General Construction Processes I

Civil Engineering
4 ECTS; 2º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 TP


Not applicable.

A detailed overview of the different construction processes including techniques, materials, operational sequences, machinery and tools as well as good practices and construction safety.

1-Preparatory works;2 Demolitions;3-Foundations (direct, indirect and basements);4-Soil Containment;5-Traditional exterior wall (functional requirements);6- Structural frames of buildings(wood, concrete and metal);7-Roof structures;8-Components and demands of various construction details;9-Formwork;10-Special Construction Processes;11-Prefabrication

Evaluation Methodology
Assessment: written tests and lesson work.
-Ability to distinguish between the various construction processes and their advantages
-Construction sequence
-Recognition of appropriate machinery and tools

- Mascarenhas, J. (2004). Sistemas de Construção, Paredes, Vol II. (Vol. II). (pp. 220-250). Lisboa: Livros Horizonte
- Mascarenhas, J. (2005). Sistemas de Construção, Vol IV. (Vol. IV). (pp. 220-250). Lisboa: Livros Horizonte
- Mascarenhas, J. (2003). Sistemas de Construção Vol I. (Vol. I). (pp. 220-250). Lisboa: Livros Horizonte

Method of interaction
Lectures with illustrative examples of detailed processes from a manual prepared by one the leacturers.

Software used in class
Not applicable.