The WOOD. Technical characteristics of the wood for construction. General guidelines for wood building design.
Traditional wood construction: the “blockhaus” system; the “fachwerk” system; the American systems “balloon frame” and “platform frame”; the wood frame construction in Europe in the ’20s and ’30s. The beginning of the industrialization in wood construction.
Contemporary wood construction; general characteristics; classification of the systems. Modern wood buildings in different systems. Metal connection elements for modern wood construction.
The structure of the main constructive parts of a wood building: closures; interior walls and floors.
The STEEL. Historical spots on the use of metal in construction. General characteristics of steel buildings; specific use areas. Fire protection. Corrosion protection.
Steel for construction: steel grades, assortments, basic products; steel rolled profiles. Connection techniques.
General guidelines for steel building design. Rational cross-sections of columns and beams. Junctions between structural elements: beam-column, beam-beam, column-foundation. Overall design of steel frame buildings; bracing systems.
The structure of the main constructive parts of a steel frame building: floors, staircases, curtain walls, lightweight interior walls.
Small scale architectural construction in steel.
Roof systems in wood and steel, for small, medium and large spans.
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