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Building Construction & Materials 4

  • Course Code :
    ARC 342
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    4.00 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:  Know the different ways of Thermal and damp proofing.  Know the main types of expansion and settlement joints.  Know the different types of flooring, wall and ceiling finishes.  Recognize the different technics of executing floor, wall and ceiling finishes.

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Building Construction & Materials 4

Contemporary finishing techniques, methods, Architectural /building works, Partitions, curtain walls, Panels, Finishing materials, bricks, timber, metals, plastics and synthetics, Plaster, cladding, suspended ceilings, raised floor…,etc.) Expansion and settlement joints, admixtures, thermal and damp proofing.

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Building Construction & Materials 4

Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- a1. Define the need for building insulation and joints.
2- a2. List the different ways of and water, damp thermal proofing.
3- a3. Define the main types of expansion and settlement joints.
4- a4. List the different types of floor, wall and ceiling finishes.
5- a5. Recognize the different types of executing floor, wall and ceiling finishes.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- b1. Differentiate between the different types of thermal and damp proofing.
2- b2. Differentiate between the different types of Expansion and settlement joints.
3- b3. Weight the importance of building finishes.
4- b4. Appraise the characteristics of different building materials
5- b5. Select best finishing materials and fixation technics for floor, wall, ceiling and facades.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- c1. Draw details with appropriate materials for various interior and exterior finishing cases.
2- c2. Draw details of deferent building's parts with thermal and damp proof
3- c3. Draw details for Expansion and settlement joints.
4- c4. Draw details to solve problem considering the use of different finishing materials side by side.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- d1. Manage tasks and resources
2- d2. Search for information
3- d3. Refer to relevant literatures

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction and overview 6 2 4
Water and damp proofing 6 2 4
Thermal proofing 6 2 4
Expansion and settlement joints 6 2 4
Research submission 6 0 6
Floor Finishes: Marble/ Granite 6 2 4
Floor Finishes: Wooden / Ceramic / Tiles 6 2 4
Floor Finishes: Raised floor 6 2 4
Introduction to wall Finishes: Partitions / Plaster work/ wall paper 6 2 4
Wall Finishes: Cladding / Partitions 6 2 4
Wall Finishes: Curtain walls 6 2 4
Introduction to Celling Finishes: Ceiling finishes, Plaster work/ Suspended & False Ceiling/ Metal lath 6 2 4
Ceiling finishes: Aluminum Strips / Gypsum Tiles / Gypsum Boards / Acoustic Tiles 6 2 4
Ceiling finishes: Aluminum Strips / Gypsum Tiles / Gypsum Boards / Acoustic Tiles 6 2 4
Revision 6 2 4

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Lectures.
Research
Class Work

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Assignments/Studio work 30.00
Final exam 40.00
Mid-term exam 20.00
Participation 10.00

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Books:

Book Author Publisher
Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods Edward Allen  John Wiley & Sons
الرسومات التنفيذية والتفاصيل المعمارية دكتور محمد عبدالله Anglo Egyptian

Course notes :

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Recommended books :

a) Ching, Francis D. K.; Building Construction Illustration, Wiley , 4th Ed. b) Mckay's, W. B. et ell; Building Construction, v. I c) Ramsey, Sleeper; Architectural graphic standards. American Institute of Architects and Dennis J. Hall d) Mitchell, George A.; Building Construction. v. I

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