INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Architecture
2012-2013

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ARC 208 Building Materials Undergraduate 2 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 2 + 2 0 English

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

COURSE OBJECTIVE
Introduce building materials and their basic properties.
Understanding of typical and potential application of building materials
Understanding the relationship between materials and the structural forms

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction
  2. Foundations Earth materials, geotextiles, drainage
  3. Wood Wood products, plastic lumber, wood fasteners
  4. Wood Heavy timber frame, light frame, interior and exterior finishes
  5. Brick masonry Mortar, brick
  6. Stone and concrete masonry Stone, stone masonry
  7. Stone and concrete masonry Concrete masonry units, masonry wall
  8. Concrete Cement Reinforcing
  9. Mid-term
  10. Precast and sitecast concrete Prestressed elements, joining, casting concrete
  11. Steel Material, steel framing, fireproofing
  12. Roofing and roofing materials application
  13. Cladding Masonry, concrete, metal, glass
  14. Exterior wall systems, Interior finishes, walls, partitions

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Presentation
    • Seminar
    • Project
    • Assignments
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Project125
    Presentation125
    Final Exam150
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • Demonstrate a systematic and critical understanding of the theories, principles and practices of building materials;
    • Critically review the role of a metarial in specific structure or application in the light of sustainibility;
    • Creatively apply knowledge of basic materials properties and usage in the design process;
    • Present issues and solutions in building materials problems
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, Edward Allen, Joseph Iano, 2003.

    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