Here is the syllabus of Architecture for TNMAWS Recruitment 2024 for the posts of Town Planning Officer Grade-II / Assistant Engineer (Planning) (Municipality). There are 10 units as shown below.

UNIT–I: THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE Definition of Architecture, an integration of aesthetics and function
 Elements of Architecture–Form, Space, light, colour, etc.
 Principles of Architecture – Proportion, Scale, balance, rhythm, symmetry,
hierarchy, pattern and axis.
 Functional aspects of architecture – site, structure, skin, circulation etc.
 Concepts in Architectural Design
 Understanding the meaning of character & style of buildings with examples
 Design Communication & Graphics
UNIT–II: HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE & CULTURE Egyptian, West Asian, Greek & Roman Architecture – factors influencing the
styles, understanding the architectural character with examples
 Buddhist Architecture
 Evolution of Hindu Temple and Architectural contributions of Dravidian,
Pallava, Chola, Pandya and Indo-Aryan Periods – Outstanding examples of
these periods.
 Development of Indo-Islamic Architecture – Delhi Sultanate, Provincial &
Mughal styles
 Modern Architecture – various philosophies & schools of thought in Europe,
three generations of modern architects & their contributions
 CIAM, TEAM X, Post Modern Architecture, Deconstruction, High-Tech
Architecture, Critical Regionalism
 Architecture of India under Colonial rule
 Post independent architecture of India
 Contemporary World Architecture & Parametric Design
UNIT–III: MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUESProperties, characteristics, strengths, manufacturing, components &
Applications of materials & methods of construction & detailing for the following–
Stone – Brick & Clay Products – Lime – Cement – Mortar – Timber – Concrete–
Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals – Glass – Plastics–Asphalt, Sealants & Adhesives–
Protective and Decorative Coatings – Surface finishing & flooring materials –
Water Proofing and Damps Proofing Materials – Rural Building Materials (Bamboo,
Soil, etc.)
Water Supply & Plumbing – Sources, treatment & distribution systems
Sources of water, Quality of water & treatment methods, water requirements for
different building typologies, Distribution of water – Choice of pipe materials, fittings
53 & fixtures, Systems of plumbing in all types of buildings Types of pumps –
Reciprocating, centrifugal, deep well, submersible automatic pumps, sewerage
pump, compressors vacuum pump.
 Waste water & Sewage Disposal
 Primary & Secondary treatments–Modern types of sewage treatment plants –
Sewer line fixtures, traps, manholes & septic tanks.
 Solid Waste – collection, treatment, disposal & modern drainage systems –
Incinerator, Composting, Vermi composting, Sanitary Land fill, Bio-gas
system & modern renewable energy systems, Modern plumbing systems –
Selection of pumps & construction of pump rooms.
 Electrical & Electronic Systems
 Electrical installations in buildings – transformers, switch gears, sub stations
Single / Three phase supply – Types of earthing for safety, Conduits laying,
Bus way & Bus bars, Main and distribution boards – Types of wires, wiring
systems and their choice, Planning electrical wiring for building,
Communication & data systems – communication spaces, pathways, cabling
systems, voice & data, communication, electronic security systems, computer
labs / server rooms, etc.
 Lighting Design – Installation & Application in buildings.
 Air conditioning – Systems & Applications
 Window, Split & Packaged Units, Centralized a/c system – A/c plants, DX
system, Chilled water system, Air cooled & water cooled condensers, Air
distribution systems – VAV & VRV systems, Cooling towers, Fan coil units,
circulation pumps, trenches & ducting – configuration, sizing & space
 Vertical Movement systems – Elevators, Escalators & moving walkways –
design criteria & Installation.
 Fire safety – Fire detection system, Fire alarm system, Fire fighting systems,
Dry and wet risers, Automatic Sprinklers, Smoke detectors, NBC guidelines.
 Acoustics – Fundamentals, Building design & construction measure
UNIT–V: HUMAN SETTLEMENTS PLANNING Origin of Human settlements In India & the rest of the world – River valley
civilizations (Indus Valley, Mesopotamia, Egyptian & Chinese) – Traditional
planning principles in India – Vernacular architecture of India – approaches &
concepts – Classical & Medieval planning in Europe – Evolution of modern
planning concepts – Garden city concept, Neighbourhood concept,
Geddesian triad, etc.
 Elements of Human settlements – functions & linkages, Structure & form
 Urban Planning & Renewal – Master planning, Zoning regulations, SEZ, PUD,
Urban Renewal Plan, Redevelopment, Rehabilitation & Conservation,
 DCR, CRZ for coastal areas
 Issues in contemporary Urban planning
UNIT–VI : URBAN STUDIES – Urban Design, Urban Housing & Conservation Urban Design – need, aspects, scope & components of urban space –
Historic urban form of Greek, Roman, Mediaeval, Renaissance & Modern &
post-modern periods – Indian Urbanism – temple towns, Mughal city form,
medieval cities, colonial urbanism, planned capital cities – Theorising &
Reading urban space – Image ability & townscape elements, genius loci,
collective memory, historic reading of the city & its artefacts by Rossi, social
aspects of urban space, gender & class, contribution of Jane Jacobs, William
Whyte – Issues of Urban space – URDPFI.
 Housing issues in the Indian Context, Socio-Economic aspects, Housing
Standards, Site Planning & Housing Design, Housing Process.
 Conservation – Understanding the need & purpose, definition, Adaptive reuse,
International agencies & their role in conservation–Conservation In India –
Role of ASI & INTACH – policies & legislations, case studies – craft issues –
Conservation practice – listing, documenting, assessing architectural
character, structure report & developing guidelines – Urban Conservation –
Conservation Planning – TDR, Heritage tourism.
 Environment, Ecosystems & bio-diversity – Environmental Pollution, Human
population & social issues with relation to the environment – Environmental
laws in India.
 Site Planning – Introduction to basic terminologies, Methods of surveying,
Instruments & Application, Levelling, Site Drawings, Importance of Site
Analysis – On-site & off-site factors, Study of micro climate, Site
Diagramming, Site Context, Site planning & Site layout principles.
 Introduction to Landscape Architecture – Elements of Landscape Design –
plant material, water & landforms, Garden Design – Japanese, Italian
Renaissance & Mughal, Site Planning – Organisation of spaces – circulation,
built form and open spaces, site planning and micro climate, site planning for
neighbourhood parks, children’s play area and campus development –
Landscaping of Functional areas – Urban open spaces and principle of urban
landscape – Street landscaping, landscape design for waterfront areas and
functional areas in urban centers – green roofs and walls.
UNIT–VIII : CLIMATIC DESIGN & ENERGY EFFICIENT ARCHITECTURE Climate & Human comfort, Solar Control, Heat flow through materials &
building envelope design, Air movement patterns through natural & built
forms, Design strategies for different climate types.
 Energy Efficiency – Importance & Significance, Passive Heating & Cooling
techniques, case studies, day Lighting & Natural ventilation, Use of
Renewable energy systems – Current & future trends.
UNIT–IX: CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY & PROJECT MANAGEMENT Construction systems & Practice – Construction methods & equipments,
Construction Technology for High-rise buildings, Construction management.
 Project Management – Introduction, Project programming & Critical path
method, Cost model analysis, Programming evaluation review technique –
PERT network – Computerized Project Management.
UNIT–X: PROFESSIONAL ETHICS & TOOLS FOR PRACTICE Architectural profession – Code of conduct & ethics, role of COA & IIA –
Architect’s Services, Scale of fees, Architectural Competitions – Tender &
Contracts – Legal aspects – Important Legislations & current trends.
 Specification – necessity, importance, types & classification – Specification
writing – Estimation (Approximate & detailed) – Current trends.
 Drawing & visualization tools – image editing, 2D & 3D modelling, 3D
visualization – Photoshop – AutoCad 2000 – Revit – 3D MAX – Sketch up
TNMAWS Recruitment 2024 – Syllabus -ARCHITECTURE(Degree Standard) CODE NO: 105 ARCHITECTURE

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