Event Date/Time: Jan 27, 2011
End Date/Time: Jan 29, 2011
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.
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.
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.
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
Summary of structural analysis basics
Types of supports/end conditions
Bending moment, shear force & axial force diagrams
Structural steel Design
Design of steel members and connections
Reinforced concrete Design
Concrete and Reinforcement Steel Properties
Design of Reinforced Concrete Sections (Beams-Columns-Shear Walls)
Design of Shallow Foundations
Types of Foundations
Design of Shallow Foundations
Example on Shallow Foundations
Design of Deep Foundations
Types of Deep Foundations
End Bearing Pile
Example on Deep Foundations
Complete Example No. 1
Complete Example No. 2
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