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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: ENG3136 Module Title: INTEGRATED DESIGN C
Module Provider: Civil, Chemical & Enviromental Eng Short Name: ENG3136
Level: HE3 Module Co-ordinator: PARKE GA Prof (C, C & E Eng)
Number of credits: 20 Number of ECTS credits: 10
Module Availability
Autumn and Spring Semesters
Assessment Pattern


Unit(s) of Assessment




Weighting Towards Module Mark (%)


Unseen Examination






Plus continuous assessment:


  • Submission of design report.


  • Participation in a ‘crit’ and viva.






Qualifying Condition(s)


An overall mark of 40% is required to pass the module.



Module Overview

This module will introduce the student to the role of the architect and the complex interdisciplinary nature of the built environment.  It also reinforces earlier work on structural analysis and design and introduces, for the first time, pre-stressed concrete design.  Emphasis is placed on both the synthesis and evaluation of the design process paying appropriate attention to structural stability, health and safety, environmental and sustainability demands.



Completion of the progress requirements of Level HE2 and modules ENG1008 & ENG2014
Module Aims

This module aims to:



·               help students understand the reasons and practice of interdisciplinary work in creating the built environment;



·               introduce students to the work of architects and to consider the concepts likely to be of significant interest to engineers in planning and design work;



·               enhance and extend the students' understanding of the behaviour and design of steel, reinforced concrete and pre-stressed concrete structures;



  • explain the importance of ensuring safety and stability during the construction of structures highlighting the importance of the Construction, Design and Management Regulations.
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module the student will be able to:



·               appraise alternative solutions to client requirements;



·               evaluate the roles of different construction materials in a range of structures;



·               assess the response of structures to applied loading;



·               design typical single and multi-storey steel, reinforced and pre-stressed concrete structures;



·               design structural connections;



  • prepare drawings, calculations, specifications and erection statements, including health and safety risk assessments.
Module Content

.Architectural and Structural Design Concepts



  • Architecture in the context of the interdisciplinary character of the building industry.


  • Key background elements of history and theory of architecture.


  • Conceptual and perceptual bases for architectural design - from interior design to town planning.


  • Environmental aspects and sustainability goals.


  • Structural forms and layout.


  • Design of simple braced and unbraced frames.


  • Plastic analysis and design of continuous steel beams and single storey single/multi-bay steel portal frame structures.


  • Analysis and design of portal frames haunches and apex connections.


  • Introduction to portal frame stability, sway, snap through and robustness.


  • Structural analysis of braced and unbraced reinforced concrete frames.


  • Design of continuous beams and slabs.


  • Serviceability limit state of deflection and cracking.


  • Design of slender columns and columns subject to bi-axial bending.


  • Introduction to pre- and post-tensioning systems.


  • Sectional analysis and design for transfer and serviceability states.


  • Ultimate strength of pre-stressed elements in flexure, shear and bond.


  • Prestress losses and their implications in design.


Methods of Teaching/Learning
80 hrs of combined lecture/problem-solving and ‘crit’ class; each student will also be expected to put in 120 hrs of individual work on tutorials and project formulation.

Total student learning time 200 hours
Selected Texts/Journals

Essential Reading


Managing health and safety in construction, Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007. Approved Code of Practice L144 HSB Books 2007 ISBN 978 0 7176 6223 4.







Recommended Background Reading  


The module is supported by a comprehensive set of printed notes.  Further reading includes:



Steel Designers' Manual, 6th Edition, April 2005, Wiley-Blackwell, ISBN: 978-1-4051-3412-5.



Allen AH, Reinforced Concrete Design to BS8110 Simply Explained, Spon, 1988.  (ISBN 04191 45508; paperback)



BSI, Extracts from British Standards for Stu dents of Structural Design, BSI, 2002.  (ISBN 05801 68603)



Davies JM and Brown B, Plastic Design to BS 5950, Blackwell Science, 1996.  (ISBN 06320 40882)



Heyman J and Baker J, Plastic Design of Frames Applications, Cambridge University Press, 1980.  (ISBN 05210 79845)



Higgins JB and Rogers BR, Designed and detailed (BS8110: 1985), BCA Publications, 1985.  (ISBN 07210 13406)



King CM, In-Plane Stability of Portal Frames to BS 5950, Steel Construction Institute, 2006.



Hurst M.K, Prestressed Concrete Design, Spon Press, ISBN-10: 0419160906.



Mosley, B, Bungey, J and Hulse R, Reinforced concrete Design to Eurocode 2, 6th Edition, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.  (ISBN-13 978-0-230-50071-6 and ISBN-10 0-230-50071-6).



Anon, Manual for the design of concrete building structures to Eurocode 2 (2006), ISBN number 0 901297 42 9.  [Free downloads on design procedures and other aspects of RC design].


Concise Eurocode for the design of concrete buildings.  Catalogue ID 43.504. Publisher : The British Cement Association, 2002.



Anthony J. Threlfall, AJ, Steedman, JC and Reynolds, CE,  Reynolds's Reinforced Concrete Designer's Handbook (paperback) , 11th Edition, Taylor and Francis, ISBN 0203-08775-5, 2008.


Last Updated
14 October 2009