Advanced Timber Design

In my advanced timber design course CIVL 517, I cover the design of timber structures using Cross-Laminated-Timber, Timber-Concrete-Composites and State-of-the-Art Fasteners. (CIVL_517_2014_Syllabys)

Course objectives

  1. to help students understand the behavior of contemporary timber structures;
  2. to develop the ability to design contemporary timber structures;
  3. to help students gain proposal-writing and publication skills.


More specifically, the students will be able to:

  1. Design Cross-Laminated-Timber and Timber-Concrete-Composites structures;
  2. Formulate a research proposal related to a current timber design problem;
  3. Appreciate the process of working with architects in a design competition.