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Distance - Structural Design for Non-Structural Engineers (18 PDHs)

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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 2005, and then 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.  The connection design of steel members and the design of deep and shallow foundations are also discussed.

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 2005. 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:

  • 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.

Program Outline

1. Limit states design fundamentals and concepts.
2. Calculating the loads 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)
3. Evaluating the load combinations on structures according to the NBC 2005 and determining the governing loads for design.
  • Buildings
  • Bridges
  • Retaining walls
4. A crash summary of structural analysis basics
  • Types of supports/end conditions
  • Determinant and indeterminant structures
  • Bending moment, shear force & axial force diagrams
  • Design envelopes
5. Summary of important member properties.
  • Stress-strain curves
  • Modulus of elasticity
  • Axial & rotational Stiffness
  • Moment of inertia
6. Structural steel material properties and design fundamentals

7. Design of steel members

  • Tension members
  • Compression members (columns)
  • Laterally supported and unsupported steel beams.
8. Design of steel welded and bolted connections.
9. Reinforced concrete material properties and design fundamentals.
 
  • Properties and design requirements for concrete
  • Properties and design requirements for reinforcing steel
10. Design of reinforced concrete beams.
  • Single and doubled reinforced rectangular sections
  • T-sections.
11. Design of reinforced concrete columns
  • Short columns
  • Slender columns
12. Design of Shallow Foundations.
  • Isolated footing
  • Combined footings
  • Mat foundations
13. Design of Deep Foundations
  • Types of deep foundations
  • Friction pile foundations
  • 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.

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This workshop is available through distance education, start and end date is open throughout the year. Distance education link: http://gic-edu.com/examprep.aspx


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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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