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Frames and site management


Programme (detailed contents):

Steel and timbers structures and frames:

Studying the main framework, and stability system - Determining wind and snow loads - Designing certain structural components: roof components, joists, slab beams, gable posts, column and girder of the portal frame, stability members – Fire resistance of timber members – Designing connections - Calculating loads applied on foundations.

Site management:

Building trade specificities (stakeholders) – Consultations and market – Operating methods chosen from architect plans – Price study (quantities, sub-details, organization, cost prices, selling prices) – Equipment and workforce study – Planning – Budget and financial margin. 


Frames: project.

Site management: lecture, site visit, project.


Elaborating methods, schedule and budget for a construction project
Designing and calculating a steel structure according to EC3
The student will be able to:
Anticipate and plan the building methods
Establish a projected budget and schedule
Design the framework and stability of a steel structure
Calculate members and components according to EC3 and EC5

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...