Building one’s own house is a dream entertained by every person, whatever be its size or level of amenities.\n
\nThis book aims to serve as a guide to all those who wish to undertake house construction, in relation to architectural and structural design, selection of the right set of materials for construction, methods of construction and carrying out maintenance as a routine periodic activity. In short, the book tells the reader how much of engineering goes into every aspect of house construction which they ought to know, rather than choosing to remain blissfully ignorant of it. \n
\nThe topics covered include, among others, municipal requirements, engineering design and drawing, types of soils and foundations, cement, steel, timber, ceramic products, production of sound concrete, damp-proofing and water-proofing, painting, plumbing, electrical connections, earthquake resistance and retrofitting, concrete repair chemicals, corrosion inhibition in steel, repair of leakages, anti-termite treatment, rain water harvesting, Vasthu, bar chart, cost estimating, etc.\n
\nThe book also meets the needs of diploma and degree students in civil engineering. It also serves as a source providing the necessary background material for postgraduate students of construction management (as part of the management stream) who may not have the necessary background in civil engineering.