ARC2461 - Materials and Methods of Construction 1 (AA)
3 credits (3 lecture hours)
This course is an introduction to the materials and methods of contemporary building construction with emphasis on wood, masonry, concrete and steel. The evaluations of these and other materials and their functional applications, the roles of zoning and building codes, and the importance of details to convey how buildings are put together are stressed. Lab exercises and field trips to building sites and fabricating plants are used to enhance understanding of the subject matter.