Civil Engineering

Lab Name

Lab Name

Surveying Laboratory:

In the Surveying Laboratory, students engage in a comprehensive range of practical exercises to hone their land measurement skills. They learn to measure distances between survey stations using chains, tapes, and ranging rods, especially when stations are within sight. Reciprocal ranging techniques are practised to determine distances accurately. Additionally, students calculate open field areas using chain and cross-staff surveys. Practical sessions involve measuring fore bearings, back bearings, and correcting survey lines with Prismatic Compass in both open and closed traverses, adjusting for local attraction.

Moreover, students undertake survey projects involving closed traverses around buildings using chains and compasses, plotting the traverse data on large-scale drawing sheets. They also perform levelling exercises with dumpy or Auto levels, determining Reduced Levels by various methods and conducting fly levelling with double checks. Finally, students undertake a survey project to plot contour maps using block contouring methods for specified areas, applying a grid for accurate mapping. These hands-on activities equip students with practical surveying skills crucial for careers in civil engineering and related fields.

Building Construction Lab

The Building Construction Laboratory serves as a practical learning space where students delve into the fundamentals of construction techniques and materials. Here, they engage in hands-on activities focused on understanding the principles of building construction. This involves exploring various building materials, their properties, and applications through experiments and demonstrations. Students gain experience in tasks such as mixing concrete, testing materials for strength, studying structural components, and analyzing construction methods. The lab facilitates learning about safety measures, building codes, and regulations while providing a platform for students to apply theoretical knowledge to practical scenarios. Overall, it equips students with essential skills and insights into the practical aspects of constructing safe and durable structures, preparing them for careers in the construction industry and civil engineering.

Web Technology lab

In the Web Technology lab, students delve into the practical aspects of designing, developing, and implementing web-based applications and technologies. They explore various programming languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and frameworks like Bootstrap or jQuery to create interactive and visually appealing web interfaces. Hands-on exercises involve constructing web pages, designing layouts, incorporating multimedia elements, and implementing responsive designs to ensure compatibility across different devices. Students also delve into server-side scripting languages like PHP, databases such as MySQL, and server configurations, gaining insights into dynamic web content creation and management. The lab focuses on practical skills, enabling students to build websites, understand web architecture, troubleshoot issues, and develop a fundamental understanding of modern web technologies crucial for careers in web development and related fields.

Geotechnical lab

In the Geotechnical Laboratory, students delve into the properties and behaviour of soil and rock materials, gaining hands-on experience in testing and analysis. Activities involve soil sample collection and preparation, followed by experiments to determine parameters such as grain size distribution, moisture content, density, and compaction characteristics. Triaxial and direct shear tests assess soil strength and deformation properties, crucial for understanding stability in construction projects. Students also explore permeability and consolidation tests to comprehend how water interacts with soils. This lab fosters skills in interpreting and analyzing soil behaviors, vital for geotechnical engineering, foundation design, and infrastructure development.

Hydraulics Lab

In the Hydraulics Laboratory, students delve into the principles and applications of fluid mechanics within civil and environmental engineering. They engage in hands-on experiments focusing on the behaviour of water and other fluids in various hydraulic systems. These experiments often include studying flow characteristics, pressure distribution, pipe networks, open-channel flow, and hydraulic machinery. Utilizing specialized equipment such as flow meters, pumps, and hydraulic benches, students conduct tests to analyze forces exerted by fluids, measure flow rates, study hydraulic structures, and explore topics like Bernoulli’s principle and fluid dynamics. The lab work involves data collection, analysis using software tools, and interpreting results to understand real-world hydraulic phenomena, preparing students for careers in water resource management, environmental engineering, and hydraulic infrastructure design.

CAD Lab

In the CAD (Computer-Aided Design) Lab, students delve into the world of digital drafting and design. They utilize specialized software like AutoCAD, Fusion360, 3Ds Max, Revit or similar tools to create detailed two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) models. The lab sessions cover fundamental concepts of CAD software, including interface navigation, drawing commands, object manipulation, and precision drafting techniques. Students learn to design architectural layouts, mechanical components, electrical circuits, and more, translating conceptual ideas into visual representations. Practical exercises involve creating blueprints, schematics, and prototypes, and honing skills in problem-solving and critical thinking. Collaborative projects encourage teamwork, allowing students to apply their creativity and technical proficiency to construct complex designs, preparing them for careers in engineering, architecture, product design, and manufacturing industries.

Estimation & Costing Lab

In the Estimation & Costing Lab, students gain practical insight into the processes involved in estimating project costs within the realm of civil engineering and construction. They delve into activities focused on understanding material quantities, labor costs, and resource allocations for construction projects. Students learn to interpret architectural drawings and specifications to quantify materials required, such as concrete, steel, and bricks. Utilizing software tools like spreadsheets or dedicated estimation software, they calculate costs, considering factors like material prices, labor rates, and equipment expenses. The lab often includes exercises where students create project estimates, budgets, and bills of quantities, enhancing their skills in project cost estimation and preparing them for real-world scenarios in the construction industry.

ACTE Lab

The (ACTE Lab) Advanced Construction Technology and Engineering Lab serves as a practical learning ground for exploring cutting-edge methods and materials in the construction industry. Here, students engage in hands-on experiments and research activities focused on innovative construction techniques, sustainable materials, and state-of-the-art technologies. They study advanced building materials such as high-performance concrete, smart materials, and sustainable alternatives to traditional construction components. The lab facilitates experimentation with 3D printing, robotics, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and virtual reality simulations for construction planning and execution. Through projects and simulations, students gain insights into optimizing construction processes, enhancing structural integrity, and implementing eco-friendly practices, preparing them for dynamic roles in the evolving field of construction engineering.

Theory of Structures Lab

In the Theory of Structures Lab, students delve into the practical aspects of understanding the behavior of various structural elements and systems. They explore fundamental concepts through hands-on experiments and simulations. Activities may involve testing the strength of materials such as beams, columns, and trusses using load frames and other specialized equipment. Students learn to analyze and interpret structural behavior under different loads, investigating concepts like stress, strain, deformation, and material properties. The lab provides a platform for applying theoretical knowledge from structural engineering courses, allowing students to comprehend how different designs and materials impact structural integrity. Through experiments, data collection, and analysis, students gain practical insights into the principles governing structural stability, preparing them for real-world challenges in civil engineering and construction.

Chemistry Lab

In the Chemistry Lab, students participate in hands-on experiments to explore chemical principles and phenomena. They conduct various experiments to understand chemical reactions, properties of elements and compounds, and the application of fundamental concepts like stoichiometry, acid-base reactions, and chemical equilibrium. Practical sessions involve using laboratory equipment such as beakers, flasks, pipettes, and Bunsen burners to perform experiments in titration, synthesis, and analysis. Students learn essential laboratory techniques, including proper handling of chemicals, measurement accuracy, and safety protocols. They record observations, analyze data, and draw conclusions, fostering critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The lab serves as a platform for students to apply theoretical knowledge, understand the practical implications of chemistry, and prepare for future scientific endeavours in research, medicine, engineering, and various industries.

Advance Surveying Laboratory

The Advanced Surveying Laboratory covers a diverse range of techniques and instruments for precise land surveying. Students employ plane table survey methods, utilizing radiation, intersection, and traversing techniques to prepare plans and locate details for various traverse projects, including seven-sided plots and closed traverses around buildings. They utilize transit theodolites for direct angle measurements and plot the collected data on A1-size imperial drawing sheets. Further, they employ theodolites as tacheometers for computing reduced levels and horizontal distances, as well as set out circular curves using Rankine’s Method of Deflection Angles. Students plot the traverse data collected from Total Station Survey Projects on A1-size imperial drawing sheets. Additionally, they explore GPS technology to accurately locate station coordinates, enhancing their understanding and proficiency in advanced surveying methodologies.

Public Health Engineering Laboratory

Public health engineering is the development of tools, systems, and techniques to prevent sickness and injuries. It involves assessing and managing environmental factors that can impact public health, such as: 

  • Air and water pollution
  • Noise pollution
  • Hazardous waste disposal

Public health engineers identify and mitigate these risks to protect the health of communities. They are responsible for the collection, purification, transmission, and distribution of water. They also calculate design flow, design population, design area, and population density.

 

 

Department Contact Info

Civil Engineering

Mr. Samuel Prakash Swami
(Head Of Department)

samuel@gemspolytechnic.edu.in

Mob No: 9801709881