Updated April 4, 2023
Introduction to Civil Engineering Tools
Civil Engineering Tools are instruments or tools used in construction work. In Civil Engineering jobs, to build different structures such as highways, bridges, waterways, buildings, etc., Civil Engineering tools are used to guide civil engineers. Each construction tool is of necessity to get a good result for the project taken up. Along with Civil Engineering tools, workers must also use some kind of safety tools to prevent themselves from any unexpected accidents. As a Civil Engineer, people must have minimum knowledge of tools used in construction. We have various types of Civil Engineering Tools and many more emerging developments happening in this field. Here, we shall look into various civil tools, its use along with tool images.
Various Civil Engineering Tools
Given below are the various civil engineering tools:
1. Boning Rods
They are made up of wood and are in T – Shape. Used to level excavated trench throughout length. Minimum, 3 boning rods are used to level trench surface.
It looks like a chisel but is used to cut bricks. Cutting edge is useful for cutting bricks accurately as the edge is wider than that of brick.
3. Bump Cutter
It is used to level the surfaces like concrete surfaces, concrete floors and foundation, etc. Bump Cutter is also known as screed.
4. Brick Hammer
It is used to cut bricks and also to push bricks if bricks come out of course line.
5. Circular Saw
It is used to cut frames, wooden boards, etc. Circular saw is safe than hand saw and accurate cutting is done in less time.
It is used to digging ground and remove roots of trees, nails, etc.
7. Chain Lewis and Pin Lewis
These are two different tools that are used to lift heavy stones in stone masonry construction.
8. Concrete Mixer
It is a machine that mixes ingredients water, coarse aggregate, fine aggregate, cement to make perfectly mixed concrete.
9. Digging Bar
It is a solid metal rod, pin-shaped at the bottom. And is also used to dig hard ground surfaces.
10. End Frames
It is used as similar to lines and pins. Instead of pins, there are L shaped frames used at end of a thread that holds brickwork effectively and accurately level alignment.
11. Drill Machine
It is used to make holes in wall, slabs, window frames and doors, etc.
It is used to smoothen the plastered concrete surfaces, made up of wood. It has a handle on top and a smooth surface at the bottom.
13. Head Pan
It is used to lift excavated soil or concrete or cement to working sites which is made up of iron.
Gloves are used to prevent hands from direct contact with paints, cement, etc., also to avoid injury while using tools and machines, etc.
15. Jack Plane
It is used in wood works to smoothen doors and windows surface.
16. Mason’s Square
It is used to get the perfect right angle to the corners of masonry walls. The first-course layer is laid properly using Mason’s square, then based on the first layer, the rest of the layers of bricks are set.
17. Pick Axe
It is used to excavate soil, and is much more suitable for hard soil, as it is difficult to dig with hoe or spade.
18. Earth Rammer
It is used for leveling surface earth. It has a big square-shaped block at the end with which ground is leveled.
19. Sand Screen Machine
It is used to screen sand or fine aggregates before being mixed with concrete. It is used for screening fine sand, without containing any impurities for plastering work.
20. Tile Cutter
It is used to cut tiles. Some of the tiles are larger than required at corners, hence a tile cutter is used.
21. Wheel Barrow
It is used to transport bulk weights of raw materials like sand, cement, concrete, etc. It can contain one or two wheels at the front and two handles at back to push a wheelbarrow.
It is used to remove excess or hard waste concrete.
23. Torpedo Level
It is a combination of line-level and framing square.
It is used to smoother the surface, may be wood or marble flooring.
25. Vacuum Blower
It is a tool used to clean the surface area from impurities.
26. Safety Belt
Civil workers wear while doing work at heights.
27. Binding Hook
It is one of the useful tools to tie binding wires.
28. Water Level
It is used to mark spot level while digging the ground.
29. Needle Vibrator
It is used to level and settle fresh concrete for pouring concrete into reinforcement.
30. Backhoe and Excavator
Backhoe is used to excavate the earth upto 3m depth and Excavator is used to excavating earth upto 5m depth.
These are some of the Civil Engineering tools, and there are still many. With this, we shall conclude this topic ‘Civil Engineering Tools’. We have seen what Civil tools mean and listed out a few of the tools used for construction. Have also displayed images for each tool so that it would be easier to understand and identify these tools while in construction sites.
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