Structural Design Step by Step Workshop

Venue: Best Western Abercorn Inn

Location: vancouver, BC, British Columbia, Canada

Event Date/Time: Jan 27, 2011 End Date/Time: Jan 29, 2011
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This course is a practical structural design course that contains step-by-step procedures to help understanding and solving routine structural problems. The course contains a short introduction to the National Building Code of Canada, NBCC 2005, and then goes into details on how to calculate the expected loads on different structures, which include dead, live, snow, wind, seismic and Thermal loads.

A summary of the required structural analysis basics that are needed for structural design will be explained. The course then goes into the design of steel and reinforced concrete structural elements by limit states design according to the Canadian Standard Association CSA codes S16-01 and A23.3-04, respectively. The connection design of steel members and the design of deep and shallow foundations are also discussed.


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Target Audience Junior Structural Engineers intended to start their career in structural design. Structural Engineers needing to refresh their design skills according to the new building code and design standards. Objectives This seminar is covering the main aspects required to carry out structural design. It is intended for junior structural engineers who are interested in structural design and planning to consider it for their career. The course is providing attendees with the procedure in which environmental influences and occupancies are transformed into structural loadings and the manner in which structures resist these loads. The attendees will learn how to compute the loads, and to design steel and concrete members, including steel connections. The course also includes the design of deep and shallow foundations and aims at exposing the attendees to the practical aspects of design, which are normally gained through practical experience and the work in design offices. Program Outline ( 1.8 CEUs / 18 PDHs) Introduction to various structures and structural systems Setting out the structural design procedure (establishing structural design criteria, codes and references, structural analysis and structural design) Calculating the loads and Load Combinations on the structure according to the NBC 2005. Dead loads Live loads due to use and occupancy Snow loads (including drifts and sliding) Wind loads (external & internal) Earthquake loads (Equivalent static force procedure) Various Seismic Force Resisting Systems (SFRS) Equivalent Static Force Load Combinations Summary of structural analysis basics Types of supports/end conditions Bending moment, shear force & axial force diagrams Design envelopes Application Examples Structural steel Design Material Properties Design of steel members and connections Beams Columns Bracings Connections Examples Reinforced concrete Design Concrete and Reinforcement Steel Properties Design of Reinforced Concrete Sections (Beams-Columns-Shear Walls) Examples Design of Shallow Foundations Types of Foundations Design of Shallow Foundations Isolated footing Combined Footings Mat Foundations Example on Shallow Foundations Design of Deep Foundations Types of Deep Foundations Friction Pile End Bearing Pile Example on Deep Foundations Applications Complete Example No. 1 Complete Example No. 2 Learning Outcomes This course will introduce you to the technique used to design and evaluate steel and reinforced concrete structures in various industries and briefly provide solid understanding of different structural design aspects that are commonly used in most of the structural design procedures. Focus will be made on: Introduction to NBCC 2005 and design methods Understanding of how to calculate the occupational and environmental loads and their combined effect on a structure Design of steel sections Design of reinforced concrete sections Design of steel connections Design of foundations