Building Construction

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The aim of this module is to provide an introduction to the design of timber structures.
Based on the fundamentals of structural engineering, will explain verification methods for load-bearing elements and connections in timber construction.
Topics include in particular the stability of load-bearing elements, connections with mechanical fasteners and the load-bearing behavior of curved glulam beams.


  • Civil Engineering Elective
  • 6. Semester (Summer)
  • Module name: Basic knowledge of timber construction and introduction to prestressed concrete construction
  • 6 ECTS (4 SWS)

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



Lecture notes, old exams and further information can be found at . The course password will be announced in the lecture.