Full Title:Structural Design & Detailing
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:CENG E7007
Credits: 10
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:This module aims to provide the student with the technical skills required to make a competent contribution in the design of basic structural elements and detailing of structural forms in various materials
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Identify the function and construction of civil engineering structures
  2. Choose and evaluate appropriate actions (with reference to National Annexes (EN), and partial safety factors, in accordance with Eurocode 1
  3. Demonstrate basic knowledge of the effects of actions on structural elements
  4. Design Reinforced Concrete and Steel beams for flexure, Steel Struts for compresssion and simple connections in structural steelwork
  5. Prepare and interpretate structural drawings and material schedules
  6. Communicate effectively with construction professionals in technical matters relating to structural detailing, both nationally and internaltionally.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Permanent Actions (permanent gravity loads) and Variable Actions including wind loads. Load takedown to determine actions on beams, columns, foundations
Reinforced Concrete Beam Design (Bending Reinforcement)
Limit state design Approach. Analysis of a singly reinforced concrete beam Design of bending reinforcement.
Design of Steel Sections
Design of laterally restrained steel beams. Design of axially loaded struts.
Connections in Structural Steelwork
Lapped tie bar. Simple Beam to Column connections.
Reinforced Concrete Detailing
Materials – concrete mixes and reinforcements. Bar bending schedules. Structural action and location of reinforcement. Requirements for reinforcement – bond and anchorage Cover, spacing, laps and joints, curtailment, maximum and minimum amounts of reinforcing. Structural elements – pad base foundations, columns, beams, slabs and retaining walls.
Structural Steelwork Detailing
Structural steel sections. Bolts and welds. Foundation connection details. Framing drawings, steel portal frames and jointing details. Beam to beam, beam to column connections, end cleats and end plates, notching and clearance. Beam and column junction details. Steel truss - ordinary bolted gusset, nested bolted gusset and welded.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Class Test approx. 2 Class Tests 1,2,3,4 10.00 0 0 n/a 0
Class Test approx 2 no. 1,2,3,4 10.00 0 0 n/a 0
Class Test Preparation of Structural Dettailing Drawings and Material Schedules 5,6 10.00 0 0 n/a 0
Continuous Assessment Preparation of Structural Detailing Drawings and Material Schedules 5,6 10.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6 60.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 180
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Structural Design Examples 2.00 Every Second Week 1.00
Practical Working on Structural Detailing Drawings 2.00 Every Second Week 1.00
Directed Reading Text Books and Design Codes 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Draycott, T, Bullman, P 2009, Structural Elements Design Manual, 2nd Edition Ed., Butterworth / Heineman [ISBN: 0750686685]
  • Arya, C. 2009, Design of Structural Elements, 3rd Edition Ed., CRC Press [ISBN: 0415467209]
  • Reynolds, C, Steedman, J. & Threlfall, A. 2007, Reynold's Reinforced Concrete Designer's Handbook, 11th Edition Ed., CRC Press [ISBN: 0419258302]
  • MacGinley, T 1992, Structural Steelwork & Detailing, Butterworth / Heineman [ISBN: 0750604409]
  • Concrete Society 2001, Standard Method of Detailing
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_ECIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 3 Mandatory