BYGG2351 - Tall timber buildings


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment (group) 40/100
School exam 60/100 4 hours B

Course content

-3D modeling of simple structures

-Load analysis on tall buildings

-Load bearing and stabilizing systems for multi-story buildings

-Stiffness of different types of structures

-Horizontal and vertical stabilizing structures

-Wood-based stabilizing structures

-Introduction to cross-laminated timber (CLT)

-Design of CLT floor and CLT wall

-Fire safety in tall wood buildings

-Introduction to dynamic loads

-Earthquake design

-Structural software for analysis and design

Learning outcome


-Apply the Building Information Modeling (BIM) principles

-Carry out a complete load analysis for a building

-Explain the principles of bearing and stabilizing systems in buildings

-Be able to analyze the structure of a building using analytic and numeric calculations


-Be able to develop a 3D-model and implement a structural analysis for multi-story buildings

-Be able to make reasonable selections regarding the complete bearing and stabilizing systems of buildings

-Be able to validate results form structural analysis

-Could produce proper information to present a complete structure for construction

General competence:

Can understand how a building's constructions are designed and how different structural components suitability affect the final construction.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures / Teaching activities / Problem solving

4 compulsory assigniments - 3 must be approved

The course can be given as a guided self-study if less than 6 students are registered.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory assignment

Further on evaluation

If fail on written exam, re-sit will be arranged as oral examination in May/June. If fail on project work, an improved assignement can be submitted by appointment with course responsible. Approved compulsory assignments are valid at re-sit of exam/project work.

Continuation and voluntary repetition / improvement can be carried out for some sub-evaluations without having to reassess both sub-evaluations in a topic. There is an opportunity to complain about partial assessments in this topic before all sub-evaluations have been completed.

Specific conditions

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

Course materials

Announced at the start of the semester

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Structural Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 60/100 B 2023-12-08 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
M433-Eksamensrom 4.etg Mustad, Inngang A 10
Autumn ORD Assignment (group) 40/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS School exam 60/100 B 2024-06-07 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
M438 Eksamensrom 4.etg, Inngang D Mustad, Inngang D 1
Spring UTS Assignment (group) 40/100 INSPERA
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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