MTR241 - Materials

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Subject Title

Subject Description
There are four categories of construction materials covered in this course: aggregates, Portland Cement Concrete, soil compaction, and asphalt.  Each topic will consider sources and production, engineering properties and specifications, application, mix designs, and testing.  Students will apply workplace health and safety protocols and practices relevant to the activities.

Credit Status
One subject credit in the Civil Engineering Technology and Civil Engineering Technician programs.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Conduct various standard laboratory tests and calculate engineering properties of construction materials;
  2. Analyze and describe construction materials according to industry standard practices and specifications;
  3. Predict challenges associated with the use of construction materials in civil engineering applications;
  4. Develop an awareness of workplace health and safety through the implementation of proper H&S practices in the collection, handling, and testing of construction materials.

Essential Employability Skills
Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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