This course studies the materials used in construction, including aggregates, cements, Portland cement concrete, timber, asphalts, bituminous concrete mixes, steel, and masonry. Sources, standard tests, and methods of manufacture and handling are covered. Portland cement concrete and bituminous concrete mixes are designed and tested. Lab work includes performance of standard tests and the preparation of technical reports of the tests.
2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of lab per week
[Course fee: $30]