5 ECTS; 1º Ano, Anual, 42,0 TP

Lecturer
- Maria de Lurdes Belgas da Costa
- Fernando Dias Martins

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
Students should be able to
- identify the different types of building materials with regard to manufacturing process, main properties and applications
- identify the standards and documents concerning the application of materials as well as quality control procedures
- select and prescribe the materials, depending on their use and price.

Program
1. Introduction to building materials;
2. Natural stones;
3. Earth as building material;
4. Mineral binders;
5. Ceramics;
6. Glass;
7. Wood and wood based materials;
8. Cork
9. Steel and non-ferrous metals;
10. Polymeric materials (paints, varnishes, plastics and bituminous materials);
11. Composite materials.
12. New materials
13. The sustainability of construction. materials

Evaluation Methodology
Evaluation method: a written test (65%) and a research paper (35%).
Theoretical-practical test, without consultation, with a minimum grade of 9.5 values, performed in frequency or during exam times.
Preparation of an individual practical work, on a theme to be defined. The work must be delivered on the date of the respective test, to which the student submits.
The final grade at U.C. it will be the result of the weighted average between the two components of the evaluation.

Bibliography
- , .(2005). Materiais Compósitos de Matriz Polimérica Reforçada com Fibras usados na Engenharia Civil. (Vol. 1). Lisboa: LNEC
- , .(2010). Manual da Alvenaria de Tijolo. (Vol. 1). Coimbra: APICER
- , .(2010). A Sustentabilidade dos Materiais de Construção. (Vol. 1). Guimarães: TecMinho
- , .(2002). Materiais Plásticos para a Construção Civil. . (Vol. 1). Lisboa: LNEC
- , .(2002). Materiais Plásticos para a Construção Civil. . (Vol. 1). Lisboa: LNEC
- , .(2005). Materiais Compósitos de Matriz Polimérica Reforçada com Fibras usados na Engenharia Civil. (Vol. 1). Lisboa: LNEC
- , .(2010). A Sustentabilidade dos Materiais de Construção. (Vol. 1). Guimarães: TecMinho
- , .(2010). Manual da Alvenaria de Tijolo. (Vol. 1). Coimbra: APICER

Method of interaction
Expositive method to explain the main themes; Classes to solve practical problems that allow the application of knowledge, self-learning, interactivity and critical reflection of students Study visits to building materials fairs, tecnhnical sessions.

Software used in class
Not applicable.