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Materials and Detailing. This course applies principles of structural behaviour to material properties and construction methods. Students are introduced to properties of basic construction materials - steel, concrete, wood, and masonry. The design of structural components is addressed in conceptual terms, focusing on the advantages and possibilities that each material offers. Connections specific to each material are addressed. The issues of structural application of each material, such as deterioration due to exposure, fire performance and environmental impact are discussed. Methods are presented for determining the size of basic building components in the various materials for known forces.
Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1