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Robert Allan Thunder
CM 323
Seattle Campus

Construction Methods and Materials II

Analysis of building methods for structural, non-structural, and design and use of temporary structures including method selection, sequencing, and coordination of specialty trades in commercial and industrial construction. Offered: W.

Class description

CM 323 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

Instruction is by lecture using PowerPoint presentation of construction photos, diagrams and web sites. Student participation is strongly encouraged.

Recommended preparation

Basic knowledge of algebra.

Class assignments and grading

Homework 20% 7 @ approx 11 pts ea = 80 pts First Exam 30% 120 pts Second Exam 30% 120 pts Final Exam 20% 80 pts Total Possible Points 400

Grades are calculated on a percentage basis with 98% and above = 4.0. Each 2% of total points = 0.1 GPA.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Robert Allan Thunder
Date: 02/11/2003