ENAE603-19A (C) Any Time Start 2019

Structural Design Practice

15 points
Details:
Start Date: Monday, 7 January 2019
End Date: Sunday, 5 January 2020
Withdraw Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty: Friday, 18 January 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 4 October 2019

Description

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 professional
practice of structural design. The course covers process and technical aspects of structural design at
the various phases of a building project; project initiation, concept and preliminary design,
developed and detailed design, and construction of structural works. Learning includes design
projects.

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.

Learning Outcomes

A student who successfully completes this course should be able to apply advanced structural
engineering principles and design methods to the professional practice of:

 Independently gathering, analysing and synthesising information required to develop
structural solutions to complex design challenges, including identifying physical conditions.
 Identifying, developing and evaluating potential structural solutions to complex design
problems, 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 complex
structures using steel, concrete or timber structural elements, including writing design
features 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.

Pre-requisites

Subject to approval of the Head of Department

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 15:00 - 17:00 Civil 216 Richard Fenwick Seminar Room (1/8, 15/8, 29/8, 12/9)
E14 Lecture Theatre (22/8)
29 Jul - 4 Aug
12 Aug - 1 Sep
9 Sep - 15 Sep
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 17:00 Civil 216 Richard Fenwick Seminar Room 5 Aug - 11 Aug
Workshop B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 17:00 Civil 216 Richard Fenwick Seminar Room 2 Sep - 8 Sep

Course Coordinator

Larry Bellamy

Lecturers

Dr Didier Pettinga (Holmes Group) , Des Bull and Tim Sullivan

Textbooks / Resources

All required course material will be provided to students.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,080.00

* 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.

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