Technical Interview Civil Engineering: Building Materials and Construction

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  • In the present days, most of the companies are conducting the Technical Interview Round in their recruitment process. It is one of the efficient ways of filtering the suitable person for the industry. Many students have a wrong notion that it is very hard to clear this round.
  • This round focuses on the basics or fundamentals of the stream. Students need to be thorough and confident in the fundamentals of the subject. Recruiting team will not expect that the student should answer all questions perfectly, but they must be good and confident about the subject. These questions will give you the idea about what type and difficulty the companies are asking.

Civil Engineering

Building Materials and Construction

1) What is the term used to call the vertical member in the middle of the door/window frame?

2) What is the standard or commonly recommended depth between finished level of ground and the general ground level around the building?

3) Do you know the number of BIS standard used for building drawing purpose?

4) Can you draw a typical sign indicating brick?

5) State a few conditions at where eccentricity of building occurs?

6) What are the requirements of a material used for damp proofing in building construction?

7) At what level damp proofing course on the internal wall is provided if two ground floors at different levels are connected by an internal wall?

8) What is the term used to indicate the sides of the openings such as doors or windows?

9) What is the maximum thickness of mortar joint width provided in Ashlar fine masonry?

10) What is the term used to indicate the rod which is used to dress roughly the hard stone?

11) What is the bond that is provided to strengthen the corner of a wall where a modified form of English bond is used?

12) What is the duration of immersing brick which are used before they actually placed in position, during construction?

13) Does an expansion joint in brick wall is necessary? State its interval along its length?

14) What is the minimum depth of concrete at the crown of a jack arch roof?

15) What material is used to obtain noiseless flooring?

16) What is the approximate thickness of brick course used in Madras Terrace Roof?

17) What is the term used to indicate inner surface of an arch?

18) What is the commonly adopted bearing length used for wooded lintels?

19) Up to what spans the brick lintels are used.

20) Can you define Wainscot which is used in paneling of wood masonry wall?

21) Can you draw a sketch showing soffit, tread and rise of a typical staircase?

22) What is the minimum percentage of the window area is provided with reference to the total inside area of the room?

23) What is the commonly used thickness of the plywood facing on flush door?

24) What is the term used to indicate the angle formed at the intersection of the two roof slopes?

25) Steel trusses are adopted because ________ state the reasons?

26) What are the factors that influence quality of mosaic tiles/flooring?

27) Where the external metal staircase is used?

28) What are the most adopted values of tread and rise, for Indian conditions?

29) What type of lines a combined line is represented by?

30) State the significance of GTS benchmark?

Transportation Engineering

31) What is the camber provided in case of WBM roads?

32) What is the standard interval of providing expansion joints in a CC pavement slab?

33) What is the minim grade of concrete recommended in case of truck serving CC pavement slab?

34) Do you know anything about Superpave technology?

35) What do you know about CRF: Central Road Fund?

36) What is the finding scenario of NHDP?

37) What is the finding difference between PMGSY and Bharath Nirman Projects?

38) What are the instruments used during reconnaissance survey?

39) What is the maximum width of a vehicle used on Indian Roads as per IRC: 3?

40) What is the value of legal single axle load limit in India?

41) Define single axle load as per IRC standards?

42) State the difference between control line and building line?

43) What is the maximum value of super – elevation adopted in India for plain and rolling terrain?

44) What do you understand by equilibrium super elevation?

45) What is the criterion used for design of sag and summit curves?

46) On what roads the speed breakers are permitted construct?

47) State the pavement design criteria as per Mechanistic – Empirical method?

48) How many, number of zones the Indian continent is divided for design of Indian rigid pavement?

49) How many, number of conflicts can be reduced by adopting two – lane two – way road to two – lane one – way road?

50) What is a commercial vehicle and tell its minimum axle – load?

51) What extent of ballast cushion is maintained at inner rail of a railway track?

52) State the standard dimensions of BG, MG and NG that are adopted in India?

53) What is the value of conning of wheels provided in case of train wheel?

54) What is the difference between train and locomotive?

55) What is the minimum length of a platform for all type of gauges?

56) What is the minimum width of passenger platform for all type of gauges?

57) What is the minimum width of goods platform for all type of gauges?

58) Name the classification of routes in Indian Railways?

59) What numerical and alphabets are indicated as Brand Mark Rolled on FF Rail Sections?

60) What is the maximum value of creep permitted on BG section of Indian Railways?

61) What is the difference between advanced starter signal and starter signal in Railways?

62) What is meant by control airpace and say their types adopted in airport engineering?

63) What do you understand by ILS in airport engineering?

64) What do you understand by precision approach runway?

65) What is the effect of CWC on light aircraft operation?

66) What are the ideal conditions assumed for design of length of a runway?

67) Name the declared Distances Associated with Runway?

68) State a few runway markings and state the need of threshold markings?

69) State how the runways are designated with reference to their orientation?

70) Can you define VASI and PAPI System of airport lighting?

71) What are the major differences in the input values that are considered for design of runway and highway pavements?

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