The book incorporates all major topics in the civil engineering discipline and is written to serve as a refresher course with each topic presented briefly followed by an exhaustive set of objective type questions with keys for important questions at the end. It serves as a quick reference designed to help BE/B Tech undergraduate students and for practising engineers. It will also help in preparing for various competitive examinations:
1- Materials of Construction 2- Building Construction 3- Surveying 4- Engineering Mechanics 5- Strength of Materials 6- Structural Analysis 7- R.C.C. Design (As Per IS : 45 6-2000) 8- Steel Structures (As Per IS : 800-2007 9- Fluid mechanics 10- Hydraulic Machines 11- Irrigation Engineering 12- Soil mechanics and Foundation Engineering 13- Environmental Engineering 14- Highway Engineering 15- Railway Engineering 16- Tunnelling 17- Docks and Harbour Engineering 18- Bridge Engineering 19- Airport Engineering.
S.S Bhavikatti :- Dr. S.S. Bhavikatti studied at BVB College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli for his BE (Civil) degree and graduated from Karnataka University, Dharwad in 1963 sharing first rank with another candidate. The same year he joined Karnataka Regional of Engineering College (presently NITK) Surathkal, as a teacher. He secured M.E. degree in Structural Engineering in 1967 from University of Roorkee, Roorkee (presently IIT Roorkee) under Technical Teachers Training Programme and Ph.D. degree in 1977 from IIT Delhi under Quality Improvement Programme. He served NITK in different capacities like Head of Civil Engineering Department, Chairman, Centre for Continuing Education, Chairman Central Computer Centre and Dean (Administration). From November 2001 to November 2005, he served at SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad. He then served RYMEC, Bellary as Principal upto September 2007. Presently he is working as Emeritus Professor at BVB College of Engineering and Technology. He has published 61 technical papers and 28 books. He has guided 68 students for M.Tech dissertation and 5 students for Ph.D. He was member of organizing scientific committee of international seminars organized by IASS held at Taegue (South Korea) in 1990, Tokyo (Japan) in 1993 and Taipei (Taiwan) in 1997. He is member of several Indian and International professional bodies and several technical committees appointed by Government of Karnataka.