Physical and Chemical properties, classification, standard tests, uses and
manufacture/quarrying of materials e.g. building stones, silicate-based materials, cement (Portland),
Asbestos products, Timber and Wood-based Products, laminates, bituminous materials, paints,
Principles of surveying, working of properties, compass, and bearing, plane table
surveying, theodolite traverse, adjustment of theodolite, leveling and contouring, curvature,
refraction, permanent adjustment of dumpy level, methods of contouring, and uses of a control map,
Origin of the soil phase diagram, definitions of void ratio, porosity, degree of saturation,
water content, the specific gravity of soil grains and unit weights, grain size distribution curves for
different solids and their uses. Atterjerg's limits, ISI soil classification, plasticity chart, coefficient of permeability, effective stress, consolidation of soils. Calculation of shear strength of soils, direct shear test, vane shear test, triaxial test, soil compaction, Lab compaction, Lab compaction test, moisture content and bearing capacity of soils, plate load test, standard penetration test.
Fluid properties, hydrostatics, measurements of flow, Bernoulli's theorem and its
application, flow through pipes, flow in open channels, weirs, flumes, spillways, pumps, and turbines.
Quality of water, source of water supply, purification of water,
distribution of water, the need for sanitation, sewerage system, circular sewers, oval sewer, sewer
appurtenances, surface water drainage, and sewage treatments.
Theory of structures: Elasticity constants, type of beams, determinate and
indeterminate, bending moment, and shear force diagrams of simply supported, cantilever, and overhanging beams. Moment of area and moment of inertia for rect. & circular section, bending moment and shear stress for tee, channel, and compound sections, chimneys, dams, and retaining walls, eccentric loads, slope deflection of simply supported and cantilever beams, critical load and columns, torsion of circular section.
Properties, Advantages, and uses of concrete, cement aggregates quality, water
cement ratio, workability, mix design, storage, batching, mixing, placement, compaction, finishing and curing of concrete, quality control of concrete, hot weather and cold weather concreting, repair and maintenance of concrete structure
flexural strength, shear strength, bond strength, design of single reinforced beans,
lintels, cantilever beams, double reinforced beams, one-way slabs, two-way slabs, isolated footings, and reinforced brick work. T-beams, columns, staircases, retaining walls, water tanks (RCC design questions may be based on both the Limit State method and the Working Stress method).
Steel design and construction of steel columns, beams, roof trusses, and plate girders.