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
1 Hand Trowel TrowelUsed in masonry and plastering works to place the mortar
2 Plumb Bob Plumb BobUsing to check the surface vertical alignment.
3 Hoe HoeTo excavate the earth or to dig a trench.
4 Spade SpadeTo excavate the earth or to dig a trench.
5 Digging Bar Digging BarTo dig & loose the soil
6 Head Pan Head PanTo transport the material
7 Crow Bar Crow barTo remove the nails from shuttering board.
8 Hammer HammerTo insert the nails into the board or wall.
9 Safety Gloves GlovesAvoiding to direct contact with dangerous material or machinery.(Hand)
10BoosRubber bootsAvoiding direct contact with dangerous materials or machinery.
11 Safety Googles Safety GooglesAvoiding direct contact with dangerous materials
12safety beltSafety BeltShould wear while doing work at heights.
13 Measuring Tape Measurement TapeTo measure the length
14 Chisel ChiselTo remove the settled mortar from the floor.
15 Right Angle Scale Right Angle FrameTo check the right angle for masonry or plastering work.
16 Spirit Level Sprit LevelTo check the horizontal surface level.
17Water level tubeWater LevelTo mark the spot level.
18vacum blower 1Vacuum Blower To clean the dust from the floor.
19 Tile Cutter Tile CutterTo cut the tiles at the right size.
20 Measuring Wheel Measuring wheelTo measure the length
21 Polisher PolisherTo polish the granite
22earth rammerEarth rammerTo compact the earth surface.
23hookBinding hookTo tie the binding wire in reinforcement
24 Hand Saw Hand SawTo cut the wooden material
25 Circular Saw Circular SawTo cut the Steel rods and wood materials
26 Wheel Barrow Wheel barrowTo transport the materials inside the site.
27 Wooden Float Wooden FloatTo provide even surface while plastering
28sand screening machineSand Screening MachineTo sieve the sand.
29 Vibrating Machine Needle VibratorTo level and settle the fresh concrete while pouring the concrete into reinforcement
30 Mixer Machine Mixer MachineTo mix the material for preparing the concrete
31back hoeBackhoeTo excavate the earth up to 3m depth
32excavatorExcavatorTo excavate the earth up to 5m depth
33 Drilling Machine Drilling machineTo make a hole in steel or wooden surface
34jack hammerJack HammerTo break stone or concrete
35road rollerRoad RollerTo compact the earth
36hydra craneHydra CraneTo Lift the heavyweight items
37fork liftForkliftTo lift and transport materials
38dozerDozerTo level the earth surface
39concrete mixer truckConcrete Mixer TrucksTo transport the RMC from plant to site
40welding machine setWelding machine SetTo joint the different pieces of steel
41piling machine 1Pile Driller MachineTo dig the earth at deep.
42dewatering pumpDe-watering pumpTo de-water the seepage water
43core cutCore cutter machineTo cut the concrete at particular diameter
44 concrete rebound test apparatus Rebound HammerTo check the Compressive strength of concrete at Site.
45 Measuring Box Measuring 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 Planning Engineer & he is the author and editor of Civil Planets.


  1. dear Mr. Bala

    I am muhammed civil architectural draughtsman from kerala I have plan to start new rental business
    thank you for your sharing your knowledge about civil plannet who starting new rental business

  2. Thank you for making this information. It is so useful. I think i can use it in my English class for civil engineering students.

      • nice this information………..actually i am in 1st year diploma in civil engineering student ………… thanx this usefull information

  3. Sisia Rathnayake Reply

    Dear sir
    Please send Construction eqwipment
    S,Kumara Rathnayake

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