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Module Code: CEN402
Module Title: Sustainable Engineering with Timber
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Civil Engineering
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module will provide guidance on structural timber design. Modern timber construction practices will also be introduced. This module will help students to have a better understanding of the sustainable nature of timber and the necessity to ensure sustainable management of timber resources.
Learning outcomes 
A. Analyse the mechanical behaviour of: wood, wood products, timber structures and timber connections.

B. Assess timber designs taking into account serviceability and ultimate limit states according to Eurocode 5.

C. Examine the structural properties of timber.

D. Evaluate the sustainable nature of timber and the necessity to ensure sustainable management of timber resources using techniques such as life cycle analysis.

E. Research and analyse the current trends in timber construction.

Method of teaching and learning 
Lecture, self-study, coursework will be the major methods of delivering this module.
1. Timber as a construction material and its propensity to biological degradation.

2. Timber as a sustainable construction material.

3. Timber construction in China.

4. Introduction to Eurocodes.

5. Design of timber beams and column for serviceability and ultimate limit states design criteria according to Eurocode 5.

6. Testing of timber mechanical properties.

7. Timber connection designs.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 52      2  4  92  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Coursework 40.00
2 Project 60.00

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