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Distance - Structural Design for Non-Structural Engineers (1.8 CEUs)

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This course is also offered at the following location(s):

  • Monday, November 03, 2014
    This is a Professional Development Distance Program Course. These are scheduled with a start and end date.
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  • Looking for refresher course on specific engineering topics and can not find an intensive course to serve your needs?
  • This course might be the right thing to meet your needs!

Description

This course is a practical structural design course that contains step-by-step procedures that include instructions that help understand and solve routine building structural problems. The course contains a short introduction to the National Building Code of Canada, NBCC 2010, and goes into detail on how to calculate the expected environmental and occupational loads on a structure, which includes dead, live, snow, wind, and seismic loads. A crash 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, reinforced concrete structural elements by limit states design according to the Canadian Standard Association CSA codes S16-01 and A23.3-04, respectively. Finally, an introduction to the shallow and deep foundations will be addressed in this course.

Target Audience

● Structural site Engineers and even design Engineers needing to refresh their design skills according to the new building code and design standards.

● Structural contractors wanting to know how the structures they erect are designed.

● Structural draftsmen wanting to know how the structures they draw are designed.

● Architects and non-structural engineers such as Mechanical, Electrical and Plant Engineers interested in upgrading their knowledge and skills in the area of structural design.

Objectives

Introduce the attendees to the manner in which environmental influences and occupancies are transformed into structural loadings and the manner in which structures resist these loadings. The attendees will learn how to compute loadings, 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.

Learning Outcomes

This course will introduce you to the current codes and standards that govern structural design, including the structural provisions of the National Building Code of Canada NBCC 2010. You will also learn:

● Basic understanding of codes and design methods,

● Understanding of how to calculate the environmental and occupational loads and their combined effect on a structure,

● Knowledge on the design of steel tension, compression and bending members,

● Knowledge on the design of reinforced concrete beams and columns,

● Knowledge on the design of steel connections,

● Knowledge on the design of foundations.

The distance education program works as follows:

● This course is 6-7 weeks long in duration.

● You will access a set of notes each week covering the course material via the internet through GIC Online.

● A one hour video-conference session will be conducted by your instructor each week. The objective of this session is to assist in solving the assignments as well as answer student questions that should be sent to instructor early enough prior to the meeting time. In addition with being able to communicate with the instructor, you will also be able to communicate with other students in the same class and watch their questions answered as well. A high speed internet connection is strongly recommended for this feature.

● Each set of assignments must be completed and submitted by the indicated date and your completed assignment will be marked and returned by your instructor.

● To gain the most from your course, it is highly recommended that you participate fully in all discussions and assignments. Please remember that this course is 6-7 weeks duration and set dates for assignments to be submitted. You will be informed of these dates when you receive the course schedule.

*Course commencement date is subject to instructor availability.

Program Outline

Week

Topic

1

Forces in Structural members

§ Stress and Strain

§ Shear force and Bending Moment diagrams

Design Philosophy and Design Process

§ Limit states design

§ Codes and standards

§ Design process

§ Loads, load combinations and load factors

2

Dead and Live Loads

§ Use and occupancy

§ Tributary area

§ Live load reduction factor

§ Basic snow load, accumulation, drift

§ Load distribution and combinations

3

Wind Loads and Earthquake Loads

§ Reference velocity pressure

§ Wind Load distribution and statically equivalent forces

§ Objectives of earthquake-resistant design

§ Evaluation and distribution of lateral seismic forces.

4

Concrete Design

§ Design of concrete beams

§ Design of concrete columns

5

Steel Design

§ Tension members

§ Compression members (columns)

§ Laterally supported and unsupported steel beams.

§ Beam-columns connections (simple welded and bolted connections)

6

Foundations

§ Types of Soils

§ Introduction to shallow foundations: (Isolated, Combined and Mat foundations)

§ Introduction to deep foundations: (Friction pile and End bearing pile foundations)

 
 
The distance education program works as follows:
  • Each course is 8-12 weeks in duration.
  • You will receive a set of notes each week covering the course material via the internet.
  • A one hour video-conference session will be conducted by your instructor each week. The objective of this session is to assist in solving the assignments as well as answer student questions that should be sent to instructor early enough prior to the meeting time. In addition with being able to communicate with the instructor, you will also be able to communicate with other students in the same class and watch their questions answered as well. A high speed internet connection is strongly recommended for this feature.
  • Each set of assignments must be completed and submitted by the indicated date and your completed assignment will be marked and returned by your instructor. 
  • To gain the most from your course, it is highly recommended that you participate fully in all discussions and assignments.  Please remember that each course has 8-12 weeks duration and set dates for assignments to be submitted. You will be informed of these dates when you receive the course schedule.
*Course commencement date is subject to instructor availability.

Policies

GIC reserves the right to cancel or change the date or location of its events. GIC's responsibility will, under no circumstances, exceed the amount of the fee collected. GIC is not responsible for the purchase of non-refundable travel arrangements or accommodations or the cancellation/change fees associated with cancelling them. Please call to confirm that the course is running before confirming travel arrangements and accommodations. Please click here for complete policies.

Course Location

This course is available through distance education, start and end date is open throughout the year.


More Dates & Locations

This course is also offered at the following location(s):
  • Distance - PDDP - Scheduled Monday, November 03, 2014
    This is a Professional Development Distance Program Course. These are scheduled with a start and end date.

We could offer any of our courses at a location of your choice and customized contents according to your needs, please contact us at : inhouse@gic-edu.com or click here  to submit an online request.

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Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.

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