Building Materials Lab

  1. To identify the stones used in building works by visual examination
  2. To determine the crushing strength of bricks
  3. To determine the water absorption of bricks and efflorescence of bricks
  4. To identify various types of timbers such as: Teak, Sal, Chir, Sissoo, Deodar, Kail & Hollock by visual examination only
  5. To determine fineness (by sieve analysis) of cement
  6. To conduct field test of cement.
  7. To determine normal consistency of cement
  8. To determine initial and final setting times of cement
  9. To determine soundness of cement
  10. To determine compressive strength of cement
  11. The students should submit a report work on the construction materials, covering water proofing material, cements, steel, paints and timber products available in the local market. They will also show the competitive study based upon the cost, brand name, sizes available in the local market.

Surveying- I

Chain surveying:

Ranging a line

Chaining a line and recording in the field book

Taking offsets – perpendicular and oblique (with a tape only)

Setting out right angle with a tape

Chaining of a line involving reciprocal ranging

Chaining a line involving obstacles to ranging

Chain Survey of a small area.

 Compass Surveying:

Study of prismatic compass

Setting the compass and taking observations

Measuring angles between the lines meeting at a point


Study of dumpy level and levelling staff

Temporary adjustments of various levels

Taking staff readings on different stations from the single setting and finding differences of level between them

To find out difference of level between two distant points by shifting the instrument

Longitudinal and cross sectioning of a road/railway/canal

Setting a gradient by dumpy and auto-level

   Plane Table Surveying:

Study of the plane table survey equipment

Setting the plane table

Marking the North direction

Plotting a few points by radiation method

Orientation by

Trough compass

Back sighting

Plotting few points by intersection, radiation and resection method

Concrete Technology Lab

  1. To determine flakiness and elongation index of coarse aggregates
  2. To determine silt in fine aggregate
  3. Determination of specific gravity and water absorption of aggregates
  4. Determination of bulk density and voids of aggregates
  5. To determine surface moisture in fine aggregate by displacement method
  6. Determination of particle size distribution of fine, coarse and all in aggregate by sieve analysis (grading of aggregate)
  7. To determine necessary adjustment for bulking of fine aggregate
  8. To determine workability by slump test:
  9. To verify the effect of water, fine aggregate/coarse aggregate ratio and aggregate/Cement ratio on slump
  10. Compaction factor test for workability
  11. Non destructive test on concrete by Rebound Hammer Test
  12. Tests for compressive strength of concrete cubes for different grades of concrete