Dr. Demetris Nicolaides |

Department of Civil Engineering, Frederick University |

Upon completion of the subject students will be able to identify physical, index, and mechanical properties of materials and understand the advantages and disadvantages of different materials and their applications. Apply knowledge and skills concerning the setting up of materials classification and strength/stiffness tests in the laboratory. Analyze material parameters required for different applications and different types of materials. Evaluate the methods of obtaining material parameters for different applications. Create specification for material selection and required tests for a building project. |

Upon completion of the subject students will be able to identify methods of measurement and understand the general principles of measurement. Apply measurement procedures and mensuration applications. Analyze different measurement methods. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of different measurement methods. Create measurements for Groundwork and Foundations, Brick and Block Walling Fires, Flues, Vents and Stone Walling, Floors and Partitions ,Pitched and Flat Roofs, Internal Finishes, Windows, Doors, Staircases and Fittings, Bill Preparation and Production. |

Upon completion of the subject students will be able to understand basic engineering background civil engineering concepts, ideas, principles. Use library resources (journals, books, local industry) for research. Analyze experimental or theoretical results. Evaluate alternative scenarios, appraise literature review and examine problems and recommend ideas. Develop an ability to report information in a structured manner. |

Upon completion of the subject students will be able to identify Autocad layout, layers, various drawing commands, drawing layout, printing and plotting and understand how to manipulate drawings, make corrections and modifications, in a fast and simple way inside Autocad. Apply in drawing plans, elevations and sections. Analyze three dimensional objects to two dimensional drawings and vice versa. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of computer aided design Create Drawings for a building project using CAD. |

Upon completion of the subject students will be able to identify the basic properties of modern materials and their uses and understand the measurement and use of the more advanced properties of concrete, including modulus of elasticity, creep, thermal shrinkage. Apply the basic properties of modern materials and their use. Analyze the relative properties of various modern construction materials and assess the applicability in different situations. Evaluate advantages and disadvantages of modern construction materials. Interpret of laboratory measurement data and application of modulus of elasticity of concrete in a simple RC beam example. Additional assessment of shrinkage and creep potential. |

ACEM 116 - CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS I |

ACED 200 - COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN (AUTOCAD) |

ACEP 400 - FINAL YEAR PROJECTS |

ACEC 220 - MEASUREMENT AND COSTING OF WORKS |

ACEM 216 - CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS II |

Courses |

Upon completion of the subject students will be able to identify the following: Condition for the equilibrium of a particle. The free body diagram, Coplanar force systems. Force systems resultants. Moment of a force - scalar formulation. Equivalent system. Resultants of a force and couple system. Equilibrium of a rigid body. Conditions for rigid - body equilibrium. Equilibrium in two dimensions. Free body diagrams. Equations of equilibrium. Two and three force members. Structural analysis. Simple trusses. The method of joints. Zero - force members. The method of sections. Frames and machines. Internal forces. Shear forces and bending moment equations and diagrams. Relations between distributed load, shear, moment. Center of gravity and centroid. Center of gravity. Moments of inertia. Definition of moments of inertia for areas. Parallel - axis theorem for an area. Moments of inertia for an area by integration. Moments of inertia for composite areas. |

ACES 103 - STATICS |

Upon completion of the subject students will be able to understand the principles and concepts of modern design codes appropriate for different applications of reinforced concrete and relate analysis and design stages. Apply & use code provisions in the determination of loads on structures and the application of appropriate load factors in the analysis of structures, as well as design code provisions with respect to serviceability and ultimate limit states. Analyze and design beams for bending, shear and deflection, one-way and two-way slabs, columns and footings. Evaluate the analysis and design cycle. Create complete design drawings for simple beams, slabs, columns and footings. |

ACES 401 - CONCRETE STRUCTURES DESIGN |