BYG2301 - Design of Constructions


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination. For a complete course description, see previous academic years.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 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

Knowledge: 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). Skills: 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

Lectures 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

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.

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


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: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 B 2021-11-29 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
A-atriet-2/3 (A-160) Ametyst 6
  • * 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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