Timber design

In my timber design courses CIVL 439 and CIVL 516, I cover the design of structural elements using limit states design principles. This includes joints and fasteners, sawn lumber and engineered wood products, light frame systems and shear walls. (CIVL_516_2013_Syllabys)

Course objectives:

  1. to help students understand the behavior of timber as a structural material;
  2. to develop the ability to design timber structural elements and connections;
  3. to help students gain team-working and problem-solving skills.

More specifically, undergraduate students taking CIVL 439 will be able to:

  1. Relate the material properties of timber to its application as a structural material;
  2. Design bending, tension and compression members according to CSA-086;
  3. Design connections according to CSA-086;
  4. Design shear walls according to CSA-086.

The graduate students taking CIVL 516 will be able to:

  1. Relate the material properties of timber to its application as a structural material;
  2. Design elements, connections and shear walls according to CSA-086;
  3. Manage the process of publishing a paper;
  4. Describe one advanced timber structural component or system in detail.