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CIVL8027 - Steel & Timber Design Studio

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Title:Steel & Timber Design Studio
Long Title:Structural Steel & Timber Design Studio
Module Code:CIVL8027
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: TED MC KENNA
Module Description: The module enables the learner to undertake both conceptual and technical design of more complex structural steel and timber systems in addition to considering overall structural stability issues. The module aims to develop key engineering competencies including creative and critical thinking within problem-solving, design, analysis, evaluation, and communication activities. Specialist digital technology will be used as appropriate for information management, analysis, and communication of design intent. Learning is achieved through a collaborative project-based learning environment that is supported by formal lectures and design office project sessions. Such an approach aims to promote a deep understanding of the subject matter by offering participants the opportunity to investigate, design, implement, evaluate and reflect on the various supporting knowledge, technologies and methodologies.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Develop, evaluate and select conceptual design solutions which comprise appropriate structural systems.
LO2 Identify and determine the magnitude and effect of actions/loads (e.g. permanent, imposed, snow and wind actions) on structural elements and systems.
LO3 Design structural steel and timber beams, columns, frames and stability systems with varying degrees of restraint.
LO4 Prepare and present appropriate media to communicate conceptual design evolution and design intent of final solution. Media to include sketches, 3D information model(s), detailed design calculations, drawings, design reports and environmental/fire protection specifications.
LO5 Reflect on and evaluate project work in order to identify enabling/obstructive methodologies and behaviours in attaining optimum design performance in terms of product, process, technology and people.
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 MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

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
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Actions and effects on structure
Identification of relevant actions/loads (e.g. permanent, imposed, snow and wind actions) on structural elements and systems. Determination of the magnitude and effects of such loads/actions both individually and collectively, considering pattern, sequence and combinations of actions/loads as appropriate. Proprietary software tools may be used to assist in the analysis.
Concept Design
Development of concept design solutions based on approximate methods and utilising a 'design thinking' approach. Such design will be developed within a multi-disciplinary design scenario.
Technical Design
Technical design and detailing of beams, columns and pin-jointed frame elements with steel and timber structures/elements of infrastructure. Design to consider nodal and member loading, direct stresses, combined stresses and stress reversal. Specification of suitable environmental and fire protection systems.
Contractual Deliverables
Identification, analysis and selection of appropriate media to communicate design intent (e.g. concept design sketches, 3D models, design calculations and specification documents).
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project STEEL DESIGN PROJECT - PART A: 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 3
Project STEEL DESIGN PROJECT - PART B: 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) 2,3,4 45.0 Week 9
Reflective Journal STEEL DESIGN PROJECT - PART C: Prepare and present reflective report which includes reflection on and evaluate of project work, identification of enabling/obstructive methodologies and behaviours in attaining optimum design performance in terms of product, process, technology and people. 5 15.0 Week 10
Project TIMBER DESIGN PROJECT: In response to a project brief for a proposed artifact, product, building, or element of infrastructure, complete appropriate conceptual design, technical design, and communication of design evolution and outcomes. Present brief reflection report on key elements of the timber design project. 1,2,3,4,5 20.0 Week 13
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
Lab Use of proprietary software/Development of new software solutions 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Tutorial Design office project work. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of lecture material; Preparation of design project assignments. 2.5 Every Week 2.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of module content 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Design Office 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Individual learning of module content 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of lecture material and preparation of design project submissions 2.5 Every Week 2.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.50
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • William M.C. McKenzie 2013, Design of Structural Elements to Eurocode, Second Ed., Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN: 9780230217713]
  • Fiona Cobb 2015, Structural Engineer's Pocket Book: Eurocodes, Third Ed., CRC Press UK [ISBN: 978-0-08-0971]
  • The Steel Construction Institute/The British Constructional Steelwork Association Limited 2009, Publication P363 - Design Data: In Accordance with the Eurocodes and UK National Annexes [ISBN: 978-1-85942-186-4]
  • Ron Slade 2016, Sketching for Engineers and Architects, First Ed., Taylor & Francis [ISBN: 1138925403]
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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • M E Brettle 2008, SCI P374 - Steel Building Design: Worked Examples - Hollow Sections, The Steel Construction Institute [ISBN: 979-1-85942-161-1]
  • SCI (Steel Construction Institute), Buick Davison (Editor), Graham W. Owens (Editor) 2012, Steel Designers' Manual, Seventh Ed. [ISBN: 9781119249863]
  • Alan Hayward, Frank Weare & Anthony Oakhill 2011, Steel detailers' manual, Third Ed., Wiley-Blackwell, Wiley Chichester [ISBN: 9781405175210]
  • Darko Beg, Ulrike Kuhlmann, Laurence Davaine, Benjamin Braun 2010, Design of Plated Structures, First Ed., ECCS - European Convention for Constructional Steelwork [ISBN: 9789291471003 / 9783433601174 (E ISBN)]
  • Jack Porteous, Abdy Kermani 2013, Structural Timber Design to Eurocode 5, Second Ed., Wiley-Blackwell [ISBN: 9780470675007]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources
  • Booklet: CIT Structural & Environmental Engineering Department 2013, Design Aids Booklet
  • National Standard: NSAIEN 1990 – Eurocode: Basis of Structural Design
  • National Standard: NSAIEN 1991 – Eurocode 1: Actions on Structures
  • National Standard: NSAIEN 1993 – Eurocode 3: Design of Steel Structures
  • National Standard: NSAIEN 1995 – Eurocode 5: Design of Timber Structures
  • Website: Trevor FlynnDrawing 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 6 Mandatory
CR_CCEEE_9 Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (Environment and Energy) 6 Mandatory
CR_CSTEN_9 Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering 6 Mandatory

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