Emerge Faculty Fellow: Mrs. Glenda Mayo

Dr. Glenda Mayo
Mrs. Glenda Mayo

Concrete, Soils and Masonry Lab

The University of West Florida Building Construction Program’s C.O.R.E. (Community Outreach Research and Education) initiative includes the mission to promote energy efficient construction through the innovative display of cutting–edge technology. One section of the C.O.R.E. Facility will house our program’s hands–on concrete, soils and masonry lab. Our Emerge Initiative will create a specific exercise to be implemented into our Structures Series courses. The soils lab will enhance student learning outcomes in that it permits an applied method of instruction.

Day 1:
After reading handouts, students will be able to respond correctly to questions regarding written terms for the masonry tools, products, codes and standards, and construction methods. (Online pretest)

Day 2: Comprehension
Guest Speaker from Masonry Industry: Students will be able to describe (orally and written) terms for the masonry tools, products, codes and standards, and construction methods. (Homework assignment requiring a written lab “instruction” sheet)

Day 3 and Event: Application
Soils Concrete Masonry Day: Students will apply what they have learned in hands–on application of their lab instruction sheet.
Our first run exercise will be provided to students taking the BCN2990 Materials and Methods course.

The program would like to thank those sponsoring our Masonry Day event in October:
Block USA — Jeff Gamel
Cemex — John Millican
D Lenn Masonry — Drew Lenn
Masonry Association of Florida & MAF Engineering — Don Beers
Holcim Cement — Don Carlisle

High Impact Practices (HIPs) Utilized

  • Collaborative Assignments and Projects
  • Capstone Courses and Projects
  • Collaborative Partnership Effort

For more information, please contact Mrs. Glenda Mayo at gmayo@uwf.edu or 850–857–6390.

Project Video and PowerPoint

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