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Civil Engineering Materials SAB2112

Civil Engineering Materials SAB2112


This course is designed for students to understand the different types of construction materials in civil engineering. It will emphasize on types and function of cement, the function of aggregates in concrete, water, admixtures, properties of fresh and hardened concrete, concrete mix design, manufacturing concrete on site, properties and application of timber, types and characteristics of brick and block, ferrous and non-ferrous metal, and other latest materials in construction industry. At the end of the course students should be able to describe, identify and discuss the properties and behaviour of different types of civil engineering materials together with the applications of the materials in practice.

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Abdel Kader Ismail, M., Mohd.Sam, A.R., RadinSumadi, S., Hussin, M.W., and Haron, Z.,  Introduction to Civil Engineering Materials, Second Edition, McGraw Hill, 2008


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