Thursday, 11 August 2011


1. Duration of the Programmes
i) For Regular M.Tech./M.E. Programmes
The normal duration of M.Tech./ME programmes including Thesis will be 2
academic years (4 semesters). The maximum period of completion of the
programme including Thesis shall be 4 academic years (8 semesters). 2 years (4
semesters) extension in genuine hardship cases is allowed by the Vice-Chancellor
of Panjab University, Chandigarh for submission of thesis.
ii) For Modular M.Tech./M.E. Programmes
The normal duration of Modular M.Tech./M.E. Programmes including Thesis will
be 3 academic years (to be approved by University), (6 spells, each spell of 5
weeks duration including Saturdays & Sundays. The maximum period of
completion of the programme including Thesis shall be 6 academic years. 2 years
extension in genuine hardship cases is allowed by the Vice-Chancellor of Panjab
University, Chandigarh for submission of thesis.

2. Number of Theory Papers allowed in a Semester/Spell
i) For M.Tech./M.E. Regular Programmes
All students will be required to qualify twelve theory papers during the course.
No student will be allowed to qualify more than 5 papers at the end of first
semester and not more than 10 papers (including the papers passed in the first
semester), at the end of second semester or first year. Two papers will be offered
in the 3rd semester.
ii) For M.Tech./M.E. Modular Programmes
All students will be required to qualify 12 theory papers during the course. No
student will be allowed to qualify more than two papers at the beginning of the 2nd
spell and not more than four papers (including the papers passed in the beginning
of IInd spell) at the beginning of 3rd spell and so on.
3. Conditions For Appearing In End-Semester Examination
i) Periodic Tests (for M. Tech./ ME Regular Programmes)
Every student has to appear in two periodic tests as decided by the Institute and
must qualify the same. There will be only one make-up test for those students
who are unable to appear in one or both mid-semester tests due to genuine reasons
to the satisfaction of Coordinator.
Students, whose performance in the class-tests/sessionals is not satisfactory, are
liable to be detained by the Director from appearing at the University
Examinations. The detailed rules of the University Examinations are available at
Panjab University, Chandigarh and all students are advised to get the latest copy
for guidance and further information.
ii) Periodic Tests (for M. Tech./ME Modular Programmes)
Every student has to appear in one periodic test as decided by the Institute and
must qualify the same. There will be only one make-up test for those students
who are unable to appear in the test due to genuine reasons to the satisfaction of
Students, whose performance in the test/sessional is not satisfactory, are liable to
be detained by the Director from appearing at the University Examinations. The
detailed rules of the University Examinations are available at Panjab University,
Chandigarh and all students are advised to get the latest copy for guidance and
further information.
4. Examination And Result
(For M. Tech./ ME Programmes both Regular and Modular)
 Minimum marks to pass examination: 50% in the sessional in each subject and
40% in each theory paper. Both the theory and sessional marks will be considered
independent of each other. Aggregate pass percentage will be 50% in each
 Weightage in each subject 50 marks : Sessional
100 marks: Final theory examination
 The students who obtain in first attempt 75% or more of the aggregate marks in
both theory and sessionals and also if the thesis has been adjudged to merit
distinction are awarded First Division with Distinction. If the thesis has not been
adjudged to merit distinction then the students are awarded first division.
 The students who obtain 60% or less than 75% of the aggregate marks in all
theory papers and the sessionals are awarded First Division.
 The students who obtain less than 60% of the aggregate marks in all the theory
papers and the sessionals but not less than 40% in each theory paper and 50% in
the sessionals will be awarded Second Division.
Preliminary Thesis/Thesis
Four neatly typed or printed copies of Thesis properly bound, shall be submitted to
the University through Guide and ME Cell of the institute.
(a) M. Tech/ME Regular Programmes
In each of these Regular programmes, there are a total of 12 theory subjects, each
of 150 marks (including sessional of 50 marks), a preliminary thesis based project
work of 100 marks (only sessionals), and thesis work of 100 marks (only
sessional/seminar), a total of 2000 marks. No numerical marks will be assigned
to thesis work. It will be either accepted or rejected. However, quality of work
reported in the thesis can be graded in terms of “Very Good”, “Good” or
“Average”. A candidate will study 05 theory subjects each in first and second
semesters, two theory subjects and thesis based project work in third semester and
thesis work in fourth semester. The courses of study and evaluation scheme for
M. Tech./ME Modular programmes are the same as described for M. Tech./ME
Regular programmes and is detailed here:
Semester – I
Code No. Subject L T P Total Theory Sessional Total
Subject – 1 3 2 - 5 100 50 150
Subject – 2 3 2 - 5 100 50 150
Subject – 3 3 2 - 5 100 50 150
Subject – 4 3 2 - 5 100 50 150
Subject – 5 3 2 - 5 100 50 150
Total 15 10 - 25 500 250 750
Semester – II
Code No. Subject L T P Total Theory Sessional Total
Subject – 1 3 2 - 5 100 50 150
Subject – 2 3 2 - 5 100 50 150
Subject – 3 3 2 - 5 100 50 150
Subject – 4 3 2 - 5 100 50 150
Subject – 5 3 2 - 5 100 50 150
Total 15 10 - 25 500 250 750
Semester – III
Code No. Subject L T P Total Theory Sessional Total
Subject – 1 3 2 - 5 100 50 150
Subject – 2 3 2 - 5 100 50 150
Thesis-Preliminary - - 15 15 - 100 100
Total 6 4 15 25 200 200 400
Semester – IV
Code No. Subject L T P Total Theory Sessional Total
Thesis Work - - 25 25 - 100 100
Total - - 25 25 - 100 100
In each of these Modular programmes, there are a total of 12 theory subjects, each of 150
marks (including sessional of 50 marks), a preliminary thesis based project work of 100
marks (only sessionals), and thesis work of 100 marks (only sessionals), a total of 2000
marks. No numerical marks will be assigned to thesis work. It will be either accepted or
rejected. However, quality of work reported in the thesis can be graded in terms of “Very
Good”, “Good” or “Average”. A candidate will study 02 theory subjects each in first to
six spells; preliminary thesis based project work in fifth spell, and thesis work in sixth
spell. The courses of study and evaluation scheme for M. Tech./ME Modular
programmes are the same as described for M. Tech./ME Regular programmes and is
detailed here:
Spell – 1
Code No. Subject L T P Total Theory Sessional Total
Subject – 1 3 2 - 5 100 50 150
Subject – 2 3 2 - 5 100 50 150
Total 6 4 - 10 200 100 300
Spell – 2
Code No. Subject L T P Total Theory Sessional Total
Subject – 1 3 2 - 5 100 50 150
Subject – 2 3 2 - 5 100 50 150
Total 6 4 - 10 200 100 300
Spell – 3
Code No. Subject L T P Total Theory Sessional Total
Subject – 1 3 2 - 5 100 50 150
Subject – 2 3 2 - 5 100 50 150
Total 6 4 - 10 200 100 300
Spell – 4
Code No. Subject L T P Total Theory Sessional Total
Subject – 1 3 2 - 5 100 50 150
Subject – 2 3 2 - 5 100 50 150
Total 6 4 - 10 200 100 300
Spell – 5
Code No. Subject L T P Total Theory Sessional Total
Subject – 1 3 2 - 5 100 50 150
Subject – 2 3 2 - 5 100 50 150
Preliminary Thesis - - 15 15 300 150 450
Total 6 4 15 25 500 200 700
Spell – 6
Code No. Subject L T P Total Theory Sessional Total
Subject – 1 3 2 - 5 100 50 150
Subject – 2 3 2 - 5 100 50 150
Thesis Work - - 25 25 500 250 750
Total 6 4 25 35 700 350 1050
Code No. Subject L T/ P Theory/
Sessional Total
A . CORE SUBJECTS (Compulsory)
MCT 6101 Construction
3 1 100 50 150
MCT 6102 Concrete Construction
3 1 100 50 150
MCT 6103 Foundation Design and
3 1 100 50 150
Only Two Elective Subjects to be taken:
MCE 6171 Computer Programming
and Applications
2 4 100 50 150
MCT 6104 Rural Construction
3 1 100 50 150
MCT 6105 Construction Costing
and Financial
3 1 100 50 150
MCT 6106 Advanced Structural
Design and Detailing
3 1 100 50 150
Total 14-15* 5 - 8* 500 250 750
Total 5 subjects (3 Core plus 2 Elective) is to be taken.
* Total contact hours depending on subjects taken.
Code No. Subject L T / P Theory/
Sessional Total
A. CORE SUBJECTS (Compulsory)
MCT 6201 Environmental
Engineering &
3 1 100 50 150
MCT 6202 Building Maintenance 3 1 100 50 150
MCT 6208 Pavement Design
Construction and
3 1 100 50 150
Only Two elective Subjects to be taken:
MCT 6203 Construction Equipment 3 1 100 50 150
MCT 6204 Green Buildings and
3 1 100 50 150
MCT 6205 Bridge Engineering 3 1 100 50 150
MCT 6206 Advanced Construction
3 1 100 50 150
MCT 6207 Design & Construction
of Hydraulic Structures
3 1 100 50 150
Total 15 5 500 250 750
Total 5 subjects (3 Core plus 2 Elective ) is to be taken.
Code No. Subject L T/ P Theory/
Sessional Total
MCT 7101 Steel Construction
3 2 100 50 150
MCT 7102 Ground Water Engineering 3 2 100 50 150
MCT 7103 Design of Pre-stressed
Concrete Structures
3 2 100 50 150
MCT 7104 Transportation
3 2 100 50 150
MTE 7103 Technology Management 3 2 100 50 150
Code No. Subject L T P Theory/
Sessional Total
MCT 7151 Thesis Based Project
- - 15 - 100 100
Total 6 4
- 100 100
Code No. Subject L T P Theory/
Sessional Total
MCT 7251
Evaluation Scheme:
The existing evaluation scheme of the Panjab University, Chandigarh for its M.E.
programmes will be followed for the 12 subjects of study (6 core and 6 elective) and
thesis work.
5.2.1 Study Scheme
Module Code Core/Elective Subject
Module A MCT 6102 Core Concrete Construction Technology
MCE 6171 Elective
Computer Programming and Applications
MCT 6104 Elective Rural Construction Technology
Module B MCT 6103 Core Foundation Design and Construction
MCT 6105 Elective Construction Costing & Financial
MCT 6207 Elective Design and Construction of Hydraulic
Module C MCT 6101 Core Construction Management
MCT 6206 Elective Advanced Construction Technology
MCT 7102 Elective Ground Water Engineering
Module D MCT 6201 Core Environmental Engineering & Mgt.
MCT 7104 Elective Transportation Engineering
Module E MCT 6202 Core Building Maintenance
MCT 6203 Elective Construction Equipment
MCT 6205 Elective Bridge Engineering
MCT 7151 Preliminary Thesis
Module F MCT 6208 Core Pavement Design, Construction and
MCT 6106 Elective Advanced Structural Design and Detailing
MCT 6204 Elective Green Buildings and Services
MCT 7251 Thesis Work
Each module comprise of 2 subjects- 1core and 1 elective
Total of 6 modules are required to be completed
Note : A student can select maximum of two electives from other
List of Electives from Other Disciplines
Code Subject
MTE – 6105 Technical and Vocational Education System
MTE – 6201 Human Resource Development and Training Methods
MTE – 7102 Organization Behavior and Human Relations
MTE – 6208 Entrepreneurship Development
MTE – 7103 Technology Management
Course Plan for Modular Programme
1. Course plan begins w.e.f. 1st week of June/2 nd week of December for
respective module.(two subjects). Study work including assignments shall be
completed within 6 weeks This includes Teaching work of 34 working days
with contact period of about 6 hours/day. Thus 90 hour of study work per
subject is completed by student which is at par with the regular programme.
The examination shall be conducted in the beginning of next module.
2. The entrants at particular session shall be offered the module designated
that particular period / session. For example if the module 3 is
offered , the batch at entry level shall also take up module 3 alongwith
previous batch. The detailed sequence of study is given in table below:
TABLE: Sequence of Study Plan for various Batches
Module A
Module B
Module C
Module D
Module E
Module F
Batch 1,4
Batch 2,5
Batch 3,6
(i) 1,2,3,4,5,6 … indicates the sequence of module to be followed by the particular batch
as given above. For example at entry point batch 2 shall take up
module C along-with batch 1. Thus during any session one module
is being taken up.
(ii) Each Module comprises of two subjects
1.2. Evaluation for a Module
The Evaluation will be done on continuous and progressive basis. The continuous
assessment shall be based on class test, assignments/practical and tutorial work.
Final examination shall be conducted just before the commencement of the next
Evaluation Scheme
The proposed evaluation scheme for the 12 subjects of study (6 core and 6
electives) and thesis work is as below:
Each subject carries a total of 150 marks
Theory( End semester Examination) = 100
Sessional /Practical = 50
Total = 150
Total marks 150 x 12 = 1800
Preliminary Thesis (100 only sessionals) = 100
Final thesis (100 only sessionals) = 100
Total marks = 2000
3 1 -
(Core Course)
1. Principles of concrete mix design : concrete materials, mix proportioning and
early age properties, strength, permeability and durability.
2. Concrete mix design procedures by : IS/ACI British Standards, mix design
procedures using fly ash, fibers and design of high performance concrete.
3. Concreting operations - practices and equipment, batching; mixing; transporting;
shuttering and staging; placing and compacting; curing, accelerated curing;
finishing and jointing.
4. Properties and techniques of construction for concrete, admixtures, polymers,
epoxy resins, pozzolanic materials and fly ash, fibre reinforced concrete, light
weight concrete, heavy weight concrete, foam concrete, high performance concrete.
5. Special concrete operations, shotcrete, grouting, g uniting, under water concreting,
hot and cold weather concrete, pumpable concrete, ready mixed concrete.
6. Construction techniques for reinforced concrete elements - materials, principles
and procedures for beams, slabs, columns, foundations, walls and tanks, design
and fabrication of formwork fo r R.C.C elements, features of slip forming and
precautions, details of special shuttering required for lining of tunnel,
procedures and precautions.
7. Pre-stressed concrete construction-principle, methods, materials, tools and
equipment for the construction of a pre-stressed concrete .
8 Inspection and quality control of concrete construction - stages, principles,
checklist, statistical controls, procedures. (02)
Practical Exercises:
1. Testing of aggregates - fine and coarse as per BIS procedure.
2. Testing of cement with reference to IS specifications and cement grade.
3. Concrete mix design for desired grade from given materials.
4. (a) Design and testing of workability of concrete for a given C.C proportion.
(b) Design and determination of cube strength with given materials and
(c) Design of concrete mix proportions.
5. Study of effect of compaction on strength of concrete
6. Study the effect of plasticizers on workability of concrete.
7. Study the permeability of concrete.
8. Conduct chemical analysis of hardened concrete to determine the cement content.
9 Inspection of a concrete construction site and preparation of report showing correct
and incorrect practices.
Reference Books
1. Gambhir, M.L. , Concrete Technology, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi
2. Orchard, Concrete Technology, Applied Science Publishers Ltd. London
3. Neville, Brooks, Concrete Technology, Addison – Wesley, England
4. Neville A.M., Properties of Concrete, The English Language Book Society and India
5. Publishing , London
6. Raina V.K., Concrete for Construction , Tata-McGraw Hill Publishing Co. Ltd. New
7. Delhi.
4. Swamy, . New Concrete Materials, Surrly University Press, London
5. Young, Concrete, Prentice Hall Inc. New Jersey.
6. Waddell, Concrete Construction Handbook, McGraw Hill Inc.
7. Sood, Hemant et al.; Laboratory manual in Concrete technology M/S CBS
8. Publications and Distributors, New Delhi.
9. Sood, Hemant; Jyoti P.M. ; Software on Concrete Mix Design ConMD – 2000,
10. NITTTR, Chandigarh.
11. Shetty, M.S.’ Concrete Technology, M/S S. Chand & Co. Ltd. New Delhi
12. Mehta P. Kumar & Monteiro, Paulo J.M., Concrete Microstructure , Properties and
Materials, M/S Indian Concrete Institute, Chennai.
13. Malier, Yves, High Performance Concrete, E&FN SPON, London
14. Ramachandran, Concrete Admixture Handbook, Standard Publishers, and Distributors,
3 1 -
(Core Course )
1. General Principles of Foundation Design :
Functions of foundations, essential requirements of a good foundation, types of
foundations, principal modes of failure, estimation of allowable bearing
pressures, calculation of ultimate bearing capacity by theoretical and empirical
methods: Terzaghi's Method, Skempton's analysis for clays, Mayerhof's analysis
BIS Method (IS:6403), Settlement of foundations. Factors to be considered foundation
design, numerical problem based in BIS method.
( 09)
2. Shallow Foundations:
Introduction, essential requirements, types and depth of footing like Strip footing,
Isolated footing, Combined footing, Strap footing, Raft footing , electrically loaded
footings; design features and construction details related to size and depth of footing
problem of frost heave, its causes and prevention, effect of ground water and
environmental considerations; Numerical problems related to size and depth of footings
3. Pile Foundations :
Purpose/uses of pile foundations, Classification of piles based on different criteria,
Brief details of timber, concrete, steel piles their advantages and disadvantages,
selection of pile type, pile action, behaviour of pile and pile groups under load.
definition of failure load.
Estimation of carrying capacity : Single driven pile in cohesionless soils - methods
based of on SPT and CPT, ultimate load on driven and cast-in-place piles and bored
and cast-in-place piles in cohesionless soils. Factors affecting pile capacity.-
Numerical problems
Ultimate capacity of single pile driven in cohesive soils; modification for driven and
ast-in-place piles and bored and cast-in-place piles. Capacity of very long piles –
Numerical problems
Carrying capacity of piles on rocks.
Piles in fills - negative skin friction
Carrying capacity of pile groups in cohesive soil and cohesionless soils,
Efficiency of pile group.
Piles subjected to horizontal or inclined loads.
Mode of failure of piles
Equipment for Installation of Piles by Driving and Boring and cast in place method
4. Soil Stability:
Retaining walls – Introduction, types, Principles of design, Modes of failure, drainage of
the back fill, problems related to design of gravity retaining wall and stability of
retaining walls..
Unbraced excavations, braced excavations.
Sheet piles - types anchors and tie backs.
Shoring and Underpinning - necessity and methods (08)
5. Improvement of Foundation Soils
Purpose :
(a) Improvement of granular soils : term used to describe degree of compactness –
relative density, density ratio and degree of compaction;
Methods - Vibration at ground surface, factors influencing roller compaction;
deep dynamic compaction, vibro-compaction impact at depth.
(b) Improvement of cohesive soils : preloading, or dewatering, methods of installing
sand drains ,drain wicks, electrical and thermal methods.
(c) Grouting : purpose, functions, types of grouts ; soil bentonite - cement mix,
cement mix, emulsions, solutions: grout injection methods.
(d) Geo-synthetics : types, functions, manufacturing of geo-textiles , Classification of
Specific Applications : Bearing capacity improvement, reinforcement, retaining
walls, embankment etc. testing of geo-synthetics, usage in India and a case study.
6. Special Considerations in Foundation Design and Construction:
Elementary principles of design and construction of foundations subjected to
earthquake or dynamic loads, special measures for foundations constructed under
Practical Exercises:
1. Conduct of Standard Penetration Test and estimation of bearing capacity for shallow
foundation case.
2. Determination of shear strength characteristics by field tests like in situ vane shear test,
pocket penetrometer etc.
3. Determination of shear strength characteristics by laboratory tests .
4. Computation of bearing capacity and settlement for given conditions of soil, depth
and type of foundation and loading.
5. Recommend a field investigation programme to obtain design data.
6. Design of a shallow foundation. (Determination of depth and size of footing)
7. Recommend suitable dimensions, depth and spacing of pile/pile group for given
loading conditions.
Reference Books
1. Tomlinson MJ, Foundation Design and Construction , ELBS-Longman, 6e,.
2. Bowles Joseph E, Foundation Analysis and Design, McGraw Hill.
3. Som, NN & Das S.C. , Theory and Practice of Foundation Design, Prentice Hall of India,
4. Braja M. Das, Principles of Foundation Engineering, 6e, Thomson, 2007
5. Koerner, Robert M, Construction and Geotechnical Methods in Foundation Engineering ,
McGraw Hill,
6. Dinesh Mohan, Pile foundations, Oxford & IBH, 1998
7. Kurian, N.P. Modern Foundations, Tata McGraw Hill, 1982.
8. Fang H.Y. Foundation Engineering Handbook, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 23, 1991.
9. Kaniraj Shenbaga R, Design Aids in Soil Mechanics and Foundtion Engineering, Tata
McGraw Hill,
10. Fleming etal, Piling Engineering, Surrrey Univ. Press/John Wiley and Sons,.
11. Chellis, Robert D, Pile Foundations, MCGraw Hill, 1961
12. Tomlinson MJ, Pile Design and Construction Practice, a view point publication, 3e, 1981.
13. Peck, Hanson, Thornburn, Foundation Engineering, Wiley Eastern Ltd. 2e, 1980
14. CBRI Roorkee, Application Potential of Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering ,
Proceedings of Workshop Jan, 4-6, 1989 Tata McGraw Hill.
15. Alam Singh & G.R. Chowdhry, Soil Engineering in Theory and Practice, CBS
Publishers, 2e, 1990.
16. Duggal et-al , Soil Sampling and Testing, NITTTR, Chandigar, 2006
17. Duggal A K , Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations, NITTTR, Chandigarh, 2007
18. Duggal A K , Pile Foundations, NITTTR, Chandigarh, 2005
19. IS : 6403 Determination of bearing capacity of Shallow foundations
20. IS 8007- Part –I Calculation of Settlement of Foundation
3 1 -
(Core Course)
1. Introduction:
Definition, functions and scope of construction management; scientific methods of
management; construction team. [2]
2. Construction Contracts and Specifications:
Types of construction contracts; contract documents; specifications; general
and special conditions; contract management; arbitration and settlement. [5]
3. Construction Planning and Network Techniques:
Pre-tender planning; contract planning; planning and scheduling construction jobs
by bar charts; Planning and scheduling construction jobs by critical path network
techniques; allocation of resources; techniques of development and analysis of
PERT/CPM networks for building project, bridge project and industrial shed
constructions; updating of network; examples and case studies; Computer
software for network analysis [10]
4. Time-cost Optimization:
Direct cost, indirect cost, total cost; purpose, stages and methods of cost
control techniques of time cost optimization; examples and case studies. [7]
5. Site Layout:
Principles governing site lay out; factors effecting site lay out; preparation of site
lay out.
6. Supervision, Inspection and Quality Control:
Supervisor's responsibilities; keeping records; control of field activities handling
disputes and work stoppages; storage and protection of construction materials
and equipment; testing and quality control.
Purpose of inspection : Inspection of various components of construction; reports
and records; statistical quality control.
7. Safety in Construction:
Safety: importance of safety, accident-prone situations at construction site i.e,
safety measures for excavation, drilling/blasting, scaffolding/formwork,
hoisting & erection demolition and hot bituminous work.
Fire Safety:
Safety record of construction industry, safety campaign [3]
8. Labour Laws and Acts: [3]
9. Project Management:
Feasibility study; project reports; progress reports; monitoring and controlling
project activities.
Practical Exercises:
i) Identification of distinct activities in a building project , allocation of resources and
time durations as per constraints in IS : 7272.
ii) Preparation of bar charts and material schedules.
iii) Preparation of CPM Network and project completion time for a single storey
house, multi-storeyed building, bridge construction, highway construction,
industrial structure etc.
iv) Allocation of resource and resource leveling for a small construction project.
v) Time cost optimization and crashing of project time for a small project.
vi) Preparation of different kinds of reports.
vii) Preparation of contract documents.
viii)Use of computer software for scheduling and related applications.
Books and Reference Materials:
1. Challahan,M.T., Construction Project Scheduling.
2. Srinath, L.S.PERT and CPM-Concepts and Applications.
3. Austen: Managing Construction Projects, A guide to Processes & Procedures
International Labour office, Geneva
4. Douglas and Manager: Construction Management, Prentice Hall
5. Roberts, J.M. Construction Management - An effective Approach.
6. O'Brien: CPM in Construction Management, McGraw Hill
7. Roy Pilcher: Principles of Construction Management, McGraw Hill
7. Gehlot and Dhir: Construction Planning and Management, New Age International
(P) Ltd.
8. Dharwadkar: Management in Construction Industry , Oxford and IB H
10 Raina: Construction Management Practice
11. BC Punmia & KK Khandelwal : Project Planning & Management with PERT
& CPM , Laxmi Publications.
12. S. Choudhury; Project Management, Tata McGraw Hill
13. Chitkara, Construction Project Management, Tata McGraw Hill.
3 1 -
(Core Course )
1. Environment & Ecology
Definition and understanding of concepts, ecosystem, energy flow in ecosystem,
water, carbon and nitrogen cycle, community’s inter-relationships in an ecosystem.
Importance of clean environment. (2)
2. Type of Pollutants and Protection of Environment
2.1 Water Pollution :
Sources, causes and measurement of water pollutants in surface and ground water,
water quality criteria for various uses of fresh water, river basin studies for
surface water pollution control, biochemical oxygen demand, effect of oxygen
demanding wastes on rivers.
2.2 Domestic and industrial Pollution :
Sources, Standards for disposal of waste water and industrial effluents, basic
unit operations in control of waste water pollution, C.P.C.B./M.O.E.F. for
abatement of Industrial Pollution and Pollution Control/Treatment methods and
technologies .
2.3 Air Pollution :
Definition, principle materials causing pollution, types of air contaminants, their
sources and ill effects on living and nonliving materials, permissible limits.
air pollution control - basic principles, natural self cleansing, pollution control
methods and various engineering devices to control particulate and gaseous
pollutants, controlling air pollution from automobiles.
2.4 Noise Pollution :
Definition, sources of noise and its units, adverse effects of noise pollution,
sound pressure level and its measurement, octave band and its importance; noise
pollution control measures.
2.5 Solid Waste Pollution:
Sources, effects and treatment of solid wastes.
3. Degradation of Land Resources :
3.1 Deforestation and Wetlands : Forest land, deforestation and its
effects on land use and environmental quality, wetland and their
importance in environment, causes and extent of wasteland, Soil
degradation problems, erosion, salinization, water logging, land use
management & planning.
4. Current Issues in Environmental Engineering :
Global warming, ozone depletion, acid rain, oil pollution, radiation hazard
and control, role of non- conventional sources of energy in environment.
5. Environment Impact Assessment :
Definition and its importance for environment management, constituents
of environment impact assessment , project data for EIA study, prediction of
impacts, EIA methodologies, constraints in implementation of EIA, impact
prediction on water resources projects and other relevant case studies. Environment
6. Environmental Management System:
Main clauses and basic steps for certification. Water pollution, air pollution and EPA
and their salient features.
7. Cleaner Production Technologies
Need and benefits, cleaner production techniques and options, zero impact
manufacturing initiatives CDM and carbon credits/case studies.
Laboratory Work/Field Tasks
1. Analysis of water for various parameters using spectrophotometer and flame
2. Determination of BOD for domestic waste/ industrial waste.
3. Determination of MPN of given sample.
4. Air sampling and determination of standard particulate matter and other
gaseous contaminants
5. Measurement of CO2, CO, NOX levels in ambient air by gas analyzer
6. Monitoring of vehicular pollution emission.
7. Determination of noise levels for indoor and outdoor noise. .
8. Use of Atomic Absorption spectroscopy ( Demonstration only)
9. Visit and submission of report for treatment of waste water in measuring trace
element plant of any industry/city.
Reference Books:
1. Peavy,Rowe,,Techobanoglous, Environmental Engg. Tata McGrawHill.
2. Mackenzie L Davis, Environmental Engg. Tata McGrawHill.
3. Baljeet S. Kapoor; Environmental Engg. An overview, Khanna Publishers.
4. Glbert H.Masters , Environmental Engineering and Science, Prentice Hall of
India Pvt.Ltd.
5. GN Panday, GC Carney Environmental Engineering,Tata McGrawHill.
6. P.D. Sharma, Ecology and Environment Rastogi Publications.
7.. Ray P.A Lcances Environmental Impact Assessment Hand Book, National
Environmental Protection Council Manila.
8. P Venugopala Rao ; Text Book of Environmental engineering, PHI
8. Duggal AK, Sharma S, Water & Waste Water Analysis , Galgotia Publications
3 1 -
(Core Course)
1. Principles of Maintenance :
Importance of maintenance, deterioration and durability, factors affecting decision to
carryout maintenance, maintenance and GNP, agencies causing deterioration,
effect of deterioration agencies on materials.
2. Design and Economic Consideration in Maintenance
Factors to reduce maintenance at design stage, consideration of maintenance
aspects in preparing tender document and specifications, sources of error in design
which enhances maintenance, importance of working drawings and schedules,
provision of access for maintenance and its importance at design stage.
Economic consideration in maintenance: physical life, functional life, economic
life of different types of buildings, discounting technique for assessment of
economic life. (8)
3. Maintenance Management :
Definition, organization structure, work force for maintenance, communication
needs, building inspections, maintenance budget and estimates, property inspections
and reports, specification for maintenance jobs, health and safety in maintenance,
quality in maintenance, maintenance manual and their importance.
(4 )
4. Materials for Maintenance :
Compatibility of repair materials, durability and maintenance, types of materials,
their specification and application, criteria for selection of material, use of commercial
available materials in maintenance.
5. Investigation and Diagnosis for Repair of Structures:
Basic approach to investigations, physical inspection, material tests, nondestructive
testing for diagnosis, estimation of actual loads and environmental
effects, study of design and construction practices used in original construction,
retrospective analysis, confirmation and repair steps.
6. Maintenance Problems and Root Causes:
Classification of defects, need for diagnosis, type of defects in building elements
and building materials defect location, symptoms and causes.
7. Remedial Measures for Building Defects:
- Preventive maintenance and special precautions - considerations, preventive
maintenance for floors, joints, wet areas, water supply and sanitary systems, termite
control, common repair techniques, common methods of crack repair. (4)
- Repair of existing damp proofing systems in roofs, floors and wet areas. (2)
- Protection, repair and maintenance of RCC elements. (2)
- Repair, maintenance of foundations, basements and DPC. (2)
- Repair of finishes. (4)
- Repair of building joints. (2)
- Repair of water supply and sanitary systems, under ground and over head tanks. (2)
- Common strengthening techniques. (2)
- Maintenance of Industrial Floors (2)
8. Maintenance of Multistorey Buildings:
Specials features for maintenance of multi-storeyed buildings, including fire
protection system, elevators booster pumps, generator sets. (2)
Practical Work/Field Tasks
1. Conduct of non destructive tests in diagnosis of cracks, strength,
moisture level, corrosion rate, depth, cover and spacing of steel reinforcement.
2. Testing of properties of repair materials
3. Determination of extent of corbonation in concrete by phenolphethalien test
4. Determination of efflorescence in bricks in laboratory.
5. Preparation of report
- On maintenance of fire fighting equipment after visiting Fire Station
- On maintenance aspects of treatment plants.
- Special repair work sites for rehabilitation of structures.
Reference Books:
1. A.C. Panchdari , Maintenance of Buildings New Age International(P)Limited
2. R.Chudley; Building finishes,fittings and domestic services, Longman Technical
3. G.szechy,D.SC ; Foundation Failures, Concrete Publcations limited 14 Dartmouth
street, London
4. Whitney Clark Huntington Probert E.Mickadeit ; Building Construction materials and
types of construction Allan Hancock College
5. H.J.Eidridge, Common Defects in Buildings Her Majesty's Stationery Office,London
6. W.H. Ransom; Building Failures : Diagnosis and Avoidance , New Age Publications
7. Housing Defects reference Manual, The Building Research Establishment E.&
8. Geoffrey K.Cook Dr.A John Hinks Appraising building defects : Properties on
stability and hygro-thermal performances, Longman Scientific & Technical
9. Repair of Concrete damaged by reinforcement Corrision - Report of working
party, The Concrete Society
10. R Chudley The maintenance and adaption of buildings Longman Technical
11. Common Building Defects - Diagnosis & Remedy, National Building Agency
12 . B.D Hutchinson. J.Barton , Nellis. Maintenance and Repair of Buildings And
their internal environment, New Age International (P) Ltd.
13. Gahlot, Sharma, Building Repair and Maintenance Management’ CBS Publishers,2006
3 1 -
(Core Course)
1. Introduction:
Types of pavement structure, functions of pavement components. factors affecting pavement
2. Design of Pavements:
Methods for design of flexible pavements: CBR , Group Index Method , California
bearing value method , Triaxial test method , Burmister method , McLeod's method.
Design considerations, methods for design of rigid pavements:
Westergaard's method, F.A.A. method, types of joints and their design in cement concrete
Thickness design for Airport pavement ,FAA method for Flexible and Rigid pavements,
ESWL Concept , CBR method ( USACE) , LCN system of pavement design,
3. Construction of Highways:
Types of Highway Construction and their selection, materials for construction, construction
procedure of different highways: Gravel roads, WBM , W.M.M., Bituminous pavements,
cement concrete pavements, Joints in cement concrete pavements, introduction to various
Equipment used for highway construction. Constructional features for Pre-Mix Carpet, Mix
Seal Surfacing , B.M. , SDBC. Other higher quality pavement layers – DBM , BC
(introduction only ) (10)
4. Maintenance of Highways:
Pavement failures, their causes and remedial measures typical flexible and rigid
pavement failures, types of highway maintenance: routine, periodic and special type,
materials used for maintenance of different pavement such as bituminous
pavements, cement concrete roads.
Slurry Seal, Liquid Seal, Fog Seal, Patching
Defects/ Failures in Flexible Pavement- their types and causes
Remedial Measures
Surface defects, Cracks, Deformation, disintegration,
Cracks, Spalling , Slab Rocking , Joint Sealant Failure and Rectification
Practical Exercises:
i) Determination of CBR value of sub-grade soils.
ii) Determination of stripping value of road aggregate.
iii) Study of Sensor- paver and other construction machinery
iv) Study of batching and mixing plant for construction of roads.
v) Determination of Marshall Stability value.
vi) Evaluation of pavement strength by using Benkelman's Beam.
vii) Determination of strength of existing pavement by Dynamic Cone Penetration Test.
viii) Roughness measurement of road surface
Reference Books:
1.. Khanna and Justo ; Highway Engineering, Nemchand & Bros. Roorkee
2. Clarkson H.Oglesby and Gary Hicks; Highway Engineering. John Wiley & Sons,
3. Rao ; Airport Engineering , Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Co. New Delhi
4. Khanna and Arora.; Airport Planning and Design
5. Wright and Paquette; . Highway Engg , John Wiley and Sons, New York
6. Vaswani, Highway Engg Roorkee Publishing House, Roorkee
7. Sharma and Sharma.; Principles and Practices of Highway Engg., Asia Publishing
House, New Delhi
8. Ken Atkinson, Highway Maintenance, Thomas Telford Ltd. London
9. Baker, Handbook of Highway Engineering, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. London
10. Duggal AK & Puri VP , Laboratory Manual in Highway Engineering, New Age
3 1 -
(Elective Course)
1. Rural Development Planning and Concept of Appropriate Technology:
Scope; development plans; various approaches to rural development
planning; concept of appropriate technology; role of civil engineering in rural
development; organizational structures & management rural development
2. Rural Housing:
Low cost construction materials for housing; low cost housing designsarchitectural
considerations for individual and group housing; composite
material- ferro-cement & fly ash, autoclaved calcium silicate bricks and soil-stabilized
un-burnt brick; plinth protection of mud walls; design consideration and construction
of: non-erodable mud plaster, water-proof and fire-retardant roof treatment for thatch
roofs. Pre-cast stone masonry block walling scheme; rat-trap bond for walls; prefab
brick , Panels for roof, ferro-cement flooring / roofing units, Thin R.C. ribbed slab for
floors & roofs, pre-cast R.C. channel , Unit for flooring/roofing scheme, pre-cast R.C.
cored unit for flooring/roofing scheme, pre-cast R.C. plank flooring/
roofing scheme-Pan roofing scheme;-glued plywood web beams and roof panels;
manual & power scaffold hoist, lifting device for prefab components; solar passive
building design; building economics and management.
[12 ]
3. Water Supply and Rural Sanitation:
Epidemiology Sources of water. BIS & WHO water standards. Quality, Storage and
distribution for rural water supply works; basic design principles of treatment-low
cost water treatment technologies; Hand pumps-types, installation operation,
and maintenance of Mark-II hand pumps; conservation of water; rainwater
harvesting; drainage in rural areas, design of low cost waste disposal systems;
design and construction of low cost latrines: 2 pit pour flush water seal, VIP latrines,
septic tank etc; Biogas technology; low cost community & individual Garbage
disposal systems, recycling of organic/ agricultural wastes; development of
village ponds; ferro-cement water storage tanks & latrines. cattle shed management;
sewage farming standards for disposal and use for irrigation.
[ 14 ]
4. Low Cost Roads and Transport:
Broad categories of Pavement Layers, types of Granular Sub-Bases and Bases,
Bituminous Construction, Surface Treatments for roads in rural areas. Detailed features
and Quality Control of Modified Penetration Macadam, Soil Stabilization, Lime, Lime-
Flyash and Cement Treated Course. Crusher-run-Macadam. Use of local materials.
Flexible Pavement: Design factors, Basic Principles, Guidelines for Surfacing for Rural
Road. CBR method for Design of Flexible Pavement.
[ 12 ]
5. Low Cost Irrigation:
Design Consideration and construction of tube-well, drip & sprinkler irrigation
systems; water logging; reclamation of land; watershed and catchment area
development - problems and features of watershed management, management plans,
watershed structures .
[ 10 ]
i) Field visits to any 3-4 of the following to be arranged and prepare the report
of the visit.
- CBRI Roorkee, UP.
- CDC, Govt. Polytechnic, Sundernagar, HP.
- CDC,Thapar Polytechnic, Patiala, Pb;
- Bunga Villages and Sukhomajri villages (HR);
- Central Soil-Water Management Research and Training Institute, Sector 27,
Chandigarh. UT;
- Central Road Research Institute(CRRI),Mathura Road, Delhi,UT;
- SERC,Ghaziabad, UP;
- Villages around Chandigarh.
ii) Drawing Exercises on the following to be done:
- Rural Housing;
- Water Supply Project (Safe drinking water treatment,
storage and distribution scheme);
- Rural Latrines;
- X-sections of Rural Roads;
- Methods of Irrigation and Water shed Projects.
- Testing of construction materials for Housing.
- Testing of construction materials for Roads;
- Testing of construction materials for Ferro-cement
Reference Books:
1. A.G.Madhov Rao, D.S.Ramachandra Murthy, Appropriate Technologies for
low cost Housing Oxford and IBH Publishing Co. Pvt .Ltd.
2. CBRI, Roorkee, Advances in Building Mat erials and Construction.
3. C. Satyanarayana Murthy, Design of Minor Irrigation and Canal Structures. Wiley
Eastern Ltd.,
4. K.Park Preventive and Social Medicine, M/s. Banarsi Das Bhnot.
5. Yash Pal Bedi, A Hand book of Preventive and Social Medicine; Atam Ram
& Sons, Delhi.
6. Document on Rural Road Development in India Volume 1& 2; Central Road
Research Institute, New Delhi.
7. SB Watt, "Ferro cement Water Tanks and their Construction"; Intermediate
Technology Publications Ltd., London.
8. Ariane Van Bureu," A Chinese Biogas Manual" I.T Publications, London.
9. KC Khandelwal and SS Mahdi, Biogas Technology- A Practical Handbook,
volume 1&2, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Ltd. New Delhi.
10. GB Rai, Non-Conventional Energy Sources; Khanna Publishers, New Delhi.
11. Biogas Slurry Utilisation; Consortium on Rural Technology (CORT), New
12. Sandy Chairncross and Richard G Feachen Environmental Health Engineering in
the topics; John Wiley & Sons, New York.
13. Bindeshwas Pathak, Sulabh Shauchalays-Hand Flush Water seal Latrine; Sulabh
Internationa, Patna.
14. Bindeshwas Pathak, Sulabh Shauchalaya-Astudy of Directed Chough; Sulabh
International; Gandhi Marg, Patna.
15. Ettler & Steel, Municipal & Rural Sanitation, McGraw Hill Book, Inc. Company,
16. Fores tg B. Wright, "Rural Water Supply & Sanitation; Wiley Eastern Private
Ltd. New Delhi.
17. S.K. Sharma, Principles & Practice of Irrigation Engineering; S.Chand &
Company Ltd. New Delhi.
18. Baljeet S Kapoor; Environmental Engineering - An over view, Khanna Publishers,
New Delhi.
3 1 -
(Elective Course)
1. Construction Costing:
Costing of construction Works; different methods of costing, cost elements in a
projects; analysis of rates; non-scheduled items of work; cost estimation for
a small construction job; purpose, methods and stages of cost control; cost
monitoring; cost forecasting methods; variations in individual items of work and
their effect on total contract price; valuation of variations. Methods of measurement
of earthwork ,RCC , Brickwork, Woodwork joinery, steel and iron work plastering/
painting and white/colour washing & painting
[ 10 ]
2. Cash Flow:
Determining the funds required for a construction job; preparing cash flow statements;
cash inflow and outflow during contract period; project expectations.
[ 10 ]
3. Cash and Payment of Works :
Precautions in custody of cash, imprest account and temporary advance;
maintenance of temporary advance; and advance account; different types of
payment ,first, running, advance and final payments.
[10 ]
4. Material Management:
Objectives and scope of material management classification, codification, ABC
analysis, standardization and substitution; introduction to inventory control; stores
management; organization and lay out; receipt, inspection and issue; care and
safety; store records and store accounting.
[14 ]
5. Financial Management
Meaning and scope; financial statement analysis; funds flow analysis; capital budgeting;
cost- benefit analysis.
Practical Exercises:
i) Preparation of cost estimates for a small project.
ii) Filling up of prescribed treasury challan form and imprest account form with
given data.
iii) Preparation of cash flow statement for a small construction project with given
data and cost benefit analysis..
iv) Filing up of daily labour report on prescribed form with given data.
v) Preparation of analysis of rates for different items of work.
vi) Material statement and material analysis.
vii) Carry out financial statement analysis, ratio analysis and funds flow analysis for
projects from given case studies.
Reference Books:
i) Mueller, F.W. Integrated cost and schedule control for construction projects.
ii) Gobourne: Cost control in the construction industry.
iii) Schedule of rates, specification manuals etc. from PWD
iv) Chris Hendrickson and Tung Au: Project Management for Construction
v) Datta : Material Management Procedures, Text and Cases, 2e Prentice Hall
vi) Gopalakrishnan , P,Sundaresan , M: Material Management - an Integrated
Approach, Prentice Hall.
vii) Dobbler and Bart: Purchasing and Supplies Management, Text and Cases, 6e
viii) Chitkara, K.K.: Construction Project Management; Tata-McGraw Hill
3 1 -
(Elective Course)
1. Elements of Dam Engineering.:
Embankment dam types and characteristics, concrete dam types and characteristics
spillway types ,site selection for dams.
2. Coffer Dams:
Types of coffer dams, suitability criteria, design considerations, and construction
of different types of cofferdams.
3. Concrete Dams:
Gravity dams, loading and forces on gravity dams, Considerations and design aspects of
basic profile of gravity dam, stability criteria , galleries in dams, instrumentation in dams,
temperature control, control of cracking, raising and strengthening of existing dams.
4. Mass Concreting of Dams:
Concrete mixes , ad-mixtures, batching , mixing, transportation and placing and compaction
and curing of concrete, heights of lifts, Joints and tests on concrete.
5. Earth Dams:
Factors influencing design, criteria for safety, design aspects of earth dams, seepage
control, methods of construction of earth dams, clearing, removal of vegetable matter,
bonding dam to foundation, building embankment, compaction protection of u/s slope,
top and d/s slope, rip rap and concrete lining of slopes.
6. Rockfill Dams:
Design consideration and various forces in rock fill dam, rubble backing of impervious
face, impervious u/sfacing, settlement and sluicing.
7. Lining of Irrigation Channels:
Advantages and suitability, types of lining , design considerations of concrete lining for
channels, concrete lining , shotcrete lining, brick lining, tiles, asphaltic lining, , stone
and concrete block lining, lining of earth materials, comparative water tightness
of different types of lining, use of Geo-textiles in canal works. Provision of filters for
canals in areas having high sub surface water level.
8. Well Design and Construction:
Material selection, design of well & selection of site, drilling methods, methods of
sampling, selection and lowering of well assembly, plumbness and alignment ,methods of
gravel packing, placing cement seal and grout, well development methods and pump
9. Introduction to Miscellaneous Structures:
River training works, flow measuring structures, river improvement, scale models in
hydraulic engineering . Model Investigations, Similitude model laws.
Practice Tasks:
1. Practical exercises relating to design considerations and construction of hydraulic
2. Field visits to dam sites to be conducted for practical training. and preparation of report.
Referemce Books :
1. Barrows H.K., Water Power Engg. Tata McGraw Hill.
2. Punmia B.C., Irrigation and water Power Engg. Standard Publishing distributors.
3. P.Novak, A.I.B Maffat & C.Nalluri, Hydraulic Structures, Unwin Hyman.
4. Campblell Lehr, Water Well Technology, Tata McGraw Hill.
5. Davis Handbook of Applied Hydraulics,Tata McGraw Hill.
6. Bharat Singh, Engineering for Embankment Dams Oxford & IBH.
3 1 -
(Elective Course)
1. Earthen Dams :
Introduction, types ,design considerations/aspects to suit available materials, causes
of failures , criteria for safe design ,section, d/s drainage system, seepage
analysis, stability analysis, stability of d/s slope during steady seepage, stability
of u/s slope during sudden draw down, stability of u/s and d/s slopes during
construction, stability of foundation against shear, seepage control measures,
design considerations in earthquake regions, design of earthen dam. Quality control
in construction of embankments - monitoring of post - construction behaviour
and instrumentation.
2. Special Foundations :
Foundations for chimney, cooling towers, telecommunication/transmission towers,
foundations for underground structures, coastal and off shore structures in different
soil conditions, foundations in expansive soils. dewatering and its various methods.
3. High Rise Construction :
High rise buildings; architectural & structural aspects; special features of
construction; tall chimneys, components, design aspects; slip form method , lift
slab method; special problems of high rise construction.
4. Prefabricated Construction :
Advantages of pre fabricated construction; selection of structural elements;
design aspects; assembly of precast elements; jointing , modular co-ordination
and tolerances; structural systems for buildings; single and multi- storey
building systems; methods and equipments. For handling and placement
5. Advanced Construction Materials:
Geo-synthetics: Various, types; geo-textiles, geo-grids, geo-membranes, geo- composites
functions and general applications, advantages , properties of geo-textiles , epoxy
resins, polymers, grouts and anchors, special flooring materials ,sealants and adhesives,
protective coatings.
Practice Tasks:
1. Prepare design and drawing of an Earthern Dam and specify the construction
procedure, equipment and quality control measures.
2. Enumerate major design parameters and data requirements of any one type of
special foundations.
3. Visit the construction site of multi storeyed building and prepare report on
techniques employed and suggest further scope of improvement.
References :
1. Bharat Singh and Varshney RS , Engineering for Embankment Dams - Oxford
and IBH.
2) Sharma RK and Sharma TK ; Dam Engineering - Oxford and IBH
3) RS Varshney, SC Gupta and RL Gupta. Theory and Design of Irrigation
4) Naiman P Kurian , Modern Foundations - Introduction to Advanced Techniques
Tata McGraw Hill
5) CBRI Roorkee-Application Potential of Geosynthetics in Civil ngineering,
Proceedings of workshop January 4-6,1989 Tata McGraw Hill.
6) Engineering with Geosynthetics-Proceedings of Workshop May20-24,1996
Chandigarh Edited by Verma and Dr.G V Rao. organised by-CBIP and
committee for international geo-synthetics society. New Delhi.
7) Bungale S Taranath; Structural Analysis and Design of Tall Buildings , Tata
McGraw Hill
8) Monohar SN ; Tall Chimneys-Design and Construction Tata McGraw Hill.
9) Cast in place concrete in tall Building Design and construction Council on Tall
Buildings and Urban Habitate Committee 21 D Tata McGraw Hill.
10) CBRI Roorkee ,Advances in Building Materials and Construction .
11) Bohdan Lewicki Building with large Prefabricates, Elsevier Publishing Company
12) ASG Bruggeling GF Hugghe Prefabrication with Concrete, AA Balkema/
13) Braja M.. Das, Principles of Foundation Engineering, Thomson, 2007
3 1 -
(Elective Course )
1. Introduction:
Construction economy; Factors affecting the selection of construction equipment;
rolling resistance, effect of grade on required tractive effort, effect of altitude and
temperature on the performance of internal combustion engines, drawbar pull, rimpull and
acceleration, owning and operating cost of equipment.
2. Earth Moving Equipment :
Crawler and wheel tractors-their functions, types and specifications; grade-ability,
bull dozers and their use; tractor pulled scrapers, their sizes and output; effect of grade
and rolling resistance on the output of tractor pulled scrapers; earth loaders; placing and
compacting earth fills. (8)
Power shovels - functions, selection, sizes, shovel dimensions and clearances, output,
Draglines – functions types ,sizes ,output, Clamshells; Safe lifting capacities and
working ranges of cranes; Hoes ,trenching machines, types and production rates
calculation of production rates of equipment; examples.
3. Hauling Equipment:
Trucks; ; capacities of trucks , balancing the capacities of hauling units with the size of
excavator; effect of grade and rolling resistance on the cost/performance of hauling
4. Economic Considerations in the procurement and use of construction equipment;
Time value of money; ROR and IROR analysis; depreciation; costing of construction
equipment operation;
5. Drilling, Blasting and Tunneling Equipment:
Definition of terms ,bits, jackhammers, drifters, wagon drills, churn drills, piston drills,
blast hole drills, shot drills, diamond drills; Tunneling equipment; selecting the drilling
method and equipment; selecting drilling pattern; rates for drilling rock, air compressors.
6. Piling Equipment:
Pile hammers, selecting a pile hammer loss of energy due to impact, energy losses due to
causes other than impact.
Equipment for bored and cast in-situ piles
7. Pumping Equipment:
Pumping equipment in construction, Classification of pumps; Selection of pumps –Airoperated
centrifugal type sump pumps; performance of centrifugal pumps ;well point
8. Compaction Equipment:
Roller class: sheep's foot rollers, pneumatic tyre rollers, steel wheel rollers, vibrating
rollers ,grid type rollers-their applications.
(4 )
Reference Books :
1 Verma , Mahesh Construction equipment and its planning and applications ,
Metropolition Book Co. Ltd.
2 Peurifouy RL: Construction Planning equipment and Methods , Tata McGraw Hill.
3 Jagman Singh : Heavy construction Planning ,Equipment and Methods, Oxford and
4. Franklin John A. and Maurice B. Dusseault Rock Engineering , Tata McGraw
5. Christian John ; Management, Machines and Methods in Civil Engineering, , John
Wiley and Sons.
6. Frank Harris, Modern Construction Equipment and Methods, , John Wiley and
3 1 -
(Elective Course)
1. Introduction to Green Buildings
Definition of Green Building, Benefits of Green Building, Components/features of Green
Building – Site selection, Energy Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Material Efficiency, Indoor
Air Quality.
2. Design Features for Green Building Construction
Site selection strategies, landscaping, building form, orientation, building envelope and
fenestration – material and construction techniques, roofs, walls, fenestration and shaded
finishes, advanced passive heating and cooling techniques, Waste reduction during
3. Water and Waste Water Management
Compliance, fixtures, rainwater harvesting and techniques, water and waste water
management, solid waste management.
4. Energy Management
Appliances, compliance energy performance, solar water heating system, use of renewable
energy options. High performance glass, other energy saving options, provisions of ECBC,
insulator materials.
5. Eco-friendly Materials
Various types of eco-friendly materials, use of recycled materials like: flyash bricks, recycled
ceramic tiles, recycled glass tiles, porcelain tiles, natural terracotta tile, wood, steel,
aluminium and renewable materials, agrifibre, linoleum, salvaged material – properties and
6. Indoor Air Quality
Natural air ventilation systems, different types of low VOC materials, day lighting.
7. Rating Systems and Certification for Green Building
Different types of rating systems and their special features. Criteria, compliance, appraisal
for rating systems. Case study on rating of green buildings.
Practical Tasks/Tutorials
1. Case studies of Green Buildings in different climate zones.
2. Project on rating of Green Buildings
3. Design of Green Building
4. Field visits for study of green building construction and design features.
Reference Books
1. Pradeep Kumar and Amit Kumar Tyagi; Managing Energy Efficiently in Hotels and
Commercial Buildings, TERI Publications.
2. M K Halpeth, T Senthil Kumar and G Harikumar; Light Right – A Practising
Engineer’s Manual on Energy Efficient Lighting, TERI Publications
3. R K Pachauri and Shyamala Abeyratne; From Sunlight to Electricity – Solar
Photovoltaic Applications, TERI Publications.
3 1 -
( Elective Course)
1. Introduction
Definition; components of a bridge; classification; importance of bridges.
2. Standard Specifications for Road Bridges:
Indian Roads Congress Bridge Code; width of carriageway; clearances; loads to
be considered; dead load; I.R.C. standard live load; impact effect; application of live
load on decks; wind load; longitudinal forces; centrifugal forces; horizontal forces
due to water current; Buoyancy effect ; earth pressure ; temperature effects ; seismic
3. Reinforced concrete Bridges : General arrangement and suitability : T-beam bridges;
Balanced cantilever bridges ; Continuous girder bridges; Rigid frame bridges; Arch
bridges; Steel bridges (Familiarization with MOST specifications and drawings)
4. Sub-Structure : Design of piers and abutments (Masonry & R.C.C).
5. Foundations : Types of foundations; Open; Piled and Well foundations;
including construction details.
Pile Foundations: Suitable Pile types for bridges, Pile Installation, Carrying capacity of
bored and cast- in-situ pile (No numericals)
Well Foundations in Components and brief description, Well Cap, Stability of a single
well. (07)
6. Bearings, Joints, and Handrails : Different types of bearings, joints and
handrails. (04)
7. Construction and Maintenance of Bridges. (09)
Quality Assurance, Construction Method (brief ) Steel bridges, Long span concrete
bridge, Traditional method, Incremental Push launching method, Cantilever method,
Maintenance, Maintenance of Bearings, Expansion Joints.
Reference Books
1. Victor Johnson; Essentials of Bridge Engineering , Oxford & IBH Publishing Co,
New Delhi.,2007
2. Khadilkar; C.H. , A text book of Bridge Construction, Allied Publisher, New Delhi.
3. Rangwala; Bridge Engg
4. Rowe, R.E., Concrete Bridge Design , John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York
5. Raina , V.K. , C oncrete Bridges Practice Book , Tata McGraw Hill , New Delhi
6. Jagadeesh, Jayaram : Design of Bridge Structures , Prentice Hall.
7. Raina, V.K. Concrete Bridges Handbook, Galgotia Publications (P) Ltd,
8. New Delhi
9. IRC.78.200
10. IS 5050
11. IS 3955
3 1 -
(Elective Course)
1. Introduction :
Introduction to limit state method of design; provisions in the Indian Standard
codes for loading, wind loads and seismic loads, design and detailing of
concrete structures.
[ 4 ]
2. BIS handbook for design : Examples of design using handbook
[ 4 ]
3. Structural Analysis and Design for :
* Columns with biaxial moments. [ 4 ]
* Curved beams [ 4 ]
* Intze tank and underground water tanks [10 ]
* Silos and bunkers [8 ]
* Concrete Chimneys [ 6 ]
* Multi-storey building frame design [ 8 ]
* Use of computer software for analysis and design [ 6 ]
Practice tasks :
i) Analysis and design of beams using the BIS handbook for design
ii) Complete analysis and design of an underground water tank
iii) Analysis and design of a silo
iv) Analysis and design of a concrete chimney using design tables.
v) Analysis and design of a 10-storey building using a computer programme.
Reference Books:
1. Dayaratnam, P: Reinforced Concrete Structures.
2. Jain, A.K. : Reinforced Concrete,Limit State Method of Design. Nem
Chand & Bros.
3. Punmia, B.C.Reinforced Concrete Structures, Vol II., Laxmi Publications
4. Jain and Jaikrishna : Plain and Reinforced Concrete Vol II.
5. STAAD Pro- ( Software)
3 2
(Elective Course)
1. Materials, classification and properties (2)
2. Structural steel sections and data (4)
3. Behaviour of steel structures:
Steel water tanks, Chimneys and Stacks, Bridge Structures, Building Frames,
Steel Space grids. (8)
4. Structural Steel Detailing:
Symbols, layout drawings, shop detail drawings, assembly marking. (4)
5. Structural steel fabrication:
Methods , tools, equipment and practices, Punching, Reaming and drilling, cutting
operations, fittings, fasteners, bolting, riveting and welding, Assembly,
inspection, cleaning, sand blasting and painting: Transportation of fabricated
components, Storage and handling. (12)
6. Erection of steel structures
Erection equipment, erection tools, methods of erection, section sequence field
connections, detailing to facilitate erection. (6)
7. Specifications, Estimating and costing steel work. (8)
8. Fire protection of steel construction (2)
9. Maintenance and repair of steel structures (4)
Practical Exercises:
1. Structural detailing exercise for an industrial building
2. Practical exercises on cutting, drilling, bolting, welding, riveting
3. Study and demonstration of erection of steel components in a construction site.
Reference Books:
1. Ramachandra, ‘Design of steel structures’, Standard Book House, New Delhi
2. Bryan E.R., ‘The stressed skin design of steel buildings’
3. Malhotra M.M. ‘Design of Steel Structures’
4. Bresker Boro, ‘Design of steel Structures’
5. Dayaratnam, ‘Design of Steel Structures’.
3 1 -
(Elective Course)
1. Ground Water in Hydrologic Cycle
Hydrological properties of water bearing strata-confined aquifers, transmissibility,
storage coefficient, Safe Yield, Optimal yield concept. (6)
2. Flow in to Wells
General flow equations, ground water flow lines, flow in relation of ground water
contours, water table maps. Steady and unsteady redial flow to a well, well in a
uniform flow; steady flow with uniform recharge, non-equilibrium equation for
pumping test data,. Multiple well systems, partially-penetrating well, well-losses.
Leaky aquifers.
( 12 )
3. Design of Wells
Design Particular for surface casing, Pump Chamber, Screen Assembly Gravel
packing, reduces, overlaps seals and Grouts Trmie pipe centering guides, foundation
requirement for installation of wells.
4. Construction of wells
Site selection , shallow wells-dug, bored, driven and jetted wells, well-point system
for dewatering of Excavations. Deep wells-cable tool, hydraulic rotary and reverse
rotary methods. Well completion-well screens, gravel-packs, development, Testing
for yield and efficiency. Sanitary protection, protection against corrosion,
incrustation. Maintenance of wells-well failures and their remedies.
5. Replenishment of Ground Water
Requisites of artificial recharge, Artificial recharge by surface spreading and by
injection, Roof top water harvesting.
6. Investigations of Ground Water:
Surface investigations Electrical resistivity method. Surface investigations – Test
drilling, Well logs.
Practicals/ Field work:
(i) Field visit to well drilling sites
(ii) Use of logger and its interpretation for installation of well-screens
(iii) Resistivity study
(iv) Testing of gravel for gravel packing of well
(v) Report on well Pumping Tests.
Reference Books:
1. Mickael AM, Khepar SD, Water Well and Pump Engineering, Tata McGraw-Hill
Publishing Co. New Delhi.
2. Camp bell M.D. Jay A, Lehr Water Well Technology, McGraw Hill Book Co. New
3. Chugh C.P. Manual of drilling Technology Oxford Press Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi
4. Praveen Kumar, Ground Water and Well Drilling, Nitasha Publishers, N.Delhi.
5. Handa O.P. Ground Water Drilling Oxford &IBH Publishing Co. New Delhi
6. Raghunath M.M. Ground Water, Wiley Eastern Ltd. New Delhi.
L T/ P
3 2
(Elective Course)
1. Design of Symmetrical sections: Unsymmetrical Sections and composite sections as
per elastic procedures- tension allowed and tension not allowed. Ultimate load
design of sections,. Cracking load as basis of design: Design of Bridges/Long span
structure of Pre-stressed concrete.
2. Limiting zones. Cable profile and cable layout. Calculations of stresses due to
sequence of tensioning, Calculations of deflections.
3. Design for shear-elastic and ultimate. Design for bond, Transfer length in pretension
members. Discussion of codal provisions and provision of web reinforcement.
4. Various theories for design of End Block., Practical design of end block for a typical
5. Design of continuous beams, Concordant and non-concordant cables, Location of
steel for a practical design problem.
6. Partial pre-stress and use of ordinary mild steel and high tensile steel in the tension
zone as ordinary reinforcement.
7. Method of load balancing and its applications to particular problems of slabs, beams
and portals.
8. Design of pre-stressed members subjected to tension and compression, Circular prestressing.
9. Discussion of various provisions in the code for pre-stressed concrete members.
Reference Books
1. N. Krishna Raju, Pre-stressed Concrete, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi
2. Nebhrain A.T., Pre-stressed Concrete, Basic Principles and Design Consideration
3. Dayaratnam, Pre-stressed Concrete Structures
4. Grawick Ben C., Construction of Pre-stressed concrete structures
5. Ramamurtham S., Pre-stressed concrete.
3 1 -
(Elective Course)
1. Traffic Flow Characteristics :
a) Nature of Traffic Flow
b) Various Parameters e.g speed, rate of flow, density, spacing and headway,
lane occupancy, clearance etc.
c) Categories of traffic flow, uninterrupted and interrupted flow.
d) Analysis of speed, flow and density relationship.
e) General Model of Vehicle stream flow.
( 8 )
2. Highway Capacity :
a) Highway Capacity and level of Service
b) Basic Freeway Capacity Studies
c) Level of Service
d) Criteria and Different Levels of Service
e) Determination of level of Service
f) Use of Highway Capacity Manual.
( 10 )
3. Intersection Control and Design :
a) Design & Installation of Road traffic signals as per IRC : 93
b) Road – Rail Level Crossing IRC : 39
c) Accommodation of underground utility services along and across roads in
Urban Areas as per IRC : 98
d) Interchanges in Urban Areas as per IRC : 92
( 10 )
4. Urban Highway Utilities :
a) Design and layout of Cycle Tracks as per IRC : 11
b) Recommended practice for Traffic Rotaries as per IRC : 65
c) Provision of speed Breakers for Control of Vehicular speeds on Minor Roads
as per IRC : 99
( 8 )
5. Environmental Impact Assessment of Highway Projects as per IRC : 104 ( 4 )
References Books
1. IRC : 93 - Design and Installation of Road traffic Signals
2. IRC : 39 - Road-Rail Level Crossing
3. IRC : 98 - Accommodation of underground utility services along and
across roads in Urban Areas
4. IRC : 92 - Interchanges in Urban Areas
5. IRC : 11 - Design and layout of Cycle Tracks
6. IRC : 65 - Recommended practice for Traffic Rotaries
7. IRC : 99 - Provision of Speed breakers for Control of Vehicular speed
on Minor Roads
8. IRC :104 - Environmental Impact Assessment of Highway Project
9. Khanna & Justo Highway Engineering ;Nem Chand & Brothers, Roorkee
10. John W.Dickey Metropolitan Transportation Planning , Tata McGraw-Hill
Publishing Company Ltd., New Delhi.
11. L.R.Kadiyali Traffic Engineering and Transport Planning , Khanna Publishers ,
Delhi. 7l, 2007
12. S.K. Sharma Principles, Practice and Design of Highway Engineering S.Chand &
Company Ltd., New Delhi.
13. Khisty, CJ and Lall B Kent, Transportation Engineering -An Introduction.
2 4
(Elective- non- branch)
1. Introduction to Computers:
An overview of the functioning of computer, block diagram of computer system, I/O and
auxiliary storage devices, machine , assembly and high level languages, assemblers,
compliers, interpreters.
Representation of information: Number systems-binary , octal, hexadecimal systems,
character and codes-ASCII and EBCDIC.
Need for operating system, concepts of operating system, disk storage and its
2. Programming Language C:
Introduction: History of C, Variable, Constants & Keywords in C, Operators in C,
data types in C, instruction in C.
Control structures-Decision control structures, Loop control structures, case control
Functions - Scope rule of functions, parameter passing techniques.
Storage Classes in C
Introduction to C preprocessor-features of C, preprocessor, macro expansion, file
inclusion, conditional compilation.
Introduction to Pointers
Arrays - Initialization, arrays in terms of pointers, passing array to a function ,
multidimensional arrays ,array of pointers.
Strings- standard library string functions, two dimensional array of characters.
Structures - accessing structure elements, representation of structures in memory.
Enumerated data types
Fundamentals computer graphics
Points plotting, lines ,curves ,circles, fill in C.
3. Simulation :
Basic concepts of simulation and modelling. Types of simulations -
deterministic and stochastic and continuous and discrete simulations and their
application. Monte-Carlo simulations, design methodology of a simulation system.
Overview of simulation languages.
4. Measurement and Control:
Overview of measurement system- transducer, signal conditioning and
display/recording sub-systems. Output standards of signal conditioning systems.
basic principles of digitising the analog signals, facilities available and specifications
of analog to digital converter cards in PC environment, programming for data
acquisition and processing, outlines of digital control.
5. CAD:
Familiarization with the use of drafting tool. (6)
Laboratory work:
1. Exercises on C programming.
2. Exercise on Graphics programming.
3. Design of Simulation for an Engineering System
4. Interfacing equipment for measurement of standard physical parameters.
5. Programming for data acquisition and analysis.
1. Assignments involving programming of problems of relevance to the respective
2. Developing a simple data acquisition or control set up for parameters of relevance.
Reference Books:
1. P.K.Sinha; Computer Fundamentals -, BPB Publications
2. P.K.Sinha ; Let Us C - P.K.Sinha, BPB Publications
3. Byron S.Gottfried ; Programming with C - Schaum's Outline Series, Tata
McGraw Hill
4. Geoffrey Gordon; System Simulation -
5. Mikell T.Groover; CAD/CAM -
3 2 -
(Elective – non branch )
1. Introduction to Technology Management
2. Business Strategy for New Technologies: adding value, gaining competitive
advantage, timing and capability development
3. Technology Forecasting: Techniques of Forecasting, Technology Forecasting-
Relevance, Strategic alliance and Practicality, and Technology transfer.
4. Management of Research, Development and Innovation: Technology mapping,
Comparison of types of R& D Projects and development approaches- radical platform
and incremental projects, innovation process.
5. Management of Intellectual Property Rights
Strategic value of patents, trade secrets and licensing
6. Managing scientist and Technologists: Identification, Recruitment, Retention, Team
work and Result Orientation.
7. Management Roles and Skills for New Technology
8. Technology for Managerial Productivity and Effectiveness, Just-in-Time
9. Venture Capital & Technology Development
Practice Tasks:
- Technology forecasting and Technology mapping
- Technology Strategy Development
- Exercise on Just-in-Time
- Cases on Venture Capital
Reference Books:
1. Technology and Management, Cassell Educational Ltd., London
2. John Humbleton Elsevier ; Management of High Technology Research and
3. Charles W.L. Hill/Gareth R. Jones, Strategic Management, Houghton Mifflin Co.
4. S.A. Bergin R&D Management, Basil Blackwell Inc.
5. Richard M.Burton & Borge Obel Elsevier Innovation and Entrepreneurship in
6. Spyros Maksidkis & Steven C Wheelwright The Handbook of Forecasting-A
7. Management Guide , John Wiley & Sons
8. C. Marle Crawford IRWIN, . New Product Management USA
9. David Hutchin Just-in-Time, Grover Technical Press

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...