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Construction Work with Equipment: India

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011



Conference Session

Global Education in Construction Education

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22.378.1 - 22.378.17



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Enno "Ed" Koehn Lamar University

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Enno "Ed" Koehn is Professor of Civil Engineering at Lamar University. Dr. Koehn has served as the principle investigator for several research and development projects dealing with various aspects of construction. He also has experience in the design, scheduling, and estimating of facilities. He has authored/co-authored over 200 papers in engineering education. as well as the general areas of civil and construction engineering. Dr. Koehn is a member of ASEE, AACE International, ASCE, NSPE, Chi Epsilon, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, and is a registered Professional Engineer and Surveyor.

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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

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