Syllabus

ÇANKAYA UNIVERSITY / FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE / DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE

 

ARCH 134

ARCHITECTURAL CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

 

SPRING 2014-2015

 

Assist. Prof. Dr. Mustafa ÖNGE

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION/ OBJECTIVES:

Building Materials is a course creating consciousness about materials and their use in Architecture. In this course, the students are informed on significant issues such as the properties of different kind of materials, their combinations, communication with drawings and material applications, etc. The aim of this course is to define the Architecture as a profession expressing the role of the Architect within the application or production, through analysis of design, selection of material and detailing parameters forming the space. The other important factor is to show students that; the architects should have their responsibilities in professional life during their roles in design or application processes, such as considering the appropriateness of the materials.

 

 

COURSE GRADING:

  • Midterm Exam (written)                               45%
  • Final Exam (written)                                     55%

 

* Please be aware that attendance lower than 70% will be graded as NA!

 

 

REFERENCE BOOKS:

 

Duggal, S. K., (1998), Building Materials, A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam

 

Elliott, C., (1994), Technics and Architecture, MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

Eriç, M., (2002), Yap覺 Fizii ve Malzemesi, Literatür Yay覺nc覺l覺k, 襤stanbul

 

Lyons, A., (2014), Materials for Architects and Builders, Routledge, New York

 

imek, O., (2003), Yap覺 Malzemesi, Beta Bas覺m Yay覺m, 襤stanbul

 

Toydemir, N., Gürdal E., Tanaçan, L., (2011), Yap覺 Eleman覺 Tasar覺m覺nda Malzeme, Literatür Yay覺nc覺l覺k, 襤stanbul

 

ARCH 134 Materials of Architectural Construction           Course Schedule

                                                                   (Spring 2016 – 2017)   

Week/Date

Topic(s)

 

 

13.02.2017

INTRODUCTION

  • Presentation of the course outline, methods, objectives and requirements
  • Material Choosing Factors and Criteria
  • Terms and definitions

 

20.02.2017

TIMBER and WOOD

  • General information on timber as building material
  • The Properties of Timber
  • Deterioration of Timber

 

27.02.2017

STONE

  • Classification of Building Stone
  • Quarrying process
  • Quality measures

06.03.2017

STONE (continuing)

  • Major applications and details
  • Maintenance of Stone works

 

13.03.2017

CONCRETE

  • General information on cement and concrete
  • Cement and concrete production
  • Types and uses of concrete
  • Quality Measures

20.03.2017

CONCRETE (continuing)

 

27.03.2017

BRICK & CERAMICS

  • General information on clay and brick
  • Categorization and related measures
  • Types and uses of brick and ceramics 

 

03.04.2017

BRICK & CERAMICS

 

10.04.2017

METAL

  • General information on metals as building material
  • Classification of Metals
  • Primary uses

 

17.04.2017

METAL (continuing)

 

24.04.2017

GLASS

  • General information on glass
  • Manufacturing processes of glass products
  • Types and Properties of Glass
  • Glass Products

 

01.05.2017

PLASTIC, RUBBER and POLYMERIC MATERIALS

  • General information on Polymeric Materials
  • Types of resins
  • Uses of polymeric materials in construction

 

08.05.2017

COMPOSITE & REINFORCED MATERIALS

  • General definition
  • Common types of composite materials in building industry

15.05.2017

FABRICS