This course is a comprehensive study of common construction materials and methods of fabrication and installation employed in building construction which covers sources, methods of manufacture, and uses of materials. There are two different studio sessions within this course: the materials lab sessions familiarize the student with physical characteristics and uses of materials, performance of standard tests, and preparation of technical reports. The design/drafting studio involves the detailing of construction assemblies, accurate hand sketches, and CAD.
3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of lab, 3 hours of studio per week
[Course fee: $40]