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Building Construction & Materials 2

  • Course Code :
    ARC 242
  • Level :
  • 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-Understand the nature of loads and load transfer mechanisms in different building systems. 2-Select proper structural systems depending on building types. 3-Develop the understanding of principles of construction as related to construction materials. 4-Differentiate between structural and non-structural building components. 5-Develop the understanding of the aim & principles of working drawings. 6-Properly design staircases along with pertinent details. 7-Properly design window and door openings along with pertinent details.

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Introduction to working drawings, Axis, dimensions, finishing schedules, Staircases rules and design, wooden Windows and Doors with details and schedules, Expansion and movement joints, Retaining walls; concrete and masonry.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Understand concept of designing and constructing Architecture within different disciplines.
2- Understand basic applied and engineering science.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Drive different solution alternatives for the Architectural problems.
2- Analyze the solution alternatives and choose the optimum one.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Conduct physical models of Architectural works.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Share ideas and communicate with others.

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Working Drawing introduction 8 4 4
External and Internal Dimensions 8 4 4
Staircases: Design rules and Details 12 6 6
Doors,Windows,Finishing and Details 12 6 6
Expansion and Settlement joints 4 2 2
Retaining walls 4 2 2
Research Projects and Presentations 4 2 2

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

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

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Assignments and Projects 50.00
Attendance and Participation 10.00
Final- term examination 20.00
In Class Quizzes 20.00

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Book Author Publisher
Building Construaction Handbook Roy Chudley Elsevier

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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