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Construction Materials and Processes II

This course introduces the student to the basic materials and processes encountered in construction with reference to division 6-9, and 14 of the CSC National Master Specification "MasterFormat" system. The course provides information on the physical and chemical properties of materials, their manufacturing and fabrication processes, embodied energy, typical installation methods, efficiency of utilization and organization in a construction, repurposing & renovation projects. Also, the materials and products are evaluated in relation to their appropriateness as affected by their durability, performance and energy conservation. The focus of this course will be structural materials and components usually found in industrial, commercial and institutional construction.