ARCH 252 Prince Sultan University Sustainable Building Materials Adoptable in Saudi Arabia Research Paper

SUSTAINABLE BUILDING MATERIALS
ADOPTABLE IN SAUDI ARABIA

ABSTRACT
In building, sustainable materials are those in which,
for their generation, setting and upkeep, activities of
low natural affect have been performed.
Dr. Hala, Dr Salma, Dr, Marwa, Ms
Martine.
ARCH252: Construction Technology
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Research Forum: Sustainable Building Materials Adoptable in Saudi Arabia
A- Requirements:
▪ The research forum theme is Sustainable Building Materials. Students can choose a topic about any
sustainable building material that can be adopted in Saudi Arabia.
▪ Minimum no of slides 50 slides. Maximum number of words per slide is 40 words (note that a photo can
replace many words). Font Size 24-28.
▪ The research will be checked for plagiarism.
B- Research Content:
1. Introduction:
1.1.What is the sustainable building material? Definition and description.
1.2.Why it is sustainable?
1.3.Adaptability in Saudi Arabia Construction.
2. Main Body:
2.1Production Process: how the material is produced, types of products, sizes of units
2.2Uses in Construction of Buildings
2.3Construction Process: the steps of construction using the sustainable building material
2.4 Two Case studies.
3. Conclusion
3.1 Main conclusions
4. References
4.1 Minimum 10 references
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C- Research Forum Management:
▪ Students should submit their research before 2 days of the exam time.
▪ Each student will have a specific slot of time according to the names order in the Edugate.
▪ There will be four sessions: each session of 1hr with 10 minutes break at the end of each session.
▪ In each session there will be 5 students to present, 10 minutes each. The student should only explain briefly what
she did in her research.
D- Rubric for Assessing the Course Learning Outcomes of Students’ Research
Course Learning
Outcome
Topic
(Weight)
Below
Expectations
0
Developing
Expectations
1
Meets
Expectation
2
Exceeds
Expectation
3
Score
CLO3:
Apply procedures and
conceptual understanding
to comprehensive
construction of design
projects.
Organization
&
Style
(4)
Sequence of
information is
difficult to follow.
No apparent
structure or
continuity.
Purpose of work is
not clearly stated.
Work is hard to
follow as there is
very little
continuity.
Purpose of work is
stated, but does
not assist in
following work.
Information is
presented in a
logical manner,
which is easily
followed.
Purpose of work is
clearly stated
assists the
structure of work.
Information is
presented in a
logical, interesting
way, which is easy
to follow.
Purpose is clearly
stated and
explains the
structure of work.
CLO4:
Interpret technical
vocabulary and basic
properties of building
materials and related
building methods.
Content
&
Knowledge
(4)
No grasp of
information.
Clearly no
knowledge of
subject matter.
No questions are
answered. No
interpretation
made.
Uncomfortable
with content.
Only basic
concepts are
demonstrated and
interpreted.
At ease with
content and able
to elaborate and
explain to some
degree.
Demonstration of
full knowledge of
the subject with
explanations and
elaboration.
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CLO5:
Analyse ethical and
practical aspects of the
architectural profession in
society. (PLO:7, 8)
Format
&
Aesthetics
(4)
Work is illegible,
format changes
throughout, e.g.
font type, size etc.
Figures and tables
are sloppy and fail
to provide
intended
information.
Mostly consistent
format.
Figures and tables
are legible, but not
convincing.
Format is generally
consistent
including heading
styles and
captions.
Figures and tables
are neatly done
and provide
intended
information.
Format is
consistent
throughout
including heading
styles and
captions.
Figures and tables
are presented
logically and
reinforce the text.
CLO6:
Demonstrate self-learning
personal development, and
professional relationships.
Spelling
&
Grammar
(4)
Numerous spelling
and grammatical
errors.
Several spelling
and grammatical
errors.
Minor misspellings
and/or
grammatical
errors.
Negligible
misspellings
and/or
grammatical
errors.
CLO7:
Demonstrate
communication skills using
visual, verbal, and written
formats to express
research and analysis
References
(4)
No referencing
system used.
Inadequate list of
references or
references in text.
Inconsistent or
illogical
referencing
system.
Minor inadequacies
in references.
Consistent
referencing
system.
Reference section
complete and
comprehensive.
Consistent and
logical referencing
system.
TOTAL /20