June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
22.378.1 - 22.378.17
CONSTRUCTION WORK WITH EQUIPMENT: INDIA In India, the majority of the residential buildings are constructed on a contract basis.Here, an owner who wishes to build signs an agreement with a contractor, taking specificrequirements under consideration. Generally, a permit, house plan, structural design and acontractor are required for construction. Here, the work is usually labor intensive and a greatnumber of workers are utilized on the site. Industrial and other large projects tend to use modernconstruction techniques with the application of large equipment. This approach is also discussedin the paper. Construction is continuously facing new demands and pressures. The impact ofglobalization, the advance of technology, and cultural changes are just a few of the issues that areaffecting the industry. Hence, construction around the world, both in developed and developingcountries, is facing challenges created by these and numerous other issues. The identification ofthese issues is more critical for developing countries as it would assist in defining research anddevelopment efforts to address them more effectively. In order to introduce the concept of global construction to university students a seminarwas developed to investigate the subject as well as that of green and sustainable construction.Numerous papers were written and presented at meetings of organizations such as The TexasSection of ASCE and the Gulf-Southwest Section of ASEE. Students were also requested, attimes, to present their finding in the building construction course. This has been found to be agood method to increase, in students, the level of knowledge associated with the global aspectsof construction and civil engineering.
Koehn, E. E. (2011, June), Construction Work with Equipment: India Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--17659
ASEE holds the copyright on this document. It may be read by the public free of charge. Authors may archive their work on personal websites or in institutional repositories with the following citation: © 2011 American Society for Engineering Education. Other scholars may excerpt or quote from these materials with the same citation. When excerpting or quoting from Conference Proceedings, authors should, in addition to noting the ASEE copyright, list all the original authors and their institutions and name the host city of the conference. - Last updated April 1, 2015