YAP 563E Structural Design of Tall Buildings

Course Description

Structural systems of tall buildings: gravity, lateral and foundation systems. Behavior and design under wind loads. Human perception of vibration and comfort. Control methods for wind. Behavior and design for seismic loads and international design approaches. Reinforced concrete, steel and composite structural elements and design approaches. Shrinkage and creep effects. Design for column axial shortening. Staged construction. Design for floor vibration. Design of ground level. Design of mega structural members, outriggers and belt-trusses. Design of foundations. Design of excavation lateral support systems. Design of façade and nonstructural components. Architectural and service engineering coordination. Computer applications, Building information modeling and applications to structural engineering.