This course studies the design of structural systems, focusing on solid sawn wood and engineered wood products. Structural loads, general framing concepts, structural drawings, and structural systems of wood, reinforced concrete, and steel are presented. The design of various wood structural members and systems, such as tension members, beams, columns, and connections is covered in accordance with relevant design codes. Structural foundations are introduced. Lab work consists primarily of the application of building and design codes to the design and analysis of structural systems.
2 hours of lecture, 3 hours lab per week
[Course fee: $10]