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CIVL7028 - Struct Steel & Timber Design 1

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Title:Struct Steel & Timber Design 1
Long Title:Struct Steel & Timber Design 1
Module Code:CIVL7028
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2018/19 ( September 2018 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: TED MC KENNA
Module Description: This module will build on the learner's knowledge of structural analysis and develop knowledge of, and competence in, the theory and practice of structural steel and timber systems' design. In conjunction with the concept design, the learner will develop proficiency in the technical design of axially loaded compression and tension members, laterally restrained and unrestrained beams, and columns. The learner will also develop skills in the communication of design intent.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Assign numerical values to actions/loads on structural systems and follow the route of same through the system (e.g. multi-storey building, element of infrastructure).
LO2 Develop, evaluate and select conceptual design solutions which comprise appropriate structural systems.
LO3 Design structural steel and timber elements including struts, ties, beams (with/without lateral torsional restraint) and columns (with/without moments due to eccentricities of loads).
LO4 Prepare and present appropriate media to communicate design intent (e.g. detail simple steel connections, develop 3D models).
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Actions on structure
Actions/loads which structural steel and timber members within a structural system are required to resist; Characteristic and design actions and the transfer of such actions/loads through a structural system.
Effects of actions on structure
Effects of actions structural elements within structural systems (e.g. multi-storey buildings, bridges).
Concept Design
Development of concept design solutions based on approximate methods and utilising a 'design thinking' approach.
Technical Design
Technical design and detailing of beams, columns and pin-jointed frame elements with typical steel and timber structures.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Open-book Examination Determine the magnitude of actions and their effects on a structural system and complete the technical design and detailing of a steel beam or column in simple construction. 1,3,4 50.0 Week 6
Project In response to a project brief for a proposed building or element of infrastructure, develop and evaluate appropriate conceptual design solutions, and identify a preferred solution. Communication of conceptual design process outcomes is required to be summarised in poster format, with supplementary information included in portfolio format. 1,2,3,4 20.0 Week 9
Project Complete the technical design of the preferred concept design and present a portfolio of information to communicate the design intent (including some/all of the following: design calculations, sketches, models, drawings and specifications) 1,2,3,4 20.0 Sem End
Oral Examination/Interview Present key outcomes of both the conceptual and technical design processes. 1,2,3,4 10.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of module content 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Tutorial/Design office project work 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of lecture material. Completion of assignment projects. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of module content 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Tutorial/Design office project work 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of lecture material. Completion of assignment projects. 3.5 Every Week 3.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.50
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • William M.C. McKenzie 2013, Design of Structural Elements to Eurocode, Second Ed., Palgrave [ISBN: 9780230217713]
  • Fiona Cobb 2015, Structural Engineer's Pocket Book: Eurocodes, Third Ed., CRC Press UK [ISBN: 978-0-08-0971]
  • Jack Porteous, Abdy Kermani 2013, Structural Timber Design to Eurocode 5, Second Ed., Wiley-Blackwell [ISBN: 9780470675007]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Hugh Morrison 2016, Structural Engineering Art and Approximation, Third Ed. [ISBN: 978-1-7822231]
  • Derek Seward, 2014, Understanding Structures, Fifth Ed., Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN: 9781137376565]
  • Ron Slade 2016, Sketching for Engineers and Architects, First Ed., Taylor & Francis [ISBN: 1138925403]
  • ME Brettle, DG Brown, 2009, Steel Building Design: Worked Examples for Students [ISBN: 978-1-85942-191-8]
  • ME Brettle, 2009, Steel Building Design: Worked Examples - Open Sections [ISBN: 978-1-85942-183-3]
  • D.G. Brown, D.C. Iles, E. Yandzio, 2009, Medium Rise Braced Frames: In Accordance with Eurocodes and the UK National Annexes [ISBN: 978-1-85942-181-9]
  • SCI (Steel Construction Institute), Buick Davison (Editor), Graham W. Owens (Editor) 2012, Steel Designers' Manual, Seventh Ed. [ISBN: 9781405189408]
  • Alan Hayward, Frank Weare & Anthony Oakhill 2011, Steel detailers' manual, Third Ed., Wiley-Blackwell [ISBN: 9781405175210]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources
  • Booklet: CIT Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Department 2012, Design Aids Booklet
  • National Standard: NSAI,EN 1991 – Eurocode 1: Actions on Structures
  • National Standard: NSAI,EN 1993 – Eurocode 3: Design of Steel Structures
  • National Standard: NSAI,EN 1995 – Eurocode 5: Design of Timber Structures
  • Website: Trevor Flynn,Drawing Gym - Teaching Engineers to Draw , University College London, UK
  • Website: Expedition Workshed
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CSTRU_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Structural Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_CCIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 5 Mandatory

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