Civil Engineering

The department with its vibrant and dynamic faculty under the strong leadership of Dr. E. K.Bhass

, HOD of Civil Engineering department serves as one of the pioneering departments of the college .
The department offers the following academic courses:  
    B.Tech in Civil Engineering     
    M.Tech in Civil (Structural Engineering)
The department provides quality instruction and teaching at both UG and PG levels and technical advisory support for research and development activities covering broad areas of:
Building materials and construction 
Surveying 
Fluid mechanics   
Concrete Technology  
Structural Engineering
Transportation Engineering  
Water Resources Engineering 
Innovative Practises   
Micro Lesson Plan (MLP)  
Peer Teaching peer Mechanism 
Gate coaching                                 
IES , IAS Support.

Vision:
To breed ethically strong technocrats for a sustainable society
Mission:
To offer competent, research oriented, quality education and empower ethical values to serve the society

Dr. E. K. Bhass

                                     

                               
Dr. E. K. Bhass received his B.S.C degree in Physics from the Maharaja's college, Ernakulam and B-Tech, M-Tech and PhD from IIT, Madras. He has over 30 years of teaching and research experience and about 10 years of experience in Industry.He started as a trainee engineer at Military Engineer Service, Cochin in 1966. From 1968 to 1995 he was associated with TKM college of Engineering, Kollam, where he has served as Lecturer, Asst. Professor to Professor and HOD in Civil Engineering and Computer Applications. He served as Principal and Dean of RVS College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul from 2004 to 2006. He served as Convener at Committee for Accreditation of computer training institute, as student counselor of Computer Society of India and as a chairman at Institution Of Engineers (India).During 1995 to 2000, he served as General Manager of Sea View Support Systems, Technopark, Trivandrum.Over these years he has undertaken many research and development projects at various institutes like IIT, Madras, projects funded by Department of Environment sponsored by Government of Kerala and at TKM College of Engineering, Kollam.He has developed many software packages for AIEEE,TKM college and to Ayurvedic System Diagnosis. During 1969 to 1991 he has undergone many courses and training programmes at IIT,Madras, IISC, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam and TTTI, Bhopal. In 1983 and 1986 he undergone a training in "Administration of Mini Computer System and Unix" at PSI data Systems-Bangalore and Wipro Infotech Limited, Bangalore.He has published many technical reports, papers and thesis on subjects like Hydrodynamics, Hydel projects in Kerala, Multipoint pressure measurement systems etc. He is the author of "Lecture Notes on PC Software-A Reference book for PC users and Software for self scoring in competitive  exams". He is also associated with Institution of Engineers(India), Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE),Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers(IEEE),IAHR (Delft, Netherlands),Computer Society of India(CSI) and British Library(Trivandrum).                                       .   

Sl. No. Name Qualification Designation Specialization Image
1 Dr. E.K Bhass Ph.D HOD Hydraulic Engineering
2 Dr. E Vasudevan Nampoothiri Ph.D Professor Transportation Engg.
3 Mr. Anup Joy M Tech Asst. Professor Structural Engineering
4 Mr. Ashok Mathew M.Tech Asst.Professor Structural Engineering
5 Mr. Unnikrishnan S M.Tech Asst.Professor Construction Management
6 Ms.Shobha Elizabeth Thomas M.Tech Asst.Professor Structural Engineering
7 Mr.Pradeep P. M.Tech Asst.Professor Habitat Technology
8 Mr. Renjith R. M.Tech Asst.Professor Computer Aided Structural Engineering
9 Ms.Sreelakshmi S. M.Tech Asst.Professor Transportation Engineering
10 Mr. Amal Raj M.Tech Asst.Professor Transportation Engineering
11 Ms. Cinaya Tony M.Tech Asst.Professor Hydraulics Engineering
12 Ms. Ritzy R. M.Tech Asst.Professor Structural Engineering
13 Ms. Jency James M.Tech Asst. Prof. Environmental Engineering
14 Ms. Meera G Mohan M.Tech Asst. Prof. Hydraulics Engineering
15 Ms. Beena S M.Tech Assistant Professor Civil Engineering
16 Ms. Namitha Chandran M.Tech Assistant Professor Structural Engineering
17 Ms. Regi P. Mohan M.Tech Assistant Professor Environmental Geotechnology

ACTIVITIES OF DEPT. OF CIVIL ENGINEERING UNDER CASTELLOS

2009-2010

INAUGURATION OF THE ASSOCIATION

The association of civil engineers of SBCE 'CASTELLOS' marked its beginning with its inauguration on 17th march 2010. The inaugural function began at 10:30am.The meeting was presided over by Dr Somi Sebastian, Principal of SBCE. Prof B Vijaykumar, head of civil engineering department and the president of the association welcomed the guests. The association was inaugurated by Prof U C Ahmedkutty, vice principal,MES institute of technology, Chathanoor by lighting the lamp, followed by releasing name and logo of the association. In his inaugural address, he urged the association to conduct more technical sessions and become an active association.  Prof Thomas M Varghese[Dean,R&D,SBCE],Prof Kurien Varghese[HoD, Department of electrical &electronics] and Amal Raj [student representative] felicitated the association. Rino K John [vice president] conveyed the vote of thanks

SEMINAR ON EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT DESIGN

Prof U C Ahmedkutty handled a session on the earthquake resistant design on 17th march 2010.The earthquake engineering concepts have been applied to numerous major projects in high seismic regions in the country. Extensive damage during several moderate earthquakes in recent years indicates that despite such early gains, earthquake risk in the country has been increasing alarmingly. Most buildings even in high seismic regions of the country continue to be built without appropriate earthquake resistant features. In a developing country such as India, basic poverty issues like food, shelter, health, and education remain the highest priority and natural disaster mitigation does not get the priority that it should. Amongst the major challenges ahead is to sensitize the policy makers, the politicians and the administrators to the issues of earthquake safety. With five damaging earthquakes in the last eleven years, this is the right time to initiate a sustained and proactive effort in this direction. Finally he didn't forget to say "Earthquakes never kill man but, Buildings do"

2010 - 2011

INCANTARE

CASTELLOS, the civil engineering association of SBCE has conducted a seminar on Highway Development – INCANTARE  on 16 July 2010. The seminar was inaugurated by Er. T. K. Jayakumar, Asst. Executive Engineer, PWD Roads, Attingal. A technical session on Realignment of Highways was then taken by Arya R Nair, Asst Professor Department  of civil engineering.

The seminar gave an insight to various aspects of highway development, its needs and other important considerations.

VASTHUSASTHRA

A technical session on “Vasthusasthra” was conducted on 29 September, 2010 by CASTELLOS, the civil engineering association. The sessions were handled by Er. Biju M.S, the project engineer Vasthuvidhya Gurukulam, Aranmula and Ar. P B Sajan, Joint Director COSTFORD. The two sessions was about the importance of traditional architecture, the Vasthusasthra in our day to day life and the technology involved in it. The session was followed by a debate competition of the students of SBCE. The winners were awarded with cash prize by Lekshmi S Chandran, Asst. Professor, Department of Civil Engineering. 

2011-2012

VOICE 2K11 & Talk on Mullaperiyar

The inaugural ceremony of the activities of CASTELLOS (Association of Civil Engineering Students of SBCE), VOICE 2K11 for the year 2011 – 2012, was conducted on 20 December 2011 at Asoka auditorium. Sri. James Wilson, Asst. Executive Engineer (Civil) & Member of the Mullaperiyar Special cell, Government of Kerala (Associated with Mullaperiyar case since 2006), was the guest of the day.

Sri. James Wilson, Asst. Executive Engineer (Civil) & Member of the Mullaperiyar Special cell gave a talk on Mullaperiyar on the same day. He discussed the current position on Mullaperiyar dam and possible solutions. The leakage problems and locations, with causes are discussed.

2012 – 2013

BODDHAM 2012

A National seminar on sustainable development, Rehabilitation and Modern Construction materials & methods was conducted by CASTELLOS on 6th and 7th July 2012

Sustainable Development aims to meet human needs, while preserving the environment. The needs of the society can be met not only for the present generation, but also for the future.

Rehabilitation aims at improving the quality and purpose of the structures that have been deteriorated during its lifespan due to the change in loading pattern, earthquakes etc. This seminar focuses on new methodologies and techniques available in the current scenario. India is witnessing construction of very interesting projects in all sectors of infrastructure. The functional demands of structures include the use of Modern Construction Materials. This seminar aims at highlighting some of the recent advances in construction materials.

The Seminar brought together distinguished experts with varying perspectives from academia and industry to explore the recent advances. This was a unique opportunity to understand the current approaches sustainable development, rehabilitation, construction materials, methods and to discuss how these developments help the future innovations.

The seminar was inaugurated by Mr. K K Sadasivan Treasurer, Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Pattoor.  Principal, Dr. Somi Sebastian presided over the function.  Dr. E.K. Bhass, Dean(PG) & HoD_Civil Dept.  welcomed the gathering and Prof John Mathew HoD, Mathematics Dept felicitated.  The student representative Ms Maggi Thomas proposed vote of thanks.  The inaugural session was followed by technical presentations by many eminent speakers from different sectors as given below:

First Day:

First Session was handled by Dr. C Ganapathy, Rtd Professor, IITM.

 Second Session was handled by Dr. N. Ganesan, Professor, NIT Caslicut.

Third Session was handled by Dr. Eugene N Pandala, Consultant Architect.

Second Day:

First Session was handled by Sri. Jacob Easow, Sr. Town Planner.

Second Session was handled by Dr. P K Aravindan, Rtd Professor, IITM.

Third Session was handled by Dr. D. Sunilkumar, Professor, TKM Kollam.

The seminar was concluded on 7th July 2012 with a Valedictory Function.

Altogether the seminar was very informative and innovative.

REPORT ON INAUGURATION OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2013-14 
The Association activities of Civil Engineers of SBCE, 'CASTELLOS' for the year 2013 was inaugurated by Dr. Reji. G. Nair, MD, CONSUMER FED, Govt. of Kerala on 26 July 2013. The programme started at 11 a.m. by the welcome address of Ms. Devika Das, Secretary, CASTELLOS. The presidential address was delivered by Dr. Somi Sebastian, Principal, SBCE. Prof. V Prasad, Secretary, SBCE, Sri. K. K. Sivadasn, Treasurer, SBCE, felicitated the session. Mr. Basho Vikram delivered vote of thanks. A quiz competition was conducted in the afternoon session and prizes were given for the winners.The programme concluded with cultural events. MIX DESIGN COMPETITION CASTELLOS, the department Association of Civil Engineers of SBCE conducted a mix design competition in association with Ultratech Cement on 11 January 2013. Mr. M A Joseph, Regional Manager, Ultratech was the Chief Guest. Many student groups from SBCE participated and prizes were given for the winners.
INVITED TALK ON BRIDGE ENGINEERING & BRIDGE SITE VISIT
 Dr.Cini Ambika, Assistant Executive Engineer, Kerala PWD delivered a talk on advanced research in Bridge Engineering on 27 March 2013. She discussed various new methods of construction on bridges. The design and construction of the newly constructed bridge at Ayiramthengu was also discussed. A site visit to Ayiramthengu was also conducted as a part of the talk.
ELIXIR
The association of Civil Engineers of SBCE, ‘CASTELLOS’ conducted “ELIXIR,2014” on 31st January 2014.The programme started at 9.00 A.M with welcome address by Mr. Basho Vikram, S8 Civil Engineering. The presidential address was by Dr. E.K.Bhass, DEAN,  HoD Civil Engineering Department.             Technical seminar was delivered by Dr.S.K.Pramada, Asst. Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Calicut on “Ground Water Modelling”.Felicitation function for toppers in University Exams was conducted. Mementos were awarded for the toppers from each semester.             Post lunch session comprised of seminar on “Virtual Walk-Through, World Class Institutes” by Ms. Rojimol.J, Asst. Professor, Civil Engineering Department and cultural events conducted by students of Civil Engineering Department. The programme was conducted by Ms.Devika R Das, S8 Civil Engineering with vote of thanks by 4.00 PM.
                                                        ANNUAL REPORT OF ACTIVITIES OF
                                            CIVIL ENGINEERING ASSOCIATION - CASTELLOS
                                     SREE BUDDHA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY,
                                                                            PATTOOR 
                                                FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015

                Presented by Staff-in – charge During the Civil Engineering Association Inauguration on 03-09-2015 

 It is a proud moment and very auspicious occasion for the Department of Civil Engineering that, one of the most eminent personality and famous Architect Mr. Sajan P B, Joint Director, Cost Ford is with us in the inaugural function of Civil Engineering Association - CASTELLOS. We are extremely happy that we are honoured with the presence of our Principal Dr. S Suresh Babu and our HOD Dr. E K Bhass. With all your permission may I present the Annual Report of Civil Engineering Association CASTELLOS in the presence of the distinguished guests and audience.
The Association activities of ‘CASTELLOS’ for the academic year 2014-2015 was inaugurated by Mr. C. P. Dinesh , Managing Director, FRBL, on 28th August 2014. As a part of this programme Sri. Sajo K. Francis, Chief Operations FRBL, presented a seminar on “Glass Fibre Reinforced Gypsum based construction”. The program was followed by a “TECH HOUR” during which selected seminars of B Tech students were presented. Dr. Somi Sebastian, Principal, SBCE, Sri. K. K. Sivadasan, Treasurer, SBCE and Dr. E. K. Bhass, HOD, Department of Civil Engineering addressed the audience.
 Indian Concrete Institute (ICI) student’s chapter was inaugurated in Sree Buddha College of Engineering in association with Indian Concrete Institute and Civil Engineering association CASTELLOS on 29th August 2014. Sri. Shelly S Fernandez, Chairman, ICI Cochin centre inaugurated the function and presented a talk on “The challenges and innovative practices in Concrete technology”. Dr. Somi Sebastian, Principal, SBCE, and Dr. E. K. Bhass, HOD, Dept. of Civil Engineering, also addressed the audience.
The Civil Engineering students must be aware about the environmental problems that we are facing nowadays and have to find some solutions. So, a one day national workshop on “Green Retrofitting towards climate change and disaster risk reduction” was conducted by CASTELLOS on 24th January 2015 at SBCE. Seminars were taken by Dr. Kesav Mohan, Director, Institute of Land and Disaster Management (ILDM), Mr. Amal Raj, Assistant Professor at ILDM and Mr. Vinod from Habitat Group. The seminars were based on Climate change, Disaster risk reduction and Green Retrofitting.
 CASTELLOS conducted a workshop on mix design in association with Ultratech Cement Private Limited on 28th March 2015. The Chief Guest was Mr. M A Joseph, Regional Manager of Ultratech. Many student groups from SBCE participated in a cube strength competition which was held in association with Ultratech and the winners were awarded with prizes.
 For achieving a good carrier, students not only require classes from their lecturers, but also guidance from their seniors is required. Taking this into account the PG Scholars of SBCE organized a workshop on “Non-destructive testing methods” and conducted a seminar on “Forensic Engineering” for seventh semester Civil Engineering students on 16th July 2015. It was a great success because during the workshop, the testing methods were shown practically in the Structural Engineering laboratory for getting more knowledge.
 With proper funding by our management rain water harvesting and drip irrigation systems were implemented in the Department of Civil Engineering on 9th March 2015. Rain water Harvesting and drip irrigation is familiar with Civil Engineering students, and by implementing both systems the students will be able to understand it visually.             Determining water quality is an important factor in day to day life of common people for preventing diseases. So CASTELLOS organized a program “Jalashudhi” which includes testing of drinking water from nearby villages of SBCE and providing reports of the tested samples to the villagers. If any problem is found in the quality of water samples, the remedial measures were suggested by the concerned authority. The relation between our college and villagers is strengthened by Jalashudhi Program.
 An Industrial consultancy centre which works for a social welfare by helping in the testing of construction at affordable rates is formed in our college by CASTELLOS. It is running smoothly now also.             Here by I am concluding the annual report of CASTELLOS for the academic year 2014-2015. Finally, let me express my sincere gratitude to the Management, Principal, Other Heads of the departments, H.O.D. Civil Engineering, Staff and all my dear students for your cooperation extended to the association activities.
 Thank you. 
  03rd September 2015                                                                                                    
  Ms. Cinaya Tony                                                                                Dr. E K Bhass 
 Asst. Prof, Dept. of Civil Engineering                                                  Head of the Department &Staff coordinator,  CASTELLOS                                                                                                  SBCE

INAUGURAL FUNCTION OF CASTELLOS 2015 
The activities of Civil Engineering association (CASTELLOS) for the academic year 2015-2016 were inaugurated on 03.09.15. The Function was presided by Dr. E K Bhass, HoD CE. He delivered the welcome and presidential address. Principal Dr. S. Suresh Babu delivered principal’s address. Arch. Sajan P B, Joint Director, COSTFORD delivered inaugural address and officially inaugurated the association by lighting the lamp. Ms. Cinaya Tony presented the annual report for the year 2014-2015. Mr. Johnson M E, delivered vote of thanks.
Seminar on Alternate Building Materials  
A talk on Alternate Building Materials was delivered by Arch. Sajan P B, Joint Director, COSTFORD on 03.09.15. He stressed upon the importance of Sustainable Development, impact of construction on environment, pollution etc. The session was highly motivating and informative. 
Seminar on GFRG wall panel 
 A presentation on GFRG wall panel was taken by Ms. Geethu S, PG Scholar, Structural Engineering on 03.09.15. She prepared the session giving importance to construction based on GFRG panels, its importance and sustainable development in future.
Talent Hunt
A Talent Hunt programme was organized on 03.09.15 Afternoon session. This programme was aimed at giving a platform for the students to showcase their potential in extracurricular activities. The students with good potential is identified 
Seminar on concrete technology 
 A seminar on “Concrete Technology” was delivered by Mr. Renjith and Mr. Praveen from Ultra Tech. Cement Private Limited on 15.09.15. He stressed upon the importance of concrete in Civil Engineering and wide range of its application. The session was highly informative.will be motivated to attend future competitions and programmes
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CASTELLOS – ENGINEER’S DAY CELEBRATION  
 CASTELLOS - Civil Engineering association of the department of Sree Buddha College of Engineering celebrated Engineers day 2015 on 15/09/2015 at SBCE campus. Mr. Sadasivan, Treasurer SBCE inaugurated the programme by planting a tree in front of Civil Engineering block. Dr. E K Bhass, HoD (civil), addressed the students about environmental significance of sustainable development. Students from semester 1, 3, 5 and 7 participated in the programme by planting trees and flowering plants in front of civil engineering department and on the sides of PG laboratory building creating two small gardens in the premises. The active participation of civil engineering faculty members motivated the students.


The department is located in newly built multi-storied building which houses all the laboratories, class rooms and other infrastructure.

Major Laboratory facilities include

  • Survey laboratory

  • Strength of materials laboratory

  • Concrete Lab

  • Transportation Engineering Lab

  • Geotechnical Engineering Lab

  • Environmental Engineering Lab

  • CAD Lab


Lecture on “Solid Waste Management” on March 14, 2016

 A Seminar on “Solid Waste Management" was conducted by Department of Civil Engineering on March 14, 2016 in association with Innovation Experience, Trivandrum in the conference hall (Library Block). A lecture on Innovative methods in solid waste management was taken by Shri. Shyam Kumar, Director, Innovation Experience. The lecture also covered the various aspects of Design Engineering. The session was attended by the students of Second, Sixth & Eigth semesters of Civil Engineering and was presided over by Dr. E.K. Bhass (HoD, Department of Civil Engineering) & Shri. K.K. Sivadas (Treasurer, SBCE).

Mix design workshop in collaboration with UltraTech Cements Private Limited

Mix design workshop in collaboration with UltraTech Cements Private Limited

One day National Workshop on Green Retrofitting

One day National Workshop on Green Retrofitting towards climate change diasster risk reduction

Workshop on Non-destructive testing (NDT) methods

Workshop on Non-destructive testing (NDT) methods

WORKSHOP ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

A workshop on Sustainable Development was conducted under the Civil Engineering Association, Castellos of Sree Buddha College of Engineering Pattoor on 2nd October 2015, Gandhi Jayanthi. The workshop was led by Dr. E.K. Bhass, HOD of Civil Engineering Department and programme organisor’s Miss Meera.G.Mohan and Miss Jency James, Assistant Professors of Civil Engineering department. 

Vertical gardening was the area of focus for this workshop keeping in mind the idea of reduction of waste plastic bottles, soilless cultivation, unattended watering, growing more food in less space and reduce, reuse and recycle concept. The workshop was organized for the first years as a part of mini project for the subject “Introduction to Sustainable Engineering” to create awareness and social responsibility among the youngsters. Materials used are: ·         Waste plastic bottles – 1 litre / 2 litres Cocopeat with organic manure ·  Vep mixture (vepinpinnake) ·  Pseudomonos (antifungal organic manure) The grow medium for the plant was prepared by mixing cocopeat with organic manure, bone meal, vep mixture (vepinpinnake) and pseudomonos (antifungal organic manure) in right proportions.
 Two one litre/ two litre waste plastic bottles are taken. The caps are tightly sealed for both the bottles and the bottom part of one of the bottles is sliced off using an axe saw. Perforations are made near the cap area of the second bottle and it is inserted through the cut off portion of the first bottle in such a manner that the cap of the second bottle comes inside the first bottle. Plastic threads are inserted connecting both the bottles for hanging purpose.
This arrangement is made so that the upper bottle is where the grow medium is filled and the plant is actually planted whereas the lower bottle acts as a water reservoir which gives necessary moisture to the grow medium by capillary action.

Comparative study of normal concrete column and modified Reactive powder concrete column
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Comparative study of normal concrete column and modified Reactive powder concrete column

Cube strength competition in association with UltraTech Cement (P)Ltd
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Cube strength competition  in association with UltraTech Cement (P)Ltd

Experimental Investigation on the strength parameters of GFRG
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Experimental Investigation on the strength parameters of Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum  (GFRG) panels filled with light weight concrete 

Industrial Consultancy Centre (ICI)
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Industrial Consultancy Centre (ICI) 

Intregrated Resource Management
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Intregrated Resource Management

Jalashudhi- Testing of drinking water from nearby villages
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Jalashudhi- Testing of drinking water from nearby villages

Partial replacament of concrete below NA using inert materials
Projects Undertaken

Partial replacament of concrete below NA using inert materials

Rain water harvesting & Drip irrigation
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Rain water harvesting & Drip irrigation 

Seminar on Forenscic Engineering
Seminar on Forenscic Engineering

Seminar on Forenscic Engineering

Study of concrete by replacing fine aggregate by ETP sludge of TiO2
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Study of concrete by replacing fine aggregate by ETP sludge of TiO2

Study on Properties of Self-Compacting concrete
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Study on Properties of Self-Compacting concrete

Study on replacement of Corase aggregate by E-waste in concrete
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Study on replacement of Corase aggregate by E-waste in concrete