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Ever increasing human population, rapid industrialization and changing life style have caused degradation of the environment. Every component of the environment is polluted, threatening the life support system. Global efforts are underway to prevent or reduce environmental degradation and to protect biodiversity.
In this book the principles of basic civil engineering and environmental engineering are discussed. In the first section introduction to civil engineering is given. Use of basic as well as modern materials including their recycling is explained.
Construction of substructure, superstructure and automation in construction is dealt with. This section also covers principles of survey including use of modern survey equipments and application of GIS. In the second section chapters dealing with environmental engineering have been covered.
Topics related to ecology and ecosystem, human impacts on environment, environmental pollution, energy resources, various techniques of harnessing energy, environmental impact assessment and built environment have ben discussed. Attempt has been made to use simple language to make the book reader friendly.
Illustrations have been included to make the subject interesting and easy to grasp. The authors solicit constructive criticism and suggestions for improvement of this book. The authors thank New Age International (P) Ltd., Publishers, New Delhi for their efforts to bring out the book in the present form.
Basic Civil and Environmental Engineering by C.P. Kaushik, S.S. Bhavikatti and Anubha Kaushik