CM3400_Lecture1-Introduction

CM3400_Lecture1-Introduction - Lecture 1 Introduction...

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Lecture 1: Introduction Construction Materials – CM 3400 Roof Basement Light weight Waterproof Reflective to thermal load Strong enough to carry snow load Insulate against noise and heat Weight not important Waterproof against ground water Strong enough to resist soil settlement Resist corrosion Need for Quality Materials ± Materials are used in a vast range of applications in the construction industry Class Objectives ± To provide practical insight in the fundamentals involved in designing, evaluating, testing, and construction : ± Aggregates and Soils ± Asphalt ± Concrete ± Masonry ± Wood ± Steel
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± Cooperative Learning Principles: ± Work collaboratively ± Assist and encourage others to achieve ± You are individually accountable for doing your part of the group's work. ± Objective of the exams: ± Check your understanding of principles. ± Test your thinking and problem-solving capabilities. ± Encourage innovative thinking. Course Philosophy Grades… A. Homework 15% B. Two Examinations 60% C. Final Examination 20% D. Class Participation/Attendance 5% Total . ................. 100% Lectures ± PowerPoint will be mainly used in the lectures. ± Lectures will be posted (2 and 3 slides format). ± You are expected to bring to each lecture: ± Printed lectures, and calculator. ± Problem solving will be done in class.
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Failure and Damage ± The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italy) – 1173: ± Has tilted in several directions until leaning to the south. ± A weak clay layer exists at 11m depth from the surface. Failure and Damage ± Landslides: ± Inadequate slope stability. ± Erosion by water. ± Vibrations by traffic and blasting. ± Excess load by structure and rocks. ± Teton Dam Failure – 1976: ± Built on the Teton River, Idaho, 1975. ± Designed to provide flood control, power generation, and irrigation of farmland. ± Large earthen dam with a reservoir capacity of 356 million cubic meters.
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