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Advanced Construction And Equipments (2160601)

Teaching Scheme (in Hours)

Theory Tutorial Practical Total
3 1 0 4

Subject Credit :  4

Examination Scheme (in marks)

PA (M)
ESE Viva (V)
PA (I)
70 30 30 20 150

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Unit-1:  Module - 1

Pile Foundations: Introduction, uses, selection of pile, types of piles, pile cap and pile shoe, pile driving methods, micro piling, causes of failures of piles, Heaving of piles


Definition, uses, construction material, types of caissons, loads on caisson, design features of caissons, floating of caissons, cutting edges, sinking of caisson, tilting of caisson, shifting of caisson, caisson diseases

Unit-2:  Module - 2

Diaphragm wall construction

Introduction, uses, site selection criteria

Coffer Dams:

Definition, uses, selection of coffer dams, types of coffer dams, design features of coffer dams, leakage prevention, economic height

Control of Ground water in Excavations:

Methods-pumping, well points, bore wells, electro-osmosis, injections with cement, clays and chemical, freezing process, vibro- flotation.

Unit-3:  Module - 3

Form work:

Form work for R.C.C. Wall, slab, beam and column, centering for arches of large spans and dams, design features for temporary works, slip formwork, False work for Bridges

Construction of tall structures:

Materials of tall structures. Structural system for tall structures.

Methods of construction of tall structures.

Demolition of Structure:

Demolition, taking down, dismantling, methods, safety

Unit-4:  Module - 4

Construction Equipment :

1. Mechanization in Construction: Importance of construction equipments their classification, selection and contribution rate of production (Output), Owning and operating cost.

2. Engineering fundamentals : Related to performance of IC engines, rimpull, drawbar pull, Coefficient of traction,Gradability.

Unit-5:  Module - 5

Excavating equipments :

Selection, basic parts, operation, factors affecting output

Tractors and related equipment: Bulldozers, Rippers, Scrapers

Excavating Equipment: Power shovels, Draglines, Hoes, Clam shells and trenching machines.

Unit-6:  Module - 6

Hauling and conveying equipments :

Belt conveyor system : Terminology, Classification, Components, Power requirement estimation and design.

Hauling and lifting equipment: Trucks, wagons, cranes etc.

Pile boring / driving equipment

Concrete Batching plant

Tunnel Boring machines


Air compressors

Drilling and blasting equipments

Reference Books

Sr. Title Author Publication Amazon Link
1 Building Construction B.C.Punamia Laxmi Publication
2 Building Construction S.C.Rangwala Charotar Publishing House
3 Building Construction Gurucharan Singh Rajsons Publications Pvt. Ltd.
4 Building Construction Dr. J. Jha & S.K. Sinha Khanna Publishers
5 Construction, Planning, Equipment and Methods R.L.Peurifoy Tata Mc-Graw Hill, Delhi

Course Outcome

After learning the course the students should be able to:

1. Supervise the heavy construction sites.

2. Understand the working principle and use of various equipments

3. Select appropriate construction equipments for desired construction works.

4. Execute the operations of Demolition of structures with safety.

5. Erect the false work for Bridges and form work for Heavy structures

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