Materials and Methods 1: Wood Construction

Course Code: ARC 155

Academic Year: 2022-2023

In this course, various construction materials, products, assemblies and systems are examined in terms of their manufacture, properties, characteristics, types, function, uses, application, performance and job site installation procedures or techniques. Using residential house construction as a reference point, the topics to be studied in this course will include soil and soil water; subsurface exploration; soil settlement and compaction; residential excavation and foundations; basement foundation damp proofing; wood and wood products; residential wood frame construction; residential roofing; siding, windows, doors, thermal insulation and vapour/air barriers; and paints and coatings.