Week 1 (18 Jan,2019): Course introduction; Challenges facing industry; Cement and concrete - a historical overview, Romans and gladiators.
Week 2 (25 Jan): No lecture
Week 3 (1 Feb): Cement and concrete
Week 4 (8 Feb): Innovative concrete aggregates - ultraporous biochar
Week 5 (15 Feb): Masonry
Week 6 (22 Feb): Wood
---- One-week break ------
Week 7 (8 March): Plastic
Week 8 (15 March): Mid-term test; Guest lecture on Recycled Concrete Aggregate (RCA) and green materials for construction by Samwoh Pte Ltd;
Week 9 (22 March): Glass; lecture on steel and metal will be pre-recorded and then webcast.
Week 10 (29 March): Paint and sealant; Putting them altogether - materials for building facade (part I)
Week 11 (5 April): Materials for building facade (part II). Workshop on life cycle assessment (using BEES software)
Week 12 (12 April): Workshop on prescription of building materials to solve specific building-related problems; revision for examination