CONCRETE BUILDING DESIGN - 2017/8
Module code: ENGM041
Civil and Environmental Engineering
FRIED AN Dr (Civl Env Eng)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 7
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 117
Lecture Hours: 33
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination||EXAM 2 HOURS||75|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
A basic knowledge of structural analysis to FHEQ Level 6; some experience of designing simple reinforced concrete sections and elements to satisfy both serviceability and limit state code requirements.
Reinforced concrete design is taught to different levels and to different codes in Universities worldwide and those entering the MSc at the University of Surrey have a variety of backgrounds. The course is obviously based on the Eurocodes and includes the role of the designer in building construction, health and safety and sustainability issues, and challenges students to develop conceptual ideas on a design rather than just delivering a design from a drawing. The module includes the design of simple elements and then considers, flat slab design including punching shear, slender column design, shear wall design etc. External lecturers deliver on concrete sustainability and other topics.
Develop conceptual design in reinforced concrete design
Enhance student understanding of the health and safety aspects associated with the design and construction of reinforced concrete structures
Provide students with the ability to use the methods of analysis and design of reinforced concrete building elements in accordance with BS EN 1992 and associated European codes. In particular flat slabs, slender columns and shear walls are included
Provide an understanding of the overall stability requirements of reinforced concrete buildings in accordance with BS EN 1992 and associated European codes
Provide an understanding of the serviceability requirements of Concrete buildings
|Formulate conceptual designs||KCT|
|Apply Health and Safety legislation to the design of concrete structures.||KCT|
|Design and detail concrete elements including flat slabs including for punching shear, slender columns and shear walls.||KCT|
|Apply moment redistribution to beams and slabs||KCT|
|Design for serviceability to limit crack widths and deflections in building components||KCT|
|Oral and written communication||T|
|Synthesis of data||T|
|Graphical presentation of data||T|
|3D spatial awareness||T|
|Use of sketching and engineering drafting (inc. CAD)||T|
|Technical report writing||T|
|Information retrieval skills||T|
|Independent learning skills||T|
|Ability to develop, monitor and update a plan||T|
|Reviewing, assessing and critical thinking||T|
|Teamwork and leadership||T|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Code requirements for fire safety, robustness, stability and durability
Structural forms and layout of low and high-rise reinforced concrete buildings
Braced and un-braced frames. Analysis of shear walls.
Load combinations and load patterns. Moment distribution and re-distribution.
Design for Flexure, shear, deflection and crack control in beams and slabs.
Design of flat slabs including for punching shear.
Design of short and slender columns
Methods of Teaching / Learning
22 hours lectures, 11 hours tutorial/question classes/self-assessment questions, 38 hours assignment work, 2 hours examination and 77 hours independent learning.
Total student learning time 150 hours.
The assessment strategy provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate a variety of aspects of reinforced concrete design although not all elements may be included every year. In particular conceptual design, building stability, health & safety aspects and element design are included.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Examination (2 hour) [Learning outcomes assessed 1, 3, 4, 5
Design Report [Learning outcomes assessed 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l
Formative assessment and feedback
Formative assessment is through a series self assessment exercises provided on Surrey learn. Feedback is via a discussion board.
Reading list for CONCRETE BUILDING DESIGN : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/engm041
Programmes this module appears in
|Civil Engineering MEng||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Structural Engineering MSc||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Civil Engineering MSc||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Infrastructure Engineering and Management MSc||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Bridge Engineering MSc||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Advanced Geotechnical Engineering MSc||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.