Primary Building Materials

One of our subjects in BIT Mesra is Primary Building Materials (PBM).
It covers topics such as bricks, cement, steel, wood, etc. A detailed study is done for every material.
It’s properties, it’s uses, compositions, method of manufacture or extraction, various types, various standards, all these things are taught for every material.
Our teacher has recommended Engineering Materials by S. C. Rangwala.
Knowledge of this subject is necessary for having an idea of where to use what material while designing a building and to make sure the civil engineer does not use low quality materials.

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