AECT 360 - Structural Theory
Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): AECT 150 and ARCH 110
Restriction(s): Junior and Senior level. Construction Mgmt:Design&Build, Architectural Design & Bldg, and Construction Management BT majors only.
This course covers the application of forces for analysis and design of building structures. Included are load analysis for wind and seismic conditions. Analysis of building structural systems including lateral force resisting systems, frames, arches, and trusses is also covered. Students are exposed to basic design in timber, steel, masonry, and concrete. A research project and computer applications are integrated into the course.
Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
1. Understand the fundamental principles of Structural Engineering.
2. Analyze and determine any of the various types of loads typically applied to building structures, including live, dead, wind, snow and seismic.
3. Analyze and calculate structural components of buildings using wood, concrete, masonry and steel framing members. Usage of various computer software and Internet research.
4. Identify structural design provisions from various Building Codes.