Sunday, May 3, 2009

Quiz set 4

The Winners and the answers will be posted shortly..


1. On whose Birthday did Google release this Google Doodle???

2. What is This???

3.The person shown below is well versed in 12 working professions, he worked as a foreman, and project superintendent,and senior project superintendent, chief engineer, and head of building various organisations.He was also the first President of his country. Who is he??

4. The Google earth image shown below was recently used by terrorists. Which two famous landmarks does it show??

5. What type of structure is shown below.

All the Best

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Quiz Set 3 Results

NOTE: Quiz set 4 will be uploaded shortly.

Quiz set 3 results

1. Sivaraj (Thanthai Periyar Inst. of Tech.)
Ramesh (Kongu Engineering College, Erode)
2.Vijay Sundar (past student,PSG Tech)
Thulasi Rajan (Thiagarajar College of Engineering,Madurai)
R.Sundar (Thiagarajar College of Engineering,Madurai)
3. Abilash Chandran (Coimbatore Institute of Technology,Coimbatore)

College Points table

1.PSG College of Technology.................................35
2.Thanthai Periyar Inst..........................................20
3.Thiagarajar College of Engineering,Madurai.......20
4.Mepco Schlenk, Sivakasi.....................................15
5.Kongu Engineering College,Erode......................10
6.Coimbatore Inst. of Tech,Coimbatore.................2

Quiz set 3 along with the answers

1. The Statuette of the first engineer and architect to be known by name is given below. He is also regarded as the Founder of Egyptian medicine.Identify him and also state the famous structure(s) constructed by him.

Answer:Imhotep, who constructed the Pyramids

2.Which company was founded in 1982 by John Walker and is headquartered in San Raphael, California and the company was recently named number 25 on FAST COMPANY"S list of "The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies????

Answer: Autodesk, who's famous product is AutoCAD

3.Postage Stamp shown below, shows which Bridge???

Answer: Panval-Nadi Viaduct constructed by LnT

4. Who said, "India, my adopted homeland, has a special place in my heart. With the Padma Bhushan, I am happy to realise that I have a place in her heart too".....

Answer: Henning Holck-Larsen- co-founder of Larsen and Toubro

5. The car shown below was damaged following the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake. What was the cause for the damage to the car????

Answer: Landslide

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Quiz Set 2 Results

NOTE: Quiz set 3 will be uploaded shortly.

Quiz set 2 results

1.Vijay Sundar (past student,PSG Tech)
2.Thulasi Rajan (Thiagarajar College of Engineering,Madurai)
3.Balaji (3rd year,PSG College of technology, Coimbatore)

A special mention for
Balaji Sivaramakrishnan,

University of Texas at Austin, USA

College Points table

1.PSG College of Technology.................................30
2.Mepco Schlenk, Sivakasi.....................................15
3.Thanthai Periyar Inst..........................................10
4.Thiagarajar College of Engineering,Madurai.......10

Quiz set 2 along with the answers


1. The US Navy developed it in the 1950s when it was trying to find an efficient way for organizing the building of submarines and later while building nuclear submarines. What am i taking about????

Answer:The Critical Path Method, abbreviated CPM, or Critical Path Analysis

2. These three dams are named after three former US Presidents. Who are they?? Answer:
Hoover dam,
Coolidge Dam
Theodore Roosevelt Dam

3. who wrote the book "Work, Wages, and Profits" and what is
his contribution to construction project management????

Answer: Henry Gantt, he developed the bar chart

4. The picture show below was taken after a major natural
disaster which caused another disaster. Name both

Answer : The fires that followed the San Franscisco Earthquake

5. What is this???

"In case you build a new house, you must also make a parapet for your roof, that you may not place bloodguilt upon your house because someone falling might fall from it."

The Bible book of Deuteronomy, chapter 22 verse 8, which contains the law of Moses.The Law of Moses stipulated a specific construction requirement which is also an early form of a building code.

6. The flags of some countries are shown alongside some name of
regulating and rating agencies. For what buildings do these
organizations give their rating???

  • Flag of Brazil AQUA
  • Flag of Canada LEED Canada
  • Flag of the People's Republic of China GBAS
  • Flag of France HQE
  • Flag of Germany DGNB
  • Flag of India GRIHA National Rating System developed by TERI /LEED India
  • Flag of Portugal Portugal: Lider A
  • Flag of South Africa South Africa: Green Star SA
  • Flag of the United States United States: LEED
  • Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom: BREEAM
Answer: Green Buildings

7._______________ is a movement for the design and construction of expressive buildings whose layout and lines borrow from natural (i.e.: biological) forms.

Answer: Bionic Architecture

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Quiz Set 1 Results

Quiz set 1 results

1.K.Mohammed Ashik (Mepco Schlenk, Sivakasi, India)
2.J.Sivaraj (Thanthai Periyar Government Inst. of tech., Vellore)
3.Raj Thilak (PSG College of technology, Coimbatore)

College Points table
1.Mepco Schlenk, Sivakasi...... 15
2.PSG College of Technology....12
3.Thanthai Periyar Inst.............10

Quiz set 1 along with the answers

1. The lift equation used by the Wright brothers was due to a civil engineer. Name Him


2. The floor plan of a famous monument is shown below. Identify the monument


3. Identify and put fundaes.

Answer: JOHN SMEATON'S Lighthouse, now re-erected on Plymouth Hoe.

4. What is This?????

Answer: Google doodle to celebrate the 125th birthday of Walter Gropius - a famous German architect who found the architecture school Bauhaus and was mostly regarded as the pioneer of modern architecture.


Hi, This is Gideon from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. This site is a platform for all civil engineering students to sharpen their technical knowledge, enrich their understanding in the field civil engineering. Each week a set of questions on various civil engineering topics will be uploaded. The questions will be lethal combination of technical and trivia.

Rules and Regulations for the Quiz:
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3. Winning team names will be posted in the website and a points table for the college
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4. This is your chance to put your college in the top of the table.