Course Description

The course introduces the student to the design skills of structural elements of construction made of timer and steel, as these are popular construction materials.


Students should be able to:

  • Appreciate the different approaches to design of structural elements Design simple timber, steel and composite structural elements under different loads Use rules-of-thumb to proportion structural elements
  • Understand the structural design process and how it influences the overall design Understand the advantages and disadvantages of using timber and steel as structural materials in buildings
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ARC2203 Theory and Design of Structures for Architects II DOC PDF PS