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King Saud University
College of Architecture and Planning
Dept. of Architecture and Building Science
Course: ARCH 416 Building Construction II
1st semester 1435/36
Instructor: Dr. Faisal Agabani, TA: Arch. Ali Almubarak

 
Course Objectives

  1. Introduce the student to the secondary building elements and the principles of their design
  2. Train the student to select the appropriate components and finishes for the building.
  3. Select environmentally sustainable elements for building envelope.

 
Course Contents

  1. Dimensional coordination and application to building elements and components. 
  2. Secondary elements and components of buildings, their properties; the materials used and assembly and fixing procedures.
  3.  Demountable partitions, functional requirements, types and properties.
  4.  Suspended ceilings, functional requirements, types and properties.
  5.  Raised floors, types and properties.
  6. Openings: doors and windows, types, functional requirements and assembly details.
  7. External facing and cladding with stone, precast-concrete panels, and various types of curtain walls.
  8. Types and properties of Floor, Wall and Ceiling finishes.
  9. Thermal insulation and damp-proofing to walls and roofs.

 
Evaluation and Grading
·      20 %     Mid–term Test
·      40 %     Practical exercises & projects
·      40 %     Final examination
 
Text Book:
1. Blanc A., Mitchell’s Internal Components, Longman Scientific. (1994)
2. McEvoy, Michael, Mitchell’s External Components, Pearson Educational. (1994)
3. Everett, A., Finishes, Mitchell’s Building Series, 5th ed. (1989).

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1. Allen, E., Fundamentals of Building Construction, Materials and Methods (6th ed.), wiley. 
    (2003)
3. Watson, D., Time saver standards for Building Materials & Systems Mc Graw Hill. (2000)

 

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