• To familiarize about different construction methodologies and equipments to be used in carrying out a construction project.
• To develop ability of students to carry out the construction projects according to drawings and specifications.


CLO: 1. To describe and explain the knowledge about construction engineering, construction equipment, construction projects, methodologies and related processes.
CLO: 2. To discuss and clarify the concepts of construction engineering principles (codes and standards, Ethics, equipment, etc.) for different situations (splice length, etc.).
CLO: 3. To demonstrate knowledge of construction engineering


  1. Introduction
    • Construction projects
    • Project goals and objectives
    • Project categories
    • Building permits
    • Codes and construction standards
    • Sustainability
    • Construction Ethics (National and International)
  2. Construction Equipment
    • Types of equipment
    • Analysis of capital and operating costs
    • Depreciation and its methods of estimation
    • Investment costs
    • Maintenance and repair costs
    • Productivity and cost effectiveness
  3. Construction Aspects of Engineering Projects and Layout Techniques
    • An overview of construction aspects for different types of engineering projects, e.g., buildings, retaining structures, hydraulic structures and pavements
    • Site selection and orientation of building
    • Leveling and Grading consideration
    • Layout techniques with special reference to buildings
  4. Construction Methodologies
    • Methodologies for excavation in different types of soils and solution of particular problems arising out of specific condition of sub-soil at site e.g. dewatering, shoring and bracing, sheet piling etc
    • In-situ and pre-cast concrete construction of buildings, slab on grade, plain cement concrete floors, planar and non-planar roofing systems.
    • Masonry, doors, windows, floors, building finishes and water proofing
    • Protection of adjacent structures
    • Mechanized construction
    • Design and use of formwork for various building units/ members
    • Methods of concreting vertical and horizontal members, including mechanized placement, ready mix concrete etc
    • Construction joints, mass concreting, plinth beams and plinth protection
    • Planar and non-planar construction aspects related to services
    • Construction of mega structures
  5. Introduction to advanced construction technologies