AEC 118 - Construction Materials
- Prerequisite: "C" or higher in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100 or higher
A broad survey of materials and products used in the building industry, their nature, characteristics, variety and uses. Concrete, masonry, wood, metals, conveying systems, electrical and mechanical systems, and other topics based on the CSI format. Emphasis on materials and construction in Hawaii. An interactive Internet course - not a CAD or project-based course. This course also available non-credit in three modules.
2 hrs. lect.; 3 hrs. lab. per week
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of AEC 118, the student will be able to:
- Discuss and, where appropriate, compare the manufacturing processes, components, sources, varieties, and uses of the basic building materials, products, and systems presented in the course.
- Roughly define the common terms and concepts associated with the topics of the course.
- Describe the CSI format and its purpose, and name at least two-thirds of its divisions.
- Participate regularly and appropriately in online group discussions about class material, and seek the help of peers, supervisors, or others as needed.
- Demonstrate written communication, reading, and computation proficiencies at a level appropriate to the coursework.
- Demonstrate model-building and basic drawing/sketching proficiencies in the completion of course construction and graphic communication projects related to topics of the course.
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