International Megastructures

International Megastructures
Skyscraper analysis and design. Introduction to analysis and design of suspension, cable-stayed, arch, and prestressed girder bridges. Economic, social, and environmental design criteria for megastructures. International experience to study megastructures in China or elsewhere. Interaction with professionals.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCE EN 321 & CE EN 471B; instructor's consent.
 TaughtSpring Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining CE EN 427
Course Outcomes

Megastructure Presentation

1(g) Identify and present innovative ideas in the design/construction/use of remarkable megastructures.

Design Spreadsheets

2(c) Design preliminary member sizes for a skyscraper and megabridges with realistic loads and constraints.

Tall Building Competition

3(h) Propose and model a sustainable design for a tall building to be built at a particular site.

Team Evaluation

4(d) Participate on a student design team and interact with design professionals.


5(j) Experience the culture, land, and megastructures of China.