CONMGNT 1000 - Civil Engineering Construction Materials

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2021

This course will give students a detailed understanding of materials commonly employed in civil engineering and construction (steel, timber, masonry, concrete, asphalt, glazing) including their methods of manufacture, material properties, and life-cycle impact. The course will provide detailed guidance on material preparation (e.g. concrete and asphalt mix design) and material testing that are commonly employed in the construction and civil engineering disciplines. Course learning outcomes include: 1. Explain the importance of materials testing in the context of the appropriate Industry standards 2. Describe the manufacture process of a range of construction materials 3. Explain the environmental impact of a range of construction materials via life-cycle assessment as a part of materials selection and propose guidelines for alternate material selection. 4. Describe the basic material properties of a range of construction materials and the means by which they can be obtained through testing. 5. Undertake detailed mix design for a range of concretes.

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