Contents: Intermediate level database with extra data on concretes and other building materials, and properties including bending moduli and flammability. Study environmental impact with the Eco Audit Tool.
Applicable to: Courses in Architecture courses and some Product Design and Civil Engineering courses.
- Understand classes of materials, their properties, and the underlying reasons for those properties.
- Awareness of the impact of products and buildings on the environment; how to design to reduce this impact.
- Understand thermal conductivity, hygrothermal properties, durability and flammability of materials.
- Understand rational selection of materials and processes using constraints and objectives.