STRUCTURAL BUILDING DESIGN STUDIO (A-E)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge and understanding capabilities:
At the end of the course the student will learn how to conceive, design, and draw the datails of the structural elements that compose a masonry building in a seismic area.
The student will be able to choose and pre-design the structural/geotechnical elements that compose a masonry building.
Capacity of identifying the static and seismic vulnerabilities of a masonry/wood building and ability to remove them.
During the course, the student will improve his technical dictionary, with specific reference to the terms of structures and construction, in order to communicate in an effective and precise way a structural/geotechnical design.
The student must be able to select, once the problem has been identified, the most suitable structural/geotechnical solutions, evaluating options not explicitly described during the course.
The courses of Statics, Structural mechanics, and Structural Engineering are helpful
Course contents summary
The course is organized in three modules.
The first “Design of Structures 1” deals with structural design of
- Masonry buildings;
- Wood buildings
- Timber roofs;
- Wood or reinforced concrete diaphragms;
The second module, “Design of Structures 2”, deals with seismic problems like
- Concepts of seismology;
- Seismic actions
- Seismic detailing of masonry buildings
- Seismic analysis of masonry buildings.
The third module, “Geotechnics”, deals with:
- Concepts of geotechnics;
- Theory and design of foundations.
Please refer to the program of the modules
See the books suggested in the single modules
More didactic material (AVAILABLE ON THE COURSE’S WEB SITE):
- Course slides
- Code Standards “Norme tecniche DM 14/01/2008 e circolare integrativa”
The course is composed of traditional frontal lectures, also with Powerpoint presentations.
Theoretical concepts are applied during the course by carrying out the step-by-step design of a masonry/wood building.
Assessment methods and criteria
The exam is written. Given a project similar to that seen during the course, the exam consists in the design of some of its structural elements. The quiz/exercises are divided in three parts: Design of structures 1, 2 and Geotechnics. These contribute to the vote according to the following table:
Structural Design 1
Structural Design 2 1/3
As for all the laboratories, attending the courses is required.