Building Technology and Construction Management


The Building Technology & Construction Management (BTCM) division was established in late 1970s. The BTCM division functions as a center of teaching, learning, and research in Building Physics, Concrete Technology, and Construction Management. The unique combination of 13 faculty members with expertise in structural engineering, materials engineering, construction technology & management, and building physics brings in an interdisciplinary research culture within our division. With this and the excellent laboratory facilities, the BTCM division is arguably the best in the country and one among the best worldwide in its areas of expertise. The BTCM division receives excellent financial support from various government organizations and national and international leaders in construction industry. Our graduates are well-placed in industry/academia (including IITs, NITs, foreign universities, CSIR laboratories, and major national and international construction companies).

  1. Construction Management
  2. Construction Planning and Control
  3. Modern Construction Materials
  4. Computer Aided design in Civil Engineering
  5. Construction Project Management
  6. Structural systems and design
  7. Construction Methods and Equipment
  8. Functional Efficiency of Buildings
In addition many electives are also offered to cater to the requirements of the students and the industry. These courses are augmented by excellent laboratory and computational facilities in respective areas.


The following laboratories supplement the teaching environment:

Research Areas

Construction Engineering & Management

  • Resources Management
  • Construction Contracts
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Infrastructure Project Management
  • IT Applications in Construction
  • Construction Automation and Robotics
  • Cross-cultural Issues in Construction Organisations


Materials and Construction

  • High Performance Concrete
  • Self compacting concrete
  • Effective Use of Admixtures
  • Fibre reinforced concrete
  • Heavy weight concrete
  • Foam concrete
  • Lightweight aggregate concrete
  • Weathering & Repair of Lateritic structures
  • Repair and Rehabilitation of Historical Structures
  • Accelerated Masonry Construction


Functional Design of Buildings

  • Absorptive treatment and Acoustical materials
  • Air and Structure-borne sound transmission
  • Industrial and Traffic noise impact on buildings
  • Climate conscious design/Low Energy Buildings