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An Introduction to Tropical Engineering: Concrete, Wood, Metals

J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A., Fellow ASCE, Fellow AEI

This course provides an introduction to the application of concrete, wood and metal materials and products in construction for tropical climates where humidity, weather and seafront locations are considerations. Concrete materials, reinforcement, accessories, curing, structural precast concrete, prestressed concrete, and cast-in-place concrete are discussed. Concrete masonry units (CMU), both solid and hollow, used in general construction are included. Structural steel and metals of a generic nature are considered but not specific products. Wood construction covers rough carpentry, heavy construction timber, finish carpentry, plywood, wood treatments, prefabricated structural wood and its uses and prefabricated plastics. Rough hardware, particle board and treatment and use are also included.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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