Building Structures

Students explore the theory and design concepts of different construction systems and practices used for residential, industrial, commercial, and institutional purposes. Students focus on the Canadian construction industry by researching previous construction projects and plans. Students are introduced to framing techniques, components, and systems used in the industry; these include concrete, steel, and timber construction as well as how to determine a foundation system. Concepts in this course include loading on structural members, structural details, and construction requirements.