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Course
CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND TESTING
Name:

The course deals with the physical properties of common construction


materials primarily metals, plastics, wood, concrete, coarse and fine
Course aggregates, asphalt and synthetic materials; examination of material
Descrip properties with respect to design and use of end product, design and
tion control of aggregates, concrete and asphalt mixtures, principle of
testing; characteristics of test; properties of materials and materials
testing equipment.

Number
of Units
for
Lecture, Lecture 1 unit
Laborat Laboratory 1 unit
ory,
Fieldwo
rk and
Tutorial

Number
of
Lecture 1 hour
Contact
Laboratory 3 hours
Hours
per
week

Prerequ
isite/Co- Mechanics of Deformable Bodies , CE Estimates
requisit
e
a. After completing this course, the student must be able to:
b. Understand the range of various materials for civil engineering
projects;
c. Understand relevant properties of common construction
Course materials;
Objecti d. Understand applicable local, international and foreign
ves standards on materials and materials testing;
e. Perform measuring, testing and evaluating the results;
f. Ability to test, measure, evaluate the best use of building and
construction materials
1. Introduction to Construction Materials & Testing;
Course 2. Familiarization with apparatus & equipment used in testing of
Outline materials;
3. General Properties of Materials;
4. Specific Weight, Water Absorption, Abrasion, Density and
Uniformity of Aggregates;
5. Preparation and Curing of Concrete Test Specimens;
6. Determination of Setting Time of Hydraulic Cement;
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7. Familiarization with the Parts and Functions of the Universal


Testing Machine;
8. Testing of Wood: Samples for Bending, Compression, Shear,
Tension, and Water Content;
9. Determine the Compressive Strength of Concrete Hollow Blocks;
10. Determining the Time of Setting of Portland Cement
11. Testing the Tensile Strength of Steel Bars
12. Field Tests of Construction Materials
Marshall Stability Test
Centrifuge Extraction Test (recommended)
Universal Testing Machine (recommended)
Laborat
Curing Tank
ory
Oven
Equipm
Molds for mortar and Concrete Specimens
ent
Vicat Apparatus
Weighing Scales
1. Basic Construction Materials 2002, Theodore W. Marotta
2. Civil Engineering Materials 1992 Davis, Troxell & Hawck
3. Construction Materials, Smith
Suggest
4. Materials of Construction 4Ed 1990 Chandigarah
ed
5. Testing of Engineering Materials 1982 Gildey, Murphy & Bragman
Referen
6. Materials Testing Blackowski & Ripling
ces
7. Strength & Structure of Engineering Materials

Course CONSTRUCTION METHODS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT


Name:

The course deals with the principles of construction methods and


equipment, management and their applications. It covers project
Course planning, scheduling, monitoring and control. It also includes concepts
Descrip on organization, safety, information systems and computer
tion applications. Students are given opportunities to visit actual project
sites and observe the application of these theories in construction
projects.

Number
of Units
for
Lecture, Lecture 3 units
Laborat Fieldwork 1 unit
ory,
Fieldwo
rk and
Tutorial

Number Lecture 3 hours


of Fieldwork 3 hours
Contact
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Hours
per
week

Prerequ
isite/Co-
5th Year Standing , Engineering Management
requisit
e
After completing this course, the student must be able to:
a. Understand the construction project cycle from inception,
planning, execution, testing and certification.
b. Understand construction project requirements such as permits
and licenses, clearance, and compliance to all applicable laws
and ordinances, etc;
c. Read and interpret construction plans, working drawings, and
revise contract documents, estimates and technical
Course specifications;
Objecti d. Understand the components of the Terms of Reference (TOR)
ves for professional services and bidding/tendering processes,
award and acceptance;
e. Prepare and update construction schedule and work
programs;
f. Understand construction methods, equipment, materials and
manpower control;
g. Understand temporary facilities requirements of a construction
project;
h. Understand the existing local labor laws and regulations
1. Contracts and Specifications;
2. Construction Project Organization;
3. Planning and Scheduling (PERT/CPM);
4. Construction Estimates and Values Engineering
5. Construction Methods and Operations;
6. Construction Equipment Operations and Maintenance
Course
7. Construction Manpower Safety;
Outline
8. Computer Applications in Construction Management;
9. Construction Reports
10. Construction Fieldwork
11. Construction Disputes
12. Fieldwork: Observation of construction projects
1. Construction Planning Equipment & Methods, latest edition
2. Project Management for Engineering and Construction, latest
Suggest
edition
ed
3. Construction Management Handbook, CMDF
Referen
4. Constructors Performance Evaluation System (CPES) Implementing
ces
Guidelines, CIAP
5. Project Construction Management by Fajardo, Max.