NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY AND MATERIALS I
COURSE CODE: ZAT1103
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: Ar. Fadli Arabi
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: To integrate the knowledge of technology and building material in the architectural design.

To provide basic understanding of basic construction technology and building material.

SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: YEAR 1 / SEMESTER 1
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

42

T

 

0

P

 

0

O

 

0

L + T + P + O = 42 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: This unit aims to provide students with opportunities to develop:

1.       To introduce students the basic knowledge in building construction and material technology which including soil mechanics and types of building foundation.

2.       To introduce students to building materials in the building industries building structures and building components; and the introduction of basic construction in relation to building design.

3.       To introduce students to the responsibility of architect and others profession at site and personnel involved in the building industries; the organization chart at a building site.

4.       To introduce students to the safety and environmental awareness at site.

5.       To introduce to building authority agencies and organizations which are directly related to the building industries.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

 

At the end of the course the student will have:

  1. Ability to understand the fundamental element of the construction technology and building material in building industry (C1).
  2. Ability to recognize the responsibility of the architect and other related professional involved in the building industries (C2).
  3. Ability to demonstrate awareness to the site organization, safety and authority related to the building industry (C3).
TRANSFERABLE SKILLS:
  • Able to understand and awareness in the construction technology and the various building material used in the industry.
  • Able to development knowledge in the aspect of safety, site organisation and authority related to building industry.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY: Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of lectures, assignments, group work and site visits.
SYNOPSIS:

 

This course introduce students to the world of the construction industry; organization of construction industry construction technology in building construction and exposure to the agencies and parties whom are directly or indirectly involved with the industry. It also introduce the basic elements and components in buildings; introduction to soil mechanics and choice of building foundation; introduction to wood as construction material and details in brick works. General safety issues at a construction site will also be introduced.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, Tutorial
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (40%)
Category Percentage
  • Individual/Group Assignment
  •  Quiz
20%

20%

B. Final Examination (60%)
  1. Multiple Choice Question
  2. Structure type questions
60%
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.     Ali, A & Brebbia, C A. (2006). Digital Architecture & Construction (wit transaction on the Built Environment. Wit Pc/Computational Mechanics.

2.     Weston R. (2003). Materials, Form & Architecture. Yale University Press.

3.     Friedman, D. (1995). Historical Building Construction: Design, Materials &Technology. W. W. Norton & Co.

4.     Olin, HB., et.al. (1995). Construction Principles, Materials, and Methods.6th Edition. Van Nostrand Reinhold.

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE NIL