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151-8005-00L  Building Materials I

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
LecturersJ. Pauli
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractBuilding Materials - Introduction to the most common building materials

Origin + Production
Properties + Application
Ecological footprint + Recycling
ObjectiveThe lecture develops an understanding of different building materials and its reasonable and appropriate application for construction under the aspects of material properties and ecological aspects.
ContentThe lecture introduces the most common building materials concrete, steel, masonery and timber, but also clay, glas and polymers in a historical context. The fabrication processes are described and the most important properties regarding construction explained. A special focus is on the ecological aspects such as availability of raw materials, effort for production, emission of hazardous substances, disposal and recycling.