BYGG2351 - Tall timber buildings


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2020/2021

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
-Firesafety in tall wood buildings
-Introduction to dynamic loads
-Earthquake, simplified rules
-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

4 compulsory assigniments - 3 must be approved

Further on evaluation

If fail on written exam, re-sit will be arranged as oral examination in August.
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.

Specific conditions

Limited admission to classes.

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

Course materials

Announced at the start of the semester

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering



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