2019 Building Materials and Finishing

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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(M114)  Thr5-6(M114)  
Group
-
Course number
ARC.S307
Credits
2
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/20
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course focuses on building materials that are used for composing building elements and for functional purposes. First, lectures are delivered on the function and required performance of typical building elements such as roof, exterior wall, floor, interior wall, ceiling and opening. Second, this course explains types, basic characteristics, durability and workability of typical building materials and their composition that are used for building elements. Next, this course explains mechanism, rational usage method and key points in usage of typical functional materials such as coating materials, waterproof materials, fireproof materials, adhesive and sealing materials, heat insulating materials, sound absorbing and insulating materials. In addition, lectures on daily safety and livability performance evaluation methods of building elements are given.
In designing of architecture, appropriate selection of materials and their compositions is essential. The aim of this course is to provide necessary knowledge on finishing and functional materials and their compositions, for designing building elements which match well with users' demand.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Explain function and performance that are required for building elements such as roof, exterior wall, floor, partition elements and opening.
2) Explain types, basic characteristics, durability and workability of typical finishing materials and their compositions which are used for building elements.
3) Explain mechanism, rational usage methods and key points in usage of typical functional materials.
4) Explain daily safety and livability performance evaluation methods of building elements.

Keywords

materials used for composing building elements, roof, exterior wall, floor, interior wall, ceiling, opening, functional material, coating material, adhesive and sealing materials, waterproof material, fireproof material, heat insulating material, sound absorbing and insulating materials, durability, workability, environmental friendliness and sustainability, performance evaluation method

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 Materials for roof - Function, required performance and composition of roof. Types, characteristics of materials and their compositions for thatched roof Explain function, required performance and composition of roof. Explain types, characteristics of materials and their compositions for thatched roof.
Class 2 Materials for roof - Types, characteristics of materials and their compositions for membrane roof Explain types, characteristics of materials and their compositions for membrane roof.
Class 3 Materials for exterior wall - Function, required performance and composition of exterior wall. Types, characteristics of finishing materials and their compositions for exterior wall of wet construction method Explain function, required performance and composition of exterior wall. Summarize important points on finishing materials and their compositions for exterior wall of wet construction method.
Class 4 Materials for exterior wall - Types, characteristics of finishing materials and their compositions for exterior wall of dry construction method Summarize important points on finishing materials and their compositions for exterior wall of dry construction method.
Class 5 Materials for partition element - Function, required performance and composition of partition element. Types, characteristics of finishing materials, their compositions and construction methods for interior wall and ceiling Explain function, required performance and composition of partition element. Summarize important points on finishing materials and their compositions for interior wall and ceiling.
Class 6 Coating materials - Purpose, required performance of coating materials. Types, characteristics of coating materials and their substrates Summarize important points on coating materials and their substrates.
Class 7 Waterproof materials - Purpose, required performance of waterproof materials. Building elements that need waterproof layer. Types, characteristics of waterproof materials and their compositions Summarize important points on waterproof materials and their compositions.
Class 8 Fireproof materials - Purpose, required performance of fireproof materials. Principle of combustion and fireproofing. Types, characteristics of fireproof materials and their compositions Summarize important points on fireproof materials and their compositions.
Class 9 Materials for floor - Function, required performance and composition of floor. Types, characteristics and construction methods of substrate and middle layer of floor Explain function, required performance and composition of floor. Summarize important points on materials used for substrate and middle layer of floor.
Class 10 Materials for floor - Types, characteristics and compositions of finishing materials used for floor of wet construction method Summarize important points on finishing materials used for floor of wet construction method.
Class 11 Materials for floor - Types, characteristics and compositions of finishing materials used for floor of dry construction method Summarize important points on finishing materials used for floor of dry construction method.
Class 12 Materials for opening - Function, required performance of opening. Types, characteristics and construction methods of materials and their compositions for opening Explain function, required performance of opening. Summarize important points on materials used for opening.
Class 13 Adhesive and sealing materials - Purpose of adhesion. Mechanism, required performance, types, characteristics and construction methods of adhesive and sealing materials Summarize important points on adhesion, adhesive and sealing materials.
Class 14 Heat insulating materials - Purpose of heat insulation. Calculation method of heat insulation performance. Mechanism of heat transfer and insulation. Types, characteristics and construction methods of heat insulating materials Summarize important points on heat insulation, heat insulating materials and their compositions.
Class 15 Sound absorbing and insulating materials - Purpose of sound absorption and insulation. Expression method of sound absorption and insulation performance. Types, characteristics and construction methods of sound absorbing and insulating materials Summarize important points on sound absorption and insulation, materials and their compositions for this purpose.

Textbook(s)

Tanaka Kyoji, Kawamura Seishi, Mikami Takamasa, Yokoyama Yutaka, Takahashi Hiroki: New Building Materials, Vol. 2, Finishing and Functional Materials, Suurikougaku-sha, ISBN 4-901683-20-3
(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

  • Structural Building Materials and Construction

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

No requirement in advance

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