Core Module Information
Module title: Timber Engineering

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CTR11136
Module leader: Andrew Livingstone
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

2. An Introduction to the Module, Timber and Timber engineering – Robert Hairstans (RH)
3. Ultimate Limit State & Serviceability Limit State and the Basis of Timber Design – Andrew Livingstone (AL)
4. Member design: analyse and DESIGN statically determinate timber beams, columns and load bearing elements – (AL)
5. Material Grading, Classification and Mechanical Properties: the material properties of time and how it is classified and graded for structural use – Dan Ridley Ellis (DRE)
6. Case Study / Coursework: an overview of a case study with design related coursework activity – (AL)
7. Connections 1: The theory of connection DESIGN and Eurocode design principles – (AL)
8. Connections 2 / Diaphragm Action: An overview of other connection types such as toothed nailed plates and moment connections and also the design of systems using connections such as wall diaphragms – (AL)
9. Engineered and Truss Systems: the DESIGN principles of engineered systems including truss design - Wojciech Plowas (WP)
10. Mass timber design: the DESIGN principles – (WP)
11. Massive Timber Systems: an overview of the varying types of mass timber systems and their structural DESIGN considerations – (RH); Engineering Timber Products and Systems: Case study of structural timber use by an invited guest lecturer – TBC
12. Fire: fire performance of structural timber systems in the temporary and permanent state – Ivor Davies, Dynamics / Vibrational Performance: theory of the dynamic response of timber systems and vibrational performance – (Abel)

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: understand the material properties of timber, how it is characterised for structural use and enhance through re-engineering
LO2: understand the serviceability and ultimate limit state design principles of timber structures including durability, dynamics and performance in fire affecting the SAFETY RISK MANAGEMENT.
LO3: analyse and DESIGN statically determinate timber beams, columns and load bearing elements LO4: describe the behavior and load transfer mechanisms in timber structures
LO5: analyse and DESIGN structural timber systems
LO6: develop creative solutions to open-ended DESIGN problems

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Andrew Livingstone
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 23
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 175
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 40 1 - 6 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Technical Drawing 10 4-6 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1-6 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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