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Building Construction & Materials 3

  • Course Code :
    ARC 341
  • Level :
  • Course Hours :
    4.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Architectural Engineering

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to: 1. Be introduced to an important aspect of construction documents: working drawings. It entails the preparation of small scale orthographic projections (plans, elevations, sections) generally referred to as the general drawings of the construction documents set. 2. Develop a coverage concerning working drawings through more detailed large scale drawings. 3. Develop the proper methods of the preparation and production of architectural working drawings. 4. Share ideas and work in a team or a group.

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Building Construction & Materials 3

Working drawings preparation (plans, sections, elevations, details, finishes, wood, and metal works), Execution stages (site works, foundations, skeleton, scaffoldings, quality control).

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Building Construction & Materials 3

Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Sort the structure and construction systems and techniques.
2- Recognize current building materials and construction techniques and trends for the future of the building industry.
3- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theories of building details.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Understand the basic principles of working drawings.
2- Understand the more detailed drawings of the buildings parts.
3- Criticize and evaluate alternatives.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Submit professional complete full detailed working drawings.
2- Use appropriate graphic and modeling techniques for representation.

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 projects, assignments and research work.
4- Manage time and meet deadlines.
5- Analyze problems and use innovative thinking in their solution.
6- Use the Internet in searching for data and information about different building details.

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Research: Different types of wood and their uses 6 2 4
Flush door details 6 2 4
Foundations – Axes – Columns 6 2 4
Panel door details 6 2 4
Ground floor plan of a small villa 6 2 4
Research: the different tools used in plastering 6 2 4
Parquet floor details 6 2 4
(Marble / Tiles / Ceramics) floor details 6 2 4
False ceiling details (Metal Lath) 6 2 4
Drawing the elevation of a small villa 6 2 4
Acoustical Ceiling Details 6 2 4
Drawing the section of a small villa 6 2 4

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Research assignments.
Information collection from different sources.
Site Visits and field trips.

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Building Construction & Materials 3

Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Assignments 30.00
Attendance 5.00
Final Exam 20.00
Final Project 20.00
Participation 5.00
Two Midterm Exams 20.00

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Book Author Publisher
Structure Systems  Heino Engel Hatje Cantz
الرسومات التنفيذية والتفاصيل المعمارية دكتور محمد عبدالله Anglo Egyptian

Course notes :

No course notes are required

Recommended books :

* Barry, R., The Construction of Buildings (Vol.1 and 3), Blackwell Science Ltd.,1999 * Allen, E., & Iano, J. (2004). Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley. * Architectural Magazines and Projects

Periodicals :


Web Sites :

The Work of the Design Professional: Choosing Building Systems * American Institute of Architects (AIA): www.aia.org * American Planning Association (APA): www.planning.org * Canadian Codes Centre: irc.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/codes * International Code Council (ICC): www.iccsafe.org * U.S. Department of Justice, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): www.ada.gov Construction Standards and Information Resources * American National Standards Institute (ANSI): www.ansi.org * ASTM International: www.astm.org * Canadian Standards Association (CSA): www.csa.ca * Construction Specifi cations Canada (CSC): www.csc-dcc.ca * Construction Specifi cations Institute (CSI): www.csinet.org * National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS): www.nibs.org * National Research Council Canada, Institute for Research in Construction (NRC-IRC): nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

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