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Intro to Structural Design CIVL 2170

Civil Engineering Course

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.






Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2023

Below is one offering of CIVL 2170 for the Spring/Summer 2023 term.

CRN 68184


Thu Apr 06 - Thu Jun 08 (10 weeks)

  • 10 weeks
  • CRN 68184
  • $725.40
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 06 - Jun 08 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby SW03 Rm. 2765

Qi Zhang

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
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  2. This course will run for 10 classes. Instructional sessions are delivered by industry subject matter expert instructors. For more info visit:

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:

School of Construction and the Environment

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


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