ARCH 243 Building Materials 2 (2 + 0)
A brief analysis of primary and secondary groups of building materials, their properties, products and use and application in building construction. The materials include: stone, ceramics, red bricks and blocks, gypsum cement and mortars, concretes of different types, metals, glass, fiber-reinforced materials, bituminous products, plastics, rubber, and water-proofing sealants. Study of simple constructions: load-bearing walls, openings formation and roofs. The course includes practical exercises and reports on fieldwork.