cod. 1006376

Academic year 2024/25
2° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Tecnica delle costruzioni (ICAR/09)
A scelta dello studente
Type of training activity
Student's choice
24 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

Knowledge and ability to understand:
Knowledge of the behavior of materials and structures subjected to fire. Knowledge of the European Standard Codes. Knowledge of the construction details and protection systems.

Ability to choose and design the different structural elements of reinforced concrete, steel, masonry and wood.

Making judgments:
The student must be able to evaluate the resistance of structural elements subjected to fire and design the systems of fire protection

Communication skills:
During the course, students must refine their technical dictionary on the topic.

Learning skills:
Students must have the ability to select the most appropriate design choice also evaluating options that are not perfectly identical to those shown during the course.


There are no mandatory prerequisites. The basic notions of Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics are considered preliminary together with the knowledge of fundaments treated in Modul I

Course unit content

Theoretical and applied aspects for the design of structures in reinforced concrete, steel, masonry and wood.

Full programme

1 ) The fire resistance in accordance with Italian Codes and Eurocodes .
2 ) Actions on structures exposed to fire according to EN 1991-1-2
3 ) Fire design of reinforced concrete structures according to EN 1992-1-2 and UNI 9502. Tabular and analytical methods; Protection systems
4 ) Fire design of steel structures according to EN 1993-1-2 and UNI 9503. Graphic and analytical method . Protection systems of structures
5 ) Fire design of masonry structures according to EN 01/02/1996
6 ) Fire design of wood structures according to EN 1995-1-2 and UNI 9504. Protection systems


P. Gambarova, A. Fantilli, S. Tattoni "Strutture resistenti al fuoco", EPC, 2017
F. Bontempi, A. Aguinagalde, F. Petrini “Progettazione strutturale antincendio”, Flaccovio Editore

Additional material available at the web site Elly : PDF of the slides used during the course.

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures at the blackboard

The student will develope an homework on the fire assesment of a simple structure in steel or concrete (slab, or beam, column, etc.). The homework is discussed during the oral exam

Assessment methods and criteria

The examination is based on an oral discussion on a project work assigned at the beginning of the course in agreement with the other teacher. The examination is weighted as follows. Knowledge: theoretical questions and proper analysis and discussion of the case study (max 18 points) ; Communication skills: proper knowledge of the scientific language used in the field (max 3 points)
Making judgments: design choices (max 9 points).
The exam is passed if the Student reaches a score of at least equal to 18. The “30 cum laude” score can be given to students who achieve the highest score on each item.

Other information

Attending the course is strongly recommended