CONCRETE BUILDING DESIGN - 2022/3
Module code: ENGM041
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We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice in time for the start of the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
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.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
SAGASETA Juan (Civl Env Eng)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: H210
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 96
Seminar Hours: 1
Tutorial Hours: 11
Guided Learning: 12
Captured Content: 30
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.
- 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
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||ONLINE (OPEN BOOK) EXAM WITHIN 24HR WINDOW||75|
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) – 75% [LOs assessed 1, 3, 4, 5]
- Design Report – 25% [LOs assessed 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]; estimated working hours 38; work carried out in groups or individual towards providing a creative concrete building solution.
Formative assessment and feedback: Formative assessment is through a series self-assessment exercises provided on Surrey learn. Feedback is via a discussion board.
- Develop conceptual design of reinforced concrete buildings.
- 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.
- Provide an understanding of the overall stability requirements of reinforced concrete buildings in accordance with Eurocodes.
- Provide an understanding of the serviceability requirements of Concrete buildings to improve durability and sustainability aspects.
|001||Formulate conceptual designs||KCT||EA1M, D2, D4, D7M, P9M|
|002||Apply Health and Safety legislation to the design of concrete structures.||KCT||D2, P9M|
|003||Design and detail of main structural members in concrete buildings||KCT||SM5M, EA1M, EA2, EA3M, P2M, P6|
|004||Design for serviceability conditions as well as for robustness and fire considerations||KCT||SM5M, EA1M, EA2, P2M, P6|
|005||Use of hand sketching and engineering drafting (eg. CAD)||T||D7M, P6|
|006||Technical report writing||T||P4, P6|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
20 hours lectures, 10 hours tutorial/question classes/self-assessment questions, 38 hours assignment work, 82 hours independent learning.
Total student learning time 150 hours.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Bridge Engineering MSc||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|
|Infrastructure Engineering and Management 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|
|Civil Engineering MEng||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 2022/3 academic year.