Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Technological University / Kerala Technological university KTU First year (S1 S2) Syllabus for BASICS OF CIVIL ENGINEERING (CE100)

Module 1

General introduction to civil engineering - various disciplines of civil engineering, relevance of civil engineering in the overall infrastructural development of the country.Introduction to types of buildings as per nbc; selection of site for buildings.Components of a residential building and their functions.Introduction to industrial buildings – office / factory / software development office / power house /electronic equipment service centre (any one related to the branch of study) students have to visit one such building and submit an assignment about the features of any one of the listed building related to their branch (not included for exam)..

Module 2

Building planning - introduction to planning of residential buildings- site plan, orientation of a building, open space requirements, position of doors and windows, size of rooms; preparation of a scaled sketch of the plan of a single storeyed residential building in a given site plan. Introduction to the various building area terms - computation of plinth area / built up area, floor area / carpet area - for a simple single storeyed building; setting out of a building.

Module 3

Surveying - principles and objectives of surveying; horizontal measurements – instruments used – tape, types of tapes; ranging (direct ranging only) – instruments used for ranging. Levelling - definitions, principles, instruments (brief discussion only) - level field book - reduction of levels - problems on levelling (height of collimation only). Modern surveying instruments – electronic distance meter, digital level, total station, gps (brief discussion only).

Module 4

Building Materials - Bricks, Cement Blocks - Properties And Specifications.cement – Opc, Properties, Grades; Other Types Of Cement And Its Uses (in Brief). Cement Mortar – Constituents, Preparation. Concrete – Pcc And Rcc – Grades. Steel - Use Of Steel In Building Construction, Types And Market Forms. market forms.

Module 5

Building construction – foundations; bearing capacity of soil (definition only); functions of foundations, types - shallow and deep (sketches only). Brick masonry – header and stretcher bond, english bonds – elevation and plan (one brick thick walls only). Roofs – functions, types, roofing materials (brief discussion only). Floors – functions, types; flooring materials (brief discussion only). Decorative finishes – plastering – purpose, procedure. Paints and painting – purpose, types, preparation of surfaces for painting (brief discussion only)

Module 6

Basic infrastructure and services - elevators, escalators, ramps, air conditioning, sound proofing (civil engineering aspects only) towers, chimneys, water tanks (brief discussion only).

Text Book:

1. Satheesh Gopi, Basic Civil Engineering, Pearson Publishers

2. Rangwala, Essentials of Civil Engineering, Charotar Publishing House


1.Anurag a. Kandya, elements of civil engineering, charotar publishing house

2. Rangwala s c and ketki b dalal, engineering materials, charotar publishing house

3. Rangwala s c and ketki b dalal, building construction, charotar publishing house

4. Michael s mamlouk and john p zaniewski, materials for civil and construction engineering,pearson publishers

5. Mckay, w. B. And mckay, j. K., building construction volumes 1 to 4, pearson india

6. R. Chudley, construction technology, vol. I to iv, longman group, england

7. R. Chudley and r. Greeno, building construction handbook, addison wesley, longman group, england



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