CE2203 CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES, EQUIPMENT AND PRACTICES Lecture Notes for CIVIL - Third (3rd) Semester
CE2203 construction technique, equipment and practices lecture notes
UNIT I CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY
Cements – Grade of cements - manufacture of cement – concrete chemicals and Applications –
Mix design concept – mix design as per BIS & ACI methods – manufacturing of concrete –
Batching – mixing – transporting – placing – compaction of concrete – curing and finishing.
Testing of fresh and hardened concrete – quality of concrete - Non – destructive testing.
UNIT II CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES
Specifications, details and sequence of activities and construction co-ordination – Site
Clearance – Marking – Earthwork - masonry – stone masonry – Bond in masonry - concrete
hollow block masonry – flooring – damp proof courses – construction joints – movement and
expansion joints – pre cast pavements – Building foundations – basements – temporary shed –
centering and shuttering – slip forms – scaffoldings – de-shuttering forms – Fabrication and
erection of steel trusses – frames – braced domes – laying brick –– weather and water proof –
roof finishes – acoustic and fire protection.
UNIT III SUB STRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION
Techniques of Box jacking – Pipe Jacking -under water construction of diaphragm walls and
basement-Tunneling techniques – Piling techniques - well and caisson - sinking cofferdam -
cable anchoring and grouting-driving diaphragm walls, sheet piles - shoring for deep cutting -
well points -Dewatering and stand by Plant equipment for underground open excavation.
UNIT IV SUPER STRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION
Launching girders, bridge decks, off shore platforms – special forms for shells - techniques for
heavy decks – in-situ pre-stressing in high rise structures, Material handling - erecting light
weight components on tall structures - Support structure for heavy Equipment and conveyors -
Erection of articulated structures, braced domes and space decks.
UNIT V CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
Selection of equipment for earth work - earth moving operations - types of earthwork equipment
- tractors, motor graders, scrapers, front end waders, earth movers – Equipment for foundation
and pile driving. Equipment for compaction, batching and mixing and concreting - Equipment for
material handling and erection of structures - Equipment for dredging, trenching, tunneling,