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& Planning
Dear Reader,

I am planning to post my progress towards GATE preparation in this blog.I will make notes in this blog as I prepare, which
might be useful to fellow students.Feel free to follow my blog and post commeents, suggestions and queries. Syllabus and
useful links appear below blogs.Follow my blog to get regular updates about my posts. Go through blog archive(right hand
side of blog) to access earlier posts. You can email me to minupradeep@hotmail.com, if you need more preparation material,
older question papers etc.

don't miss this post

http://gateprep-architecture.blogspot.in/2013/11/formulals-conversions-and-data-required.html

update: I qualified GATE 2014 with a score of 892 and all india rank 6....

Monday, January 19, 2015 Countdown to GATE exam 2015

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

How to crack GATE


Followers
If you prepare smartly, cracking GATE is no big deal. Solve as much question
papers as you can. Study portions based on previous question papers. This
worked brilliantly for me.
Most questions in GATE are very basic. Your understanding of the concepts is
what they test.
I started preparation right after i applied for the exam. Started solving old
question papers. The first 2 paper took me two whole months. By the time
they were finished, most of the portions were covered. the next set of papers
went quickly. I have collected most material from the internet in the blog, and
it will save you some time. Keep a note of all formulae and conversions. You
don't have to be a math wizard, just have to know basic math. Try searching
for topics on youtube, videos are a quick way to learn
They will mostly ask pritzker prize winning architects. So go through the
pritzker prize website. Also go through the tall buildings. Those are some
things missed out in the blog.
You can use some elimination techniques with caution for answers you know
Blog Archive
partly. Do not attempt answers you do not know at all if there is negative
marking. Numerical entry questions do not have negative marking, so try to 2015 (1)
attempt them all (do conform if rules are changed) January (1)
for eg Old question papers
Q.43 Match the features in Group I with their architectural periods in Group II
Group I Group II 2014 (4)
P. Caryatids 1. Roman 2013 (23)
Q. Hypocaust 2. Gothic
R. Pylons 3. Greek
About Me
S. Lofty Pinnacles 4. Egyptian
5. Romanesque minu
(A) P-1, Q-5, R-4, S-2 (B) P-5, Q-1, R-3, S-2 View my complete profile
(C) P-3, Q-2, R-5, S-4 (D) P-3, Q-1, R-4, S-2
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I knew that pylons are egyptian, there are 2 options with R4, a and d.
I was not sure if caryatids are greek P3 or roman P4..., option a has p3 and
option d has p4
usually correct matches appear in more than one option, you can see p3
repeats here, so i went with option d, and it turned out to be correct.

Good Luck

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Books and Authors


Amos Rapoport On the Cultural origin of Settlements

Andreas Falludi Planning Theory

Arthur B Gallion The Urban Pattern

Ayn Rand The Fountainhead

Christopher Alexander A Pattern language:Towns, Buildings and


Construction
The Timeless way of Building
A New Theory of Urban Design
The Nature of Order

Ebenezer Howard Garden Cities of tomorrow

Edmund Bawn Design of Cities

E. F. Schumacher Small is beautiful (human scale)

Francis D K Ching Form, Space and Order

Ian McHarg Design with Nature pioneered concept of ecological


planning
Jane Jacob The death and life of great American cities

Kevin Lynch The Image of a City


What time is this Place?
Site Planning
Good City Form
The view from the Road
City Sense an City design

Leo Jacobson & Ved Prakash Urbanization and National Development

Paul D Spreiregen Urban Design: Architecture of Towns an Cities

Sigfried Giedion Space, Time and Architecture

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

History of Architecture
http://www.slideshare.net/BinumolTom

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Techniques of Planning
Age-Sex Pyramid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Population_pyramid
Indifferance curve
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indifference_curve

Geographic Information Systems


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geographic_information_system

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Autocad Tutorials
http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=l2nctVPR1Pg&list=PL970B66C256FA05E1

also check out other videos from youtube. a quick way to refresh your autocad
memory

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Albedo Values
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albedo

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Development Administration and Management


UDPFI guidelinrs fo Urbam Development
http://mhupa.gov.in/w_new/SummaryUDPFI.pdf

73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments(nagapalika


bill)/JNNURM
http://www.slideshare.net/umeshvarma1/municipal-structures-in-india
http://indiacode.nic.in/coiweb/amend/amend74.htm
http://jnnurm.nic.in/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/RTP_MOD-2.1.pdf

National Urbanisation Policy


http://www.preservearticles.com/2012013022125/short-essay-on-national-
urbanization-policy-india.html

Rajiv Awas Yojna (slum free india/ housing for slums)


http://mhupa.gov.in/w_new/RAY%20Guidelines-%20English.pdf

Indira Awas Yojana(Housing for Rural Poor)


http://iay.nic.in/netiay/home.aspx

Valmiki Ambekar Awas Yojana


http://www.gktoday.in/valmiki-ambedkar-awas-yojana-vambay_29/

Special Residential Zones


http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/special-residential-zones-
may-pick-up-reality-
checks/article16804.ece

PURA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Providing_Urban_Amenities_to_Rural_Areas

NREGA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahatma_Gandhi_National_Rural_Employme
nt_Guarantee_Act

Eminent Domain: inherent power of state to seize private property without


the owner's content

Police Power: Regulating behaviour and enforcing order within the state
territory

Transfer of Development Rights: Protecting land by reassigning the


rights to develop from one area to another

Land Pooling/Readjustment
The concept of land readjustment is to assemble small rural land parcels into a
large land parcel, provide it with infrastructure in a planned manner and
return the reconstituted land to the owners, after deducting the cost of the
provision of infrastructure and public spaces by the sale of some of serviced
land.

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Lift and Escalator codes


https://law.resource.org/pub/in/bis/manifest.etd.25.html

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Barrier Free Design


The term ambulant disabled refers to people with a wide range of
disabilities who are not regular wheelchair users. This could include,
for example, people who have diabetes, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis
or cancer.

non ambulant disabled- wheelchair users

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Architectural Movements
International Style
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Style_(architecture)

Bauhaus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bauhaus

Avant Garde
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avant-garde

Post-modernism (micheal graves, robert venturi(less is bore))


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postmodernism#Architecture

Arts and Crafts Movement


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arts_and_Crafts_Movement

Art Nouveau
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Nouveau

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Earthquake Terminology
Focus: The geographical point on the earths surface vertically above the
originating source.
Epicentre: The originating source of the seismic wavesinside the earth
Centre of mass: The point corresponding to the centre of gravity of a
structural system
Centre of Stiffness: the point through which the resultant forces of a structural
system act

http://www.iitk.ac.in/nicee/IITK-GSDMA/EBB_001_30May2013.pdf

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Traffic and Transportation Planning


Sighting Distance : The length of road ahead of vehicle which should be visible
to enable a driver to stop in case of an obstruction on the road.

Stopping Distance: Distance covered by a vehicle from the instant a driver


sees an obstruction ahead and brings the vehicle to a stop.

Overtaking Sight Distance: Distance required by a vehicle to overtake and


pass another vehicle moving in the same direction but at a lower speed.

Fundamental Parameters of Traffic Flow


http://www.cdeep.iitb.ac.in/nptel/Civil%20Engineering/Transportation%20E
ngg%201/30-Ltexhtml/nptel_ceTEI_L30.pd

Transportation Forcasting
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transportation_forecasting

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

PERT/CPM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Program_Evaluation_and_Review_Technique

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_path_method

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gantt_chart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdDzybQ_9vM

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Materials and Structural Systems


Grades of Cement
M33
M43
M53
33, 43, 53 indicate the 28 day compressive strength of cement

Concrete Proportions
M 5- 1: 5:10 (cement: fine agg: coarse aggregate)
M 7.5- 1: 4: 8
M10- 1:3:6
M 15- 1: 2: 4
M 20- 1: 1.5: 3
M 25- 1 : 1: 2
Trusses
http://web.aeromech.usyd.edu.au/statics/doc/trusses/trusses1.pdf
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Plumbing Systems and Water supply


Systems of Plumbing:
http://civilatwork.blogspot.in/2013/03/building-drainage-systems-of-
plumbing.html

Hazen -Williams Formula


used for pipes larger than 2" and smaller than 6' in dia

v = 1.32.Ch.R^0.63.S^0.54
v= average velocity ft/s
Ch=Hazen Williams Coefficient
R=Hydraulic radius of flow conduit(ft)
s=ratio of hL/L, energy loss/head lenghth of conduit(ft/ft)

in SI Units
v = 0.85.Ch.R^0.63.S^0.54
v= average velocity(m/s)
Ch=Hazen Williams Coefficient
R=Hydraulic radius of flow conduit(m)
s=ratio of hL/L, energy loss/head lenghth of conduit(m/m)

Volume flow rate Q= Av

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Intelligent Buildings/Building Automation


Systems/High Tech Architecture
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Building_automation

Building automation describes the advanced functionality provided by the control


system of a building. A building automation system (BAS) is an example of a distributed
control system. The control system is a computerized, intelligent network of electronic
devices designed to monitor and control the mechanical, electronics, and lighting systems
in a building.[1]
BAS core functionality keeps the building climate within a specified range, provides
lighting based on an occupancy schedule, monitors system performance and device
failures, and provides malfunction alarms (via email and/or text notifications) to building
engineering/maintenance staff. The BAS functionality reduces building energy and
maintenance costs when compared to a non-controlled building. A building controlled by a
BAS is often referred to as an intelligent building or a smart home.

High Tech Architecture


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-tech_architecture

Smart Glass
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_glass

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Visual and Urban Design


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piazza_del_Campo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piazza_del_Popolo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Peter%27s_Square
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Place_de_la_Concorde

Proxemics theory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proxemics

Defensible Space Theory


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defensible_space_theory

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Thermal Comfort
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_comfort

http://faculty.arch.utah.edu/young/TEACHING/ARCH4350F09/RR3_Biocli
maticChart.pdf

Venturi Effect: It is essentially about looking at design in volumes i.e. when


you force a wind to move into a narrow opening and expand into a larger
volume, the effect can be quite incredible. This design strategy creates what is
referred to as wind tunnels and keeps the living spaces cool and airy." In fact
this idea always works irrespective of the predominant wind direction"

Stack Effect: Stack effect is the movement of air into and out of
buildings, chimneys, flue gas stacks, or other containers, and is driven
by buoyancy. Buoyancy occurs due to a difference in indoor-to-outdoor air
density resulting from temperature and moisture differences. The result is
either a positive or negative buoyancy force. The greater the thermal
difference and the height of the structure, the greater the buoyancy force, and
thus the stack effect. The stack effect is also referred to as the "chimney effect",
and it helps drive natural ventilation, infiltration and fires.

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Formulals, Conversions and Data required to


solve gate problems
Conversions
1litre= .001 cubic meter
1m^3=1000litres
1BTU(british thermal unit) = 1055 joules
1 btu/hr=3.412 joules/s

Area
100 cents = 1 Acre
1 Acre = 4840 sq yards
1 yard = 3' or 36"
1 cents = 435.60 sq ft
1 sq. m = 10.76 sq. ft

1 Acre= 4047 sq m
2,47 cents = 1 are(100 sq meter)
2.47 acres = 1 hectare(10,000 sq meters)

Fibonacci series
Fn= Fn-1 + Fn-2

0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21....
Golden Ratio

Slope/ Gradient
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grade_(slope)

Contour interval: the difference in altitude represented by the space between two
contour lines on a map

PERT- Te(expected time)= (O +4M + P)/6 where O=optimistic time, M=


most likely time, P=pessimistic time.
V(variance)=( (P-O)/6)^2
Project variance= sum of variances along the critical path
Standard deviation = sq root of variance

unit mass of reinforced concrete= 2400kg/m3


unit wt of reinfirced concrete= 2400 * 10(9.8)N/m3
density of steel = 7850kg/m3

BM and SF diagram
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0DghZBR-AU

Hooks Law, Young;s Modulus, Bulk Modulus, Poisson's Ratio


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMmOMLstGm0
Scale of Aerial Photograph = Focal length/ Altitude above Ground
level

Forecasting Population

Arithmatic method

dP/dt = Ka
P = P1 + K a (t - t 1 )

P = population
t = time

Ka = arithmetic growth constant

Geometric method

dP/dt= KgP
lnP = lnP1 + K g (t - t 1 )
Kg =lnP2-lnP1/t2-t1 = ln[P2/P1]/t2-t1

P = population
t = time
Kg = geometric growth constant

Note: lim (1+K)1/K = e = 2.718 base of the natural logarithms

K0

1 lux = 1 lumen/sq meter


lux is the unit of illuminance
Flux= illumination required(lux) x surface area(sq m)
Flux(lumen output)(received)= MF(maintenance factor) x UF(utilization
factor) x Flux(installed)
depreciation factor = reciprocal of maintenance factor
lux=candela/d^2
cd(candela) = lm(lumen) / ( 2(1 - cos(/2)) )
for isotrophic light source(all directions), lumen = candela x 4x22/7
http://www.compuphase.com/electronics/candela_lumen.htm

Room Index(RI)= Lx W/[Hm x (L+W)]


Hm=mounting height

Spacing to height ratio SHR= 1/Hm x[ (A/N)^ 1/2]

Acoustics
T(reverbaration time in seconds)= .161x V(volume in m3)/A(sound
absorption power in m2-sabine = area x coeffcient of absorption)
Lp = 20 log 10(Prms/Pref) dB
Lp2 = Lp 1 + 20 log 10(r1/r2)
lp-sound pressure
sound level- 10 log 10(Prms/Pref) dB

The handling capacity(lifts) is calculated by the


formula: H= 3OOxQx100 /TXP
where
H = handling capacity as the percentage of the peak population handled
during 5 min period,
Q = average number of passengers carried in a car,
T = waiting interval, and
P = total population to be handled during peak morning period. (It is related
to the area served by a particular bank of lifts.)

The value of Q depends on the dimensions of the car. It may be noted that
the car is not loaded always to its maximum capacity during each trip and,
therefore, for calculating H the value of Q is taken as 80 percent of the
maximum carrying capacity of the car.

The waiting interval is calculated by the formula:


T= RTT/N
iv
where
T = waiting interval;
N = number of lifts, and
RTT= round trip time, that is, the average time required by each lift in taking
one full load of passengers from ground floor, discharging them in various
upper floors and coming back to ground floor for taking fresh passengers for
the next trip.

Thermal transmittance, also known as U-value, is the rate of transfer of


heat (in watts) through one square metre of a structure divided by the
difference in temperature across the structure. It is expressed in watts per
metres squared kelvin, or W/mK. Well-insulated parts of a building have a
low thermal transmittance whereas poorly insulated parts of a building have a
high thermal transmittance.
= A U (T 1 - T2)
where is the heat transfer in watts, U is the thermal transmittance, T 1 is
the temperature on one side of the structure, T 2 is the temperature on the
other side of the structure and A is the area in square metres.

The formula for ventilation heat loss is:

Q = N . V . Sp.ht . dt

Where;
Q = heat loss (Watts) (W)
N = Number of air changes per hour. An air change is one room volume.
V = Room volume (m3)
Sp.ht. = Specific heat factor for air. This is found from the following formula.
Sp. Ht. Factor = ( Specific heat capacity of air x 1000 to convert from kJ to
Joules x density of air ) / 3600 to convert from hr to secs.
Sp. Ht. Factor = (1.01 x 1000 x 1.2 ) / ( 3600 )
Sp. Ht. Factor = 0.34
dt = temperature difference between inside and outside (oC)

Duct cross sectional area A(m2)= q(air flow rate m3/s)/v(air speed
m/s)

Traffic formulas

q(flow=no vehicles /time)=1/h(time headway=time between rear bumper to


rear bumper)
density k=n/distance(number of vehicles occupying a given lengthnof
highway

distance headway= distance between corresponding points in two successive


vehicles
k(density)=1/s(distance headway)

Plumbing and Water Supply


Hazen -Williams Formula
used for pipes larger than 2" and smaller than 6' in dia

v = 1.32.Ch.R^0.63.S^0.54
v= average velocity ft/s
Ch=Hazen Williams Coefficient
R=Hydraulic radius of flow conduit(ft)
s=ratio of hL/L, energy loss/head lenghth of conduit(ft/ft)

in SI Units

v = 0.85.Ch.R^0.63.S^0.54
v= average velocity(m/s)
Ch=Hazen Williams Coefficient
R=Hydraulic radius of flow conduit(m)
s=ratio of hL/L, energy loss/head lenghth of conduit(m/m)

Volume flow rate Q= Av

Ammortisation formula for sinking fund

Compound Interest

r= rate of interest as decimal


n= no of times interest is compounded in ayear
t= no of years

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Indian Architecture
Khajuraho Style
http://personal.carthage.edu/jlochtefeld/picturepages/Khajuraho/architectur
e.html

Dravidian Architecture
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dravidian_architecture

Hoysala Architecture
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoysala_architecture

Himalayan Style
http://www.kamit.jp/05_wooden/4_himalaya/him_eng.htm

Sun Temple Konark


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konark_Sun_Temple

Madurai Meenakshi Temple


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meenakshi_Amman_Temple

Dilwara Temples
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dilwara_Temples

Pancha Rathas, Mammallapuram


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancha_Rathas

Shore Temple, Mammalapuram


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shore_Temple

Settlement Hierarchy
1.Griha-house
2.Grama-village
3.Palli- settlement of wild tribes
4.kheta- a place fortified by a mud wall or by a river or hill surrounding it
khetaka- hamlet
5.kharvata- market town, a poor town surrounded by a low wall, while
according to kautilya-centre of union of 200 villages
6.dronamukha- a town with a harbour like ...centre of union of 400 villages
durga- citadel
7.pattana,pura- a large town or centre of trade/a mart for precious metals or a
mining centre
8.matamba- open town associated with a cluster of 10,000 villages/fortified
place in which produce from the field was deposited for safe custody
9.nagara- a town exempted from paying any of the 18 taxes levied on a village
10.rajadhani-capital
shakanagara- suburb
11.nigama-settlement of merchants
agraharam- brahmin quarter of village
12.samvatta-kotta- a fortified place or refuge

Ancient Indian Settlements


http://www.slideshare.net/ctlachu/ancient-system-of-town-planning-in-india

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Landscape
Delonix Regia- gul mohar
Casia Fistula- Amaltas(konna poovu)
Tectona Grandis - Teak
Mimusops Elengi- "elanji-malayalam, spanish cherry, medlar,bullet wood,
maulsari-hindi
Dalbergia siso- Indian Rosewood(deciduos) sheesham

wedelia trilobata- creeper/ groundcover


Ixora coccinea- jungle geranium-Chethi poovu
Ixora Chinensis-chetti poovu chinese variety
Jasminum Augustifolium- jasmine
bignonia magnifica- purple bignonia-climber

Japanese Gardens
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_garden

Mughal Gardens
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mughal_gardens

Chinese Gardens
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_garden

Japanese vs Chinese Gardens


http://www.gardeningclan.com/japanese-gardens-chinese-gardens.html

French garden
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_formal_garden
English Garden- (invented by William Kent and Charles
Bridgeman)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_landscape_garden

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Important buildings
compare and study the domes in the following four buildings

Pantheon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantheon,_Rome

Hagia Sophia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagia_Sophia

Florence Cathedral
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Cathedral

St Peters Rome
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Peter's_Basilica
Pizza del Campidoglio

http://www.rome.info/squares/piazza-del-campidoglio/

HSBC Builing- Norman Foster


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HSBC_Building_(Hong_Kong)

Lloyd's Building- Richard Rogers


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd's_building

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IS 456-2000
2006 gate AR question paper
2005 gate AR question paper
Previous question papers
Official GATE Website

Architecture & Planning Syllabus

City planning:

Evolution of cities; principles of city planning; types of cities & new towns; planning regulations and building
byelaws; eco-city concept; sustainable development.

Housing:

Concept of housing; neighbourhood concept; site planning principles; housing typology; housing standards;
housing infrastructure; housing policies, finance and management; housing programs in India; self help
housing.

Landscape Design:

Principles of landscape design and site planning; history of landscape styles; landscape elements and
materials; plant characteristics & planting design; environmental considerations in landscape planning.

Computer Aided Design:

Application of computers in architecture and planning; understanding elements of hardware and software;
computer graphics; programming languages C and Visual Basic and usage of packages such as AutoCAD,
3D-Studio, 3D Max.

Environmental Studies in Building Science:

Components of Ecosystem; ecological principles concerning environment; climate responsive design; energy
efficient building design; thermal comfort; solar architecture; principles of lighting and styles for illumination;
basic principles of architectural acoustics; environment pollution, their control & abatement.
Visual and Urban Design:

Principles of visual composition; proportion, scale, rhythm, symmetry, harmony, datum, balance, form, colour,
texture; sense of place and space, division of space; barrier free design; focal point, vista, image ability, visual
survey, figure-background relationship.

History of Architecture:

Indian Indus valley, Vedic, Buddhist, Indo-Aryan, Dravidian and Mughal periods; European Egyptian, Greek,
Roman, medieval and renaissance periods- construction and architectural styles; vernacular and traditional
architecture.

Development of Contemporary Architecture:

Architectural developments and impacts on society since industrial revolution; influence of modern art on
architecture; works of national and international architects; art novuea, eclecticism, international styles, post
modernism, deconstruction in architecture.

Building Services:

Water supply, sewerage and drainage systems; sanitary fittings and fixtures; plumbing systems, principles of
internal & external drainage systems, principles of electrification of buildings, intelligent buildings; elevators &
escalators, their standards and uses; air-conditioning systems; fire fighting systems, building safety and
security systems.

Building Construction and Management:

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Building construction techniques, methods and details; building systems and prefabrication of building
elements; principles of modular coordination; estimation, specification, valuation, professional practice; project
management techniques e.g., PERT, CPM etc;

Materials and Structural Systems:

Behavioural characteristics of all types of building materials e.g. mud, timber, bamboo, brick, concrete, steel,
glass, FRP, different polymers, composites; principles of strength of materials; design of structural elements in
wood, steel and RCC; elastic and limit state design; complex structural systems; principles of pre-stressing;
tall buildings; principles of disaster resistant structures.

Planning Theory:

Regional planning; settlement system planning; history of human settlements; growth of cities & metropolises;
principles of Ekistics; rural-urban migration; urban conservation; urban renewal; Five-year plan; structural and
sectoral plan.

Techniques of Planning:

Planning survey techniques; preparation of urban and regional structure plans, development plans, action
plans; site planning principles and design; statistical methods of data analysis; application of G.I.S and remote
sensing techniques in urban and regional planning; decision making models.

Traffic and Transportation Planning:

Principles of traffic engineering and transportation planning; traffic survey methods; design of roads,
intersections, grade separators and parking areas; hierarchy of roads and levels of services; traffic and
transport management in urban areas, intelligent transportation system; mass transportation planning; para-
transits and other modes of transportation, pedestrian & slow moving traffic planning.

Infrastructure, Services and Amenities:

Principles of water supply and sanitation systems; water treatment; solid waste disposal systems; waste
treatment, recycle & reuse; urban rainwater harvesting; power supply and communication systems --- network,
design & guidelines; demography related standards at various levels of the settlements for health, education,
recreation, religious & public-semi public facilities.
Development Administration and Management:

Planning laws; development control and zoning regulations; laws relating to land acquisition; development
enforcements, urban land ceiling; land management techniques; planning and municipal administration;
disaster mitigation management; 73rd & 74th Constitutional amendments; valuation & taxation; revenue
resources and fiscal management; public participation and role of NGO & CBO; Institutional networking &
capacity building.

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