Structural Design for non-Structural Engineers (1.8 CEUs)

Venue: Best Western Abercorn Inn

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Event Date/Time: Jan 21, 2013 / 8:00 am - (PST) End Date/Time: Jan 23, 2013 / 4:30 pm - (PST)
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This course is intended to give the basics understanding on structural engineering theories, design rationale, and step by step procedures that will assist to understand and solve building structural problems.

  The course contains a short introduction to the national building code 2010 and then goes into details on how to calculate loads and loads combinations that include environmental loads and occupational loads. Loading calculations on structures in accordance to NBCC2010 which include dead, live, snow, wind and seismic loads will be discussed. A summary of the basics of structural analysis for design will be explained, then the course goes into the design of steel according to S16-09, and concrete design in accordance to A23-04 will be explained. Steel and concrete members’ designs besides steel connection design are discussed. Also foundation design will be explained for both shallow and deep foundation.

This course will be considered as an introduction to structural design of steel and concrete structures; the attendee will have the understanding of how those structures resist all loadings. You will be familiar with the design and codes used to design buildings. For structural engineer this course will be a refresher to the basic of structural engineering and design.

Who Should Attend

  • Structural engineers and Structural site engineers
  • Structural designers
  • Buildings inspectors
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Project Engineers interested in enhancing their knowledge in structural engineering
  • Architect and Architect designers
Program Outline

Day 1
Structural Analysis (The Basics)
  • Type of structures (determinant and indeterminate)
  • Analysis methods
  • Bending moment, shear force, axial force diagrams
  • Design envelopes

Limit state design fundamentals and concepts

Load and load combination in accordance to NBCC 2010

  • Live loads due to use and occupancy
  • Snow load including drift and sliding
  • Wind load (external and internal)
  • Seismic load (equivalent static procedures)

Load calculations and loads combination for design of:

  • Buildings
  • Bridges
  • Retaining walls

Day 2

Design fundamentals

  • Material properties
  • Sections properties

Steel Design

  • Tension members
  • Compression members (column)
  • Beam-column design
  • Laterally supported and unsupported steel beams

Design of welded and bolted steel connections

Reinforced concrete design Basics

  • Beam Design
    • Single and double Rectangular sections
    • T-sections
    • L-sections
  • Column Design
    • Short column
    • Slender column
  • Slab design
    • Floor systems
    • One-way slab design

Day 3

Shallow Foundation Design

  • Isolated footing
  • Combined footing
  • Mat foundations

Design of deep foundation

  • Type of deep foundations
  • Friction piles
  • End bearing pile
  • Screw pile

After Attending This Course You Will Be Able To:

  • Gain a basic understanding of structural analysis
  • Gain a basic understanding of building design
  • Familiarize yourself with load, load calculations, and load combinations
  • Familiarize yourself with steel design, such as tension, compression members, and beam - column design
  • Familiarize yourself with concrete design including beam , column, and introduction to floor design (one-way slab)
  • Familiarize yourself with steel connection design
  • Familiarize yourself with foundations design

This course will introduce you to the basics of structural analysis and design; you will be familiar with NBCC 2010, steel and concrete codes.

Special Features
Software used in structural analysis and design

Bring With You
Course materials will be provided.
Abdelgadir Abbas, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Senior Structural (Lead) Engineer, Oil and gas, at Amec Americas, Calgary, Alberta.
  Over 18 years’ experience in structural engineering, steel and concrete structures, Dr. Abbas received his B.Sc. from University of Khartoum, Sudan, M.A,Sc., Vrije University Brussels and Ph.D. from Carleton University, Canada. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) since 2001, Associations of professional Engineers and Geoscientist of Alberta (APEGA), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Canadian Society for Civil engineering material and mechanic division.   He is a peer reviewer for American Concrete Institute (ACI) Structural and Materials Journal, ASTM International, Geotechnical Testing Journal (GTJ), Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Construction and Building Materials Journal, and Waste Management Journal. Dr. Abbas has several publications including ACI Structural Journal, ASTM international, American Society of Civil Engineers Journal, Magazine of Concrete Research, Cement and Concrete Composites, and Materials Characterization.


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