Civil Diploma

Repair and Maintenance of Buildings Civil 6th Sem BTEUP Syllabus 2019-2020

Repair and Maintenance of Buildings detail syllabus for Civil Engineering, effective from 2019-2020, is collected from BTEUP 2017 Syllabus official website and presented for diploma students. PDF download is possible from official site but you can download the istudy mobile app for syllabus on mobile. The course details such as exam duration, Teaching Hr/week, Practical Hr/week, Total Marks, internal marks, theory marks, duration and credits do visit complete sem subjects post given below.

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For all other bteup syllabus 6th sem civil 2019-2020 you can visit BTEUP Syllabus 6th Sem Civil 2019-2020 Subjects. For all other elective subjects do refer to Electives. The detail syllabus for repair and maintenance of buildings is as follows.


One of the major concerns of a civil engineer is to take care of the building works, already constructed, in order to keep these buildings in utmost workable conditions. Usually it is being felt that the buildings deteriorate faster for want of care and proper maintenance. The buildings usually have a shabby appearance due to cracks, leakage from the roofs and sanitary/water supply fittings. Thus the need for teaching the subject in proper perspective has arisen making students aware of importance of maintenance of buildings.

Learning Outcomes:

After undergoing the subject, students will be able to:

  • State various factors causing deterioration to buildings
  • Investigate/diagnose various defects in buildings
  • Explain main causes of defects in buildings
  • Select the materials for repair and maintenance of buildings
  • Carry out repairs for various types of building defects

1. Need for Maintenance (06 Periods)

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2. Agencies Causing Deterioration (Sources, Causes, Effects) (10 Periods)

  1. Definition of deterioration/decay
  2. Factors causing deterioration, their classification
    1. Human factors causing deterioration
    2. Chemical factors causing deterioration
    3. Environmental conditions causing deterioration
    4. Miscellaneous factors
  3. Effects of various agencies of deterioration on various building materials i.e. bricks, timber, concrete, paints, metals, plastics, stones

3. Investigation and Diagnosis of Defects (10 Periods)

  1. Systematic approach/procedure of investigation
  2. Sequence of detailed steps for diagnosis of building defects/problems
  3. List non-destructive and others tests on structural elements and materials to evaluate the condition of the building and study of three most commonly used tests

4. Defects and their root causes (10 Periods)

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5. Materials for Repair, maintenance and protection (12 Periods)

  1. Compatibility aspects of repair materials
  2. State application of following materials in repairs:
    1. Anti corrosion coatings
    2. Adhesives/bonding aids
    3. Repair mortars
    4. Curing compounds
    5. Joints sealants
    6. Waterproofing systems for roofs
    7. Protective coatings

6. Remedial Measures for Building Defects (22 Periods)

  1. Preventive maintenance considerations
  2. Surface preparation techniques for repair
  3. Crack repair methods
    1. Epoxy injection
    2. Grooving and sealing
    3. Stitching
    4. Adding reinforcement and grouting
    5. Flexible sealing by sealant
  4. Repair of surface defects of concrete
    1. Bug holes
    2. Form tie holes
    3. Honey comb and larger voids
  5. Repair of corrosion in RCC elements
    1. Steps in repairing
    2. Prevention of corrosion in reinforcement
  6. Material placement techniques with sketches
    1. Pneumatically applied (The gunite techniques)
    2. Open top placement
    3. Pouring from the top to repair bottom face
    4. Birds mouth
    5. Dry packing
    6. Form and pump
    7. Preplaced – aggregate concrete
    8. Trowel applied method
  7. Repair of DPC against Rising Dampness
    1. Physical methods
    2. Electrical methods
    3. Chemical methods
  8. Repair of walls
    1. Repair of mortar joints against leakage
    2. Efflorescence removal
  9. Waterproofing of wet areas and roofs
    1. Water proofing of wet areas
    2. Water proofing of flat RCC roofs
    3. Various water proofing systems and their characteristics
  10. Repair of joints in buildings
    1. Types of sealing joints with different types of sealants
    2. Techniques for repair of joints
    3. Repair of overhead and underground water tanks

Instructional Strategy:

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Means of Assessment:

  1. Assignments and quiz/class tests
  2. Mid-term and end-term written tests
  3. Presentations
  4. Report Writing
  5. Repair work
  6. Viva-voce


  1. Building Defects and Maintenance Management by Gahlot P.S. and Sanjay Sharma; CBS Publishers, New Delhi
  2. Maintenance Engineering for Civil Engineers by Nayak, BS; Khanna Publishers, Delhi
  3. Building Failures – Diagnosis and Avoidance by Ransom; WH Publishing
  4. e-books/e-tools/relevant software to be used as recommended by AICTE/UBTE/NITTTR, Chandigarh.

Websites for Reference:


For detail syllabus of all other subjects of BE Civil, 2019-2020 scheme do visit Civil 6 syllabus for 2019-2020 Scheme.

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