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This course is a structural design course that covers both theoretical & practical aspects of seismic analysis & design of steel and RC buildings. It contains a basic introduction to earthquake engineering & seismology that helps understanding the source

Course Outline
This course is a structural design course that covers both theoretical and practical aspects of seismic analysis and design of steel and RC buildings. The course contains a basic introduction to earthquake engineering and seismology that helps understanding the sources, causes and different parameters of earthquakes and then goes into details on how to analyze structures subjected to dynamic forces, vibrations and earthquake ground motions. Both equivalent static and dynamic analysis are presented. The course then investigates how the seismic design is handled in building codes. Detailed discussion on seismic design of steel and RC buildings is then provided with application examples.   Target Audience
  • Structural Engineers involved in the seismic design of buildings and other structures
  • Project managers and project engineers involved in the high rise projects
  • Engineers seeking deep understanding of seismic analysis and design of buildings.
  • Structural Engineers needing to refresh their seismic design skills according to the new building codes and design standards.
Objectives This seminar is providing a solid understanding of Seismic analysis of structures with a deep investigation on seismic design of steel and reinforced concrete buildings. It is intended for structural engineers who are interested in dynamic analysis and seismic design of structures as well as project engineers involved in high-rise projects. In addition to explaining the different approaches used to analyze structures subjected to ground motions, it provides practical applications to structural design and detailing techniques of buildings made of RC and steel members. It aims to exposing the attendees to practical examples that enable them to comfortably design and detail structures surviving severe earthquake events.   Program Outline (1.8 CEUs / 18 PDHs)
Introduction to Earthquake Engineering and Seismology
  • Causes and Characteristics of Earthquakes
  • Parameters Affecting Ground Motion Characteristics

Understanding the Concept of Vibration

  • Static versus Dynamic Equilibrium
  • Vibration Response of Single Degree of Freedom Systems
  • Earthquake Response for Linear and Non-Linear Systems

Earthquake Analysis of Buildings

  • Dynamic Analysis and Response Overview
  • Earthquake Analysis of Linear Systems and Linearly Elastic Buildings
  • Inelastic Buildings
  • Summary of Seismic Response Parameters

Seismic Design in Building Codes

  • Canadian Standards
  • American Standards

Different Seismic Force Resisting Systems- Important Structural Aspects

Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings

  • Dynamic Characteristics
  • Seismic Provisions
  • Application Examples

Seismic Design of Steel structures and Connections

  • Dynamic Characteristics
  • Seismic Provisions
  • Application Examples
Guidelines and Recommendations  
Learning Outcomes
This course is providing deep understanding of earthquake aspects and is mainly covering practical approaches used to analyze and design structures subjected to earthquake ground motions. Focus will be made on:
  • Introduction to Earthquake Engineering and Seismology
  • Understanding approaches used to analyze structures subjected to ground motions
  • Seismic analysis and design in building Codes
  • Seismic design of steel structures and their connections with applications
  • Seismic design of reinforced concrete structures with applications
Instructor Mohamed Elkady, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Dr. Mohamed Elkady graduated with Honour in Civil Engineering. He obtained his M.Sc. degree in structural engineering and Ph.D. degree in seismic non-linear analysis and seismic retrofitting of RC and steel structures. He is currently a principle structural engineer at WorleyParsons Canada.

Dr. Elkady has more than 24 years of practical experience in the design of concrete and steel structures; he led and participated in the structural design of many major projects in Canada, USA and the Middle East. His experience include power generation plants in USA, mining and oil and gas facilities in Canada, factories and workshops, sewage and water treatment plants and many other major projects in the Middle East. He was the lead structural engineer in the design of many high-rise buildings.

Dr. Elkady is a co-founder of the structural division in a well established international consultancy company, through which he cooperated with many large companies.
Dr. Elkady published many technical publications in structural analysis and design including journal papers and theses. He contributed in preparation of the Code of Standard Practice for Seismic Design in Egypt.
Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

A certificate of completed Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be granted at the end of this course. Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.

Cancellation Policy
If you wish to withdraw from a course, you must advise us, in writing, including the official receipt. Our policies regarding refund are:

More than fifteen business days in advance: a full refund minus $50.00 administration charge.

Fifteen or less business days in advance: a transfer to another course or a credit, valid for one year, to another GIC course can be considered. Credits are transferable within your organization.

If the course has been running for more than 2 weeks, or after the course has started, an 80% credit towards another GIC course may be considered, if notice is received before the start date of the second session. After this time, no refunds or credits will be issued. If a speaker is not available due to unforeseen circumstances, another speaker of equal ability will be substituted.

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.

Refund Policy: Allow up to 30 days for refunds to be processed.

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