Introduction to Building Construction

– Understanding Building Materials

• Bricks
• Cement
• Timber
• Concrete
• Glass
• Structural Metal
• Paint
• Plastics
• Adhesives
• Fasteners
• Admixtures
– Understanding Elements of a Building
• Foundations
• Roof Structures
• Walls
• Floors
• Doors
• Windows
• Plumbing and Drainage
• Electrical Circuits
• Types of Roof Coverings
• Ceilings
• Support Beams
• Lintels
• Types of Wall Coverings

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Advanced Elements in Building Construction

– Waterproofing
– Forces and Loads
– Importance of Energy Efficiency
– Ventilation
– Effects of Natural Elements on a Building
– Fire Protection

Combining Construction with Design

– Understanding Ergonomics
– Designing Interiors For The Disabled
– Environmentally Responsible Interior Design

History of Architecture

– Architecture Timelines
– Architecture of Ancient Civilisations
– Classical Architecture Styles and Movements
– Architectural Styles and Movements of the 20th Century
– Influential Architects of the 20th and 21st Centuries

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