221-0008 – Steel and Timber Structures (ODK-Bc)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Structures
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Antonín Lokaj, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
221-0008/01 1997/1998 2010/2011 5
221-0008/02 2004/2005 2010/2011 6
221-0008/03 2005/2006 5
221-0008/04 2006/2007 2010/2011 5
221-0008/05 2010/2011 2020/2021 5
221-0008/06 2015/2016 5
221-0008/07 2015/2016 4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

After completing this subject, students will be able to understand and apply the following skills and topic areas: - dispositional and structural design of steel structures – general principles; - design and assessment of steel industrial buildings (mainly steel halls) - design and assessment of steel multi-storey buildings; - dispositional and structural design of timber structures – general principles; - design and assessment of typical timber structures and their members (beams, trusses, planar frames and arches, timber roofs, timber frame houses).

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work


1. Current trends in development of metal structures (development of structural systems, materials and their combinations, technologies). Development and perspective of using multi-storey building. 2. Structural system of multi-storey buildings with steel and steel-concrete bearing construction. Spatial rigidity, brace and reinforcement systems. 3. Steel-concrete floor construction. Multi-storey building columns, footing and column anchorage 4. Design of industrial building structures. Composition of roof construction (roof cladding, spars). Simple plate and latticed purlins; jointed, continuous, truss and suspended purlins. Plate and latticed roof girders, roof bracings. Bearings and additional roof structures. 5. Systems of industrial building main frames. Design of columns of main frames of factory buildings. Principles of plain and lattice columns design. 6. Crane runway system in industrial buildings. Design and constructional design of a main girder and a horizontal stiffening girder of a crane runway. 7. Base and anchorage systems of columns. Space rigidity of an industrial building system. Cross-wind bracing, bracing of the building with all-stocketed columns. 8. Technology of manufacturing and realization of steel structures. Assembly of steel structures, maintenance, rebuilding and stiffening of steel structures. 9. Planar timber structures: beams, trusses. 10. Planar frames and arches. 11. Timber roofs. 12. Timber frame houses. 13. Durability of timber structures. 14. Basics of fire resistance of timber structures.

Compulsory literature:

1. EN 1993-1-1 Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures – Part 1: General rules and rules for buildings. CEN, Brussels. 2. EN 1993-1-8 Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures – Part 1: Design of joints. CEN, Brussels. 3. EN 1994-1-1 Eurocode 4: Design of composite steel and concrete structures – Part 1: General rules and rules for buildings. CEN, Brussels. 4. EN 1995-1-1 Eurocode 5: Design of timber structures – Part 1: Common rules and rules for buildings. CEN, Brussels.

Recommended literature:

1. Silva, L.S. et al.: Design of steel structures, 2010 ISBN (ECCS) 978-92-9147-098-3, ISBN (Ernst & Sohn) 978-3-433-02973-2. 2. www.access-steel.com 3. Kuklík, P.: Timber Structures 10, CVUT Praha, 2007. 4. http://FAST10.VSB.CZ/TEMTIS/EN


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
221-0926 ZSK Actions on Building Structures Recommended
221-0927 PODK Elements of Steel and Timber Structures Recommended
228-0201 SS Building statics Recommended
228-0204 PP Elasticity and Plasticity Recommended


Subject has no co-requisities.