Somethings seems little but makes a difference.

Learning the name of each construction tools used in civil engineering also such a thing. We have listed some of the tools & equipment we mostly used on a daily basis.

List of Construction Tools and Pieces of Equipment

#Image NameApplication
1Hand TrowelTrowelUsed in masonry and plastering works to place the mortar
2Plumb BobPlumb BobUsing to check the surface vertical alignment.
3HoeHoeTo excavate the earth or to dig a trench.
4SpadeSpadeTo excavate the earth or to dig a trench.
5Digging BarDigging BarTo dig & loose the soil
6Head PanHead PanTo transport the material
7Crow BarCrow barTo remove the nails from shuttering board.
8HammerHammerTo insert the nails into the board or wall.
9Safety GlovesGlovesAvoiding to direct contact with dangerous material or machinery.(Hand)
10Rubber bootsAvoiding direct contact with dangerous materials or machinery.
11Safety GooglesSafety GooglesAvoiding direct contact with dangerous materials
12Safety BeltShould wear while doing work at heights.
13Measuring TapeMeasurement TapeTo measure the length
14ChiselChiselTo remove the settled mortar from the floor.
15Right Angle ScaleRight Angle FrameTo check the right angle for masonry or plastering work.
16Spirit LevelSprit LevelTo check the horizontal surface level.
17Water LevelTo mark the spot level.
18Vacuum Blower To clean the dust from the floor.
19Tile CutterTile CutterTo cut the tiles at the right size.
20Measuring WheelMeasuring wheelTo measure the length
21PolisherPolisherTo polish the granite
22Earth rammerTo compact the earth surface.
23Binding hookTo tie the binding wire in reinforcement
24Hand SawHand SawTo cut the wooden material
25Circular SawCircular SawTo cut the Steel rods and wood materials
26Wheel BarrowWheel barrowTo transport the materials inside the site.
27Wooden FloatWooden FloatTo provide even surface while plastering
28Sand Screening MachineTo sieve the sand.
29Vibrating MachineNeedle VibratorTo level and settle the fresh concrete while pouring the concrete into reinforcement
30Mixer MachineMixer MachineTo mix the material for preparing the concrete
31BackhoeTo excavate the earth up to 3m depth
32ExcavatorTo excavate the earth up to 5m depth
33Drilling MachineDrilling machineTo make a hole in steel or wooden surface
34Jack HammerTo break stone or concrete
35Road RollerTo compact the earth
36Hydra CraneTo Lift the heavyweight items
37ForkliftTo lift and transport materials
38DozerTo level the earth surface
39Concrete Mixer TrucksTo transport the RMC from plant to site
40Welding machine SetTo joint the different pieces of steel
41Pile Driller MachineTo dig the earth at deep.
42De-watering pumpTo de-water the seepage water
43Core cutter machineTo cut the concrete at particular diameter
44concrete rebound test apparatusRebound HammerTo check the Compressive strength of concrete at Site.
45Measuring BoxMeasuring BoxTo measure the exact quantity while mixing the concrete or mortar.

If we missed anything to list out, let us know to update. Happy Learning 🙂


Bala is a Civil Engineer who has more than 9+ Years of experience in planning & costing in Infrastructure. He is the author, editor of Civil Planets.

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