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CE2203 CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES, EQUIPMENT AND PRACTICES

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OBJECTIVE
The main objective of this course is to make the student aware of the various construction
techniques, practices and the equipment needed for different types of construction activities. At
the end of this course the student shall have a reasonable knowledge about the various
construction procedures for sub to super structure and also the equipment needed for
construction of various types of structures from foundation to super structure. 27
UNIT I CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY 12
Cements – Grade of cements - manufacture of cement – concrete chemicals and Applications –
Mix design concept – mix design as per BIS & 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 – slip forms – scaffoldings – de-shuttering forms – Fabrication and
erection of steel trusses – frames – braced domes – laying brick –– weather and water proof –
roof finishes – 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 - well and caisson - sinking cofferdam -
cable anchoring and grouting-driving diaphragm walls, sheet piles - shoring for deep cutting -
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 EQUIPMENT 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 PERIODS
TEXT BOOKS:
1. Peurifoy, R.L., Ledbetter, W.B. and Schexnayder, C., "Construction Planning, Equipment
and Methods", 5th Edition, McGraw Hill, Singapore, 1995.
2. Arora S.P. and Bindra S.P., Building Construction, Planning Techniques and Method of
Construction, Dhanpat Rai and Sons, 1997.
3. Varghese , P.C. Building construction, Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, 2007.
4. Sheety, M.S, Concrete Technology, Theory and Practice, S. Chand and Company Ltd, New
Delhi, 2005.
REFERENCES:
1. Jha J and Sinha S.K., Construction and Foundation Engineering, Khanna Publishers, 1993.
2. Sharma S.C. “Construction Equipment and Management”, Khanna Publishers New Delhi,
1988.
3. Deodhar, S.V. “Construction Equipment and Job Planning”, Khanna Publishers, New Delhi,
1988.
4. Dr. Mahesh Varma, “Construction Equipment and its Planning and Application”, Metropolitan
Book Company, New Delhi-, 1983.
5. Gambhir, M.L, Concrete Technology, Tata McGraw – Hill Publishing Company Ltd, New
Delhi, 2004


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