BUILDING CONSTRUCTION I

ARCH273. BUILDING CONSTRUCTION I (2 CR.: 1LEC, 2STU)

Introduction to the elements and components of construction, and the basic building construction materials including bricks, masonry, lime, cement, mortar and concrete. Study of structural systems and their major elements: structural frame, exterior and interior bearing walls, nonbearing walls and partitions, and floor and roof assemblies. General fundamentals site preparation, foundation types and selection.