CV253/ES253 – Reinforced Concrete & Steel Constructions

Course lecturer :

Essam Fouad

Course assistant :


Course objectives :

Understand the basics of designing reinforced concrete structures and steel structures. Design some components of RC structural systems and components of steel structural systems.

Course description :

This course is an introduction to the principles, and methods of designing reinforced and pre stressed concrete structures. The second part of the course is about steel structures, by the end of this course the student should be able to design small steel structures, identify steel sections used in his/her design, connections, and roughly calculate forces affecting this structure.

Course assessment :

Drop quizzes 10 Assignment / report & presentations 25 Mid Term Written Exam 15 Final Written Exam 50

Recommended text books :

• Robert L. Mott, P.E, \”Applied Strength of Materials,\” 5th Ed, Prentice Hall, 2007.
• Mehta & Monterio, \”Concrete: Structure, Properties and Materials\”, 3rd Edition, McGraw Hill, 2006.

Recommended refrences :

• William D. Callister, Jr. &David G. Rethwisch \” Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering\”, 3th Ed., 2010