Building Construction

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The aim of the submodule is to provide an introduction to timber construction.
After an introduction to wood as a construction material, the design principles and individual verification methods for individual load-bearing elements are explained, with a focus on cross-section verifications. 
Based on this, the design, calculation and construction of simple connections and joints as well as the durability and fire protection of timber structures are dealt with.


  • Compulsory subject Civil Engineers
  • 5. Semester (Winter)
  • Module name: Fundamentals of Structural Engineering II
  • 6 ECTS (4 SWS)

Admission requirements and examination results according to the module handbook and the notice at the department.



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