ARCH 6530:Materials and Assemblies
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
This course will outline the materials and methods of assembly that contribute to reduced environmental impacts. This will involve life-cycle assessment of materials (resource extraction of raw materials for production, processing and industrial processes for refinement and product composition, end-use and waste stream assessment) as well as the assembly of materials for increases building performance in the end use of the product.
EPA, European Commission on the Environment, and the International Living Building Institute (along with other authors/ government organizations) have issued a list of materials and material assemblies as “red list” collections that should not be used in the construction industry. These items will be analyzed and discussed in the course also.
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