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Intro to Structural Design CIVL 2170

Civil Engineering Course

International Fees

International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course provides a general introduction to the structural design process. Topics include limit states design philosophy, determination of dead, live, snow, and wind load effects according to national standards, gravity load paths and selection of structural systems.




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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the philosophy of Limit States Design.
  • Explain the overall structural design process.
  • Quantify dead loads, occupancy loads, snow loads, and wind loads in accordance with current NBCC and BCBC Division B Part 4 criteria.
  • Trace vertical load paths through basic structural systems and multi-storey buildings.

Effective as of Winter 2015

Related Programs

Intro to Structural Design (CIVL 2170) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Civil Technology
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Civil Technology
    Certificate Part-time


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