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This course provides an opportunity to learn the basic principles and practices of analysis and design of earthquake-resistant design building structures. Static and dynamic analysis of buildings using advanced computer codes is presented.


 
Course Outline
After Participating in this Course, You will be Able to:

Estimate the probability and intensity of ground motions likely to occur at a site, and their design implications
Perform seismic analysis of structures both manually and using computer tools
Use on your projects the concept of capacity design and structure ductility as well as the seismic design requirements of the NBCC05
Apply the basic principles of design and detailing of earthquake resistant steel and reinforced concrete buildings

Description

To apply effectively the seismic provisions of the National Building Code of Canada NBCC05, structural engineers need a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of earthquake engineering including ground motion seismology, structural dynamics, concept of capacity design, inelastic behaviour of various materials, and seismic design and detailing.  This course provides an opportunity to learn the basic principles and practices of analysis and design of earthquake-resistant design building structures.  Static and dynamic analysis of buildings using advanced computer codes is presented. The course covers seismic design and detailing of steel and reinforced concrete buildings. 

Objective

To provide mastery of seismic analysis and design of buildings as well as a clear understanding of seismic provisions of the NBCC05.

Who Should Attend

Structural engineers, civil engineers, designers, consulting engineers and project engineers who need a thorough understanding of seismic design.

Program Outline

Day I

Registration and Coffee

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Earthquake Ground Motions Characteristics 
• Causes and effects of earthquakes
• Seismic waves
• Characteristics of earthquakes
• Characteristics of ground record accelerations
• Attenuation relationship
• Return periods
• Design intensity

Response of a Single Degree of Freedom System
• Free vibration response
• Response to harmonic loads
• Response to earthquake loading using numerical integration (time history analysis)
• Concept of elastic response spectrum
• Seismic response of a single degree of freedom using the response-spectrum procedure
• Seismic response of a single degree of freedom using the time history procedure

Day II

Seismic Analysis of Multi Degrees of Freedom Structures
• Dynamic analysis of MDOF systems using the modal analysis procedure
• Dynamic analysis of MDOF systems using the time history procedure
• Linear seismic analysis using modal analysis
• Linear seismic analysis using time history approach

Code Procedures for Earthquake Resistant Structures
• Inelastic behaviour and ductility
• Seismic provisions of the National Building Code of Canada NBCC (2005)
• Concept of capacity design
• Code provisions for dynamic analysis

Day III

Seismic Design of Steel Buildings
• Seismic provisions for the design of ductile moment resisting steel frames
• Seismic provisions for the design of ductile steel braced frames
• Solved example: seismic design of a steel building

Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
• Seismic provisions for the design of ductile moment resisting reinforced concrete frames
• Seismic provision for the design of ductile reinforced concrete shear walls
• Solved example: seismic design of a reinforced concrete building

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to refreshment and networking breaks during the morning and afternoon.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Daily Schedule
8:00         Registration and Coffee (Day I only)
8:30         Session begins                                                                                                      
12:00       Lunch
4:30         Adjournment

Faculty

Ashraf El Damatty
Ashraf El Damatty is a Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Western Ontario. He is a Research Associate at the Institute of Catastrophic Loss Reduction and the Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory. He has more than 20 years experience in teaching, research and consulting in Structural Engineering. Dr. El Damatty is the Founder and Principal of Engineering Analysis and Dynamics (EAD) specializing in advanced analysis and design of structures. He is Founder and Past Chair of the Steel Committee of the Canadian Society of Civil engineering. He has been a consultant to many private and government organizations in Canada, USA, and the Middle East.  He has conducted structural design of a large number of high-rise, medium-rise and  industrial buildings in Canada and abroad.  He has also conducted field monitoring and seismic testing of a number of structures. He has more than 100 publications in the area of structural engineering. He has been the principal and co-principal investigator of awarded research grants exceeding $10.0 M.
Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

Certificates offered

1.8 CEU / 18 PDH


Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
Reviewed by 2013
Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
Reviewed by 2012
Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
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