Special Topics in Construction Materials

Course Information
TitleΕΙΔΙΚΑ ΘΕΜΑΤΑ ΔΟΜΙΚΩΝ ΥΛΙΚΩΝ / Special Topics in Construction Materials
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID20000183

Programme of Study: PPS TPM - EISAKTEOI APO 2022 KAI EXĪS

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Programme of Study: PPS TPM (EISACΗTHENTES EŌS KAI 2021)

Registered students: 7
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Division of Structural EngineeringElective Courses843
Division of Hydraulics and Environmental EngineeringElective Courses843
Division of Geotechnical EngineeringElective Courses843
Division of Transport and Project ManagementElective Courses843

Class Information
Academic Year2015 – 2016
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
1. ΤΕ2900Maria Stefanidou, Alexandros Batsios, Vasiliki Pachta
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Construction Materials I, II
Learning Outcomes
Getting in touch with special traditional and modern building/construction materials, their implementation on various civile ngineering works, solving technical issues
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Standardization of building materials, Databases of Building Materials. Bituminous materials: Categories. Properties. Specifications. Test methods. Building plastics: Structure. Types-polymerisation reactions. Properties. Test methods. Applications. Wood (Timber): Natural-Artificial wood: Production. Properties. Test methods. Applications. Preservation of wood surfaces. Non-ferrous alloys: Production. Properties. Test methods. Applications. Lightweight alloys (of aluminium, magnesium). Ceramic materials: Structure. Production. Properties. Test methods. Building Coatings: Production. Properties. Applications. Glass: Production. Properties. Applications. Insulation and Waterproofing materials: Production. Properties. Specifications. Test methods. Composite materials: Production. Properties. Applications (General principles). Building materials and Environment. Recycling and toxicity of building materials. Laboratory tests: Tests on bituminous materials-wood-ceramic, non-ferrous.
Timber, bituminous, plastic, insulating, ceramics, glass, recycling, Life Cycle Analysis
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Seeking of new innovative solution in building materials' uses issues, evaluation of progress of the the courses' report, enrichment and exchange of data
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities
Student Assessment
Presentation of the topic chosen to be examined on various building/ construction materials, final written exam
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
"Δομικά υλικά" , Tριανταφύλλου Α., ISBN 960-921777-1-0, Πάτρα 2008, 8η έκδοση "Δομικά Υλικά" , Wenderhorst, ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ Α.ΓΚΙΟΥΡΔΑΣ & ΣΙΑ Ο.Ε.1981, Αθήνα
Additional bibliography for study
Civil Engineering Materials, edited by Neil Jackson and Ravindra K. Dhir, fifth edition
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