Construction Materials I

Course Information
TitleΔΟΜΙΚΑ ΥΛΙΚΑ Ι / Construction Materials I
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID20000155

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

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
1. ΤΕ0100Eleftherios Anastasiou, Maria Stefanidou, Alexandros Batsios
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
-Understanding of basic properties of rocks, as well as examination of properties of aggregates (coarse and fines) - Production and testing of cement-lime mortars - Composition of aggregates of different particle size
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
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
History of evolution of technology of building materials. Criteria for the selection of building materials. Physicochemical, mechanical, thermal and acoustic properties of materials. Quality control and standardization. Specifications. Stones-Classification-mineralogical composition- Testing the properties of rocks- Marble-Causes of deterioration-Protection of stones and marble-Crushing of rocks- Aggregates-Origin, production, treatment-Properties of aggregate, sieve analysis-Specifications-Tests for suitability of aggregates for concrete and road construction, Binders-Classification, production, mechanisms of setting and hardening-Regulations, Mortars-, Mud-Lime-Anhydrite Resins Gypsum, Pozzolan, -Cement-Manufacture, mechanism of setting and hardening-Testing of properties of cement-Standards-Categories of cement-Mortars- Types-Composition-Properties, characteristics-Criteria for suitability of mortars. Specifications-Laboratory exercises: Sieve analysis of aggregates -Apparent specific density of coarse aggregate- Bulk density-Granulometric synthesis of aggregates-Measurement of fineness of cement: Production of cement mortars, examination of properties of wood, marble.
Rocks, aggregates, cement, mortars, properties of building materials
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 solution to building materials' issues, evaluation of the progress of tha lab portfolio- laboratory exercises, enrichment of data included
Course Organization
Laboratory Work120.4
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities50.2
Student Assessment
Attendance of lectures, seminars, laboratory exercises, attendance of field trips concerning aggregates, presentation and examination on laboratory exercises, 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)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Δομικά υλικά, Τριανταφύλλου, ISBN 960-921777-1-0, Πάτρα 2008, 8η έκδοση Δομικά Υλικά, Wenderhorst, ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ Α. ΓΚΙΟΥΡΔΑΣ & ΣΙΑ ΟΕ 1981, Αθήνα
Additional bibliography for study
Civil Engineering Materials, edited by Neil Jackson and Ravindra K. Dhir, 5th edition
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