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Frames and Composite steel and concrete structures


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.
Composite steel and concrete structures: Technology of composite steel and concrete structures, benefits in case of fire, design of columns, beams and slabs according Eurocode 4.
Organization: lecture, project.


At the end of this module, the student will have understood and be able to explain (main concepts):

  • Elaborating methods, planning and budget for a construction project.
  • Designing and calculating an steel structure and timber component


The student will be able to:

  • Foresee the execution methods.
  • Establish a projected budget and planning
  • Design the framework and stability of a steel structure
  • Calculate members and components according to EC3 and EC5.

Needed prerequisite

Steel & timber structures

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...