Full Title:Materials Technology
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:MTRL I7001
 
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 9 programme(s)
Module Description:This module introduces the student to the testing, sources, composition, manufacture, and properties of materials commonly used in the construction of buildings.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Identify and classify the source, composition and manufacture of the traditional and modern materials used in the construction industry.
  2. Recognise the properties of the traditional and modern materials used in the construction industry.
  3. Explain and demonstrate how to carry out material laboratory tests in accordance with the relevant standards and codes of practice and explain why they are necessary
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Cement
Source of materials, manufacturing process, cement types, and use in industry.
Aggregates
Source of material, manufacturing process, characteristics and use
Concrete
Concrete mix nomenclature, characteristics of workmanship and strength, and good site practice for laying. Site testing of materials. Source manufacture and properties of concrete blocks.
Brickwork
Source, Manufacture and Properties of Clay and Concrete Bricks. Use in industry.
Stonework
Source and Types of Natural Stone. Conversion of natural Stone for to Building stones and their properties. Use of building stone in industry.
Timber
Source and nomenclature of timber species.Properties of timber. Visual and Machine Stress Grading. Uses in Industry
Bitumen
Source manufacture and properties of Bitumen. Use in industry
Polymers
Source manufacture and properties of Thermoplastics, Thermosetting plastics and Elastomers. Use in Industry
Glass Technology
Source manufacture and properties of different types of glass. Use in industry
Finishes
Cement sand and cement sand lime plaster mixes and use in industry. Types of paint and use in industry.
Green Materials
Source, manufacture and properties of natural building materials. Use in industry.
Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals
Source, manufacture and types of ferrous and non- ferrous metal used in the construction industry.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Practical/Skills Evaluation A series of approximately 3 tests on concrete, each of approximate equal worth, in laboratory and evaluating results in a laboratory report 2 30.00 100 40 Every Week 120
Practical/Skills Evaluation A series of approximately 6 laboratory tests, each of approximate equal worth, on various building materials and evaluate results in a laboratory report 2 30.00 100 40 Every Week 120
Continuous Assessment Class test 1 based on the theory of building materials. 1,2 20.00 100 40 Week 6 120
Continuous Assessment Class test 2 based on the theory of materials technology 1,2 20.00 100 40 Week 13 120
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory based lecture 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical Testing and evaluation of materials in laboratory 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading CA preparation 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Arthur Lyons, 2010, Materials for Architects and Builders, Butterworth Heinmann [ISBN: 9781856175197]
  • Dr .Taylor G.D 2000, Materials in Construction: An Introduction, Pearson Education [ISBN: 9780582368897]
  • Everett A 1994, Materials, 5th Ed., Longman Scientific and Technical [ISBN: 058221923X]
  • Domore P. and Illston J. 2010, Materials in Construction, Spons Press [ISBN: 9780415465168]
  • Kottas D 2011, The Latest in Construction, Links International [ISBN: 9788492796779]
  • Peters S 2011, Materials Revolution 1: Sustainable and Multi-Purpose Materials for Design and Architecture, Birkhauser [ISBN: 978303406639]
  • Peters . 2011, Materials Revolution 2: Sustainable and Multi-Purpose Materials for Design and Architecture, Birkhauser [ISBN: 9783038214762]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EARCT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architectural Technology 1 Mandatory
DK_EBSUR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Surveying 1 Mandatory
DK_ECMGT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management 1 Mandatory
DK_EARCT_7 Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology 1 Mandatory
DK_ECMGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 1 Mandatory
658 Bachelor of Science in Construction Surveying 1 Mandatory
DK_ECTEC_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Technology 1 Mandatory
656 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Surveying 1 Mandatory
657 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Technology 1 Mandatory