Residential Footings/Masonry/Timber Design

Course code CIVL4120Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

Covers the properties of masonry and timber and the design of structures containing these materials, together with the design of footings for low rise structures. For masonry and timber design, the engineering properties of each material are studied, followed by the design of structural elements such as masonry walls and piers, timber columns, beams, tension members and connections. The foundation design component deals with site characteristics including testing and calculation methods for reactive clays, various footing systems and their characteristics, design performance expectations, numerical models for soil-structure interaction and structural design.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2012, 2010, 2008, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesA1. Understand site characteristics and the types and behaviour of footing systems.

A2. Understand soil-structure interaction and appropriate footing design techniques.

A3. Obtain a knowledge of masonry and timber properties.

A4. Understand design techniques for timber and masonry structures and their associated structural elements.
ContentResidential Footing Design
1. Site characteristics
2. Footing systems
3. Design philosophy
4. Soil structure interaction
5. Structural design
6. Trees and foundations

Masonry and Timber Design
1. Mechanical properties of timber and masonry
2. Design of masonry components
3. Design of masonry structures
4. Design of timber components
5. Design of timber structures
Replacing Course(s)N/A.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeContent covered in courses CIVL3280 Soil Mechanics and CIVL3170 Steel Design or CIVL3160 Reinforced Concrete Design.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsMasonry and Timber: design assignments.
Essays / Written AssignmentsFooting Design

NOTE: Any modification to the above assessment arrangement will appear on the course outline normally issued in Week 1.
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for CIVL4120