1. A steel beam is made composite by using shear connectors, composite metal decking and concrete is much stronger and stiffer than the base beam alone 2. In a composite floor system the concrete acts together with the steel to create a stiffer, ligh
Chapter 7: Fire-Related Properties
*Fire is the single largest killer of building occupants in the U.S.
Factors That Affect Fire Safety in Buildings
-Fire protection systems
-Active fire protection
-Sprinklers, fire det
CMP 210 Final Review
The program for a building project is usually provided by the
Construction Drawings of a building are prepared during the:
-CD (construction documents) phase
Construction drawings are generally in the form of:
CHAPTER 5: Properties of the Envelope -I (Thermal Properties)
5.1 Building Design and Thermal Comfort
-Energy-conserving building design is a function of several variables: consideration of
climate, site conditions, building orientation & shape, b
CHAPTER 4: Load Resistance (The Structural Properties of Materials)
4.1 Compressive and Tensile Strengths of Materials
-Intensity of internal resistance to the applied external force is called the stress.
-Two types of stress:
-Compressive & tensile.
CHAPTER 3: Loads on Buildings
Two classifications of loads:
-Gravity loads: caused by gravitational pull of the earth and act in the vertical direction.
-Further classified as dead loads and live loads.
-Lateral Loads: primary sources are wind and earthqu
Thermal Properties of Materials
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Units of Energy Measurement
(things you should learn in physics and wont)
All forms of energy can be measured by the amount of heat they produce:
One calorie is the amount of h
CMP 210 Fall, 2008 Key Terms and Concepts from the Text for Test 3
Chapter 20 Types of Elevated concrete floor systems: 1) beam-supported floors 2) beamless floors Beam-supported concrete floors The transfer of loads from a solid slab to the four sup
CMP 210 Fall, 2008 Key Terms and Concepts from the Text Test 2
Chapter 14 Cement Fiber (fiber cement) made from portland cement, sand and wood fibers. Its is a non-combustible material and is not prone to decay like wood, plywood, or hardboard. It is
1. The MasterFormat has been developed by the:
-Construction Specification Institute.
2. Division 02 refers to
3. Division 04 refers to
4. In the MasterFormat, windows are part of
5. In the MaterFo
CHAPTER 1: How Buildings Come Together
1.1 Project Delivery Phases:
-Process in which a building is delivered to its owner can be divided into five phases:
1.2 Predesign Phase:
CHAPTER 2: Construction Regulations and Standards
2.1 Objectives of a Building Code
-Ensure public safety, health, and welfare.
-Deals with buildings performance.
-Building construction regulated by a impartial authority, such as the state, county, or cit