Traditional Materials

.1 Stones
.2 Bricks
Types of Bricks
Properties of Bricks
Tests on Bricks
Classification of Bricks Based on-their Quality
.3 Lime
Types of Limes and their Properties
Tests on Limestones
Uses of Lime
.4 Cement
Types of Cement
Properties of Ordinary Portland Cement
Physical Tests on Cement
Uses of Cement
.5 Timber
Classification of Timber
Properties of Timber
Seasoning of Timber
Defects in Timber
Preservation of Timber
Uses of Timber


2.1 Sand
2.2 Cement Mortar
2.3 Lime Mortar
2.4 Mud Mortar
2.5 Special Mortar
2.6 Tests on Mortar


3.1 Plain Concrete
Functions of Various Ingredients
Preparing and Placing of Concrete
Curing of Concrete
Properties of Concrete
Properties of Green Concrete
Properties of Hardened Concrete
Tests on Concrete
Desirable Properties of Concrete
Uses of Concrete
3.2 Reinforced Cement Concrete (R.C.C.)
3.3 Reinforced Brick Concrete (RBC)
3.4 Prestressed Concrete (PSC)
3.5 Fibre-Reinforced Concrete (FRC)
3.6 Cellular Concrete
3.7 Ferro-Cement

Metals As Building Materials

4.1 Ferrous Metals
4.2 Aluminium
4.3 Copper

Miscellaneous Building Materials

5.1 Glass
5.2 Plastics
5.3 Bitumen
5.4 Asbestos
5.5 Paints
5.6 Distempers
5.7 Varnishes
5.8 Solid and Hollow Concrete Blocks
5.9 Roofing and Flooring Tiles