2020 - 2021 College Catalog 
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2020 - 2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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.

Corequisite(s): None

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. Know and understand the fundamental principles of Structural Engineering.
  2. Be able to analyze and determine any of the various types of loads typically applied to building structures, including live, dead, wind, snow and seismic.
  3. Be able to analyze and design structural components of buildings using wood, concrete, masonry and steel framing members. Usage of various computer software and Internet research.
  4. Become familiar with structural design provisions of various Building Codes.