Construction Materials I

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


Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course116

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: 254
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Core program for all studentsCompulsory Course116

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
1. ΤΕ0100
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 (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
In this course the structure, the mechanical and the physical properties for basic building materials such as stones, binders and mortars, aggregates, bricks/tiles and wood are analyzed. The aim (for the students of the first semester)is to get acquainted with the materials and their role in the structures. The aim of the course is to allow students to develop criteria on the suitability, technology, and pathology of the materials. With the successful compliance of the course the students can: - Learn about the role of the structure on the materials' properties -Learn the role of the mortars -Learn the differences of the binders and their role to the mortars' properties -Learn how to desigh smooth aggregate granulometry -Learn about wood technology - Learn the differences between the rocks - Learn basic masonry approaches -Basic knowledge for recycling material
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, binders, bricks, wood
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 Work12
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities5
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 Βιβλίο [13875]: ΣΚΥΡΟΔΕΜΑ: ΜΙΚΡΟΔΟΜΗ, ΙΔΙΟΤΗΤΕΣ, ΚΑΙ ΥΛΙΚΑ, P. KUMAR MEHTA, PAULO J. M. MONTEIRO
Additional bibliography for study
Civil Engineering Materials, edited by Neil Jackson and Ravindra K. Dhir, 5th edition
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