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    Erie Community College
   
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
Fall 2017 Catalog

AR 130 - Architectural Methods and Materials


Credit Hours: 3

An introductory course dealing with natural and man-made materials employed on construction projects of all types. Products and systems are covered as influencing factors in the design, environmental sustainability, cost, and erection of structures.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:

  • choose a suitable material for use in specific construction situations;
  • understand the properties, availability, limitations, methods of material or systems erection, and economics of common construction materials;
  • properly use manufacturer's literature and local manufacturer representatives for research and analysis on material products to fulfill specific design or construction project requirements;
  • utilize professional and industry standards of methods, practices and procedures as applicable and appropriate for the material-product or system selected;
  • understand materials and their properties, methods of construction, and quality control through hands on participation; and
  • present information on a subject in a professional, informative manner, both orally and written communication.


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