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IENG 611 - Introduction to Wood as a Building Material
This course provides an overview of using wood as a building material. The course provides an overview of wood as a construction material and the recent history of wood and timber construction. It examines the macro- and microscopic structures of wood, chemical compositions, physical and mechanical properties, and then covers a variety of structural wood-based products by exploring the manufacturing process, characteristics, mechanical properties and application in modern wood structures. The course also briefly introduces wood technologies related to the use of wood in building, fire properties and durability of wood. It covers a variety of traditional and modern applications including recent product developments by exploring the design and construction of iconic wood structures.
Field trip(s) are required.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Laboratory, Seminar

IENG 612 - Project Design I
This course focuses on principles of structural mechanics and their applications in wood structures. Load calculation procedures for typical structures under practical conditions are presented. Analysis of different types of structural members and connections are discussed.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Seminar

IENG 613 - Wood Design I
This course focuses on the design of timber structural elements and connections. Topics include the behaviour and design of bending, tension and compression members made of solid timber or glue-laminated timber and the complete suite of contemporary connectors and connector systems. Students design and analyze various structural components and design, build, test and analyze a connection assembly.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Laboratory, Seminar

IENG 614 - Building Science I
This course focuses on the fundamentals of acoustic design and sound separation. It also addresses absorbing and reducing the transfer of sound in wooden or composite buildings and mitigating other sources of vibration. The basics of fire dynamics, the principles of fire protection, and the behavior of wood buildings during fire are explored. Light and electromagnetic fields in buildings are also studied.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Laboratory, Seminar

IENG 615 - Wood Science
This course examines the macroscopic and microscopic anatomical features of wood and explores its physical properties. The course looks at the wood-water interaction and methods of wood drying. Students learn to identify macroscopically commonly used wood species.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Laboratory, Seminar

IENG 626 - Sustainable Design I
This course focuses on sustainable design, durability and resilience as well as energy efficiency and lowest possible environmental impact. It addresses the adaptation of design to climate zones, the interconnection of architectural volumes, form, envelope design and healthy living. It explores the integration of mechanical systems and their influence on design. Parameters of healthy living, air quality and thermal comfort are introduced. Economic calculations and life cycle assessment are discussed.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Laboratory

IENG 719 - Special Topics I
This course focuses on industry-specific topics, including Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM), with a strong emphasis on their role in Building Information Modeling (BIM) as they relate to wood engineering. New emerging trends of parametric design are also explored and further investigated for their role in state-of-the-art mass-timber projects. The roles interoperability and data exchange and sharing have for the industry are discussed within the BIM context.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Laboratory

IENG 722 - Project Design II
Focusing on a realistic design task, this course is a wood design studio, where students apply design skills acquired in previous courses including structural design and building science.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Laboratory, Seminar

IENG 723 - Wood Design II
This course focuses on structural design of timber floors and lateral load resisting systems. Topics include: the behavior and design of floors made from solid timber; engineered wood products; timber-concrete composites; contemporary lateral load resisting systems such as light-frame; cross laminated timber shear walls and diaphragms; and moment frames. Students design and analyze various structural wood and hybrid systems.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Laboratory, Seminar

IENG 724 - Building Science II
This course addresses the fundamentals of building physics in building envelopes, thermal performance including thermal bridges, and hydrodynamic processes. Students examine airtightness and convection-based influences along with durability of building envelopes. The principles and details of energy-efficient design, specifically for wood buildings, are applied.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Laboratory, Seminar

IENG 727 - Wood Processing
This course introduces students to prefabrication. Topics cover state-of-the-art fabrication technology including CNC-machines and industrial robots, tooling options, material handling, and process flow. Students learn the basics of Design for Manufacture and Assemble (DfMA) including machine interfacing, machining strategies, and how design decisions influence the ability to assemble and manufacture a structure to the highest standards and efficiency.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Laboratory, Seminar

IENG 729 - Special Topics II
This course introduces structural systems and their applications in wood structures. Analyses of structural systems for a range of static and dynamic loadings are presented. Code provisions relevant to practical applications are discussed.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Laboratory

IENG 731 - Project Design III
This course is the capstone project and can include various fields covered in the program. Students are encouraged to combine several topics to demonstrate integrated design skills.
Credits: 9.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Laboratory, Seminar

IENG 734 - Sustainable Design II
This lecture-based course focuses on the highest priorities of sustainable design in both energy efficiency and moderate and cold climates. Design of energy-efficient buildings, interconnection of architectural volumes, form, envelope design and healthy living are evaluated. Energy efficiency standards are explored. The integration of building services such as HRV, HVAC and renewable energy generation and their influence on the design are introduced.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Seminar

IENG 738 - Analysis
This course first reviews the basics of matrix structure analysis including bar, 2D truss, beam, and 2D frame elements, and then introduces the fundamental concepts of finite element analysis (FEA) including domain discretization, element types, system matrix assembly, and numerical solution techniques. Application of FEA to conduct structural analysis is covered using commercial software, including both static and dynamic analysis. Case studies focus on wood structures. Computational design and digital fabrication are introduced through guest lectures and additional materials.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Seminar

IENG 739 - Special Topics III
This course focuses on recent developments in the Canadian and international wood and/or sustainable construction industry. Topics vary and explore recent trends, methods or new products and approaches in the industry. Field trip(s) are required.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Seminar


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