Academic Catalog


Course Code: 8540536
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Building Science
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Masters
Course Coordinator: Assist.Prof.Dr BEKR ZER AY
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Definition, emergence and historical background of tall buildings. Planning and design considerations. Lateral loads; wind and earthquake effects; aerodynamic modifications against wind. Steel, reinforced concrete and composite tall buildings. Structural systems used in architectural design of tall buildings; frame systems, braced frame and
shear walled frame systems, outrigger systems, framed-tube systems, braced-tube systems and bundled tube systems. Buildings with twisted
facades. The course is conducted through lectures, case studies and discussions and aims the student to realize that the design of tall buildings starts with the architect and requires high level of interdisciplinary approach.