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2019 - 2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AECT 110 - Construction Materials


Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): None

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course gives students an overview of the many construction materials available in the industry today. This is an introductory course in the physical properties, design considerations, and practical applications of engineered structural components and common finish materials as they relate to the entire building system. Typical manufacturing processes and product standards are also discussed.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Students will witness soil lab experiments and analyze the data. Team Based Learning will be used. Actual testing done in CNST 150 .
  2. Students will witness concrete testing experiments and analyze the data. Students will work in groups to analyze actual concrete plans & specs. Team Based Learning will be used. Actual testing & mock-up done in CNST 150 .
  3. Students will witness masonry testing experiments and analyze the data. Students will work in groups to analyze actual masonry plans & specs. Team Based Learning will be used. Actual testing & mock-up done in CNST 150 .
  4. Students will work in groups to analyze actual steel plans & specs. Team Based Learning will be used. Actual testing & mock-up done in CNST 210 .
  5. Students will view and accurately identify wood products and/or graphic representations and accurately answer questions as to how they are used in the building industry when exposed to various conditions.
  6. Students will view products and/or graphic representations, and accurately identify the products by sight, as well as determine the best uses and limitations of when exposed to varying conditions.
  7. Students will identify various adhesives and sealants, as well as determine the best uses and limitations of these products when exposed to varying conditions. Students will be able to accurately compare and contrast advantages/disadvantages of using the various products.