CE1204 – CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES, EQUIPMENTS AND PRACTICE

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CE1204  –  CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES, EQUIPMENTS AND PRACTICE
          
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UNIT I            CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY                      12
Cements  –  Grade  of  cements  –  Manufactures  of  cement  –  Concrete  chemicals  and
applications  –  Mix  design  concept  –  Mix  design  as  per  BIS  and  ACI  methods  –
Manufacturing of concrete – Batching – Mixing – Transporting – Placing – Compaction
of concrete – Curing and finishing – Testing of fresh and hardened concrete – Quality of
concrete – Non-destructive testing.

 UNIT II         CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES                   13
Specifications,  details  and  sequence  of  activities  and  construction  co-ordination  –  Site
clearance  –  Marking  –  Earthwork  –  Masonry  –  Stone  masonry  –  Bond  in  masonry  –
Concrete hollow block masonry – Flooring – Damp proof courses – Construction joints –
Movement  and  expansion  joints  –  Pre  cast  pavements  –  Building  foundations  –
basements  –  Temporary  shed  –  Centering  and  shuttering  sheet  piles  –  Slip  forms  –
scaffoldings – De-shuttering forms – Fabrication and erection of steel trusses – Frames –
Braced  domes  –  Laying  brick  –  Weather  and  water  proof  –  Roof  finishes  –  Air
conditioning – Acoustic and fire protection. 

UNIT III        SUB STRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION                                       13
Techniques of Box jacking – Pipe Jacking – under water construction of diaphragm walls
and basement – Tunneling techniques – Piling techniques – Driving well and caisson –
Sinking  cofferdam  –  Cable  anchoring  and  grouting  –  Driving  diaphragm  walls  –  Sheet
piles – Shoring for deep cutting – Large reservoir construction with membranes and Earth
system – Well points – Dewatering and stand by plant equipment for underground open
excavation.

UNIT IV        SUPER STRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION                       12                 
Launching  girders  –  Bridge  decks  –  Off  shore  platforms  –  Special  forms  for  shells  –
Techniques  for  heavy  decks  –  In-situ  pre-stressing  in  high  rise  structures  –  Material
handling  –  Erecting  light  weight  components  on  tall  structures  –  Support  structure  for
heavy Equipment and conveyors – Erection of articulated structures – Braced domes and
space decks.

UNIT V          CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENTS                                             10
Selection of equipment for earth work – Earth moving operations – Types of earthwork
equipment – Tractors – Motor graders – Scrapers – Front end waders – Earth movers –
Equipment  for  foundation  and  pile  driving.  Equipment  for  compaction  –  Batching  and
mixing  and  concreting  –  Equipment  for  material  handling  and  erection  of  structures  –
Equipment for dredging, trenching, tunneling,  
                           Total: 60 


TEXT BOOKS          
1.        Arora  S.P.  and  Bindra  S.P.,  “Building  Construction,  Planning  Techniques  and
Method of Construction”, Dhanpat Rai and Sons, 1997. 
2.        Sharma,  S.C.,  “Construction  Equipment  and  Management”,  Khanna  Publishers,
1988.

REFERENCES 
1.        Jha,  J.  and  Sinha,  S.K.,  “Construction  and  Foundation  Engineering”,  Khanna
Publishers, 1993.
2.        Deodhar, S.V., “Construction Equipment and Job Planning”, Khanna Publishers,
1988.
3.          Peurifoy,  R.L.,  Ledbetter,  W.B.  and  Schexnayder,  C.,  "Construction  Planning,
Equipment and Methods", 5th Edition, McGraw Hill, 1995.
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