Dr. Anand K. B. joined the Amrita School of Engineering in 2010 after a long and distinguished career at the N. S. S.College of Engineering, Palakkad. Dr. Anand received his M. Tech. and Ph. D. degrees from Building Technology & Construction Management division of IIT Madras. He worked at N. S. S. College of Engineering in Palakkad, where he rose from the post of Lecturer to that of Professor. He was actively involved in projects funded by MHRD and Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of Kerala. He also contributed in the BMTPC sponsored research project on “Accelerated Masonry Construction”, at IIT Madras.

Dr. Anand has published many international and national papers. The research paper on Interlocking Block Masonry, published in the Journal of the American Society of Civil Engineers was awarded as the best paper of 2004 by Indian Society for Construction Materials & Structures. He is also in the panel of reviewers for international journals. He has given number of invited lectures on topics related to Building Environment and Climatic Design. His areas of interest include Energy efficiency in buildings, Forensic Engineering, Resource optimization in construction. He has been an examiner for doctoral dissertations and has held crucial positions in academic bodies of various universities.

He is also associated with many professional bodies. For the overall contribution to teaching profession, Dr. Anand received the Best Teacher award from University of Calicut in the academic year 2004-2005.


  • Ph.D Building Technology & Construction Management Division, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai, India.


2013 - Present  Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore
2010 - 2013 Chairman, Department of Civil Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore
1984 - 2010 Career Progression from Lecturer to Professor, N. S. S. College of Engineering in Palakkad.
Served in positions of administrative and academic responsibility.


  • Concrete NDT,  Primavera, Revit, SAP


  1. Received the Best Teacher award from University of Calicut in the academic year 2004-2005.
  2. Best Technical paper award in 2004 from the Indian Society for Construction Materials & Structures (ISCMS-ECC Award), for the paper published in ASCE Journal of Architectural Engg.


Publication Type: Journal Article
Year of Publication Publication Type Title
2016 Journal Article D. Sathyan, .B.Anand, K., and Mini, K. M., “Experimental Study on Portland Pozzolana Cement-Superplasticiser Compatibility in Mortar”, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, vol. 09, no. 02, pp. 539-544, 2016.
2016 Journal Article A. .J.Prakash, Sathyan, D., .B.Anand, K., and .B, P., “Prediction of passing ability of self compacting concrete: Regularized least square approach”, ESTIS 2016, 2016.
2016 Journal Article C. Jose, Sathyan, D., and .B.Anand, K., “Modelling Marsh cone flow time of superplasticized PPC paste –using RLS with the application of RKS”, ESTIS 2016, 2016.
2016 Journal Article S. Menon.M, Sathyan, D., and .B.Anand, K., “Rheological Properties of super plasticized Portland Pozzolana Cement Paste”, ESTIS 2016, 2016.
2005 Journal Article K. .B.Anand and .Ramamurthy, K., “Development and evaluation of hollow concrete interlocking block masonry system”, The Masonry Society Journal, USA, pp. 11-19, 2005.
2003 Journal Article K. .B.Anand, Vasudevan, V., and .Ramamurthy, K., “Water permeability assessment of alternative masonry systems”, Building and Environment, vol. 37, pp. 947-957, 2003.[Abstract]

This paper discusses water penetration resistance studies on conventional brick/block masonry for variations in construction types and materials adopting ASTM E 514-90 procedure. The behaviour of interlocking block masonry for the influence of type of bedding (dry-stacking, thin-jointing, and mortar-bedding), surface finishes (stucco/plaster finish) have been investigated. Also the relative performance of solid as well as hollow interlocking block masonry system developed by the authors, with conventional masonry is reported. More »»
2003 Journal Article K. .B.Anand and .Ramamurthy, K., “Laboratory based productivity studies on alternative masonry systems”, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol. 129, no. 3, 2003.[Abstract]

Masonry construction over the last century has undergone radical changes that have led to specific improvements in construction performance due to the advent of large-sized blocks, innovative methods like surface-bonded masonry, partially grouted masonry, and dry-stacked/mortarless masonry using interlocking blocks. This paper outlines relative productivity assessment of conventional and interlocking-block masonry with different construction methods. To measure the utilization of time by the members of the team, work sampling (adopting the 5 min rating technique) was used. The frequencies of occurrences of each work category, namely direct, indirect, and noncontributory, have been established. Due to the variation in the noncontributory work component for different methods of construction, the net output has been expressed as output per productive hour. Productivity enhancement of 80–120% was observed for dry-stacked masonry and 60–90% more for thin-jointed and mortar-bedded interlocking-block masonry than that of conventional masonry. More »»
2001 Journal Article K. .B.Anand and Ramamurthy, K., “Influence of Construction Method on Water Permeation of Interlocking Block Masonry ”, Journal of Architectural Engineering, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 52-56, 2001.[Abstract]

This technical note discusses water penetration resistance studies on a solid interlocking block masonry system, adopting ASTM E 514-90 for the influence of the type of bedding (dry stacking, thin jointing, and mortar), surface finishes (stucco and plaster on one side or both sides), and simulated wind velocities (0, 50, and 100 km/h). Silblock masonry without a surface finish is suitable for rain protected and interior walls. Introduction of any form of mortar bedding (thin jointing or conventional) resulted in higher dampness than the dry-stacked specimens. With respect to dampness, plastered dry-stacked masonry performs better, whereas with respect to leakage, plastered thin-jointed masonry performs better. More »»
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