In this unit of study, the analysis and design of structures in buildings and the behaviour of the most widely used construction and building materials are examined. Various forms of structural systems typically adopted in timber, reinforced concrete and steel construction, design loads on buildings, soil classification, ground behaviour and footing systems are analysed and interpreted. The important link between ecologically sustainable design and building material choice is appraised, including the significance of Green Star Ratings.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Recommended texts and other reading and course materials will be listed in VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):