CE1203 Construction Techniques, Equipment and Practice Syllabus

CE1203 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.

1. CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES 15
Specifications, details and sequence of activities and construction co-ordination – Site Clearance – Marking – Earthwork - masonry – stone 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.


2. SUB STRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION 15
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.

3. SUPER STRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION 15
Launching girders, bridge decks, off shore platforms – special forms for shells - techniques for heavy decks – in-situ pre-stressing in high rise structures, aerial transporting handling - erecting light weight components on tall structures -erection of transmission towers - Construction sequences in cooling towers, silos, chimney, sky scrapers, bow string bridges, cable stayed bridges -Support structure for heavy Equipment and conveyors -Erection of articulated structures, braced domes and space decks

4. EPAIR AND REHABILITATION 5
Study on causes of building damage and deterioration – Assessment of materials and methods of repair and restoration.

5. 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, drilling, blasting –– dewatering and pumping equipment – Transporters.

TOTAL : 60

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.

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.
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