Concrete Constructions (BYG220)

This course provides students with an understanding of the structural design process, the mechanics of reinforced concrete, and the ability to design structural concrete members including slabs (one-way), beams and columns.It also covers the behavior of reinforced concrete members subjected to moment, shear, torsion and axial forces.

Course description for study year 2024-2025. Please note that changes may occur.


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  • Calculation of Loads/actions on ordinary buildings.
  • Design principles: limit state design (1) Ultimate limit state, (2) serviceability limit state
  • Analysis of reinforced concrete cross-section at ultimate limit state: bending, bending plus axial load
  • Analysis and design for shear and torsion
  • Serviceability, durability and stability requirements
  • Design of reinforced concrete beams, slabs and columns
  • Calculation of deflections and crack width
  • Use of appropriate rules and regulations.

Learning outcome

The course will give students basic understanding of the principles of reinforced concrete design and knowledge of the design of normal concrete beams, slabs, and columns.

Required prerequisite knowledge

BYG140 Structural Mechanics 1

Recommended prerequisites

BYG205 Structural Mechanics 2


Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 4 Hours Letter grades To be announced (TBA) 1)

1) More information in the text below.

The students will get a paper-based written exam.Supporting materials allowed upon exam:Norsk Standard: NS-EN 1992-1-1:2004+NA: 2008,Norsk Standard: NS-EN1990: 2002+NA: 2008,Norsk Standard: NS-EN 1991-1-1: 2002+NA: 2008,Formula book "Stålkonstrukjoner",Formula sheet (Transformed sections),m-n diagrams,Authorized calculator,Necessary equations in A4 sheets (hand-written or computer printouts)Dictionary

Coursework requirements

Compulsory exercises

Compulsory assignments: 8 assignments.

6 out of the total of 8 compulsory assignments must be approved in order to take the exam.

Laboratory work: testing of reinforced concrete beam (Attendance is mandatory )

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Samindi Samarakoon

Course teacher:

Samindi Samarakoon

Head of Department:

Mona Wetrhus Minde

Coordinator laboratory exercises:

Jarle Berge

Method of work

5 hours lectures and 2 hours tutorials per week. Compulsory assignments. Lab excercise.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Reinforced Concrete Structures 1 (BIB500_1) 5
Reinforced Concrete Strucktures 2 (BIB530_1) 5

Open for

Civil Engineering - Bachelor in Engineering
Exchange programme at Faculty of Science and Technology

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course supervisor, the student union representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital subject evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


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