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EGR 216 - Materials of Construction

Credits: 4
3 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours

(Formerly CET-201) This course is a study of the materials used in construction. Materials include wood, masonry and concrete, steel and non-ferrous metals, bitumens, roofing and siding, sealants and finishes. Green and sustainable materials are discussed.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. List material requirements for a simple building.
  2. Define bituminous material.
  3. Calculate the number of tons of asphalt required to pave a road.
  4. Define heat of hydration.
  5. List the four basic chemical components of concrete.
  6. Compare hot and cold weather concrete placement.
  7. Describe property improvement from heat treatment of steel.
  8. List the methods used to grade lumber.
  9. Compare and contrast green and sustainable construction materials and costs in determining project needs.
Listed Topics
  1. Materials
  2. Aggregates
  3. Asphalt
  4. Concrete
  5. Construction procedures
  6. Ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  7. Construction procedures
  8. Softwood and hardwood lumber
  9. Laminated lumber
  10. Construction procedures
  11. Sealant and finishes
  12. Green and sustainable construction materials
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook and materials.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 4/10/2020

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