This course is an engineering laboratory course that introduces the plan fundamentals for students in order to work in teams using knowledge acquired in earlier courses to solve real design, manufacturing, and operational problems relevant to the industry including a design-and-build project. Oral and written communications with participating companies as well as teamwork are also addressed. Other topics include patents, standards, product liability, safety, ethics, and design for manufacturing and testing also will be introduced in the course and used as tools to understand the real properties of various types of materials (focus more on construction materials). It focuses on construction materials, such as soils, rocks, concrete, mortar, cement, clay brick, and concrete blocks, some mechanical testing experiments will be introduced also in this course. Students will conduct laboratory experiments such as soil classifications, soil compaction tests, soil permeability,  consolidation test, setting-times of cement, compression test for cement mortar, slump tests, compression test, tensile test, and flexural strength of concrete.

Skill Level: Beginner