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2020-2021 Course Catalog 
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ARC 173 - Materials & Assemblies IV

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: General

A deeper investigation into building materials and assemblies through the Construction Specification Institute’s MasterFormat accounting and management system.
Prerequisite OR Corequisite:    with a C or better or Instructor Approval.
1. Examine the use of Lime, Portland Cement, and Concrete

1. Relate the types of Lime used in construction

2. Describe the types of Portland Cement

3. Describe Air-Entrained Portland Cement

4. Identify the basic ingredients of Concrete

5. Summarize the method of making Concrete

6. Review the steps of Placing and Finishing Concrete

7. Explain the reaction of Portland Cement and Water

8. Review the use of Water-Reducing Concrete Admixtures

9. Give examples of High-Strength Concrete

10. Discuss Steel Reinforcement

11. Identify the intended use for Welded Wire Fabric (Mesh)

2. Investigate Concrete Construction

1. Discuss the versatility of Reinforced Concrete

2. Identify Formwork and Shores

3. Review Architectural Concrete and Form Liners

4. Restate the Principles of Reinforcing Concrete

5. Describe Corrosion Protection of Steel Reinforcement

6. Explain Elevated Concrete Floor Systems

7. Paraphrase the basics of Precast Concrete

8. Give examples of Structural Precast Concrete Members

9. Explain Reinforced-Concrete Tilt-Up Wall Construction

10. Summarize Connections in a Tilt-Up Wall Building

11. Describe Aesthetics of Tilt-Up Wall Buildings

3. Differentiate Masonry Materials

1. Explain Masonry Mortar

2. Make sense of Mortar Joint Thickness and Profiles

3. Summarize Dimensions of Masonry Units

4. Give examples of Bond Patterns in Masonry Walls

5. Review The Craft and Art of Brick Masonry Construction

6. Discuss Efflorescence in Brick Walls

7. Identify Expansion Control in Brick Walls

8. Describe Concrete Masonry Units

9. Explain the Construction of a CMU Wall

10. Review Natural Stone

11. Review the principles of Stone Selection

12. Explain Glass Masonry Units

4. Examine Exterior Wall Cladding

1. Define Rainwater Infiltration Control

2. Describe Rain-Screen Exterior Cladding Principles

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