DESIGN OF MASONRY STRUCTURES - 2017/8
Module code: ENGM157
Civil and Environmental Engineering
FRIED AN Dr (Civl Env Eng)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 7
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 120
Lecture Hours: 33
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination||EXAM 2 HOURS - OPEN BOOK||75|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
A sound knowledge of structural analysis to FHEQ Level 6; limited experience of designing masonry structures to satisfy both serviceability and limit state code requirements.
Modern masonry design includes a wide variety of materials but it is often not taught to any depth in undergraduate teaching programmes. Hence there is a need to provide students with practical and useful design guidance as well as informing them of the opportunities and scope of modern masonry. The course discusses the benefits of masonry as a construction material, explains what energy savings can be made over the whole life of a masonry building, considers modern innovations in the material, describes health and safety matters associated with masonry buildings, as well as providing basic design information to the Eurocodes.
Provide students with an appreciation of the potential of using masonry in the built environment.
Describe conventional and innovative forms of masonry construction.
Enable students to select appropriate masonry materials taking into account masonry movement and durability.
Provide students with the basic tool kit to design masonry to the Eurocodes.
Develop conceptual design approaches to masonry construction.
|Formulate conceptual designs in masonry.||KCT|
|Apply Health and Safety legislation to masonry structures.||KCT|
|Identify appropriate materials for use in masonry structures.||KCT|
|Design vertically, laterally and reinforced masonry walls.||KCT|
|Design for concentrated and accidental loads on masonry and design masonry diaphragm walls.||KCT|
|Design masonry to perform well thermally and acoustically.||KCT|
|Oral and written communication||T|
|Synthesis of data||T|
|Graphical presentation of data||T|
|3D spatial awareness||T|
|Use of sketching and engineering drafting (inc. CAD)||T|
|Technical report writing||T|
|Information retrieval skills||T|
|Independent learning skills||T|
|Ability to develop, monitor and update a plan||T|
|Reviewing, assessing and critical thinking||T|
|Teamwork and leadership||T|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Code requirements for fire safety, robustness, stability and durability
Structural forms and layout of masonry buildings
Stability in masonry construction.
Design of vertically, laterally and reinforced masonry elements.
Design of masonry diaphragm walls.
Design for concentrated and accidental loads on masonry structures.
Assessment of the thermal and acoustic performance of masonry.
Methods of Teaching / Learning
22 hrs lectures, 11 hrs tutorial/question classes/self-assessment questions, 38 hrs assignment work, 2 hours examination and 77 hrs hours independent learning.
Total student learning time 150 hours.
The assessment strategy provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their skill with a variety of aspects of masonry design. In particular conceptual design, building stability, health & safety aspects and element design are included.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Examination (2 hours) [Learning outcomes assessed 1, 3, 4, 5
Design Report [Learning outcomes assessed 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l
Formative assessment and feedback
Formative assessment is through a series self assessment exercises provided on Surrey learn. Feedback is via a discussion board.
Reading list for DESIGN OF MASONRY STRUCTURES : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/engm157
Programmes this module appears in
|Civil Engineering MEng||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Structural Engineering MSc||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Bridge Engineering MSc||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Civil Engineering MSc||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Infrastructure Engineering and Management MSc||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Advanced Geotechnical Engineering MSc||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.