Academic Catalog


Course Code: 1200251
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 4.0
Department: Architecture
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. AYE DUMAN
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

Building materials and components for construction design. Building materials, products & components; assemblies & sub-assemblies. What materials are: origins of building materials, defects and deterioration. What we do with materials: joining of materials, finishes & surface treatments. Where materials go: related, coordinated and integrated system design bringing together the structural system, the enclosure system, the cladding system and functional systems. What we expect from materials: performance factor (maintenance, compatibility, durability), selection criteria, performance specifications in terms of measurable parameters.