10 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: CIV2200

Aims/Description: This module takes students through the structural design process, based around a case study of a real building. The process initially looks at options for gravity load-bearing elements, (such as floor slabs, beams and columns) as well as options for lateral load resisting systems (such as reinforced concrete shear walls / cores and steel bracing frames), before carrying out analysis and design of the selected options. The module also looks at key considerations such as fire, robustness and vibration. This module is intended to prepare students for carrying out the analysis and design of structures in the 'Integrated Design Project' (IDP).

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Project/ portfolio

Notes: This course forms part of a degree course accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators of the I.C.E. and I.Struct.E

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Civil and Structural Engineering):

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