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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Construction engineering and management - Model question paper for B.E/B.Tech

1(a) Discuss the importance of topographical survey and soil investigation. (4 Marks)]
(b) Justify the statement, “ Budget is a means for planning, coordination and control”. (4 Marks)
(c) Define human resource management. Describe its subsystems briefly. (6 Marks)
(d) What are the objectives and benefits of quality circles? What actions should be taken for successful implementation of quality circles in an organization? (6 Marks)
2 (a) Explain ‘hourly working rate’ of construction equipment. (4 Marks)
(b) What is a working capital? Explain in detail. (4 Marks)
(c) Write short notes on resource utilization and cost-benefit analysis. (6 Marks)
(d) Explain different activities in brief which should be included in infrastructure development for a large project. (6 Marks)
3 (a) What do you understand by ‘specifications’? Explain commonly used methods of giving specifications. (6 Marks)
(b) What is the purpose of paying mobilization advance to a contractor? How should it be recovered? (4 Marks)
(c) How fuels, lubricants, machine parts and tools are kept and handled in the stores? (4 Marks)
(d) Explain construction equipment selection criteria. Discuss the circumstances when construction equipments are recommended. (6 Marks)
4 (a) What are the common defects in bituminous roads? What are their causes and how will you rectify them? (6 Marks)
(b) What are the essential infrastructural facilities needed at a construction site for efficient handling of the project. (4 Marks)
(c) Explain different factors which causes/enhances the chances of accidents. (4 Marks)
(d) Write notes on engineering insurance and contractual requirements on safety during construction. (6 Marks)
5 (a) Discuss the broad areas of application of quality control in construction projects. (6 Marks)
(b) Describe construction and working of pneumatic tyred rollers and type of work where they can be used. (6 Marks)
(c) Mention the advantages of tunnel boring machine. (4 Marks)
(d) Write a note on lime stabilization. (4 Marks)
6 (a) Describe management information system. What are the characteristics of a good MIS? (5 Marks)
(b) Write a note on resource smoothing and resource leveling. (6 Marks)
(c) Explain important provisions of ‘Indian Forest Act’. (4 Marks)
(d) What is rehabilitation action plan? Describe how this is done? (5 Marks)
7 (a) Explain how desired compaction in different types of soils can be achieved during construction of highways? (4 Marks)
(b) Explain with a neat sketch ‘well point’ method of dewatering. (6 Marks)
(c) Discuss various activities involved in quarry operation. (4 Marks)
(d) What are caverns? How these are constructed in underground works? (6 Marks)
8 (a) Discuss the procedure for preparing hot mix asphalt in a continuous type hot mix plant. (5 Marks)
(b) Describe the procedure for ‘laying the mat’ by a paver. (5 Marks)
(c) Give a brief account of equipment used for handling and transporting concrete. Mention their merits and demerits. (6 Marks)
(d) What is meant by a ‘dam sluice’? Why are such sluices necessary in dam construction? (4 Marks)

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