SDS443 - Structural Design - Steel (B)

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Subject Title
Structural Design - Steel (B)

Subject Description
This subject introduces students to the basic principles for design of simple steel frame buildings. The student will demonstrate understanding of the behaviour of different steel members under various loading conditions. Topics include loads, limit states design, steel deck, open web steel joists, beams, columns, beam-columns base plates and connections.

Credit Status
One credit towards the Civil Engineering Technology Diploma Program

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

  1. Apply design methods, codes, specifications and standards that govern structural design.
  2. Describe steel material properties, structural steel grades and products per the Handbook of Steel Construction and identify the uses of various products in a steel building.
  3. Compute design loads including dead loads, live loads and basic snow loads, given a set of parameters.Combine loads according to limit states design for loads acting downward (dead, snow, live, and wind acting down).
  4. Compute simple tributary loadings for joists, beams, and columns.
  5. Apply the concept of limit states design including ultimate limit states and serviceability limit states in the design of steel members.
  6. Apply the contents of the Handbook of Steel Construction and various design aids to select, check and/or design steel deck, joists, beams, columns, beam-columns, base-plates and connections (simple bolted and/or welded connections, single-angle and double-angle connections). 
  7. Describe common methods of connecting structural steel members and recognize moment and simple shear connections.
  8. Identify common lateral load resisting systems in steel buildings.

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Execute mathematical operations accurately.

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

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Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

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

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

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