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CIVL 1000 - Materials

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: None

Introductory study of the nature, origin, properties, and use of construction materials. Elementary chemical nature of materials and their interactions. Field and laboratory test studies for identification, classification, and control.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will recognize and use the master format numbering system for construction materials.


  1. List the number of divisions.
  2. Recognize who developed the system.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will list major properties, advantages, disadvantages, proper use, relative cost, and availability of common construction materials.


  1. List the major properties of a selected material.
  2. Describe the proper use of a selected material.
  3. Indicate the disadvantage of a selected material.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will employ basic engineering principles and how they affect the selection of construction materials.


  1. List a basic engineering principle.
  2. Identify the construction material affected.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will research and speak to a specific material as it pertains to use, cost, strength and composition.


  1. Illustrate the material and how it would be used.
  2. Demonstrate the strength of the material.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will submit in writing the results of the research.


  1. Prepare the outline for the research paper.
  2. Create a bibliography for the paper.

Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will use materials in a correct and effective manner in the completion of a group related project.


  1. Plan a timetable for the project.
  2. Organize into a effective group.

Outcome 7: Upon completion of this course, students will calculate various estimations of quantities and cost of selected construction materials.


  1. Prepare a cost sheet for the project.
  2. Prepare a detailed drawing of the project.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
WEEKS 1 & 2.

Orientation, general information, general format numbering system

WEEKS 3 & 4.

Soils and aggregates, factors for choosing materials

WEEKS 5 & 6.

Construction project, wood and wood products



WEEKS 8 & 9.

Masonry, steel

WEEKS 10 & 11.

Metals, gypsum, asphalt

WEEKS 12 & 13.

Glass, construction project

WEEKS 14 & 15.


WEEK 16.

Research Papers

Primary Faculty
Grant, Janice
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Pawlowski, Timothy
Hutchison, Donald

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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