About the Book: Basic Civil Engineering: Theory and Experiments Basic Civil Engineering is a compulsory paper for the students of Indian Universities. This book is commonly designed as an introductory textbook for the students studying in B.Tech./B.E. Ist year IInd Semester. It includes conventional Materials of Construction such as Stones, Bricks, Tiles, Lime, Timber, Paints Varnishes Distempers, Ferrous and Non-ferrous Metals, Glass, Plastic, Asphalt, Bitumen and Tar, Gypsum, Pozzolana. Insulating Materials, Surveying leveling, Foundation. About the Author S Anuj Kumar Purwar is currently working as Assistant Professor and Head in the Department of Civil Engineering at Skyline Institute of Engineering and Technology Greater Noida (UP). He obtained his BE Degree from Malaviya Regional Engineering College, Jaipur (non MNIT, Jaipur) and M.Tech degree from National Institute of Technology, Allahabad. His research interests are Environmental Engineering, GIS and Remote Sensing and Surveying. He has published research papers in National Journals. Prashant Mukherjee is working as Assistant Professor in Department of Civil Engineering at Galgotais College of Engineering and Technology, Greater Noida, (U.P.). He has completed his B.Tech in Civil Engineering and M. Tech. in Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering from IIT Kharagpur. Now he is pursuing his Ph.D. in the field of soil dynamics and earthquake engineering. He has 04 years of research experience and 08 years of teaching experience in reputed engineering colleges. Contents Building Materials Concrete and Mortal Materials Building Construction Components Surveying Levelling Foundation.