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Kerala Technological university KTU First year B.tech Syllabus for BE101-01 INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL ENGINEERING is given By 

Course No. :  BE101-01



L-T-P-Credits:  2-1-0-3

Year of Introduction: 2015

Course Objectives:

1.    To provide the students an overview of the profession of Civil Engineering.
2.    To give the students an illustration of the use and properties of various building materials and explain the building construction aspects.


Civil Engineering as a profession; General introduction to history of Civil Engineering; types and classification of buildings; setting out of a building;   Building materials - Stones, Bricks, Tiles, Cement, Aggregate, Cement mortar,  Timber, Steel;  Building Construction - Stone Masonry, Brick Masonry, Floors and flooring, Roofs and roof coverings. 

Expected outcome:  

1.    Students will be able to explain the importance of Civil Engineering in the infrastructural development of the society.
2.    They will be able to illustrate the types, uses and properties of various building materials.
3.    Students will be able to explain the method of construction of different components of a building.

Text Book:

1.    Satheesh Gopi, Basic Civil Engineering, Pearson Publishers
2.    Ketki Rangwala Dalal, 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, Person India Education Services
6.    W. F. Chen and J. Y. Richard Liew (Eds.), The Civil Engineering Handbook, Second Edition, CRC Press (Taylor and Francis)

Module 1 Contents

General   introduction   to   Civil   Engineering   –   History   of   Civil Engineering   -   Relevance   of   Civil   Engineering   in   the   overall infrastructural development of the country.Types and  classification of structures – buildings, towers, chimneys,
bridges,  dams,  retaining  walls,  water  tanks,  silos,  roads,  railways, runways and pipelines (Brief description only) Definition and types of buildings as per National Building Code of India (brief description only). Selection of site – Components of a building and their functions –Setting out of a building.

Module 2 Contents

Stones: Classification of stones – Qualities of good building stones – Quarrying – Dressing –  Tests – Specifications – Uses of common building stones. Bricks: Composition of good brick earth – Classification – Qualities of good bricks – Field and laboratory tests – Specifications. Tiles:   Classification   –   Manufacture   –   Properties   –   Tests   – Specifications

Module 3 Contents

Cement:  Basic  Ingredients  –  Manufacturing  process  –  Grades  –Properties – Tests – Specifications. Aggregates: Fine and coarse aggregate – Properties – Uses – Tests.Cement Mortar: Types and preparation.

  Module 4 Contents

Stone Masonry: Types – Details of Ashlar, Random Rubble, Coarse Rubble and Dry Rubble Masonry. Brick Masonry: Types – Bond – Introduction to all types of bonds – English bond in detail (1, 1½ and 2 brick walls) – Comparison of stone and brick masonry.

Module 5 Contents 

Timber: Properties – Uses – Classification – Seasoning – Defects –Preservation – Tests; Hard board and Particle board – Manufacture and useSteel: Structural steel and steel as reinforcement – Types – Properties– Uses – Market forms.

Module 6 Contents 

Floors and Flooring materials: Different types and selection of floors and floor coverings. Roofs and roof coverings: Different types of roofs – Suitability – Types and selection of roofing materials.

Hence the B.tech Syllabus for KTU .


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  1. pls avail the civil ebook as fast as possible

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  2. pwolikk freekey,



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