ABOUT US

Construction Materials and Foundation Engineering division is functioning at head quarters under the office of Director, Fundamental and Applied Research, Peechi. There are three subdivisions under the Joint Director, CM& FE.

  1. Construction materials division.
  2. Soil mechanics and foundation division
  3. Instrumentation division

Construction Material Division is engaged in Research and Quality ensuring programmes concerned with building materials. Soil Mechanics & Foundations Division is basically engaged in testing and consultancy activities. Instrumentation Division looks after Non destructive testing, field testing including soil exploration with the assistance of other two divisions.

ORGANISATIONAL SETUP CHART

ACTIVITIES AND  PROGRAMMES

Soil Mechanics and Foundation

  • Laboratory testing of soil samples
  • Geophysical survey for site characterization
  • Consultancy related to Geotechnical Engineering
  • R & D activities in the area of Geotechnical Engineering
  • Training programmes for departmental staff and other organizations
  • Internship for engineering students.

The laboratories have excellent facilities and we are stepping towards getting the laboratory NABL accredited. Our clients include government, public and private organizations.

Construction Materials Division

  • Testing of construction materials
  • Concrete mix design
  • Non destructive testing of concrete
  • R & D and consultancy in the area of built environment
  • Training programmes for departmental staff and other organizations
  • Internship for engineering students.

The laboratories have excellent facilities and we are stepping towards getting the laboratory NABL accredited. Our clients include government, public and private organizations.

Instrumentation Division

The division mainly looks after soil exploration programmes and other field testing including in-situ permeability testing, in-situ vane shear testing and SPT.

The division also looks after the publication wing of KERI and the library and conference hall.

The division conducts in-house training programmes as also training for department staff and engineers of other government departments.

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Division

  1. Major equipments available in the soil mechanics laboratory are
  2. Seismograph
  3. Atterberg’s limit devices
  4. Direct Shear apparatus
  5. Tri-axial Shear Apparatus
  6. Unconfined Compression Test Apparatus
  7. Hydrometer
  8. Automatic Compactor
  9. Laboratory CBR test apparatus
  10. Digital soil cone penetrometer
  11. Permeability apparatus both constant and variable head type
  12. Consolidation Apparatus
  13. Standard set of sieves
  14. Density bottle & Pycnometer
  15. Sample extruder
  16. Thermostatically controlled oven

 

Direct Shear Apparatus  Seismograph  Hydrometer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Construction Materials Division

The important equipment available in the Construction Materials laboratory are
1. Universal testing machine (1000 kN capacity)
2. Compression testing machine (2000 kN capacity)
3. Digital compression testing machine (2000 kN capacity)
4. Rebound hammer
5. Pile echo tester
6. Tile flexural strength testing machine
7. Tile abrasion testing machine
8. Grinding/ polishing machine
9. Aggregate impact machine
10. Vibrating machine / Table
11. Aggregate crushing value apparatus
12. Concrete mixer
13. Los angeles abrasion machine
14. Vicat needle apparatus
15. Pycnometer
16. Compaction factor apparatus
17. Slump cone
18. Laboratory oven
19. Rock/core cutting machine
20. I. S. Sieves
21. Laboratory aggregate jaw crusher
22. Accelerated curing tank
23. Bend re-bend machine
24. Mechanical extensometer
25. Sieve shaker
26. Bulk density apparatus
27. Moulds ( cubes and cylinders)
28. Weighing balances

 

UTM  Pile Echo tester Rebound Hammer

                                                                   

Instrumentation Division

The major facilities available include:

  • Equipments for hand augering.
  • In situ Vane shear test apparatus
  • Diesel boring plant- 2 No.s
  • Gravity core sample collector unit
  • In-situ permeability apparatus

Other facilities are a full fledged Library and a seminar hall

Site investigation – offshore & onshore  Library

         

CONTACT US

 

Joint Director
Construction Materials & Foundation Engineering Division
jdcmfekeripeechi@gmail.com
0487-2699018
Deputy Director
Soil Mechanics & Foundations Division
ddsmfdkeri@gmail.com
9495168898
Deputy Director
Construction Materials Division
ddcmdkeri@gmail.com
0487 2699015
Deputy Director
Instrumentation Division
ddinstruemntationkeri@gmail.com
9495168898