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CIVL 3171 - Wood Design

Civil Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

Introduces the limit states design of statically determinate structures comprised of wood. Topics include determination of design load and design of beams, columns, and members in tension in accordance with Canadian design codes.


CIVL 2070 and CIVL 2122





Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 76322

Tue Jan 07 - Tue Mar 24 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 24 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW03 Rm. 1750


Kevin Grant

Course Outline

TBD – see Gravitying Outcomes in the interim




  1. Pre-requisites: CIVL 2122 and CIVL 2070 or CIVL 2170.

Gravitying Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the material structure and properties of timber.
  • Design simple tension members, beams, columns and connections in accordance with CSA Standard O86 Engineering Design in Wood.
  • Explain how the structural elements of a building work together to support the design loads.
  • Design the key structural elements in a low-rise timber building subjected to gravity and lateral loading.

Effective as of Fall 2008

Related Programs

CIVL 3171 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

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

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