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INS3033Traditional Building Materials3+0+0ECTS:5
Year / SemesterFall Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
Status Elective
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of Delivery
Contact Hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
LecturerDoç. Dr. Şirin KURBETCİ
Co-LecturerProf.Dr.Şakir ERDOĞDU
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
The aim of the course:
It is aimed to teach students the general aspects of traditional materials and their application.
Learning OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
LO - 1 : define the type of materials used in structures.1,31
LO - 2 : explain the way of production of the materials.1,31
LO - 3 : express how materials used in structures.1,31
LO - 4 : choose proper materials for devisions of structures.1,31
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

Contents of the Course
General classification of conventional materials and their characteristics. Ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Alloys of metals. Steel; structural steel types and stainless steel. Baked soil materials. Glass material; its types and production techniques. Ceramics. Wood and wood products. Polymers and their use in civil engineering. Bituminous materials and theis use in civil engineering. Water, noise, and thermal insulation materials and their characteristics features and application principles. Resins and adhesives.
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1General classification of conventional materials and their characteristics
 Week 2Classification, properties and the uses of natural stones.
 Week 3Production and classification of baked natural earth materials
 Week 4Bricks,refractory materials, roof tiles.
 Week 5ceramics, sanitary materials.
 Week 6Concrete construction materials
 Week 7Aerated concrete materials
 Week 8Construction materials produced with lime and gypsum
 Week 9Midterm
 Week 10Mortars and plasters
 Week 11Paints
 Week 12Wood materials
 Week 13Glass materials
 Week 14Metalic materials
 Week 15Polimeric materials
 Week 16Final exam
Textbook / Material
Recommended Reading
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 9 24/11/2021 1 50
End-of-term exam 16 21/01/2022 1 50
Student Work Load and its Distribution
Type of workDuration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term
Yüz yüze eğitim 3 14 42
Sınıf dışı çalışma 0 0 0
Laboratuar çalışması 0 0 0
Arasınav için hazırlık 6 1 6
Arasınav 1 1 1
Uygulama 0 0 0
Klinik Uygulama 0 0 0
Ödev 0 0 0
Proje 0 0 0
Kısa sınav 0 0 0
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 6 1 6
Dönem sonu sınavı 1 1 1
Diğer 1 6 1 6
Diğer 2 0 0 0
Total work load62