This course is a comprehensive study of common construction materials and methods of fabrication and erection employed in building construction. Sources, methods of manufacture, and uses of materials are covered. There are two different studio sessions within this course: the materials lab sessions familiarize students with physical characteristics and uses of materials, performance of standard tests, and preparation of technical reports, while the design/drafting studio involves the detailing of construction assemblies. Accurate hand sketches and CAD are both used in the latter.
3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of materials testing lab, 3 hours of detailing studio per week
[Course fee: $40]