Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Architecture

Code Name Level Year Semester
ARC 115 Building Construction Technology I Undergraduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 6 2 + 2 0 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Ahmed El Sayed, Assist. Prof. Dr. Deniz Guney, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
[email protected] no email

Introduction to building materials and their simple use and application techniques and technologies. Historical development of materials, criteria for selection of materials and a systematic overview of their properties; issues in building finalization, composition of envelope structures and surface treatment on the architectural design level.
To train the students in various techniques in the construction of buildings, especially cost efficient techniques to develop competencies in assisting supervisors, engineers, and contractors and prepare themselves for self employment. Introduction into the systematic and efficiency of building constructions and its designed presentation. General view of the development and use of building constructions, as well as the stress of buildings and components. Understanding of basic information in the building, especially as an encouragement for constructive thinking, recognizing and understanding of building constructions.

  1. Introduction to Building Construction Technology ( Definitions, Participants in building process and their roles during the process, Construction site )
  2. Construction regulations ( Documents that are necessary for Building, Process order )
  3. Construction site
  4. Building machinery ( Equipments that are needed in the Construction site, Facilities and plants, Bulldozers; Scrapers; Graders; Excavators; Transport vehicles )
  5. Introduction to Building materials
  6. Introduction to Building materials
  7. Mid-term
  8. Formwork
  9. Tubular scaffolding and scaffolding systems;
  10. Roof Structure
  11. Walls and Partitions
  12. Beams and Panels
  13. Substructures and Foundations
  14. Construction site ( visiting one construction site for better explanation )


    • Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Excersises
    • Presentation
    • Seminar
    • Project
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Midterm Exam(s)25
    Final Exam140
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • Understanding the order of building process
    • Knowledge of the building regulative
    • Easy cope in the construction site
    • Knowledge of the building machinery and facilities
    • Understanding the building elements and the building materials
    • 1. Fleming, Eric, Construction Technology: An illustrated introduction, Blackwell Publishing, 2005.

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
    Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
    Final Examination(1 week) 0
    Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
    Preparation for Final Examination50
    Total Workload: 0
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0