Civil Engineering

About

The department of Civil Engineering was started in Sree Buddha College of Engineering in the year 2008 with a sanctioned student intake of 60. The department also offers a PG programme in Structural Engineering with a sanctioned student intake of 24 in the year 2013. The department provides quality instruction and teaching to both UG and PG levels and technical advisory support for research and development activities covering the areas of Building Materials and Construction, Surveying, Hydraulics Engineering, Concrete Technology, Civil Engineering Drawing, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering and Environmental Engineering.

Faculty at Civil Engineering believes in open interaction with students who are encouraged to participate in academic, research and extra-curricular activities. The student association of the Department “CASTELLOS” has proved to be a platform for the students to interact with eminent personalities in the field and to take leadership in conducting various programmes.

The department laboratory is equipped with latest facilities for extensive hands-on training to both the undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Industrial Consultancy Cell

The department undertakes consultancy works of which the major clients are KSEB, PWD, Kerala Housing Board, LSGD, Southern Railway, Manhar Constructions, EJ constructions, RAMCO cements, ULTRATECH cements, WAPCOS Pvt. Ltd. The department has a life time membership of The Institution of Engineers, India (Students’ chapter, Civil division).

Industry Institute Interaction Initiative

For fostering advanced research in recent advances in Civil Engineering, the department has entered into an MOU with FRBL, a leading manufacturer of prefabricated housing system, which has a technical tie up with IIT Madras. Our PG and UG students are doing their project work in association with FRBL.

Institute Social Responsibility

As a part of our commitment to society, we have initiated a social support facility to the residents in and around Pattoor to solve their drinking water related issues. Under this initiative an activity, JALASHUDDHI, water quality analysis is conducted on a continued basis to the needy households of residents around the Institution.

 

Vision
To breed professionally competent Civil Engineers for a sustainable society
 
 
Mission
• Provide theoretical, practical and industry knowledge in Civil Engineering
• Encourage students for higher studies, lifelong learning and research
• Motivate students to apply knowledge and expertise for the development of a sustainable society

1. UG IN CIVIL ENGINEERING [B.Tech]

 
PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)
 

The graduates will:

PEO1     : Have the attributes to pursue successful employment in Civil Engineering

PEO2     : Be inspired to perceive latest technologies and opportunities relating to Civil Engineering

PEO3     : Be empowered to devise sustainable solutions to real life problems
 
PROGRAM OUTCOMES (POs)
 

The graduates of the program should be able to:

PO1. Engineering Knowledge:

Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, to the solution of complex problems in Civil Engineering

PO2. Problem Analysis:

Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex Civil Engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.

PO3. Design / Development of Solution: 

Design solutions for complex Civil Engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

PO4. Conduct investigation of complex problems:

Use research based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions, related to Civil Engineering.

PO5. Modern Tool Usage: 

Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction, modeling and analysis to complex Civil Engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

PO6. The Engineering and Society:

Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.

PO7. Environmental and Sustainability:

Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate the knowledge of and need for sustainable development.

PO8. Ethics:

Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

PO9. Individual and Team Work:

Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

PO10. Communication: 

Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO11. Project Management and Finance:

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.

PO12. Life-long Learning: 

Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.
 
PROGRAM SPECIFIC OUTCOMES
 

Civil Engineering graduates will be able to:

PSO1: Design , develop and maintain sustainable solutions for problems in Civil engineering using state of the art technologies and in conformity with ethical standards..

PSO2: Explore newer trends and employment opportunities in civil engineering through methodical exposure to industry and experts
 
 

2. PG in Structural Engineering [M.Tech]

 

 

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) of the Post Graduate degree (M. Tech) in Structural Engineering (SE) program are presented below.

The graduates will:

PEO I. Be competent for the analysis and design of structural systems considering the aspects of safety and sustainability.

PEO II. Be effective innovators and researchers in the field of structural engineering to address societal, economic and engineering challenges.

PEO III.    Imbibe principles of ethics in design with significance of life-long learning and contribution to the society.

 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES (POs)

 The graduates will be able to:

 PO1: Independently carry out research / investigation and development work to solve practical problems

PO2: Write and present a substantial technical report / document

PO3: Demonstrate a degree of mastery over Structural Engineering.

PO4: Arrive at optimal and realistic solutions to the problems in the field of structural engineering considering safety, societal, economical and environmental factors.

PO5: Contribute to the development of scientific knowledge by applying research methodologies in the field of structural engineering

 PO6: Update the technological advances in the structural engineering and engage in life-long learning independently to upgrade knowledge and competence.

 

PROGRAM SPECIFIC OUTCOMES (PSOs)

 

Structural Engineering graduates will be able to:

PSO1: Apply research methodologies to critically analyze complex problems in the field of structural engineering and arrive at technically feasible solutions 

PSO2: Design structural systems considering management principles, ethics, economy and safety.

HOD

 

Dr. Gouri Antherjanam

Dr. Gouri Antherjanam graduated in Civil Engineering from University of Kerala in 1982, continued for her Master’s degree at IIT Madras in Geotechnical Engineering in 1989 and obtained her PhD from the University of Kerala in 2016. She has served as the member of Board of studies, Kerala University for two terms and was a coordinator for B. Tech syllabus revision committee (2008 and 2013 scheme). She has a teaching experience of 35 years and served as Professor and HoD, Civil Engineering in TKM college of Engineering before her retirement. She joined the Sree Buddha Group of Institutions in June 2016 and currently she is the Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, Pattoor. She is a life member of ISTE and Institution of Engineers. She is currently active in the area of Landslides in Western ghats region, Soil structure interaction and Ground improvement Techniques.

 

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FACILITIES

SURVEY LABORATORY

Lab-in-charge: Mr. Pradeep P.    Technical Staff: Ms. Manjula Devi S.

Survey Laboratory houses both conventional and modern equipments for practical surveying. The equipment available are LYNX Measuring Chain – 20m, LYNX Measuring Chain – 30m, LYNX Cross staff, LYNX Ranging rod, LYNX Offset rod, Measuring Tape – 30 m, Arrows, LYNX Prismatic Compass with Aluminium stand, LYNX Plane Table with all accessories, LYNX Dumpy Level with Aluminium Tripod and all standard accessories, LYNX Auto Level with Aluminium Tripod and all standard accessories, LYNX Levelling Staff (4m), LYNX Standard Vernier Theodolite with Aluminium Tripod and all standard accessories, LYNX Planimeter with Box, Total Station (Sokkia CX105), Wooden Mallet, Wooden Peg, Distance meter and Hand held G P S.

CONCRETE LABORATORY

Lab-in-charge: Mr. Ashok Mathew ;    Technical Staff:  Mr. Renjith C.R.

This lab provides facilities for various tests for cement and concrete which includes test for compressive strength, flexural strength, fineness, and mix design of concrete etc. The main equipment includes AIMIL AIL-317E-AN-2 Compression Testing machine (2000 KN), Electrically operated single phase with three load guage of 500 KN, 1000KN, 2000KN, LYNX Sieve Shaker (Gyratory motorized), Test Sieves 20 cm Diameter- 90 microns, LYNX Vicat Needle Apparatus, Le-Chatlier’sMould with 2 glass plate & 1 Lead wt., Le-Chatlier’s Flask, Longitudinal Compresometer with dial gauge, Compaction Apparatus, Vee-Bee Consistometer, LYNX Tile Flexure Strength Testing Machine, LYNX Cylindrical Metal Measures (15 lit), Density Basket, Vibrating Table (500×500 mm), Slump Testing Apparatus, Needle Vibrator, Cylindrical Mould (150 x 300mm), Beam Mould ( 100 x 100 x 500 mm), LYNX Cube Mould (150 x 150 mm) and LYNX Steel Cube mould (70mm).

GEO-TECHNICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY

Lab in charge: Ms. Regi P Mohan       ;  Technical Staff: Mr. Syam Raj S.

The laboratory has facilities for conducting practical classes for undergraduate programmes. The undergraduate students are being encouraged to take up topics in the field of Geotechnical Engineering for their project work by making use of facilities available in the laboratory. Various equipment available in the lab are LYNX Direct Shear Apparatus (motorised), Dial Guage (0.01 X 25mm),Proving Ring (2 KN), Unconfined Compression Test Apparatus, Dial Guage 0.01 X 25mm, Extractor Frame for 38mm diameter sample with mould, Soil Permeability Apparatus, Overhead Tank for soil Permeability, Rammer – 4.89 kg X 450 mm free fall, Rammer – 2.6 kg X 310 mm free fall, LYNX Consolidation Apparatus with Dial Guage, Proctor mould (Gun metal) 1000cc, Rammer – 2.6 kg X 310 mm free fall, Test Sieves 20cm diameter in Brass frame 4.75,2.36,1.18,2,1,600 microns,425 microns,300 microns,150 microns and 75 microns, LYNX Liquid Limit Test Apparatus with counter, LYNX Shrinkage Limit Apparatus, Soil Hydrometer and High speed stirrer, Core Cutter, Pycnometer, LYNX Sand Pouring Cylinder (Large) and measuring Cylinder – 1000 ml, 500 ml, 250 ml, 100 ml.

STRENGTH OF MATERIALS LAB 

Lab in charge: Ms. Indhu V.S.  ;       Technical Staff: Mr. Syam Raj S.

The objective of the strength of materials lab is to demonstrate the basic principles in the area of strength and mechanics of materials and structural analysis to the undergraduate students through a series of experiments. In this lab, the experiments are performed to measure the properties of the materials such as impact strength, tensile strength, compressive strength, hardness, ductility etc. The equipment available are Impact Testing machine Krystal Elmec-Model KI300, Rockwell Hardness Testing Machine- Krystal Elmec, Brinell Hardness Testing Machine, Fly wheel, Compound Pendulum, Torsion of wires, Universal Testing Machine, -Model-UTK 100 – Make Krystal Elmec, Torsion Testing Machine – Model – 77K 50 – Make Krystal Elmec, Stop Watch and dial Gauge with Magnetic Stand.

TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING LABORATORY

Lab in charge: Ms. Aswathy Lal  ;    Technical Staff: Mr. Syam Raj S.

The Transportation Engineering Laboratory is equipped with facilities for testing of Aggregates, Bitumen and Soil. The Laboratory is fully equipped for conduct of regular experiments at UG level and consultancy works. Various equipment available in the lab are Abrasion Testing Machine, Ring and Ball Apparatus (motorised), Standard Penetrometer, Ductility Testing Machine, Crushing Value Test Apparatus, Test Sieves 30cm Dia, Thickness Gauge, Length Gauge, Density Basket, CBR Test Apparatus, Impact Value With Counter and Compression Testing Machine.

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING LAB

Lab in charge: Ms. Jency James;      Technical Staff: Ms. Manjula Devi S.

The environmental lab serves to acquaint students with the details of water and wastewater analysis for water and wastewater treatment. The lab is well equipped with Flame Photometer, UV- Visible Spectrophotometer (Double beam), BOD Incubator, Laminar Air flow cabinet (Vertical), Auto Clave (Vertical) and COD Digestion Apparatus.

ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL LAB

Lab in charge: Ms. Namitha Chandran;      Technical Staff: Ms.Sindhu O.

This lab deals with the study of various distinctive features and tools used in AutoCAD in civil engineering drafting. Advanced Design and analysis softwares used are STAAD-PRO V8i, STAAD-PRO FOUNDATION, RESIST, AUTO CADD 2014, TOTAL STATION and MS PROJECT 2013.

CIVIL ENGINEERING WORKSHOP

Lab in charge: Mr. Unnikrishnan S.;    Technical Staff: Ms. Manjula Devi S.

This lab is intended to conduct the practical sessions of the first year B-tech students. Training sessions like Setting out of building, Area and Volume calculation of building and building components, making of brick bonds and basics surveying using levelling instruments are conducted by using this lab facility. The items present in this lab are Micrometer(0.25mm), Aluminium Spirit Level, Hacksaw Frame, TAPARIA Pipe Wrench 14″, TAPARIA Screw Spanner 12″, Plumb Bob, Plier 8″, Vernier Calipers (0-25mm), Pipe vice 2″, Tape 15 m, Tape 5m, Try Square 10″, Screw Driver, Scale 1m(Steel), M.S.I Beam 4″, M.S. Angle 50 x 6, M.S. Channel 3″, Aluminium Rectangular Box Channel, Wash Basin, Europian Water Closet and Flush Tank.

STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS LABORATORY (PG)

Lab in charge: Ms. Ritzy R.     Technical Staff: Mr. Renjith C.R.

Structural dynamics lab has testing facility for vibration testing and data analysis. Various lab equipments include Horizontal Shake Table with Electronic Cam ( Harmonic Base Motor), Vertical Shake Table, Experimental Models Shake Table Instrumentation (Accelero Meters, Data Acquistion System and Vibration Analyser Software).

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY (PG)

Lab in charge: Indhu V.S        Technical Staff: Syam Raj. S