BYGG2351 - Multi-story buildings


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 5 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.

Scheduled time:

lectures: 60 hours; organized guidance: 60 hours; work with compulsory assignments: 120 hours; other preparation: 50 hours; a total of 290 hours

Compulsory work requirements:

4 to 5 exercises, all of which except one 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.

Approved compulsory assignments are valid at re-sit of exam.

Specific conditions

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 2024

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: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 B 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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