AMIE 2021 Syllabus of Architectural Engineering ( Section B )
Quantity Surveying, Specifications, Contracts and Valuation
Estimating : Introduction, definition, objective, scope and importance. Approximate estimate on plinth area basis, estimate based on cubic content method as approved by Indian Bureau of Standards. Estimate based on detailed quantities and mode of measurements as per BIS 1200.
Quantity Surveying : Bill of quantities, methods of taking off quantities, preparation of abstract. Units of work and rate analysis. Quantities for excavation, foundations and quantities for load bearing structures. Quantities of RCC and prestressed structures. Quantities for steel structures. Quantities for services – plumbing, water supply sewers, electrical services, air – conditioning and acoustic treatment, lifts, etc. Quantities for land development and access roads. Quantities for landscape work. Measurement of completed works in accordance with practice stipulated by National Building Code.
Rate analysis : Rate analysis of important hems like materials, labour, plant and contractor’s profit.
Specifications : Importance of specifications, methods of developing specifications, typical specifications for building items, standard reference.
Execution of Contract : Nature of supervision – periodical / lull lime. Appointment of clerk of works, resident engineer, resident architect. Quality control and workmanship. Powers and duties, appointment of subcontractor, appointment of specialists and consultants and coordination of their work. Payments, earnest money, security deposits, interim and final bills. Problems arising out of operation of contract. Extra items, variations. Progress and stages of execution. Termination of contract. Certificate of completion of contract, arbitration, forms and procedures.
Valuation : Introduction – techniques of valuation, elements of valuation and factors affecting valuation. Methods, valuation of landed property and building property, rate of interest for sale, purchase, mortgage, capital gains tax, wealth tax. estate duty and death duty. Compensation – valuation for compensation on acquisition, compensation under central and state legislation, relevance of Town Planning Act. Types of valuation – valuation for renewal of lease, extension of lease, standard rent, easement rights, dilapidation, insurance, estate development and advice of investment policy. Report – preparation of feasibility report, valuation report, awards, etc.
Surveying, Building Construction and Materials
Ideas about chain survey, compass survey, plane table survey, levelling and theodolite survey.
Curves : Simple, compound, reverse and transition curves. Vertical curves ior roads and railways. Curve ranging. Setting out curve by offset and by methods of deflection angles. Length of curve calculation ( accessible and inaccessible ), curve tables. Setting out building works.
Component – Brick Masonry : English and Flemish bonds. Other types of bonds. Solid and hollow blocks. Stone masonry of different types; types of finishes; pointing, plastering and finishes. Timber partition walls, doors, windows, and skylights of timber and metals. Lintels, floor finishes, tiles, Indian patent stones, marble, Shahbad and Tandur tiled flooring.
Floor Systems : Beam and slab floors, flat slab, rectangular and diagrid systems, present units, hollow tile flooring, timber flooring, precast floors.
Access : Various types of staircases, ramps, lifts, escalators, emergency exits, bye – law requirements. Principles of barrier – free access to handicapped persons.
Basements : Planning, design and construction of basements, waterproofing, disposal of seepage, security measures in bank vaults, precautions against flooding and fire, groundwater uplift in basements.
Roofs : Study of various types of roofs, steel, timber, and pre – cast trusses, corrugated sheets of steel, aluminium, etc., tiled roofs, RCC roofs, domes and shells.
Finishes : Different types of internal and external finishes, exposed, textured and plastered concrete work, plastering – plain, rough set, textured, fibrous, pebble – dashed, gypsum and plaster of Paris, gunniting, their specialties and appropriate applications. Use of tiles for external finishing and other cladding materials.
Bricks and tiles – manufacture, types, quality requirements, tests. Stoneware products – manufacture, quality requirements, tests, joints. Limes and cements – types, manufacture, requirements of IBS codes and admixtures. Stones and sand – igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary stones, geologic formations, strengths and tests. Sands and fine aggregate – sieve analysis, requirements for building purposes, BS standards. Rural materials – bamboo, thatch, hay, coir, casurina, palmyra, etc. – their study and uses in rural construction. Stabilized soil construction, innovation and improvements of their characteristics for building purposes – Current trends in the use of mud for house building.
Metals and Alloys : Cast iron, mild steel, high tensile steel, special steels, manufacture and requirements of BIS tests. Bar and standard sections. Electrodes, aluminium, brass, copper, bronze, lead, / .inc and gun metal, architectural mix.
Timbers : General properties, common methods of preservation, varieties of timber in common use. Essential requirements for building and furniture work. Tests required by BIS laminates, plywood, joints and methods of joining.
Paints, Varnishes and Polishes : Purposes, types, choice of paint, cement paints, preparation of surfaces, methods of application.
Insulating Materials : Fiberboard, thermocole, asbestos. soft board, suitability for insulation against heat, sound and electricity. Fire resistance, requirements of BIS, methods of fixing.
Plastics : Classification, types, merits and demerits, epoxy, polymer, their engineering and architectural uses, fibre reinforced plastics. Testing of materials commonly used in building industry.
Building Glass : Varieties, thickness.
Basic Requirements : Requirements of building with reference 10 purpose and function, environment, climate, materials and methods of construction.
Design : Marketing centres, offices, clinics, schools, gymnasiums. Block of flats, offices, educational building, departmental stores, libraries, industrial building, recreation centres, laboratories. Introduction to energy efficient design of buildings.
Social Housing : Housing in relation to national economy housing policies and programs of the five – year plans; study of various housing schemes such as low income group housing schemes, slum clearance schemes, etc. Housing design and standards, desirable standards for various income groups; climatic considerations in housing design; land sub – divisions and preparation of housing layouts; study of building rules, regulations, bye – laws and codes; plot dimensions and densities.
Based on the above topics, the examination will be held for a period of four hours. The candidate will be expected to produce plan; elevation, section, etc. on drawing paper with sufficient dimensions to explain the scheme. Perspective view and detailing of interesting portion may be added by him. Emphasis of the problems shall he on the arrangements of various functional areas on the basis of data provided. Presentation techniques, analysis of area requirement, climate. considerations and following important building regulations.
Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
Soil Identification and Classification : Introduction – soil as a three – phase system. Atterberg limits and indices : weight – volume relationship; particle size analysis; specific gravity.
Physical and Mechanical Properties : Compaction characteristics; determination of field density; standard and modified Proctor’s tests. Permeability and laboratory determination; field pumping tests; effective stress principles; flownets and their applications. Elements of shear strength; study of laboratory direct shear; unconfined compression and iriaxial shear
tests. Theory of one – dimensional consolidation; principles of methods of estimation of settlements.
Subsurface Investigations : Exploratory borings, depth of exploration; spacing and number of boring; methods of sampling and types of samples; bore logs; core recover )’; rock quality designation; field vane shear test; standard penetration test and its applications; field plate load test and limitations.
Ultimate Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations : Concepts of ultimate bearing capacity; important parameters influencing the ultimate bearing capacity; estimation of safe allowable bearing capacity. Plate load test. Elements of combined and raft foundations.
Deep Foundations : Classification of piles; bearing capacity of deep foundations; settlement predictions in case of piles in compressible soils. Elements of well foundations. Pile load test and use of relevant BS code.
Improving the Soil at Site : Different methods of improving soil characteristics at site. Elements of soil stabilization, sand drains and Vibroflotation techniques. Use of geotextiles.
Clearing of site, diversion of services, planning and execution of temporary works, provision of infrastructural facilities, line out / layout of works.
Foundations : Open foundations, shoring and strutting, pile foundations, various types of piles such as under reamed, cast – in – situ precast, etc., sheet piles, diaphragm wall, problems in water – logged soil, black cotton soil problems, brick and stone masonry in foundations. Raft foundations, machine foundations, use of bentonite, foundations for timber and steel – framed structures, anti – termite treatment ol foundations.
Load Fearing and Framed Structures : Comparison – mode of action, rigid frames, earthquake resistance, timber, steel and RCC frames. Precast columns and beams. Connections. Bye – law requirements. Design of form work, stationary form work, sliding and slip forms, materials for economical and reusable forms, material storage practices, design, erection and removal of scaffolding. Structural steel construction – shop fabrication, erection, rivetted and welded connections, fire and corrosion protection. RCC and prestressed concrete construction practices, prefabrication and precasting. Joining, detailing, bar bending, schedule and shop drawings, modular coordination, standardization, manufacture, storage, transportation and rejection of precast components. Advantages and limitations of ready mixed concrete. Construction equipment – use of tractors, bulldozers, shovels, draglines, cablcwarp and belt conveyors; batching plants, transit mixers and agitator trucks used for ready mixed concrete; concrete pumps, grouting pumps, air compressors, welding equipment, cranes, hoists and other lifting devices, vibrators, water pumps, trolleys, cic. Field tests on materials and finished components, quality control techniques.
Theory of Structures
Slopes and deflections in simply supported beams; double integration and moment area methods. Theorem oi moments, fixed and continuous beams. Eccentric loads on short columns. Long columns, secant and empirical formulae. Columns subjected 10 lateral loads. Basic elastic theorems; Castigliano’s, Maxwell’s, Betti’s theorem and Mueller Breslau’s principle.
Deflection of framed structures. Redundant framed structures. Moving loads on simply supported beams. Influence lines for bending moment and shear force in statically determinate beams and forces in members of framed structures. Moment distribution and slope deflection methods. Kani’s methods – application to continuous beams and portals. Arches – 3 hinged, 2 hinged and fixed. Suspension bridges with stiffening girders.
Online Application 14 December 2020 to 21 January 2021.
Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.