EA 111 – Fundamental Building Construction

Course lecturer :

Prof. Dr. Hisham Elshimy

Course assistant :

Arch Shimai Aboshosha\\ Arch Lora Nabil Arch Roudina mouhamed arch Mounica Heshmat

Course objectives :

The course aims to increase the students’ ability to comprehend various components and behavior where the student must demonstrate adeptness in acquiring the necessary theoretical background in building technology and developing the ability to indentify basic building requirements in order to achieve better construction efficiency. Also, the course aims to develop the academic abilities required to solve problems relevant to building construction. The course covers an introduction to the basic working drawings, types of structural systems, foundations and wall details

Course description :

The course covers an introduction to the basic working drawings, types of structural systems, foundations and wall details.

Course assessment :

1 Assignment Every Week 2 Open discussions Every Week 3 Studio work evaluation Every Week 4 Mid-term written exam 8th Week 5 Mini project 10th Week 6 Final written exam 16th – 18th Week Assessment Form Grade % In-class evaluations (Studio work) 20% Mini project (model making) 10% Quizzes 5% Assignments 10% Mid-term written exam 15% Final written exam 40%

Recommended text books :

Ching, Francis D.K, and Cassandra Adams, Building Construction Illustrated, John Willey & Sons,Inc. NY. USA. 2017.

Recommended refrences :

Donald Watson, Michael J. Crosbie, Time-Saver Standards for Architectural Design Technical Data for Professional Practice,Eighth Editio, Mc Graw Hill, International, NY., 2005. – Ramsey, Sleeper, Architectural Graphic Standards, John Willey & Sons, Inc. NY.USA. – J.B.Gauld, Bryan, Structures for Architects. Longman, 1995. – Gallion, A. B. and Eisner. S; THE Urban Pattern, 6th ed, Van an Nostrand Company, Inc., 1993. – Allen, Edward, Fundamentals of Building Construction: materials and methods, John Willey & Sons, Inc. NY. USA. 1990.