, Holiday resort, Memorial, Multistoried apartment, Office/Commercial complex.

Reference Books:
Time Saver Standards for Building Types by J.H. Calendar, Mc-Graw Hill Publications
Time Saver Standards Design data, by J.H, Calender, Mc. Graw-Hill Publications,
Neuferts Architects Data, By Rudolph Herg Crossby, Lockwood and Sons.
A.J. Metric Handbook.


Construction Technology & Materials –V:

Unit No. I:
Cement, paints, various types of plasters, paints, varnishes and finishes.

Unit No. II:
Plasters and finishes.

Unit No. III:
Expansion Joints, Water-Proofing, earthquake resistant structures.

Unit No. IV:
False Ceiling, Suspended ceilings, roofs.

Unit No. V:
Foundations, footings and all advanced foundations.

Sessional Work: Site visit reports, tutorials, notes, sketches and market surveys.


Structural Design & Systems – V

Unit I:
Structural properties of: a) Concrete b) Reinforced Concrete

Unit II:
Concepts in RCC Design: a) Elastic b) Ultimate Load c) Limit State

Unit III: Different Limit states, partial safety factors, permissible stresses

Unit IV: Design of Singly Reinforced RCC Sections

Unit V: Design of doubly reinforced sections

Unit VI: Design of ‘T’ and ‘L’ beam sections

Unit VII: Design of shear reinforcement in beams.

Unit VIII: Design of RCC Sections in Tension

Unit IX: Study of IS 456 – Section III – Design Considerations.
Note: It is expected Concrete as a building material shall be dealt in Materials in detail.
Sessional work: Sketches, notes, tutorials, tests and presentations


Building Services –II

Objective: The second part of the subject continues with the services related to electricity. The students are required to design the service layouts so as to get a deeper insight into the working of the various services at a larger magnitude, with students getting information related to large campuses, complexes, high-rise buildings and special uses like swimming pools, fire fighting etc.
Unit I: Electrical services, various wiring systems, calculation and distribution of loads, electric fittings and appliances, detailed layout of electrical services in a residence.
Unit II: Schematic water distribution system from treatment plants to town, group housing etc. Computing demands for group housing schemes and high-rise building, design of storage and distribution system, Detailed layouts of water supply systems.
Unit III: Hot water supply in high-rise buildings, boilers, furnaces, solar water heaters, computing a special demands of water for swimming pools, air conditioning plants, fire fighting, street washing, fountains and gardens etc. and their systematic layouts.
Unit IV: Sewage collection and disposal for large campuses, complexes, high-rise buildings etc, Mechanical methods for removal of sewage from special areas like basements (shones ejector).
Unit V: Rain water harvesting.
Sessional work: Sketches, notes, tutorials, tests and presentations


Architectural Graphics-V

Objective: The objective of this subject is to train the students for the preparation of :
1. Submission drawing as per the local building bye laws
2) Working drawings required for carrying out actual construction work. The graphics of the drawings will be with specific reference to the code of practice for Architectural and Structural drawings as laid down in B.I.S. No.962 of 1960. The course of this subject shall be completed in two semesters i.e. Semester-5 and Semester-6. The course to be completed shall be as follows:

Unit I: Study of building bye-laws, building regulations, requirements of parts of Buildings etc. as per the National Building Code.

Unit II: Understanding the concept of Ground coverage, Built-up area, FSI/ FAR etc:

Unit III: Preparations of submission drawings for a single storied residence with approximate 75 Sq.Mt. built-up area..

Unit IV: Preparation of working drawings for the same building. The set of drawings to be prepared shall include Foundation / centre line plan (considering Load Bearing as well as R.C.C. Frame structure type), Floor Plan, Lintel level plan, Terrace Plan showing roof drainage arrangement. Sections, All elevations, Details of stair, Doors and windows, Flooring pattern, Kitchen, Architectural features etc. (Set of min. 10 drawings of imperial size prepared to facilitate the execution of building)
Sessional Work: Plates on above topics.


Theory of Design-II

Unit I: Organization of Forms and Spaces
a) Spacial relationships: i) Space Within Space ii) Interlocking Space iii) Adjacent Space iv) Space linked by common space
b) Spacial Organization- influencing factors and their types: i) Centralised ii) linear iii) Radial iv) Clusterd v) Grid
c) Articulation of Forms and Space types: i) Edges and Corners ii) Surface

Unit II: Character and Style in Building
Factors influencing the Character and Style in Buildings, study of examples in Contemporary Architecture ( Including Modern and Post Modern)

Unit III: Principles of Composition:

Unit IV: Harmony and specific qualities of design to include dominance, punctuating effect, dramatic effect, fluidity, climax, accentuation and Contrast with building examples.

Unit V: Circulation
Study of circulation pattern and its relation to organisation fuctional spaces and acitivities.

Sessional work: Case Studies, notes, plates and presentations



Objective: Art of writing specifications for materials and works is very important in which emphasis on the required qualities of materials and proper sequence of construction should be brought out.
Unit I: Introduction, importance of specifications building construction activity. Types of specifications and its applications,
Method of writing specifications (contents, correct order and sequence), use of Indian standard codes and specifications, PWD specifications.
Unit II: Specifications of basic building materials such as bricks, stones, aggregate, cement, steel, timber etc. Specifications of materials used in flooring and finishing such as ceramic tiles marble-mosaic tiles, paints and varnishes.
Specifications of materials used in roofing and roof covering such as tiles, A.C, G.I. and Aluminum sheets etc.

Unit III: Specifications for fixtures and fastenings; Study of proprietary materials along with manufacturer's specifications, trade names of such materials.

Unit IV: Specifications of works for a residential building of load bearing type or R.C.C. framed type.
Specification of construction of steel structure, ceilings and partitions, paneling insulation and Water proofing.

Unit V: Specifications for items of services such as drainage, wafer supply, electrical installation.

Unit VI: Specifications for demolition-work, temporary construction like sheds, exhibition stalls, gateways.

Reference Books:
Estimating & Costing by B. N. Dutta, B.S. Publishers.
Estimating and Costing by S.C. Rangawala, Charotar Publishing House..
Red Book of Public Works Department Government of Maharashtra.
Estimating and Costing in Civil Engineering by Chakravarti, Bhaktivedanta Book Trust.
IS – 1200

Sessional work: Notes and tests on above topics.


Elective a - building automation systems/advanced building materials/ specialized services/


Elective b - appropriate technology/ eco-friendly architecture/regional architecture/ sustainable development/

Sixth Semester B Arch


Architectural Design V

Course work to be continued and completed in this semester as mentioned in Architectural Design-IV Syllabus.


Construction Technology & Materials –VI

Unit I:
Cladding Materials

Unit II:
Bamboo, mud, ferro-cement, vault domes, flat slabs etc.

Unit III:
High rise construction

Unit IV:
Advanced R.C.C. Structures

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


Structural Design & Systems- VI

Unit I: Study of IS 1893 – Earthquake Resistant Structures

Unit II: Design of: a) One Way Slab b) Two Way Slab c) Continuous Slabs

Unit III: Design of RCC Sections in Compression – Columns: a) Short Columns b) Limitation of Long Columns c) Columns subjected to Uniaxial bending ( using charts)

Unit IV: Design of Independent Column Footings

Unit V: Design of RCC Grid Structures – Simple Concept

Unit VI: RCC Building frames – Structural Behaviour

Unit VII: Design of RCC Sections for Retaining Wall a) Continuous b) Supported in one direction c)Supported in both directions

Unit VIII: Structural Behaviour of Large Span RCC Structural Systems like: a) Portal Frames b) Arches c) Open Web Sections d) Bow String Girders e) Shell Roofs – Cylindrical, Conical, Hyperbolic Paraboloid and others f) Space Structures g) Innovative Structural Forms
Sessional work: Sketches, notes, tutorials, tests and presentations


Building Services -II

Unit I: Communication systems in buildings, Video conferencing, Computer networks and trenches and conduits to accommodate the systems. Security and Surveillance.

Unit II: Introduction to building automation systems, components and application of BAS, Architectural implications.

Unit III: Causes of fire in buildings, types of fire, spread of fire, production of smoke and poisonous gases. Fire safety and preventive measures.

Unit IV: Fire fighting regulations with reference to National Building code. Fire escape, stairways and escape routes, dry and wet risers, Water demand for fire fighting, storage tanks, fire hydrants etc.

Unit V: Study of Fire detection systems, smoke detectors, heat detectors, fire alarms etc. Fire extinguishing systems, Unit fire extinguishers, Chemical and foam extinguishers, Chemical and foam extinguishers.

Unit VI: Ventilation of buildings, Natural and mechanical ventilation, Need of mechanical ventilation, Exhaust fans, Axial flow fans, Blowers for industrial ventilation.

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


Architectural Graphics VI

In continuation of previous semester, students shall be required to handle the projects of greater magnitude in this semester and they shall be trained to prepare working drawings of a class problem already completed in design class having Multi-storeyed R..C.C. framed structure. A set of working drawings shall contain the followings.

Unit I : Centreline plan, all floor plans, lintel and slab level plans.

Unit II: Sections, elevations and large- scaled details,

Unit III: Site development Plan showing landscaping roads .

Unit IV: Toilet details, Drainage Layout showing soil, waste and rain water drainage system. Sanitary fittings, traps, inspection chambers etc.

Unit V: Water supply layout indicating supply tapping point with meter, supply line to storage tanks and connections to different equipment in building.

Unit VI: Electrical layout showing meter board and power supply lines to different parts of building and different equipment.
Sessional Work : Plates on above topics.


Design of Human Settlements

Objectives: The study aims at introducing students to the development of planning thought from that of historic to present age. It also gives emphasis on stressing broad principles of settlement in such period. The study of this subject continues with emphasis on planning philosophies and the student to carry out the further studies in the specialized field of Urban Planning.

Unit I: Man’s role in designing and developing the towns and cities from ancient times through Medieval, Renaissance and Industrial revolution to present day development.

Unit II : Town planning in India, Pre-historic, Vedic, Pre- British and British Planning in India, Planning after independence.

Unit III: Pioneers and their works, Planning concepts of Patric Geddes, Ebnezer Howard, Abereronmbie, Le-corbusier, C. A. Parry, Clarence Stein, Doxiadis, Kevin Lynch, F.L. Wright, Lewis Mumford, Rob Krier and Victor Gruen.

Unit IV : Present concept of planning at various levels, Planning as a team work, Role of Architects/ Planners in a team , Importance and methodologies of surveys in the planning process, Factors governing the location and growth of towns.

Unit V : Understanding the process of development plan making, general ideas of implementation of such plans and planning agencies, study of planning legislation and administration, town and
regional planning acts., M.R.T.P Act., Development control rules, zoning, density, height, FSI Structures, Role of local and planning authorities.

Unit VI : Introduction to the problem of urban and rural housing in India, Analysis of deman and supply, General study of Planning consideration of housing and area development and housing infrastructure such as utilities and servies.

Sessional works : Notes and Seminar of above topics, Critical appraisal of existing proposed housing schemes, planning exercise of residential community.

Reference books :
Fundamentals of Town Planning by G.K.Hiraskar, Danpatrai & Sons.
Town Planning by S.C.Rangwala and K.S.Rangwala
Town Planning by Abir Bandhopadhaya, Books and Allied (P) Ltd.,
Urban Pattern City Planning and Design by Gallion and Eisher.
Sessional work :- Sketchess, assignments & tests.


Estimating and costing

Unit I: Purpose of Estimating, types of estimates

Unit II: Bill of quantities for single story structures - (a) Load bearing (b) R.C.C, frame.

Unit III: Study of IS-l200.

Unit IV: Estimation of quantities for R.C.C. structural members like footing, column, beam and slab.

Unit V: Estimation for electrification, water supply &. sanitation, (only for residential buildings)

Unit VI: Rate Analysis - general, factors affecting the rate of an Item, rate analysis for
R.CC. work, brick work, plaster work, flooring painting, doors and windows
Unit VII: Brief specifications and schedule of rates.

Sessional work: - Plates, sketches, & tests.


Elective a - project management/ data management techniques/computer applications in estimating and costing/


Elective b - advanced spatial analysis/ environmental psychology/ man-environment relationship

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