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CIV2226 - Design of concrete and masonry structures

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader: J Sanjayan, R Al-Mahaidi and L Shen


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit introduces students to reinforced concrete and masonary design. Three major topics areas are basic concrete materials technology, reinforced concrete analysis and design, and masonry basics and design. The unit provides a balanced coverage of the practical construction aspects, analytical methods and design aspects.


At the completion of this unit students should have the following knowledge and skills:

  1. basic concepts in concrete technology
  2. types of cements, aggregates, and admixtures in concrete
  3. properties of fresh and hardened concrete
  4. concepts of strength and serviceability limit states, load and capacity reduction factors
  5. specifications for durability and fire resistance
  6. preparation and critical evaluation of concrete specifications
  7. concrete mix deign and ability to assess concrete mix proportions for various applications
  8. estimation of loads and their representation on structures
  9. basic analysis of slabs in the floor system
  10. detailed computer analysis of frames
  11. design and detail reinforced concrete beams, slabs and columns for strength and serviceability limit states
  12. interpret and use concrete structures and loading codes of practice
  13. use available analysis and design computer packages and other design aids
  14. basic design of masonry walls
  15. preparation of design drawings.


Practical/project work, tests and laboratory work: 55%
Examination (2 hours): 45%. To achieve a pass in the unit the student must pass both the exam and cumulative assessment component.

Contact hours

3 hours lectures, 2 hours practice classes and 7 hours of private study per week