Building Materials - Introduction to the most common building materials
Origin + Production Properties + Application Ecological footprint + Recycling
The 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.
The 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.
Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a two-semester course together with 151-8002-00L Building Physics: Heat and Acoustics
For programme regulations
Bachelor's Programme in Architecture 2016 (Examination Block 2)
Performance assessment as a semester course
The performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examination
written 90 minutes
Additional information on mode of examination
Findet gleichzeitig mit der Prüfung des Jahreskurses statt.
Taschenrechner, Schreibpapier wird zur Verfügung gestellt. Jedoch keine datenbankfähigen Rechner, Organiser, PDA, Laptops o.ä. Weitere Unterlagen oder Geräte sind nicht zugelassen
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block. This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.