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Timber structures 2 (5 cr)

Code: RAK2J2-3005

General information


30.07.2021 - 12.09.2021


30.08.2021 - 19.12.2021


5 op

Teaching languages

  • Finnish

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Construction Engineering


  • Veli Autio
  • Petri Koistinen

Scheduling groups

  • Pienryhmä 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Pienryhmä 2 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)

Student groups

  • RAK19SU

Education groups

  • Pienryhmä 1
  • Pienryhmä 2


Competence in the construction process
Students can use computer programmes in the dimensioning of wooden structures.

Competence in structural engineering
Upon completion of the course, students are able to design independently joints in wooden structures that are assembled with mechanic fasteners. They understand the principles behind the dimensioning of heavy-duty wooden structures. The course is part of the theoretical training required of A-level structural designers.


- Joints in wooden structures
- Joints assembled with mechanical couplers: connections with nails, screws, bolts, and dowels
- Dimensioning punched metal plate fastener joints
- Heavy-duty wooden structures
- Bracing of timber structures
- Utilising software in dimensioning joints
- Laboratory work

Evaluation scale


Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is able to solve problems related to the basic content of the course, which are similar to the assignments dealt with during the course.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

In addition, the student is able to use the basic content of the course and apply it in different assignments, as well as give reasons for their solutions.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

In addition, the student has a comprehensive understanding of the content of the course. They are able to choose the right methods to solve problems related to the course content and to give reason for their solutions in a logical way.


Timber Structures 1