Design of wood and steel structures
Study plans 2016-2017 - BYG3311 - 10 ECTS


BYG2251 Mekanikk
REA1141 Matematikk 1

On the basis of

BYG2301 Konstruksjonsteknikk

BYG2221 Byggstatikk

Expected learning outcomes

Knowledge: After having completed the subject the student will

- have knowledge of the empirical and theoretical background for the eurocodes (NS-EN) relevant for the topics of the subject.

Skills: After having completed the subject the student will

- be able to design simple and also somewhat complex wood- and steel-structures, including bracing systems, according to the relevant eurocodes.

- be able to design beams and columns, both in wood and steel, for the requirements.

General competance: After having completed the subject the student will

- have some insight into the carrying capacity of somewhat complex structures.

- have acquired the necessary technical language of the subject.


Theme 1:

Steel design according to NS-EN 1993-1-1, NS-EN 1993-1-2, NS-EN 1993-1-5 og NS-EN 1993-1-8. Beams and columns. Classifications of cross sections, bolted and welded connections, lateral stiffening, torsional lateral buckling of steel columns, cross-section class 4, design of beams and columns for fire protection.

Theme 2: 

Wood design according to NS-EN 1995-1-1 og NS-EN 1995-1-2. Beams for moment, shear, lateral buckling and deflection, columns for axial and lateral loadconnections. Design of beams and columns for fire protections. Stability and bracing systems. Details and joint design.

Teaching Methods

Mandatory assignments

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 6 hours

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Graded by internal examiner (lecturer).

External sensor regularly is either evaluating or preparing the examination. Next time: 2021.

Re-sit examination

Oral examination.

Examination support

  • Support material code B: All printed and hand-written support material is allowed. A specific basic calculator is allowed.
    • The following basic calculators are permitted:
      • Casio fx-82ES PLUS
      • Citizen SR-270X and Citizen SR-270X College
      • Hewlett Packard HP30S

Coursework Requirements

5 - 7 problems of which all but one must be accepted.

Teaching Materials

Announced at the start.

Replacement course for

Replace partial BYG2201 Materialer og konstruksjoner and partial BYG3281 Stål og trekonstruksjoner.