BUD643 - Building Design

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Last revision date Nov 12, 2019 4:18:02 PM
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Subject Title
Building Design

Subject Description
This subject applies concrete and steel design principles to produce a set of structural drawings for a commercial building. Topics covered include: structure and architecture integration, steel frame and sub-structure design using current software (RAM Structural System, Revit Structure) and building drawing conventions.

Credit Status
One subject credit in the Civil Engineering Technology program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Analyse gravity and lateral loading due to wind on the building;
  2. Comply with all relevant Ontario Building Code requirements with regard to gravity and wind loading;
  3. Apply engineering calculations and procedures to design structural members in a building;
  4. Perform basic structural design using current engineering design software;
  5. Design pad footing taking into account building load path and site conditions;
  6. Calculate wind forces acting on building frame, resultant nodal loads and design required braces;
  7. Organize and render the building design in contract drawing format using Building Information Modelling software

Essential Employability Skills
Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.