David R. Riley
Introduction to basic building materials, with emphasis on techniques for assembly and utilization in residential and light construction, including materials such as concrete, brick, and wood. Offered: AS.
CM 313 introduces students to the vocabulary and knowledge of materials necessary to design and construct buildings. An emphasis is placed on material properties, assembly techniques and construction sequences used on residential and commercial buildings. Its purpose in the Architecture and Construction Management curriculum is to prepare students for advanced courses in design, estimating, scheduling and project management.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Course size ranges from 120 (autumn) to 30 (summer). A lecture format with PowerPoint presentations is used. In-class quizzes and exams encour -age students to keep up with the large amount of information covered.
Course attendance is paramount, in addition to staying current with reading assignments. This course provides the fundamental vocabulary of building materials which will be used by architects and construction managers for the rest of their careers. It is essential for students to commit to long term understanding of material. The course project allows course concepts to be applied by a group of students. This requires cooperation and teamwork for success.
Class assignments and grading
Course project assinged in first week of class and involved the conception, design, and construction of an educational model. Homework requires students to apply technical concepts. Quizzes and exams test retention and comprehension of material presented in lecture.
Quizzes 20% Homework 15% Term Project 25% Mid Term Exam 20% Final 20%