Subject Datasheet

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I. Subject Specification

1. Basic Data
1.1 Title
Advanced construction materials
1.2 Code
1.3 Type
Module with associated contact hours
1.4 Contact hours
Type Hours/week / (days)
Lecture 2
1.5 Evaluation
1.6 Credits
1.7 Coordinator
name Dr. Balázs L. György
academic rank Professor
1.8 Department
Department of Construction Materials and Technologies
1.9 Website
1.10 Language of instruction
1.11 Curriculum requirements
1.12 Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for PhD students.

1.13 Effective date
1 September 2022

2. Objectives and learning outcomes
2.1 Objectives

The main objective of the subject is to impart up-to-date knowledge about new construction materials that are the results of recent developments and the goals of further research.

2.2 Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, the student:
A. Knowledge
  1. Able to understand the role and purpose of application of the advanced construction materials in the system of the well-known materials.
  2. Able to understand the micro- and macrostructural behaviour of the advanced construction materials by the physical and chemical explanations.
  3. Able to understand how the application of advanced materials will influence the service life of structures.
B. Skills
  1. Able to recognize and identify the advantages of advanced construction materials.
  2. Able to compare the service life of the structures made of ordinary or advanced materials.
C. Attitudes
  1. Continuously expands his/her knowledge.
  2. Strives for accurate and error-free problem recognition and evaluation.
D. Autonomy and Responsibility
  1. Able to work independently.
  2. Accepts critical comments.
2.3 Methods

Lectures, individual learning

2.4 Course outline
WeekTopics of lectures and/or exercise classes

Introduction. Why and how can construction materials and technologies be further developed? / Dr. Balázs L. György


Strengthening Materials and Methods I. / Dr. Balázs L. György

3.Strengthening Materials and Methods II. / Dr. Sólyom Sándor
4.Micromechanics of FRP and its constituents I.-II. / Dr. Balázs L. György

Fire - advanced materials I. / Dr. Lublóy Éva

6.Fire - advanced materials II. / Dr. Lublóy Éva

Advanced Materials – LWAC, Recycling in Concrete I. / Dr. Nemes Rita

8.Advanced Materials – LWAC, Recycling in Concrete II. / Dr. Nemes Rita
9.Advanced glass materials in construction / Dr. Nehme Kinga
10.Concrete as radiation protection / Dr. Nehme Salem
11.Zero cement concrete / Dr. Kopecskó Katalin
12.Advanced materials in road construction / Dr. Fenyvesi Olivér
13.Shape Memory Alloys / Dr. Balázs L. György
14.3D-printed concrete in construction / Dr. Sólyom Sándor - Dr. Balázs L. György

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
  • pdf versions of the Lectures.
  • Literature is provided for the preparation of the exam as well as for the classes.
  • (Uploaded in the moodle system.)
2.6 Other information
2.7 Consultation

At a pre-arranged time (via e-mail):

This Subject Datasheet is valid for:
2023/2024 semester II

II. Subject requirements

Assessment and evaluation of the learning outcomes
3.1 General rules
3.2 Assessment methods
Evaluation formAbbreviationAssessed learning outcomes
Exam, oralEA.1-A.3; B.1-B.2; C.1-C.2; D.1-D.2;

The dates of deadlines of assignments/homework can be found in the detailed course schedule on the subject’s website.
3.3 Evaluation system
3.4 Requirements and validity of signature
Active presence during the semester.
3.5 Grading system
GradePoints (P)
excellent (5)85-100
good (4)74-84
satisfactory (3)62-73
passed (2)50-61
failed (1)0-49
3.6 Retake and repeat
Possible during the examination period.
3.7 Estimated workload
Individual learning62
3.8 Effective date
1 September 2022
This Subject Datasheet is valid for:
2023/2024 semester II