Department of Civil Engineering

Design of High-rise Buildings - CE591

Credits : 2

Prerequisites : CE306 & CE312

Compulsory/Optional : Optional

To provide knowledge on different aspects of high-rise buildings and how to design high-rise buildings.
Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, the students should be able to;

  1. Explain the basic structural configurations for vertical and lateral load resistance system of high-rise buildings.
  2. Describe building services for high-rise buildings.
  3. Evaluate the behaviour of high-rise buildings against wind and earthquakes.
  4. Analyse and design structural systems of high-rise buildings.
Course content/Course description
  1. Configurations and behaviour of high-rise buildings
  2. Review of design of gravity load resisting systems
  3. Lateral load resisting systems
  4. Building services applicable to high-rise buildings
  5. Lateral load analysis; wind and earthquakes, codes of practice
  6. Comprehensive structural analysis and design
  7. Use of computer software for modelling and analysis
Recommended Texts
  1. Smith, BS and Coull, A 1991, Tall Building Structures, John Wiley.
Time Allocation Hours
Lectures 17
Tutorials 03
Practical -
Assignments/Project 20
Assessment Percentage Marks
Assignment/Quizzes 40
End-semester 60

Department of Civil Engineering