INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Architecture
2013-2014

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ARC 209 Building Element Design Undergraduate 2 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
4 70 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Sanin Džidić, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sanin- Džidić, Assist. Prof. Dr.
[email protected] no email

COURSE OBJECTIVE
To learn the attributes of preferred building materials, including a selection criteria and a three-step process for choosing building products. A matrix of information on construction materials from several building projects that placed an emphasis on achieving environmental benefits is also available.
Analysis, design and integration of building elements. External wall systems (walls in contact with atmosphere and ground), roof structures, Walls, Beams and Panels, Pillars and subconstructions ( Foundation ). Design of building element systems within the frame work of constructional design requirements, criteria and resources. Integration of building element systems in line with the holistic approach

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction to Building Element Design
  2. Structural analysis and structural loads, building codes, load combinations
  3. Loads on Roof structures (designing the roofs)
  4. Loads on Roof structures (designing the roofs)
  5. Loads on structural walls, partition walls and their load (designing the walls)
  6. Loads on the slabs (designing the slabs)
  7. MIDTERM EXAM
  8. Designing the frame elements (columns)
  9. Designing the frame elements (beams)
  10. Designing the foundations (shallow)
  11. Designing the foundations (deep)
  12. Structural analysis for the entire building (load transfer through the elements)
  13. Structural analysis for the entire building (load transfer through the elements)
  14. Technical reports and their importance

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Excersises
    • Presentation
    • Seminar
    • Project
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Project125
    Midterm Exam(s)125
    Final Exam140
    Total: 90
    Learning outcomes
    • Analyze the Load distribution on the building elements
    • Recognize the weakest points of every building element
    • Design and understand the function of building elements
    • analyze the behavior of the structure as a unit, and individual behavior of each element when the loads are applied
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • Structural Mechanics: Loads, Analysis, Materials and Design of Structural Elements, Frank Durka , Hassan Al Nageim , W Morgan , D Williams, 1997.

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)16232
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)16232
    Midterm Examination (1 week)224
    Final Examination(1 week)122
    Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
    Preparation for Final Examination50
    Total Workload: 70
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 3