ELEMENTS OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
By: Dr.Rupesh P. Vasani, Mrs. Nita N. Patel, Dr.Chintan P. Dave
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION:
Most of the Universities in India have felt the need to introduce the subject "Elements of Civil Engineering" covering various topics of civil Engineering. This subject is meant to be studied by students in all branches of engineering. Engineers in any discipline are expected to have a good concept about Civil Engineering topics in various fields like Building Construction, Surveying and Levelling, Environmental Engineering Transportation Engineering etc.
It also deals with other supporting subject like Civil Engineering Drawing. While teaching the subject "Civil Engineering'' to non-civil engineering students at degree level, the necessity of a single comprehensive text book, covering the full syllabus has been felt by the teachers and students. An attempt has, therefore, been made to present, "Elements of Civil Engineering'' primarily for the non-Civil Engineering students to cater to their need for a complete text book. This book covers all topics of Elements of Civil Engineering and Civil Engineering Drawing according to the revised syllabus of Gujarat University,
Authors do not claim for its originality but an attempt has been also made to compile different aspects of Civil Engineering in lucid manner.
Though, every effort has been made, a few mistakes, omissions might have occured due to oversight. The suggesting for the improvement of this text book shall be gratefully acknowledged for incorporating the same in the next edition of the text book.