BYGG2351 - Tall timber buildings


New from the academic year 2021/2022

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letters

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

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 -Firesafety in tall wood buildings -Introduction to dynamic loads -Earthquake, simplified rules -Structural software for analysis and design

Learning outcome

Knowledge: -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 Skills: -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

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory assignment

Further on evaluation

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

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

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


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 60/100 D 2021-12-06 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
M438 Eksamensrom 4.etg, Inngang D Mustad, Inngang D 22
Autumn ORD Assignment (group) 40/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Oral examination 60/100
Room Building Number of candidates
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