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Building Construction & Materials 1

  • Course Code :
    ARC 241
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Architectural Engineering

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Area of Study :

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to: 1- Develop understanding of the nature of loads and load transfer mechanisms in different building systems. 2- Develop understanding of Drawing techniques, Abbreviation symbols and Technical present Select proper structural systems depending on building type. 3- Develop understanding of effects on the building. 4- Understanding types of structures; Bearing Walls , Skeleton System and Surface Construction 5- Develop understanding of principles of construction as related to construction materials. 6- Differentiate between structural and non-structural building components. 7- Develop understanding of the aim & principles of working drawings. 8- Develop understanding of Traditional Construction Method; Bearing Walls. - Using Brick, Rubble or Stones to build bearing elements. - Bridging wall openings by brick, steel, wood and stone - (Lintel & Arches). - Introduction to foundation design.

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Building Construction & Materials 1

General introduction, Drawing techniques, Abbreviation symbols, Dimensioning, Technical presentation, Understanding types of structures, Wall bearing & skeleton types, Traditional construction, Masonry, Raw bricks & brick masonry, Detailing, Introduction to foundation design, Construction buildings types & techniques.

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Building Construction & Materials 1

Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Define different building systems
2- Describe the nature of loads and load transfer mechanisms in different building systems
3- Define different construction methods and materials that may be used in different building types
4- Effects on the building.
5- Distributing loads according to the soil bearing capacity.
6- Transferring loads by single/double curvature surfaces.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Select proper structural systems depending on building type and spans.
2- Compare and differentiate between structural and non-structural building components.
3- Criticize and evaluate different construction systems for different design alternatives.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Design suitable structural systems and elements to be within proper technical framework.
2- Use appropriate graphic techniques for representation.
3- Submit professional and technical good looking complete drawings.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Communicate effectively with other people using visual, graphic, written and verbal means.
2- Work in a self-directed manner
3- Work coherently and successfully as a part of a team in researches and assignments.
4- Manage time and meet deadlines.
5- Use the internet in searching for information about specific building materials, finishing and structural systems.

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Working Drawing introduction 8 4 4
English Bond 8 4 4
Flemish Bond (Single& Double) 8 4 4
Foundations and Ground Floor 8 4 4
Basement Floor & English Court (Retaining Walls; brick and stones) 4 2 2
Roofs (Jack Arch) 4 2 2
Roofs (Domes and Vaults) 4 2 2
Lintels and Arches 4 2 2
Research Projects and Presentations 4 2 2

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Lectures
Drawing exercises in the Design studios.
Research assignments and presentations.
Information collection from different sources .
Site visits and field trips.

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Building Construction & Materials 1

Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What

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Books:

Book Author Publisher
Building Construaction Handbook Roy Chudley Elsevier
Building with Earth Design and Technology of a Sustainable Architecture Gernot Minke Birkhaeuser

Course notes :

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Recommended books :

1-McKay’s W. B.et ell; Building Construction, Vol.:1 2-Chudley, R. & Greeno, R.; Building Construction Handbook, 7th ed., Elsevier Ltd., 2008 3-Ramsey, Sleeper; Architectural Graphic Standards 4-Mitchell, George A.; Building Construction, Vol.:1

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