Courses

Undergraduate

CIVL 320 – Civil Engineering Materials

Instructors: Dr. Cristina Zanotti and Dr. Aamer Bhutta
Term 1

The structure and properties of common Civil Engineering materials: aggregates, Portland cement, concrete, asphalt, timber and metals. The emphasis is on the relationship between the structure of materials and their mechanical properties

CIVL 420 – Concrete Technology

Instructor: Dr. Cristina Zanotti
Term 2

Physical and chemical properties and microstructure of hydrated Portland cement; construction practices; modern use of industrial by-products such as fly ash, blast furnace slag, silica fume and metakaolin; use of chemical admixtures; environmental issues; properties of hardened concrete; issues in standardized and accelerated testing, non-destructive testing.

CIVL 422 – Project Based Learning in Civil Engineering Materials

Instructor: Dr. Cristina Zanotti
Term 2

Some topical problems will be identified and students in groups will carry out experiments to study the materials involved. Site visits and external consultations are an integral requirement.

Graduate

CIVL 529 –¬†Condition Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Infrastructure

Instructor: Dr. Nemkumar Banthia
Term 1

Non-destructive testing, repair, rehabilitation, strengthening, high performance plain and fiber reinforced concrete, shotcrete, fibre reinforced polymer laminates, analysis, case studies.

CIVL 598H – Project-based learning in Civil engineering Materials

Instructor: Dr. Cristina Zanotti