Courses and Descriptions

CIVL-1027Bldg Materials and Environment

In this course, you will learn about the major building materials used in the construction industry. You will review typical manufacturing and processing, end uses and maintenance requirements for each material. The course will enable you to select and specify appropriate materials for buildings. In addition, you will learn to assess the condition of building materials, propose possible causes of deterioration, evaluate if maintenance is required, and plan remediation. You will be introduced to green building technology and how material composition and selection affects the environment. A term project evaluates the use of building materials through a case study.
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