Civil Engineering Fundamentals Module

Introduction to Construction Technology

  • Pre-requisites : For Civil & Structural Engineers
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A Quick Overview

Construction Technology is used to create, design and erect structures and make and install their various components. This includes the art of building homes, skyscrapers, hospitals etc., It is a field that constantly changes as the industry comes up with new designs, new materials and new approaches.

The latest trends in construction technology include the increased use of prefabricated parts, using computers to design buildings, and green technology to construct eco-friendly structures.

The technology in Construction is constantly changing the industry, so we have to keep up with the latest trends into how it could help to increase productivity and improve the safety environment for working and reduce the cost of labor.


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1Introduction to Building materials

Introduction to Building materials • Sand • Bricks • Concrete Blocks • Aerocon Blocks • Hollow concrete Blocks • Fly ash Bricks • Glass • Reinforcement bars • Timber/Wood • Structural Steel

Aggregates • Properties of aggregates • Test on aggregates

Cement • Grades of cement • Physical properties of cement • Types of cement

Admixtures • Functions of admixtures • Types & selection of admixtures

2Introduction to Concrete

• Types of Concrete

• Grades of Concrete

• Advantages of Concrete

• Disadvantages of Concrete

• Tests for Concrete

• Popular NDT tests for Concrete

3Concrete Mix design

• Types of mixes

• Requirements

• Mix proportion designation

• Factors affecting mix proportion

• Factors to be considered for mix proportion

• Mix ratio for different grades

• Calculation of water cement ratio for Mix design

• Concrete Mix Design

4Mixing, Batching & Transportation of Concrete

• Mixing

• Batching of Concrete

• Transportation of Concrete


5Special Concrete & Basic construction sequence

• Special Concrete

• Types of Special Concrete

• Uses of Special Concrete

• Step by Step procedure to be followed in Construction

6Introduction to Components of a Building

• Footings

• Columns

• Beams

• Slabs

7Introduction to Components of a Building

Shear walls

• Retaining walls

• Types

• Material used

8Introduction to Prefabricated Structures

• Precast Structures

• Prefabricated Structures

• Steel Structure

Projects Overview

Project 1


    Calculate the Concrete Mix Design for M35 grade concrete with fly ash & M50 grade concrete without Fly ash

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    1Who can take your course?

    Our courses can be taken by all students pursuing civil engineering/ budding Civil engineers, so that they can have a clear idea on the materials used for construction, their types, physical and chemical properties, advantages and disadvantages, test to be done at site for checking their strength and quality etc., The most essential qualification is to have a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Master’s degree in construction or Structural Engineering, a diploma in civil engineering.

    2What is included in your course?

    This course includes a vast knowledge that is required for you to make your place in the industry. You will be introduced to the materials used in construction. Their properties, uses, advantages and disadvantages, methodologies to handle them and the tests to check their quality as per IS codal recommendations.

    3What will the student gain from your course?

    The student will gain knowledge on the building materials used for construction. And good knowledge to check the quality of the materials, which is very essential for site engineers.

    4What software skills are you teaching and how well are these tools used in the industry?

    No software is used in this course.

    5What is the real-world application for the tools and techniques will you teach in this course?

    We teach about the testing of concrete at site and lab. Transportation of concrete, their mix design calculation, and the ratio of proportion to be considered as per design requirements.

    6Which companies use these techniques and for what?

    All EPC companies who are in the construction field needs their site engineers to do these tests on all their samples of concrete, aggregate etc.,

    7How is your course going to help me in my path to the MS or Ph.D.?

    Knowing about the construction materials is essential for all civil engineers in any field. It can be done after a certain educational qualification. This is not just like any other course. This provides you knowledge on the properties of these materials. Here we have shared the knowledge relating to site experiences.

    8How is this course going to help me get a job?

    Knowledge in construction materials and the tests performed to check their quality is very essential in the civil engineering field. This knowledge is very essential for all the civil engineers who are willing to establish their career in construction industry and also in various division in it. On taking up this course the student will be able to get a job as site engineer in the construction field.

    9How much time should I spend each day to complete the course?

    A dedicated 2 hours of time is more than enough to understand the concepts, noting the concepts down and performing the challenges.

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