Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


1) Understanding of the structural behavior of solid timber and engineered wood products
2) Understanding the principles for the design of beam type elements (cross-sections subjected to stresses, stability of members, serviceability limits, fire exposure)
3) Understanding the principles for the design of connections with metal type fasteners
4) Ability to design standard beam type elements
5) Ability to design connections with metal type fasteners

Credits: 5

Schedule: 26.02.2024 - 17.04.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Gerhard Fink

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    1) Wood as a building material (including mechanic properties, timber grading, engineered wood products)
    2) Basis of the design (including variability of the material properties, durability, moisture).
    3) Ultimate limit state design of cross-sections
    4) Stability
    5) Connections with metal type fasteners: Type of connections, principles of the design
    6) Serviceability limit state design

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Home assignments (25%) and examination (75%).

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    - Lectures: 24 h (2 x 2 h/week, 6 weeks)
    - In-class exercises: 24 h (2 x 2 h/week, 6 weeks)
    - Preparation for lecture and in-class exercise: 24 h
    - Home Assignments: 35 h
    - Individual work: 25 h (Preparation for examination, etc.)
    - Exam: 3 h


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring IV
    2023-2024 Spring IV

    Enrollment :

    Registration for the course will take place on Sisu (