# Course Title: Analyse and design simple structural timber members

## Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6066

Course Title: Analyse and design simple structural timber members

Portfolio: SET

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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### Teaching Period(s)

CIVE5623

City Campus

TAFE

130T Infra, Electrotec & Build Serv

Face-to-Face

Course Contact: Tony Skinner Program Coordinator

Course Contact Phone: (03) 9925 4444

Course Contact Email: tony.skinner@rmit.edu.au

Course Description

This unit covers the competency to interpret Australian Standards and design simple timber structures consisting of beams, columns and connections.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

EDX130 - Use mathematics at technician level
EDX140 - Use quadratic, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions and matrices
EDX100 - Solve simple problems in Statics and Strength of Materials
EDX090 - Solve more complex problems in Statics and Strength of Materials
EDC030 - Determine design loads on beams and columns

National Competency Codes and Titles

 National Element Code & Title: EAC140 Analyse and design simple structural timber members Elements: Calculate, using Appropriate Australian Standards, the design loads for timber beams and columns Design, to AS1720, simple timber beams, simple timber beams within a grid, columns and nailed and bolted connections.

Learning Outcomes

• Calculate, using Appropriate Australian Standards, the design loads for timber beams and columns
• Design, to AS1720, simple timber beams, simple timber beams within a grid, columns and nailed and bolted connections.

Overview of Assessment

This unit will be assessed in the classroom and the laboratory environment using holistic assessment based on typical workplace activities.

Assessment will comprise (for both elements):

• A project based upon the analysis and design of timber members in a 3-D structural frame
• Two 2-hour examinations (mid-semester and end-of-semester)