This is a 12 week course (1 semester) from which students will acquire the knowledge in various construction techniques and materials. Construction techniques of sub-structures such as piles and pipes jacketing; tall structures construction techniques with emphasis on concrete and concrete-like structures; large span structures construction techniques using both concrete and steel; special structures techniques including offshore constructions; and repair and strengthening techniques for various structures.

By the end of the module the learner should be able to:

  •         I.            Know the Principles in perspective drawing
  •      II.            know the various the various procedures in tracing
  •    III.            Understand the principle of anthropometrics
  •   IV.            Know the elements in Design
  •      V.            Appreciate the Design Process
  •   VI.            Know how to code and reproduce drawings

The student shall learn about cement and reinforcement and their properties, Mechanical and thermal properties of aggregates, different types of admixtures, study and testing of concrete in fresh and hardened state, durability, Design of concrete mix by various methods. The student will also learn how to design different elements of reinforced concrete Structures like beams, slabs, columns footings and retaining walls.

Demolition management plan (site management, community liaison, health & safety), Construction information (site establishment, construction works, and construction traffic), Environmental controls (environmental requirements and mitigations), Demolition measures and control (air quality monitoring, control of emissions, noise and vibrations), Planning and sequence of works (sequence of works, scaffold erection, removal of hazardless waste, demolition of buildings, removal of slabs & foundations), disposal of debris

This Course outlines the most recognized codes, laws and standards organizations, Terminologies used

in the construction industry, General requirement for building applications, process used for approval

of building plans, professional engagement with other professionals in the construction industry (Design

by professionals, Non-compliant professionals, commissioning of professionals), Fire protection,

Electrical installations, Construction (Test reports, Building materials and tests), Special Provisions,

Occupancy (Notices and Inspections), Hygiene, Safety and Enforcement of regulations and Penalties.

i. Explain types of estimate and duties of an Estimator

ii. Undertake rate analysis of civil engineering works

iii. Determine the rates of various items of civil works

iv. Calculate estimated cost of Building construction projects

v. Evaluate the actual value of any property.

VI. Calculate detailed estimates of various types of Building and works

VII. Building estimate using software

Having successfully completed the module, the students should be able to know the modern estimating and costing techniques used.

This course covers Building Information Modeling (BIM), including its use and application for small and large-scale building construction projects. Students will learn terminology associated with buildings, the theory and evolution of BIM, and how to develop BIM models using Autodesk Revit. This course will also cover selected topics on how BIM is used to help prepare or feed into key project items, such as cost estimation, structural, MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing) architectural renderings, interfererence checking, and modeling of energy consumption.

In this module, final year students, under the guidance of academic supervisors, will fully execute the research work plan, undertake detailed data collection and data analysis, perform extensive literature searches and critical reviews, write up the research and submit a final year project report (in a School approved format) towards the end of Semester II. The students will also make, towards the end of Semester II, an oral presentation of their research report with findings/results to a panel of examiners comprising their academic supervisors and selected academic and research staff.


Learning objectives covered : 75%

Final Year Project Report : 25%