CIVE 457

Behaviour and Design of Steel Structures

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-1.5*-0

The behaviour and design of trusses, frames, members and connections in steel building and bridge structures. Ultimate strength, stability, and postbuckling are emphasized in topical examples including: plate girders, composite steel/concrete girders, second-order frame behaviour, high-strength bolted and welded framing connections. Special topics including concrete filling, fire protection and plastic analysis of hollow structural section connections are also covered. Canadian design standards and the Limit States Design concepts are used.

* Indicates a 3-hour laboratory taken by students on alternate weeks.


  • Students with equivalent basic steel design course experience may request permission to register in the course.


  • CIVE 351; or
  • permission of the department.

Undergraduate course in Civil Engineering offered by the Faculty of Engineering.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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