101-0169-00L  Timber Structures III

SemesterAutumn Semester 2022
LecturersA. Frangi, R. Jockwer, M. Klippel, S. M. Schoenwald, R. Steiger
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentPrerequisite: Timber Structures I (101-0168-00L). Students who have not completed Holzbau I require a special permission from the lecturer.


AbstractConsolidation and supplementation of the basic knowledge acquired in Timber Structures I + II. Treatment of current topics and innovations in timber engineering. Structural design and refurbishment of complex timber structures with high requirements for earthquake resistance, sound insulation and fire protection. Description, analysis and discussion of an existing timber structure in groups.
ObjectiveIn-depth understanding of the theoretical and design aspects of timber construction. Dimensioning, structural design, optimisation and refurbishment of complex timber structures with high requirements for earthquake resistance, sound insulation and fire protection.
ContentMulti-storey timber buildings (general, cross laminated timber, high-rise buildings, fire protection, sound insulation), Post-tensioned timber constructions, building with hardwood, robustness of timber structures, earthquake-resistant timber structures, maintenance and renovation of structures.
Lecture notesAutography Timber Structures
Copies of lecture slides
LiteratureTimber design tables HBT 1, Lignum
Swiss Standard SIA 265
Swiss Standard SIA 265/1
Eurocode 5
Prerequisites / NoticeTimber Structures I + II