ENG09035 2019 Design of Building Structures

General Details

Full Title
Design of Building Structures
Transcript Title
Design of Building Structures
Code
ENG09035
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENG - Engineering
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
09 - NFQ Level 9
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Tomas O Flaherty
Programme Membership
SG_EGEOT_M09 201900 Master of Engineering in Engineering in Geotechnical / Structural Engineering Joint Programme SG_EGEOT_M09 201900 Master of Engineering in Engineering in Geotechnical Engineering with Structural Engineering SG_ESTRU_M09 201900 Master of Engineering in Engineering in Structural Engineering with Geotechnical Engineering SG_EGEOT_E09 202000 Certificate in Geotechnical and Structural Engineering
Description

The module develops the learner's knowledge in a number of key topics in the field of advanced building structures design and engineering including the conceptual and preliminary design of buildings,  and detailed design methodologies. The application of advanced structural analysis using computer software packages and appropriate hand calculation validation procedures will be incorporated into the design calculations.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Analyse and design structural elements and buildings, including consideration of buckling and second-order effects.

2.

Analyse and assess the stability of structural buildings and frames, including the effects of structural dynamics.

3.

Develop and validate structural models, including the validation of solutions obtained from commercially available software packages

4.

Interpret the ill-defined requirements of a client's proposal, and generate and evaluate structural solutions for the particular ill defined problem

5.

Effectively collaborate and communicate, including using BIM protocols where applicable, with others in the selection and justification of a particular structural scheme.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will consist of lectures supported by learning through group and individual projects to further develop expertise in topics.

This module will be delivered to part-time online learners through a mix of live online lectures and online tutorials. The lectures and tutorials
will be recorded and made available to the learners through Moodle.

Workshops will also be used to bring learners together for special lectures or design workshops

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 60% continuous assessment and 40% final examination at the end of the semester. The continuous assessment is by group project work. The learners must pass both the continuous assessment and final examination. Some of the project work is linked to the Geotechnical Engineering I and Soil-Structure Interaction modules.

Both individual and team performance will be assessed at different stages during this project work with an emphasis on teamwork.

Peer assessment will be incorporated into marks awarded for all practical work. The sizing of the slice method of group assessment (Clelford & Hopkins, 2014) will be used to allocate marks to the individual members of the project group. A copy of this method of allocating marks will be given to the students at the start of the module.  

Clelford, T. & Hopkins, A., 2014. Sizing the Slice: Assessing Individual Performance in Group Projects, CEBE Funded Case Study retrieved on 5/12/2014 from http://www‑new1.heacademy.ac.uk/cebe/themes/alldisplay?type=resources&newid=casestudies/cebe/sizing_the_slice&site=cebe

Repeat Assessments

The learners must pass both the continuous assessment and final examination.

Where a learner or group of learners fail the project element of the module they will be required to resubmit the project again for assessment.

Learners who fail the end of module terminal examination will have the opportunity to resit the examination during the repeat examination
session.

Indicative Syllabus

  1. The role of the structural engineer, the design process, sustainability considerations and risk analysis.
  2. Conceptual Design, including the synthesis, evaluation and selection of structural solutions
  3. Stability and robustness of building structures.
  4. Movement joints in buildings.
  5. Element stability.
  6. Loading - including structural dynamics and fire.
  7. Basement design.
  8. Refurbishment of existing (traditional) buildings
  9. Tension structures
  10. Plates, shells, and grids
  11. Modelling of structures

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
60 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
40 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Group Design Project Project Group Project 60 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Terminal eEam Final Exam Open Book Exam 40 % End of Semester 1,2,4
             
             

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Workshop Computer Laboratory Workshop 0.33 Weekly 0.33
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 6 Weekly 6.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 0.33 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Online Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Tutorial Not Specified Tutorial 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Books

ICE, ICE Manual of Structural Design: Buildings, Thomas Telford.

R.C. Coates, M.G Coutie, F.K.Kong 1988, Structural Analysis, Chapman & Hall.

A. Ghali, A. M. Neville, T. G. Brown 2003, Structural Analysis, Spon Press

D. Johnson, Advanced structural mechanics, Thomas Telford.

Mosley, W.H., Hulse, H. and Bungey, J.H., Reinforced Concrete Design to Eurocode 2, 7th Edition, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Martin, L. and Purkiss, J., Concrete Design to EN 1992, p.372, Butterworth Heinemann, 2006.

Draycott, T. and Bullman, P., Structural Elements Design Manual: Working with Eurocodes, 2nd Edition,
Butterworth Heinemann, 2009

Martin, L. and Purkiss, J., Structural Design of Steelwork, 3rd Edition, Butterworth Heinemann, 2008

 

Design Guides

IStructE., Structural design – achieving excellence, 2016

IStructE., Structural design – the engineer's role, 2011

IStructE., Building for a sustainable future: An engineer’s guide, 2014

IStructE., A short guide to embodied carbon in building structures, 2011

IStructE., Risk in structural engineering, 2013

IStructE., Manual for the design of building structures to Eurocode 1 and Basis of Structural Design, 2010

IStructE., Manual for the design of concrete building structures to Eurocode 2, Institution of Structural Engineers, 2006.

IStructE., Manual for the Design of Steelwork Building Structures to Eurocode 3, Institution of Structural Engineers, 2010.

IStructE., Manual for the design of timber building structures to Eurocode 5, 2007

IStructE., Manual for the design of plain masonry in building structures to Eurocode 6, 2016

IStructE., Manual for the geotechnical design of structures to Eurocode 7, 2013

IStructE., Manual for the seismic design of steel and concrete buildings to Eurocode 8, 2010

IStructE., Stability of buildings (Parts 1 to 4), 2016

IStructE., Manual for the systematic risk assessment of high-risk structures against disproportionate collapse, 2013

IStructE., Introduction to the fire safety engineering of structures, 2003

IStructE., Guide to the advanced fire safety engineering of structures, 2007

IStructE., Standard Method of Detailing Structural Concrete: A Manual for Best Practice, 3rd Edition, The Institution of Structural Engineers, 2006.

IStructE., Appraisal of existing structures, 2010

CIRIA, A.W. Irwin 1984, Design of Shear Wall Buildings,

 

NSAI Structural Eurocodes:

  • EN1990: Basis of Structural Design.
  • EN1991: Actions on Structures.
  • EN 1992: Design of Concrete Structures.
  • EN 1993: Design of Steel Structure.
  • EN 1994: Design of Composite Steel and Concrete Structures.
  • EN 1997: Geotechnical Design

 

Structural Eurocode guides:

Narayanan, R.S., Designers' guide to EN 1992 Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures: general rules and rules for buildings and structural fire design, Thomas Telford, 2005.

Gardner, L., Designers' guide to EN 1993 Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures: general rules and
rules for buildings, Thomas Telford, 2005.

Hendy, C. R., Designers' guide to EN 1993. Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures, Thomas Telford, 2007.

Johnson, R. P. and Anderson, D., Designers' Guide to EN 1994. Eurcode 4: Design of composite steel and concrete structures, Thomas Telford, 2004.

Journal Resources

Will be provided during the course of the module.

URL Resources

Will be provided during the course of the module.

Other Resources

Will be provided during the course of the module.

Additional Information

Will be provided during the course of the module.