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Seismic Design and Detailing of Steel and Concrete Buildings

Engineering context

We have partnered with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to secure a 15% discount on their range of online professional development. This includes the Guided Online Courses: self-paced over 6 or 12 weeks led by practicing engineers who are leading experts in their fields, the courses will help you refine skills that are immediately applicable to your job.

This course provides comprehensive design and detailing guidance on common structural steel and reinforced concrete seismic force resisting systems including:

  • Requirements for member sizing, ductile detailing, and capacity design principles in accordance with ASCE 7 analysis methods.
  • Seismic design and detailing requirements for structural steel seismic-force resisting systems in accordance with the Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (AISC 341).
  • Requirements of ACI 318 Chapter 18 for reinforced concrete moment frames (ordinary, intermediate, and special), shear walls, and coupled shear walls.
  • Design and detailing requirements for diaphragms, chords, and collectors for both steel and concrete frame systems.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the elements of the seismic-force resisting system for a steel or reinforced concrete structure and classify them as force-controlled or displacement-controlled elements.
  • Define and apply the principles of the terms ductility-based design and capacity design as it pertains to seismic design and expected performance of buildings in a significant seismic event.
  • Design and detail braces, gusset connections, and columns for ordinary and special steel concentrically braced frames.
  • Design and detail braces, gusset connections, and columns for buckling-restrained braced frames.
  • Design and detail steel plates, horizontal boundary elements, vertical boundary elements, and connections for steel plate shear walls.
  • Design and detail beams, columns, and beam-column joints in ordinary, intermediate, and special steel or reinforced concrete moment resisting frames.
  • Design and detail the geometry, web reinforcing, and boundary element reinforcing for ordinary or special reinforced concrete shear walls.
  • Design and detail coupling beams for special reinforced concrete coupled shear walls.
  • Design and detail diaphragms, chords, and collector elements that are part of the seismic-force resisting system.

Seismic Design and Detailing of Steel and Concrete Buildings

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Please note, prices are in US dollars.

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  • Valid until 31 December 2020
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Course Details

 
 
Course Dates:
25 January - 16 April, 2021

 
Duration:
12 weeks
 
Cost:
$1895 USD
(1610.75 USD with 15% discount)
 

Is this course for you?

  • Structural engineers (early to mid-career or beginning to design in high seismic hazard regions) 
  • Steel fabricators
  • Reinforcing cage detailing
  • Contractors

Full Course Outline

WEEKS 1–3

  • Introduction to reinforced concrete seismic force resisting systems including concrete materials, concrete confining, and steel reinforcement.

  • Special moment resisting frames (design, detailing, and capacity-based design)

  • Intermediate and ordinary moment resisting frames (design, detailing, and capacity-based requirements)

WEEKS 4–6

  • Special RC shear walls and coupled shear walls

  • Ordinary RC shear walls and precast ordinary and intermediate shear walls

  • Introduction to steel seismic force resisting systems (systems overview, materials, important definitions)

WEEKS 7–9 

  • Special steel moment frames (design, detailing, AISC 358, and capacity design principles)

  • Ordinary and intermediate moment frames (design, detailing, connections, and capacity-based principles)

  • Concentrically braced frames (not detailed for seismic, ordinary, and special)

WEEKS 10–12

  • Buckling-restrained braced frames (system description, design, and detailing requirements)

  • Steel plate shear walls and EBF overview (system description, design, and detailing)

  • Diaphragm detailing, complete seismic load path, and course review

This course outline is subject to change