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TITLE : Construction Material

AUTHOR : Dr. S. Christian Johnson

ISBN NO. : 9788193313343

Year of Publishing

: 2017

About the Book : It is imperative for any construction engineer to have an in-depth knowledge on various construction materials to choose appropriate materials to create any construction projects.

This book on “Construction materials ” presents various materials like lime , cement, bricks, mortar, blocks, aggregates, steel, timber, tiles, modern materials, etc., used in civil engineering construction including manufacturing details and their properties.

Market forms of various construction materials and ingredients, including modern materials like fiber reinforced plastics, geo textiles and geo membrane which finds its place in infrastructure creation have been reviewed.

Basic knowledge on concrete production, ready mix concrete, mix proportioning including properties of fresh and hardened concrete have been covered. Syllabus prescribed in the current regulations of Anna University have been considered while arranging the contents of the chapters.

About the Author : Dr.S.Christian Johnson is presently working as Dean and professor in Excel Engineering college, since July 2012. Earlier he has worked in different capacities in central and state governments organizations. After obtaining his Post Graduation, he began his career as Lecturer in Bharathi Vidyapeeths Engineering College, Navi Mumbai. Later he got involved in the fabrication of India’s prestigious “Light Combat Aircraft” prototype model at National Aeronautical Laboratory, Bangalore. Then for about 20 years he served in TANGEDCO in various places including hydro power project construction sites at Kadamparai, Geddai and majorly in the Hydro Training Institute and Research Centre at Kuthiraikalmedu.,Erode . He obtained his B.E in Civil Engineering from Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu (1988 batch), M.Tech in Aeronautical Engineering with specialization in Air-craft Structures from I.I.T Mumbai, Maharashtra (1990 batch) and MBA (HRD) from Annamalai University (2006 batch) and PhD in Civil Engineering from Anna University (2012 batch).

He is the member of various professional bodies like ICI, ISTE and CIGRE and published several technical papers and case studies in conferences, workshops and in Journals both nationally and internationally.

He is the Secretary in one of the working group in International Council on Large Electrical System (CIGRE), France, dealing with Detection, Prevention, Repair of Sub Surface Corrosion in Overhead Power Line Foundations .


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