014505 Building Materials

Lecture Topics

  1. Classification of cementitious materials: material testing and its significance, products and applications
  2. Lime
  3. Gypsum
  4. Portland cement
  5. Portland cement – composition types, setting and hardening, structure of the hardened paste and its effect on mechanical properties
  6. Mortars for plastering and renderings
  7. Aggregates, mixing water, chemical and mineral admixtures
  8. Properties of fresh and hardened concrete, durability, mix design, concrete technology, testing and quality control
  9. Laboratory exercises

Laboratory exercises

  1. Introduction
  2. Cementitious materials
  3. Aggregates
  4. Properties of fresh and hardened concrete
  5. Concrete mix design
  6. Plasters and special concretes

Participation in the lab exercise is obligatory. The safety codes require the student to come dressed with their legs covered (long pants/dress, closed shoes).


125011 – General Chemistry + Lab

314535 – Introduction to Materials Engineering

Contact Hours

Lecture: 3 hours

Recitation: 1 hour

Lab: 1 hour