Construction Materials and Processes
This construction materials and processes online course will give the student an overall understanding of materials and methods. Each week we will study one specific material category, one specific construction process, and an overall construction system. The student will have the opportunity to expand the studies to include materials and processes which are normally encountered by the student in his/her workplace.
In addition the student is expected to research and report on the session materials and processes with respect to sustainable or “green” construction.
By the end of this online class you should:
- Be able to recognize quality control procedures for various materials
- Be familiar with material manufacturing processes
- Understand the physical limitations of the materials we are studying
- Understand how the materials we are studying are used in construction
- Know where to find information about materials when needed
- Understand the regulatory environment under which materials are manufactured and incorporated into new structures
- Know the relevant history of each material
Class Organization and Grading
It is important that the student keep up with the class and not fall behind. Course modules will be made available to students on Sunday of each week. Class work must be completed before the following Monday. Students will not be able to work ahead of the class although reading assignments will be made available in advance. Actual dates that modules will become available will be posted in advance on the course calendar.
Graded assignments will consist of one quiz for each module and participation in at least two class discussions. Each quiz will count 10 points and class discussions will count 15 points per module. Class discussions are a very important part of this course. For that reason, the regular weekly discussions are even more important than the weekly quizzes. Students should provide at least 4 contributions to the class discussions each week to gain the maximum points.
Grades will be posted on a weekly basis. You will have full access to your grade sheet so you will be able to keep track of how you are doing at all times.
Your overall grade in the course will be determined by the total number of points you have accumulated on quizzes and assignments.
Online / Self-Paced
10 weeks to complete the course
Jan 11 - Mar 21, 2021
Apr 5 - Jun 13, 2021
by Edward Allen and Joseph Iano
Students are responsible for buying their own textbook. Textbook fee is not included in course registration fee.
Offered through our partnership with Construction Experts Inc.