Course Details

Timber Structures (S)

Academic Year 2024/25

BOA003 course is part of 3 study plans

BPC-SI / S Summer Semester 3rd year

BKC-SI Summer Semester 3rd year

BPA-SI Summer Semester 3rd year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction

Czech, English


4 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Offered to foreign students

To offer to students of all faculties

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. History of timber structures review, development prospects and field of timber structures application in civil engineering. 2. Properties of wood and wood-based materials for structural purposes, material characteristics. 3. Wood-based materials – kinds and their properties for structural purposes 4. Rules of computer modelling of timber structures – structural geometry, bearing members connection, supports, material and cross-sectional characteristics, loading. 5. Limit states in timber structures, methods of their verifying. 6. Basic types of strain of timber members and timber structures elements. 7. Connections of timber structures and examples of basic structural details. 8. Plane solid girders, frames, and arches, glue laminated structures. 9. Truss girders, frames, and arches, guiding details of joints. 10. Basic types of spatial structures – spatial trusses, ribbed domes, vaults, shells and folded grids. 11. Timber structures for residential, administrative, agricultural and other purposes. 12. Production, assembly, protection and maintenance of timber structures. 13. Principles of reconstruction and rehabilitation of timber structures.


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1. Properties of timber and timber-based materials for structural purposes. 2. Limit states and basics of timber structures computer modelling. 3. Basic types of strain of members and structural parts of the timber structures: members under tension, bending, torsion or axial compression. 4. Fasteners of timber structures, examples of typical connection design: mechanical connections, glued connections. 5. Plane solid girders: Examples of design and detailing of timber structures. 6. Plane truss structures: Examples of design and detailing. 7. Space rigidity of the roofing systems, bracings. 8.–13. Individual assignments of the design of the timber roofing structure. Disposition arrangement and loading, design and detailing.