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If you need a better understanding of the design and construction of concrete, steel, wood or masonry building structures, you will find this course particularly helpful.

Course Outline
After participating in this course, you will be able to:

€¢ Apply the structural analysis methods and structural behaviour of beams, trusses, slabs, columns, walls, frames, arches, domes, cable structure, footings, and pile foundations
€¢ Comment on the design of reinforced concrete and structural steel members with the comprehensive understanding gained from this course                                                                                                
€¢ Solve common structural engineering problems
€¢ Use the design procedures for wood and masonry


Non-structural engineers and architects need an understanding of the basic concepts rather than rigorous mathematical derivations. If you need a better understanding of the design and construction of concrete, steel, wood or masonry building structures, you will find this course particularly helpful. Course participants are expected to have some elementary knowledge about structural design and analysis of simple structures.


To present basic methods of structural design of buildings, introduce participants to the codes that govern structural design, and familiarize them with available design aids.

Who Should Attend

Architects, non-structural engineers (civil, mechanical, electrical, mining, chemical and agricultural engineers), plant engineers, fabricators and manufacturers of structural systems, general contractors, property managers, directors of physical plants, municipal building officials, building inspectors, field review personnel, project engineers and others who would like to know more about structural systems.

Special Features
This course is not designed to make you a structural engineer, but you will leave the course with a basic understanding of building structures.  Participants should have some elementary knowledge of structural analysis and design in order to gain maximum benefit from this course.

Lectures followed by simple hands-on exercises during the problem solving sessions will facilitate learning. You will receive an extensive set of notes that will minimize note taking so you can enhance your learning experience.

Participants should bring a hand-held, battery-operated calculator to this seminar for the exercises at the end of each day.

In order to gain the maximum benefit from this seminar, participants are encouraged to read in advance the following:
- Part 4 of the 2005 National Building Code of Canada
- Structural Commentaries (Part 4) of 2005 National Building Code of Canada

Program Outline

Day I

Registration and Coffee

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

Structural Loads and Procedures
   €¢ NBC section 4.1 and supplement
   €¢ Specified loads
   €¢ Limit states design
   €¢ €oePart 9€ buildings

Structural Analysis
   €¢ Applied loads
   €¢ Equilibrium and free body diagrams
   €¢ Determinant and indeterminant structures
   €¢ Axial load, shear and bending

Member Properties
   €¢ Cross sectional area
   €¢ Moment of inertia
   €¢ Section modulus
   €¢ Composite construction
   €¢ Strength
   €¢ Stiffness

Structural Behaviour
   €¢ Slabs, beams and trusses
   €¢ Walls and columns
   €¢ Frames
   €¢ Arches and domes
   €¢ Cable structures
   €¢ Basement walls
   €¢ Footings
   €¢ Retaining walls
   €¢ Pile foundations


Day II

Reinforced Concrete Design
   €¢ Products, properties and failure modes
   €¢ Design standards
   €¢ Slabs
   €¢ Beams
   €¢ Columns
   €¢ Shear walls
   €¢ Basement walls
   €¢ Slabs on ground
   €¢ Footings
   €¢ Retaining walls
   €¢ Concrete piles (caissons)
   €¢ Prestressed concrete design
   €¢ Precast concrete
   €¢ Corrosion protection
   €¢ Fire resistance
   €¢ Concrete repairs



Structural Steel Design
   €¢ Products, properties and failure modes
   €¢ Design standards
   €¢ Beams
   €¢ Columns
   €¢ Tension members
   €¢ Steel joists and trusses
   €¢ Bracing
   €¢ Connections
   €¢ Composite design
   €¢ Steel deck
   €¢ Steel piles
   €¢ Corrosion protection
   €¢ Fire protection


Day IV

Wood Design
   €¢ Products, properties and failure modes
   €¢ CSA 086.1 design standard
   €¢ €oePart 9€ design method
   €¢ Beams and joists
   €¢ Columns and studs
   €¢ Trusses
   €¢ Panels
   €¢ Connections
   €¢ Wood frame construction
   €¢ Decay protection
   €¢ Fire protection

Masonry Design
   €¢ Products, properties and failure modes
   €¢ Design standards
   €¢ Walls and columns
   €¢ Beams and lintels
   €¢ Shear walls
   €¢ Common problems and solutions

Building Design Sample

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

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment

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

There will be a one-hour lunch break in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session. Lunches and refreshments are provided.


Mohamed Khalil
Dr. Mohamed Khalil, PhD, P.Eng., and MBA, is the founder and director/manager of STENVRO engineering. He has over 20 years of experience in concrete and steel design, fatigue analysis, and structural design in Canada and internationally. He previously worked as marketing manager for aircraft and aircraft components at both Pratt and Whitney Canada, and Bombardier Aerospace. At Pratt and Whitney Canada, Dr. Khalil was a specialist in designing critical rotating structures under high and low cycle fatigue loading. He has also been involved in designing many projects for Ford Motor Company, MascoTech Inc., Kobelco Metal Powder of America Inc., and the American Iron and Steel Institute. His projects have included high-rise buildings, underground metro stations, education centers, education residences, and steel factories.

Dr. Khalil has conducted many courses in the area of engineering, along with economics and engineering management, at Epic Educational Center€(TM), Global Innovative Campuses, Lakehead University and the University of Waterloo. A co-author for many technical journal papers, he has delivered scientific and marketing presentations in technical symposiums around the world. He is also a technical reviewer for international scientific journals.

Dr. Khalil obtained his M.A.Sc. and PhD from the University of Waterloo, where he specialized in metal fatigue and stress analysis, and he also completed his Master of Business Administration at Rotman school of Management at the University of Toronto, where he focused on marketing and general management. He is now a member of both Canadian and international engineering associations
Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

2.8 CEUs / 28 PDHs

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.
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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.
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Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
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