This course outlines the role of structural engineering for sustainable development and maintenance of infrastructures. The types and features of design methods, verification methods and structural analysis of infrastructures are will be discussed. Different constitutive laws for different materials concrete, steel and FRP etc. will be emphasized. The structural analysis and way for consideration of environmental and mechanical actions in coupled analysis of concrete structures are also will be covered.
Life cycle prediction of structures is necessary for structural design and maintenance of sustainable infrastructure. Once life cycle can be predicted, we can know the design way to prolong the life cycle of newly constructed structures and the proper way to maintain existing structures to achieve target life cycle. In order to know the life cycle we have to predict structural performance with deteriorated material under loadings. Through this course students study mechanism/model of deterioration, material/structure models under combined environmental actions and loadings and methods for structural analysis, which are related to prediction of life cycle of structures.
- Teacher: Khalid Farah
This course will discuss building information modelling as a powerful tool to build coordination between all involved engineering disciplines in the construction process. This course will start with defining the fundamental of the Building Information Modelling (BIM) as a tool boosting the collaborative working to achieve a well-coordination between all building components during the construction phase by generating and managing the digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of places
- Teacher: Hossameldeen Mohamed
Recently, construction industry is considered to be one of the major industries in the world. It reflects to the economy conditions of a country. This industry requires high quality products, large amount of resources, specific timeline to be delivered, specific budget, and a wide employment circle of labors. All these requirements need to be managed in order to prevent the time extensions, cost overruns, and staff task conflicts.
- Teacher: Mohamed Saifeldeen