Sep 25, 2023
AR 130 - Architectural Methods and Materials/Lab
Credit Hours: 3
An introductory course dealing with natural and man-made materials employed on construction projects of all types. Proprietary products and systems are covered as influencing factors in the design, cost and erection of structures.
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
- recognize the multi-faceted architectural profession and its working associations;
- choose, from natural or man-made materials, 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 for research and analysis on: material/proprietary products and systems for the selection of materials/products or systems to fulfill specific design-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;
- properly use local representatives as a source of information gathering and for selection of materials- products or systems;
- present information on a subject in a professional, informative manner;
- express one-self orally; and
- properly use computer for written communication.