Subject Datasheet

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I. Subject Specification

1. Basic Data
1.1 Title
Building Materials 1
1.2 Code
1.3 Type
Module with associated contact hours
1.4 Contact hours
Type Hours/week / (days)
Lecture 2
Lab 1
1.5 Evaluation
Midterm grade
1.6 Credits
1.7 Coordinator
name Dr. Nemes Rita
academic rank Associate professor
1.8 Department
Department of Construction Materials and Technologies
1.9 Website
1.10 Language of instruction
hungarian and english
1.11 Curriculum requirements
Offered in non-civil engineering program
1.12 Prerequisites
1.13 Effective date
1 September 2017

2. Objectives and learning outcomes
2.1 Objectives
Students become familiar with the basic mechanical and physical properties of construction materials.
Basic physical, mechanical, and hydromechanical properties of the most important structural materials: density (specific gravity), stress-strength, deformation-strain, shrinkage, toughness, brittleness, fatigue, creep, relaxation, hardness. Binder materials, mortars, concrete, iron, steel, timber, ceramics, bricks and masonry elements, natural stones, glass, polymers.
2.2 Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, the student:
A. Knowledge
  1. Knows and adequately uses the terminology of materials
  2. Knows the physical-mechanical and chemical properties and their test method of construction materials.
  3. Knows the physical and mechanical properties of concrete, metals, glass, timber, brick, and plastic.
  4. Be aware of the field of building materials,
  5. Is able to choose the construction materials for different structural elements.
B. Skills
  1. Is able to judge the proper structural material significations,
  2. Is able to judge and compare the basic material properties,
  3. Is able to choose the proper construction material for the structure,
  4. Is able to speak and write with appropriate technical terms about each topic of the subject.
  5. Is able to apply the theoretical phenomenon during exact technical tasks.
C. Attitudes
  1. Cooperates with the teacher,
  2. Participates in life-long learning (communication, knowledge, technical terms),
  3. Open to use up to date information technology,
  4. During homework intends to apply different types of gaining knowledge (notes, laboratory protocols, catalogs, online references).
D. Autonomy and Responsibility
  1. Is able to work alone on rock recognizing,
  2. Is open to receive critic and development,
  3. Is able to participate in problem-solving as part of a group,
  4. Participate in professional debates, and can account for his/her opinion.
2.3 Methods
Lectures with the active participation of students.
2.4 Course outline
HétElőadások és gyakorlatok témaköre
1.General properties of the building materials
Densities (laboratory practice)
2.Mechanical properties
Hydrotechnic (laboratory practice)
Strength 1 (laboratory practice)
7.Preliminary design week
8.Natural stones
Strength 1 (laboratory practice)
Rock recognizing (laboratory practice)
Problem-solving test
12.Isolating material, surface protection
Rock test
13.Summarizing test
14.Draughting week

The above programme is tentative and subject to changes due to calendar variations and other reasons specific to the actual semester. Consult the effective detailed course schedule of the course on the subject website.
2.5 Study materials
  1. Study Aids.
  2. Everett, Alan: Materials. Mitchel's building series. ISBN 0-7134-5442-3
  3. Mindess, Sidney: Concrete. Civil engineering and Engineering Mechanics series. ISBN 0-13-167106-5
2.6 Other information
The instructors are available for consultation during their office hours, as advertised on the department website. Special appointments can be requested via e-mail.
2.7 Consultation
This Subject Datasheet is valid for:
Inactive courses

II. Subject requirements

Assessment and evaluation of the learning outcomes
3.1 General rules
The assessment of the learning outcomes specified in clause 2.2. above and the evaluation of student performance occurs via tests, homework assignments and classwork.
3.2 Assessment methods
Evaluation formAbbrev.Assessed learning outcomes
1 summarizing testSTA.1-A.4; B.1-B.2, B.4; C.3
1 theory testTHA.1-A.4; B.1-B.2, B.4-B.5; C.3; D.3
1 problem-solving testPRA.1-A.4; B.1-B.2, B.4-B.5; C.3; D.3
1 rock recognizing testRRA.1-A.5; B.1-B.5; C.3-C.4; D.1-D.4

The dates of deadlines of assignments/homework can be found in the detailed course schedule on the subject’s website.
3.3 Evaluation system
Total achievable during the semester100%
3.4 Requirements and validity of signature
3.5 Grading system
GradePoints (P)
excellent (5)>= 85
good (4)>= 74
satisfactory (3)>= 62
passed (2)>= 50
failed (1)<50
3.6 Retake and repeat
One repetition possibility of all tests.
3.7 Estimated workload
contact hours12×3=36
preparation for the courses14
3.8 Effective date
1 September 2017
This Subject Datasheet is valid for:
Inactive courses