BYG2301 - Design of Constructions


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 6 hours B

Course content

Subject topics:
- Topic 1: Structural components, How the major building structures functions / Foundation principles.
- Topic 2: Structural loading based on NS-EN 1990:2002+NA2008. Dead loads and live loads according to NS-EN 1991-1-1, snow loads according to NS-EN 1991-1-3, wind loads according to NS-EN 1991-1-4.
- Topic 3: Wood Design involving- beams for moment, shear, axial load, torsional buckling, deflection and local effects.- simple elements for compression (columns) and tension.
- Topic 4: Steel design involving- beams for moment, shear, axial load, torsional buckling, deflection and local effects.- simple elements for compression (columns) and tension.- cross-sectional classification

Learning outcome

After having completed the subject will the student
- know the working principles of different structural building systems.
- have knowledge of the empirical and theoretical background for the relevant European structural building codes (Eurocodes).
After having completed the subject should the student will, by means of the relevant Eurocodes
- be able to find the design loads of a structure
- be able to do steel and wood design of beams and simple elements in compression and tension.

General competence:
After having completed the subject the student will
- know the relevant technical Language.
- have a good understanding of the design of structures.

Learning methods and activities

Compulsory assignments - 6 to 8 assignments of which all except one must be approved.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved exercises

Further on evaluation

If fail: Re-sit of written exam in August. At Re-sit exam the assessement type can be altered to oral examination.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Civil Engineering (BIBYG)
Civil Engineering (BIBYG-F)

Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: -

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Building Technology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 B
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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