2019 Building Materials and Construction

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Architecture and Building Engineering
Instructor(s)
Yokoyama Yutaka  Mikami Takamasa 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon5-6(M111)  Thr5-6(M111)  
Group
-
Course number
ARC.S204
Credits
2
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/20
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course lectures basic characteristics and usage of structural materials such as concrete, wood and steel, as well as the principle and properties of typical structures built with these materials. This course explains basic relations between structural materials, their compositions and the climate or life style in the region of building location.This course also lectures micro structure and composition of the materials, mechanical properties and other basic characteristics such as fire resistance, durability and workability of the materials, in connection with the requirements for structural materials.
In designing of architecture, appropriate selection of materials and their compositions is essential. The aim of this course is to provide necessary knowledge on structural materials and their compositions, for designing building structures which match well with users' demand.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Explain types, principles, properties and construction methods of major building structures.
2) Explain basic relations between structural materials, their compositions and the climate or life style in the region of building location.
3) Explain basic requirements for structural materials used in major building structures.
4) Explain micro structure and composition of the materials, mechanical properties and other basic characteristics such as fire resistance, durability and workability of the materials.
5) Explain the characteristics of major structural materials, in connection with the properties of building structures.

Keywords

reinforced concrete structure, wooden structure, steel structure, masonry structure, membrane structure, monolithic construction, framework construction, seismic resistance, fire resistance, weather resistance, durability, workability, environmental friendliness and sustainability

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

Students are recommended to read the relevant chapter of the textbook before coming to class. Check the required learning for each class and be sure to complete it as part of review. In class, students are occasionally asked to solve exercise problems.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Structural materials for reinforced concrete (RC) structure - Principles and properties of RC structure Explain types, mechanical properties, fire resistance, durability of RC structure.
Class 2 Construction method of RC structure buildings. Requirements and characteristics of reinforcing steel bars Explain construction method of RC structure buildings. Explain types and characteristics of reinforcing steel bars.
Class 3 Materials, composition and micro structure of concrete Explain types of constituent materials, and the principle of composition of concrete.
Class 4 Requirement and general knowledge of concrete at construction works Explain requirement and general knowledge of concrete at construction works.
Class 5 Requirement and general knowledge of concrete as a structural material Explain requirement and general knowledge of concrete as a structural material.
Class 6 Mixture design of concrete Understand design method of well-matched concrete to users' demand.
Class 7 Key points at construction works of concrete, typical possible defects at the works, and durability of RC structure Explain key points at construction works of concrete, typical possible defects at the works, and durability of RC structure.
Class 8 Materials for wooden structure - Principles and properties of wooden structure Explain types, mechanical properties, fire resistance, and durability of wooden structure.
Class 9 Requirement and general knowledge of wooden materials Explain types, manufacturing method, and characteristics of wooden materials.
Class 10 Durability of wooden structure Explain deterioration process of wooden materials, and durability of wooden structure.
Class 11 Materials for steel structure - Principles and properties of steel structure Explain types, mechanical properties, fire resistance, and durability of steel materials.
Class 12 Requirement and general knowledge of steel materials Explain types, manufacturing method, and characteristics of steel materials.
Class 13 Deability of steel structure Explain deterioration process of steel materials, durability of steel structure.
Class 14 Materials for masonry structure Explain types, principles and properties of masonry structure. Explain mechanical properties, fire resistance, and durability of masonry materials.
Class 15 Materials for membrane structure Explain types, principles and properties of membrane structure. Explain mechanical properties, fire resistance, and durability of membrane materials.

Textbook(s)

Tanaka Kyoji, Mikami Takamasa, Yokoyama Yutaka: New Building Materials, Vol. 1, Structural Materials, Suurikougaku-sha, ISBN 4-901683-13-6
(Japanese)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Architectural Institute of Japan: Textbook for Learning Building Materials, ISBN 4-8189-2229-7
(Japanese)

Assessment criteria and methods

exercise problems 20%, final exams 80%

Related courses

  • Finishing Building Materials and Construction

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No requirement in advance

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