Progressive Collapse Mitigation

Engineering context

This course is run exclusively by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the internationally recognised leader in training for engineers and technical professionals.

National anti-terrorism guidelines and standards are increasingly emphasised to ensure structural engineers know how to design buildings and specialty structures for progressive collapse. Until the release of this course, there were no practical and up-to-date courses to assist in the understanding and implementation of these new and evolving design requirements, nor to understand their development and design implications.

Using actual design projects as teaching models, this two-day course provides practical knowledge in progressive collapse mitigation, including a toolkit of proven, cost-effective solutions.

This course will enable you to understand the complexities and design objectives of national anti-terrorism progressive collapse guidelines and standards. You’ll also learn the latest means and methods of analysis.

Progressive Collapse Mitigation
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$ 2,850.00 - Non-member
$ 2,422.50 - EA member

For postal registrations, please download the pdf version of our registration form here.
If you are unable to attend the above dates, please contact to discuss upcoming dates.

We can bring this course direct to you and your organisation. For groups of six or more we provide cost-effective, customised and outcome-focused in-house training.

Find out more about how we can help you and your team by completing an enquiry form or calling us on +61 3 9321 1700.

Is this course for you?

This is a course for practising structural engineers, as well as government, state and local office engineers, project managers and educators.

Your facilitator for this course

Jesse E Karns, P.E., S.E. M.ASCE is Vice-President and Director of Research and Development with Sideplate Systems Inc. SidePlate creates steel frame solutions for structures in all design environments.

Jesse has broad structural engineering expertise in areas such as blast and earthquake mitigation, engineering research, anti-terrorism progressive collapse design of buildings and full-scale cyclic and blast testing of steel frame connections.

He is the author of numerous technical papers presented in many national and international forums on anti-terrorism/force protection and earthquake engineering.

Jesse has distinguished himself as a blast mitigation researcher, innovator and leader in helping to shape and enhance national anti-terrorism/force protection design standards, including co-authorship of the GSA's June 2003 Section 5 - Progressive Collapse Guidelines for Steel Frame Buildings.

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