Fire Protection Services and Maintenance Management of Building

By Prof. Prof. B Bhattacharjee   |   IIT Delhi
Learners enrolled: 2861
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.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Civil Engineering & Architecture students and professionals
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
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 17 Apr 2020
Exam Date : 25 Apr 2020 IST
Enrollment Ends : 03 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate

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Course layout

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

Books and references

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

Instructor bio

Prof. Prof. B Bhattacharjee

IIT Delhi
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 Institute’s Life Time Achievement Award. He has been teaching a similar course in IITD for last 31 years (Building Science[3-0-0])

Course certificate

• The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
• The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
• Date and Time of Exams: 25th April 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
• 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. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
• Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

• Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments
 given in the course. 
• Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
• Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

• If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
• 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 nptel.ac.in/noc.
• Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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