Contemporary Building Materials

Contemporary Building Materials

Course type: Lecture and Seminar/Laboratory
Course coordinator: Tomasz Piotrowski

ASK course

Status: obligatory Course level: advanced
Course Code: ASK-KT-Bm ETCS: 2
Expected own workload: 16 Proj/lab/semin hours: 15
Lecture hours: 15

General description of the course

General description of the course:

The main content of the subject include:

  • define the concepts of Building Materials Engineering -BME, taking into account the role and tasks of the BME and BME distinguishing features from other engineering materials.
  • Submit feedback for sustainable development: man-material-technology-building-ecology as a determinant of the subject of the BME.
  • Define material model: composition-structure-property-application.
  • E3 = energy-ecology-economics as boundary conditions for engineering activities and the principle of sustainable development in relation to the construction.
  • Technical characteristics of building materials and usability functions for building materials.
  • Thermal considerations in the design of buildings
  • Representation of the types of steel connections construction and glass/metal facades
  • Division of building composites and control their properties, an example of cement-based composites
  • Characteristics of cement binders and composites on the basis of this binder, the representation of the possibilities the design of microstructure of cement paste by active mineral additives
  • The method of the description of the microstructure of building materials; the use of electron microscopy and image analysis, stereology and fractography.
  • Corrosion and the question of compatibility and the design principles of repair, surface protection and strengthening of concrete structures
  • Methods of diagnostics construction