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Fire Protection, Services and Maintenance Management of Building


The objectives of this course is to expose the students to the concepts functional design of building for thermal aspects and energy efficiency; especially in tropical climates i.e. in Indian context. Further objective is to make the student capable of performing fenestration design for natural ventilation and daylighting & design of space for external and internal noise control.

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Final Exam (in-person, invigilated, currently conducted in India) is mandatory for Certification and has INR Rs. 1100 as exam fee

Civil Engineering & Architecture students and professionals

CORE/ELECTIVE: Core/ Elective

UG/PG: UG (elective)/PG Core/elective)

PREREQUISITES: BE/BSc. Level Physics & Mathematics

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: All Industry involved in Building design and construction. L&T, TERI etc. CPWD and all other PWDs. Dr. Fixit Institute


B.Bhattacharjee, B.Tech(IIT KGP:1978), M.Tech. (IIT D:1982) and Ph.D. (I ITD:1990) Field Experience: M/s Gammon India Limited:1978-80. Professor Bishwajit Bhattacharjee is working with the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi (India). His research interests pertain to the domains of building science, sustainable construction, concrete technology, and health monitoring of structures etc. His publications in these areas are well cited. He is also a recipient of the Indian Concrete Instituteâ€TMs Life Time Achievement Award. He has been teaching a similar course in IITD for last 31 years (Building Science[3-0-0])


Week 1  :  Fire Protection: Process of combustion in fire, Effect of fire load & ventilation condition on enclosure fire, growth and decay of fire in enclosure
Week 2  :   Concepts of fire resistant and severity, Effect of fire on materials. Simple Design of elements for given fire resistance.
Week 3  : Planning, Fire detection & suppression systems, Smoke venting
Week 4  :  Lifts & Vertical Transportation: arrangement of lifts and Design for optimum service condition.
Week 5  :  Building Services as a system, Capacity of storage and sizing, control system etc. & intelligent building.
Week 6  :  HVAC System: Design Consideration. Basic psychometrics, Air conditioning process & system. Methods of Air Conditioning.
Week 7  :  Water Supply, Hydraulic design, Storage Distribution, Component of cold & hot water supply system.
Week 8  :  Waste water & Drainage systems: Fixture units & Design of system and elements of electrical services.
Week 9  :  Definition, Role of building maintenance in construction process Maintenance generators, Expression of Standards, selection of level of maintenance and fixing standards.
Week 10  :  Planned maintenance: Planning vis-a-vis adhoc maintenance, schedule & contingency maintenance, levels of planning, planned inspection, etc
Week 11  :  Maintenance cycle, maintenance profile, repair & replacement models, statistical methods, decision models, optimal renewal cycle, budgeting etc
Week 12  :  Effect of design on maintenance, Diagnosis, appraisal, structural defects & various methods of repair

1. Bureau of Indian Standards, " HAND BOOK OF FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF BUILDINGS, (SP-41 & SP- 32)", BIS 1987 and 1989.
2. Markus,T.A. & Morris, E.N., "BUILDING CLIMATE AND ENERGY" Pitman publishing limited. 1980.
3. Croome, J.D. &Roberts, B.M.,"AIRCONDITIONING AND VENTILATION OF BUILDINGS VOL-1". Pergamon press.
4.Building Services Design - T.W.MEVER
5.Building Engineering & System Design - F.S.MERRIT & J. AMBROSE
6.SP-35 (1987): Handbook of Water supply & drainage-BIS
7.N.B.C.-2007 BIS
8.Concept of building fire safety - D.EGAN.
9.Design of fire resisting structures - H.L. MALHOTRA. List of reference materials/books/
10. An introduction to fire dynamics - D.DRYSDALE
11. Structural fire protection Edt by T.T.LIE
12. Elevator technology - G.C.BARNEY
13. HEATING VENTILATING AND AIR CONDITIONING Analysis and Design - Faye C. McQuiston and Jerald D. Parker.
14.Building Maintenance Management - R.LEE
15.Developments In Building Maintenance - I.EJ. GIBSON
16.Concrete Structures: materials, Maintenance And Repair D.CAMPBELL, ALLEN & H.ROPER
  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date and Time of Exam: October 28, 2018 (Sunday)
  • Time of Exams: Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm.
  • Exam for this Course will be available in both morning & afternoon sessions.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.


  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of  Best 8 out of 12 assignments
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras.It will be e-verifiable at http://nptel.ac.in/noc/