ARCH204 Structural Design I

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
ARCH204 Structural Design I 1 1 4
Prerequisite ARCH106 It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Edin Jahić Office Hours / Room / Phone
9:00-11:00 or by appointment
9:00-11:00 or by appointment
A F3.15
Assistant Selma Nekić Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives To introduce students in fundamental concepts and principles of structures in buildings; to get students acquainted with basic structural
elements and simple structural systems.
Textbook Onouye, B. & Kane, K. (2014). Statics and Strength of Materials for Architecture and Building Construction . Pearson
Additional Literature
  • Ambrose, J & Tripeny, P. (2011) Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders, Wiley
  • Jahic, E. (2014). Lecture notes on Structural Design I. (Unpublished)
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate basic understanding of structural design and the role of structural designer
  2. Demonstrate basic knowledge of structural members and forms, their behavior and role in arch. design
  3. Demonstrate basic statics in simple structural elements
  4. Determine structural system and its elements in small sized buildings
  5. Demonstrate use of different types of walls in buildings: bearing, facade walls, partitions
Teaching Methods Power Point and hand drawing presentations. Active tutorial sessions for engaged learning and continuous feedback on progress. Individual homework. Project design assignment (Building).
Teaching Method Delivery Face-to-face Teaching Method Delivery Notes
Week 1 Overview of syllabus; About classes organization Onouye, B. Jahic, E. p.5 - p.8
Week 2 Structure and structural form: basic terms and concepts; Basics of statics: forces, moments, static equilibrium. Onouye, B. Jahic, E. p.9 - p.12
Week 3 Structural elements and units. Walls, columns, beams and plates. Onouye, B. Jahic, E. p.10 - p.14
Week 4 Geometric stability. Common building systems. Examples. Onouye, B. Jahic, E. p.14 - p.19
Week 5 Simple statics calculations. Shear and moment diagrams. Onouye, B. Jahic, E. p.19 - p.22
Week 6 Simple statics calculations. Shear and moment diagrams. Onouye, B. Jahic, E. p.23 - p.29
Week 7 Trusses; Beam types. Project delivery. Onouye, B. Jahic, E. p.33 - p.40
Week 8 1st In-class test
Week 9 Project design assignment
Week 10 Project design assignment
Week 11 Project design assignment
Week 12 Project design assignment
Week 13 Project design assignment
Week 14 Project design assignment
Week 15 Submission of the Project
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final exam 1 30 4,5
Semester Evaluation Components
1st in-class exam 1 30 1,2
Final Project Submission 1 30 2,3
Homework 5 10 1,2,3
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lectures 1 12 12 Homework 1 5 5
Project 5 7 35 Home study 2 14 28
IN-class exam study 4 5 20
        Total Workload Hours = 100
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 4
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 09/11/2023
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