AMIE Syllabus for Civil Engineering

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AMIE Civil Engineering Syllabus 2021

Waste Management and Environment Impact Assessment

Group A

  • Sources and types of wastes. Solid, liquid and gaseous wastes from various industries. Water use in industry, industrial water quality requirements.
  • Control and removal of specific pollutants in industrial wastewater, e.g., oil and grease, cyanide, fluoride, toxic organics, heavy metals, radioactivity, etc. Solid and hazardous wastes-definitions, concept and management aspects.
  • Recent trends in industrial waste management, cradle to grave concept, life cycle analysis, clean technologies. Case studies of various industries.
  • Environment audit, accounts audit, relevant methodologies, regulations. Introduction to ISO and ISO 14000.
  • Environmental management, problems and strategies. Review of political, ecological and remedial actions.

Group B

  • Multi disciplinary environmental strategies, the management dimensions. Environmental impact Assessment ( EIA ) – an overview.
  • Definitions and concepts of sustainable development.
  • Initial environmental examination, environmental appraisal, environmental audit – Environmental impact factors and areas of consideration, measurement of environment impact, scope and methodologies of EIA. Case studies stressing physical aspects of EIA.

Transportation Engineering

Group A

  • Components of transportation.
  • Vehicle and driver characteristics.
  • Resistance to vehicles and power requirements; Perception – Reaction time of drivers; Visual acquity of drivers; Driver comfort.
  • Pavement materials; Aggregates; Bitumen; Concrete.
  • Pavement design; Flexible pavements; Rigid pavements.
  • Railway track and structures; Design of formation, sleeper density, rail joints, long welded rails; Properties of sleeper material, ballast, points and crossing, railway signalling, interlocking of signals and points.
  • Geometric design; Horizontal alignment; Vertical i alignment; Sight distance.

Group B

  • Airport planning and design; Regional – planning; Airport site selection; Airport capacity; Airport design; Runway orientation; Basic runway length and its corrections; Taxiway system; Aircraft parking; Terminal building.
  • Public transportation, different alternatives and their usefulness.
  • Traffic flow fundamentals, traffic stream variables, relation between traffic stream variables.
  • Traffic studies : Traffic volume studies, speed studies, Origin and destination studies, traffic flow characteristics, traffic capacity study, parking study, accident studies.
  • Capacity and level of service analysis; Level of service analysis, capacity of various traffic facilities like highways, freeways, signalized intersections.

Traffic and Transportation Systems

Group A

Traffic engineering – introduction. Traffic Characteristics

  • Road user characteristics
  • Vehicular characteristics Traffic Studies
  • Use of speed, journey time, and daily studies
  • Method of measuring spot speeds.
  • Methods for measurement of running speed and journey speed
  • Vehicle volume counts
  • Origin – destination studies
  • Parking studies
  • Statistical analysis for traffic studies Traffic Controls
  • Traffic signs
  • Traffic markings : Traffic signals
  • Traffic signs
  • Traffic markings : Traffic signals
  • Design of traffic signals
  • Types of traffic signals & traffic signal system Traffic Safety
  • Road accidents – causes and prevention
  • Traffic management measures and their influence on accident prevention

Traffic Regulations

  • Basic principles of regulations
  • Regulation of speed and vehicles
  • General rules concerning traffic
  • Parking regulations
  • Enforcement of regulations.

Group B

Urban Transportation : Introduction

  • Objectives and policies
  • Urban transport problems
  • Urban transport systems in India
  • Issues ( safety, congestion, pollution, land – use policy )
  • Urban transport planning process Travel Demand Forecasting Models
  • Trip generation
  • Trip distribution
  • Traffic assignment
  • Model

Land Use and Transport Planning

  • Lane use transport models
  • Land use as an instrument of diffusing congestion
  • Hierarchy of planning

Public Transport – Needs, modes and systems

  • Model split and trip characteristics
  • Road based systems
  • Rail based systems
  • Innovative transit systems
  • Automation technology
  • Intelligent vehicle highway systems ( IVHS )
  • Bus and railway stations

Economic Evaluation of Transportation Plans

  • Costs and benefits of transport project
  • Time horizon in economic evaluation
  • Basic principles in economic evaluation Methods of economic evaluation.

Town Planning and Urban Development

Group A 

  • Planning thoughts through ages-early settlements – Roman, Greek, Medieval, Renaissance and industrial towns-urbanisation and settlement structure.
  • Garden City concept of E Howard, Geddesian trend and valley section green belts. Planning of new towns, evolution of planning concepts in India. Levels of planning surveys for urban and regional planning. Contents of master plan, regional plan, structure plan, detailed development plan. Basic principles in planning different land uses.

Group B

  • Planning, legislation and administration, review of planning legislation and Acts relating to urban and regional planning. Building by – laws, planning agencies and their functions. Fiscal policies and resource management in the context of urban development. 73rd and 741’1 CAA
    and its implication to planning.
  • Slum clearance, urban renewal, conservation, rehabilitation and redevelopment. Decentralisation policies. Review of various urban development schemes and projects.

Construction Management

Group A

  • Introduction to construction management. Construction industry and its practices. Problems of construction industry. Management problems in construction. Methodology of system design and techniques in construction. Elements of engineering economies. Probability and statistics. Allocation models, coordination and inventory model. Queuing model. Uncertainty principles. Simulation.
  • Engineering economics in construction management. Time value of money, interest tables and rates of payment and return. Depreciation of capital assets. Evaluation of feasibility. Public project analysis and evaluation. Case study modules.
  • Use of elementary statistics and probability theory. Statistical approach, probability distributions, expected value analysis, parameter estimation, statistical inference, quality control using statistical tools, regression and correlation analysis. Case study modules.
  • Allocation models in construction. Transportation model and its solution. Assignment model. Sequencing. Case study modules.

Group B

  • CPM and PERT network in construction. Applications in the field of construction, planning of scheduling phase and control phase, optimisation studies, case study modules.
  • Inventory management. Inventory costs, lead and economic order quantity, inventory models, ABC analysis, inventory management.
  • Queuing models and applications in construction technology. Queues and queuing theory, models of queues, case study modules.
  • Construction projects management. Organisational aspects of sectors such as housing, institutional and commercial, industrial and heavy engineering. Contracts – theory and practice. Human resources development and construction industry.

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