2013 CIVL228 HW 1 - The University of British Columbia Department of Civil Engineering CIVL 228 Introduction to Structural Engineering Prof Yang 2012\/13

2013 CIVL228 HW 1 - The University of British Columbia...

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The University of British Columbia, Department of Civil Engineering Prof. Yang CIVL 228 - Introduction to Structural Engineering 2012/13 Winter Term 2 1 Due in class on January 17, 2013 Problem 1: (50pts) Look for an interesting structure of your choice. Present a picture of the structure in a professionally prepared document (Typed document only. Hand written document will not be accepted). • Clearly identify the sour ce of the picture, e.g. taken by Tony Yang on 2013-1-04 in Vancouver, B.C. Canada or downloaded from the website . Also remember to date the website. Identify the type of the structure, e.g. steel truss or concrete frame, etc. • Explain in a few sentences on what types of loads should be expected in designing the structure. Also explain how the loads are transferred within the structure and finally onto the foundation. (1 page maximum) Problem 2: (50pts) Suppose you are working in a consultant company and given an office building with the following information:
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