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Application of structural engineering principles and methods to the professional practice of structural design. Initiating and managing structural design projects. Concept, preliminary and developed structural design. Detailing and design for construction. Design for safety and sustainability.
This course applies structural engineering principles and design methods to the professionalpractice of structural design. The course covers process and technical aspects of structural design atthe various phases of a building project; project initiation, concept and preliminary design,developed and detailed design, and construction of structural works. Learning includes designprojects.The course covers the following topics: Management of different stages of structural design. Concept design strategies. Risk management, information management and records. Loading conditions and design actions using AS/NZS 1170 and B1/VM1 of the Building Code. Identification, evaluation and selection of potential structural systems and materials. Communicating and documenting design development. Ductility, deformation, deflection and vibration of elements. Design and detailing of connections, penetrations and changes in element cross-section. Design for safety and constructability.
A student who successfully completes this course should be able to apply advanced structuralengineering principles and design methods to the professional practice of: Independently gathering, analysing and synthesising information required to developstructural solutions to complex design challenges, including identifying physical conditions. Identifying, developing and evaluating potential structural solutions to complex designproblems, including identifying load paths and considering relative feasibility, benefits,limitations and environmental impacts of different solutions. Developing and communicating concept and preliminary structural designs for complexstructures using steel, concrete or timber structural elements, including writing designfeatures reports to document design development. Selecting components or building element dimensions required to resist design actions. Designing elements to avoid undesirable deformation, deflection or vibration. Designing and detailing connections, penetrations and changes to element cross-section. Designing for safety and constructability.
Subject to approval of the Head of Department
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Dr Didier Pettinga (Holmes Group)
, Des Bull
and Tim Sullivan
All required course material will be provided to students.
Domestic fee $1,080.00
International Postgraduate fees
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.