Courses Catalogue

Design And Construction Of Structural Systems

COURSE CODE: CIV4242
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Overview of design philosophy and selection of the structural systems for tall buildings; criteria and loadings; structural modeling and analysis; structural and foundation design; fire safety engineering; construction planning and management of tall building projects.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

This course will provide a thorough understanding of the design of continuous beams, design of grid floors and design of space frames, analysis of frames, design of bridges, shells and folded plates

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

·        Acquire competence in the fundamental behaviour and design of tall buildings in comparison with that of low-rise buildings, with emphasis on structural load resisting systems and material systems.

·        Acquire knowledge of the structural modelling of tall buildings

·        Further knowledge on the design of structural members

·        Gain knowledge of the construction and project management of tall buildings

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

·        Differentiate between different structural systems for buildings and associated

height limits

·        Calculate the design loads for all buildings

·        Differentiate between different floor systems and their suitability for use in tall

buildings

·        Perform structural modelling and analysis of tall buildings

·        Identify the construction and project management issues related to tall buildings