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Construction Materials I (Theory) - CMT1501

Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 9
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: CMTPRA1 or CMT1PRA
Purpose: Qualifying students will be able to identify and apply the basic parameters to be considered when selecting construction materials and perform simply laboratory experiment according to relevant SANS codes. Students will also be able to discuss the technical aspects of mechanical, thermal, acoustical and chemical properties within the framework of energy and life cycle analysis. The basic environmental issues related to the selection of construction materials are also analyzed. Students will also be able to plan and execute basic management tasks involved in geotechnical work.