EA011 – Building Science and Technology

Course lecturer :

Dr. Moshira Hassan Karmouse

Course assistant :

T.A:nadia samir

Course objectives :

The course introduces the students to definitions and key issues relevant to building technology. Review of recent developments in the field of construction and building execution are also exposed. Review of building materials (concrete, highway, materials and metals). Recent advancements, components, properties and specifications. Examples are concrete admixtures, light weight aggregates, polymers, pre-stressed concrete, soil stabilizers, bituminous materials and high strength low alloy steels. Advanced mechanics of components incorporating innovative materials. Environmental-friendly use of materials and recycling of solid waste. Applications, processes, and assembly techniques.

Course description :

The course introduces the students to definitions and key issues relevant to building technology. Review of recent developments in the field of construction and building execution are also exposed. Review of building materials (concrete, highway, materials and metals). Recent advancements, components, properties and specifications.

Course assessment :

Drop Quizzes and 15%
Open Discussions 10%
Case Study (research phases and presentations) 20%
Mid-term written exam 15%
Final written exam 40%

Recommended text books :

• Edward Allen and Joseph Iano, \” Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods\”, John wiley and sons Inc, Hoboken, New Jersey, 2009.

Recommended refrences :

• Schittich, Christian, et. al. Glass Construction Manual. Munich, Birkhauser Verlag, 2007.
• Glass Association of North America. Glazing Manual. Topeka, KS.
• Mehta, P. Kumar, and Paulo J. M. Monteiro. Concrete: Microstructure, Properties, and Materials (3rd ed.). New York, McGraw-Hill, 2006.