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AMIE Syllabus of Architectural Engineering ( Section B )

Prestressed and Precast Concrete Structures

Group A

Concrete Technology : Types of cement, their manufacture, properties of coarse and fine aggregate and their influence on quality of concrete. Testing method of materials. Grade of concrete; strength requirements and workability methods of selection and proportioning of materials; water cement ratio; introduction to mix design. Destructive and non – destructive methods of testing of concrete. Shrinkage and creep of concrete.

Precast concrete : Requirements of industrialised buildings, standardization of precast elements and unification of building design. Influence of manufacture, transport and erection technologies on design solution; expansion and contraction joints. Joints and connections; classification and their requirements. Advantages and disadvantages of precast concrete construction; different types of units involved in general building construction, including residential, factory and industrial framed structure; their general principles of design; mechanical handling of large projects.

Group B

Prestressed Concrete : Historical development, basic concepts of prestressing, materials used and their properties; methods and systems of prestressing. Losses in prestress. Analysis of sections subjected to prestress and external load; general principles of design; Kern points, cable profile; choice of sections, principal tension; advantages of prestressed concrete over reinforced concrete. Use of prestressed concrete for long span bridges, hangers, auditoria, etc.

Structural Design

Group A

BS Loading : Dead loads, live loads, wind and earthquake loadings.

Steel Design : Riveted and welded joints subject to direct loads and moments. Tension and compression members. Plate girders, lattice girders. Columns subject to axial loads and eccentric loads. Gusseted bases and grillages. Design of trusses, elevated tanks, silos, stacks, building frames, highway bridges. Elementary limit design. BS code of practice for steel structure.

Group B

RCC : Slab – singly, 2 – way reinforced and flat. Beams – rectangular, T and doubly reinforced. Adhesion, bond anchorage and shear reinforcement. Axially and eccentrically loaded columns. Footings, single and combined, rafts. Design of retaining walls, building frames, water tanks ( underground and elevated ), bunkers, silos and highway bridges. Elementary ultimate load theory. Prestressed concrete. Principles and practice of prestressing. BS code of practice for RCC. ( Use of relevant BS codes and steel tables allowed in the examination hall. )


Group A

The science of human settlements – subject and its components. Aspects and elements of human settlement. Ekistics units and grid. Study of human settlements – disciplines of human settlements. Methodologies of ekistics. Perspectives for ekistics : Ekistics analysis – anatomy and physiology of human settlements. Rural and urban settlements.

Group B

Ekistics Evolution : Evolution of species, growth of settlement, transformation of settlements, ekistics pathology and diagnostics.

Ekistics Theory : Principles and laws of ekistics, laws of development, internal balance and physical characteristics, human needs, forces shaping settlements, ekistics synthesis. Ekistics therapy – ekistics goals, new tasks ahead, ekistics practice.

Town Planning and Landscape Structures

Group A

Introduction : Evolution of town planning; aims and objectives of urban and rural planning; study of socio – economic and demographic characteristics of villages, towns and cities; their present growth trends and future needs; contemporary planning concepts – Goddes, Howard, Dosciadis, Perry and La – Corbusier.

Planning Problems : Identification of planning problems related to land use, distribution and change; communication system; overcrowding; slums, sporadic growth and conurbation; development of satellite towns; urban renewal.

Planning Surveys : Importance and techniques of planning surveys; sources of information; analysis of data and use of inferences for working out planning proposals.

Planning Standards : Formulation of planning standards for land use, density, roads and various community facilities at local and town levels.

Development Plan : Planning process; concept of master plan, its elements, preparation and implementation; detailed planning proposals for residential neighbourhood.

Regional Planning : Concept of regional planning, types of regions and locational factors of settlements. A critical review of regional theories.

Planing – Legislation : Review of the development of planning legislations in India, UK and some other countries; detailed study of latest planning of Acts on Housing.

Group B

History and Modern Trends : Introduction to landscape architecture – its importance for human well – being. Early experiments and development. Integration of buildings and landscape, indoor and outdoor spaces, form, colour and texture.

Landscape Planning : Landscape planning of large township and estates. Landscape planning for individual building projects. Landscape planning for public spaces, educational institutions. Site developments by exploiting natural forms. Problems of earthwork, grading of alignments, circulation and utilities.

Plantation : Local plants, materials and adoption for landscaping with reference to behaviours and climate, field identification of a new Indian plants and flowers and study of their ecological characteristics.

Environmental Design : Application of principles of architecture and landscape for environmental design of projects.


Group A

Effect of climate on men, shelter and environment; conditions for human comfort. Macro climate and micro climate. Effect of topography on climate. Solar control, standard time, local time, altitude. Declination of sun, sunpath with diagrams. Shading devices for under and overheated periods. Shading effect of trees and vegetation. Use of heliedon and Gunner Pligeis sun – dial in the analysis of problems.

Group B

Air flow patterns inside the building. Effect of winds on layouts. Thermal effect on building materials, heat transfer coefficients of different materials. Protective devices for buildings against heavy monsoons. Regional approach of principles of climatology to the design of buildings with respect to site selection. Town structures, public spaces, orientation, colour positions of windows, types of walls and roofs.

Professional Practice

Group A

Concept of word ‘profession’ Difference between profession, business and trade.

Tender Documents : Special and general conditions of contract. Types of tenders, their merits and demerits, invitation of tenders, procedure for opening and scrutiny of tenders. Selection and report to client. Contract – legal definition, work order.

Building Bye – Laws : Building rules and regulations applicable to important metropolitan centres, approval of sites – area, height and ventilation for rooms, open space around buildings, height of buildings, parking, structural requirements, etc. Use of National Building Code of BIS.

Easements and Covenants and Land Acquisition : Indian Easement Act. Natural light and easements in respect of air, light, water, etc. Acquisition of loss of easements. Land Acquisition Act, purpose of acquisition, claim report for acquisition, awards and reference to courts. Property extracts, Urban Land Ceiling Act – introduction of main provisions.

Group B

Insurance : Insurance policy, duties of architect, fire loss assessment, insurable value of property, insurance of constructions, insurance of design, worker’s compensation.

Arbitration : Introduction – arbitration, arbitrators, umpire, nature of arbitration, conduct, powers and duties of arbitration and umpire. Procedure – procedure for arbitration, preparation and publication of awards, impeachment. Claims – fire insurance and arbitration of insurable value, claims and damages.

Injunctions : Easements and its definition, features of easements, interim, permanent and mandatory injunctions.

Architect’s Office : Office setup and administration. Filing and recording of drawings. Nature of partnership, registration of firm and dissolution. Procedure and conduct – membership of professional bodies. Architects Registration Act. Code of professional conduct. Code of architectural competition. Architectural services – normal, additional, special and partial. Scale of fee and mode of payment. Claiming of fee. Architects Act of Registration of 1972, copyright of drawings.

Mapping a Thesis Project

Group A

Designing of One Live Project : Design of a proposed project. The project should include physical survey of site, analysis and formulation of requirements, climatic study of site, circulation diagram, local architectural history and character, local materials, planning process, structural analysis, quantity surveying and specifications, construction method, landscaping, model.

Group B

Optional Services : Sanitation, water supply, sewage disposal, acoustics, air – conditioning, heating, ventilation, fire – fighting, electrical supply.

Interior Design

Group A

Free – hand sketching, basic colour chart, analysis and study of colour, study of twodimensional and three – dimensional forms of plan, section, elevation.

Group B

Furniture study and design, study of building materials, perspectives and rendering. Interior layout, furnishings, presentation of interior design.

Computer Graphics

Group A

Introduction : Point plotting, line drawing, raster graphics and vector displays – twodimensional transformations. Clipping, windowing – graphic input devices and input techniques – graphic packages, segmented display files, geometric models, and picture structures.

Group B

Three dimensional graphics – curves and surfaces – transformations, perspective – hidden surface elimination – device independent graphic systems.

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