Objective of the course

To provide basic knowledge about the materials needed in the fields of construction

On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

         (i) describe the engineering properties of concrete, steel and other materials related to their use in construction;

         (ii) assess the significance of environmental factors on the beavior and durability of concrete and steel;

          (iii) formulate engineering solutions to problems associated with the use of concrete, steel, and other materials;

Prepare reports on practical exercises relevant to the manufacture and properties of concrete.

This course introduces the production, nature and characteristics of different construction materials and identifying them with respect to their suitability to different engineering structures.