CONTENTS:- Introduction; Housing decisions; Housing scenario in India; Selection of site; Types of plans; Residential planning; Planning units of house; Housing for aged and physically challenged; Planning of shared spaces and High Rise building; Housing finance system; Housing economics; Principles of health related to housing; Indoor Air quality; Earthquake resistant houses; fire safety; Accidents in home; Foundations; Walls; Doors and windows; Lintels and Arches; Roof and roofing materials; Ceiling; Stairways; Wall finishes; Insulation; Damp proofing; Sanitation and water supply; General building materials; Floor and floor coverings; Counter top materials.
This book explains the need and importance of Housing, housing decisions, housing scenario, house planning, building regulations, housing finance and economics etc. It also deals with the health safety in housing which includes principles, indoor air quality, earthquake resistant houses, fire safety and accident in home. The building construction part of the book contains the foundations - both deep and shallow, plinth, walls, doors, lintels and arches. It also deals with flooring materials, ceiling materials used in construction etc. The sanitation and water supply portion also has been stressed which is very important part of building. The insulation, sound proofing and damp proofing which are of major concern in today's times have been incorporated in the book. An attempt has been made to include the housing and building material matter in such a way that it would help students and general public to gain knowledge and learn more about the subject matter.