Learn about the international standard on minimum design loads to determine wind and seismic forces and design efficient non-building structures.
Although the word ‘structures’ often brings to mind buildings, some of the world’s great feats of engineering are classified as non-building structures - think of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Channel Tunnel and Hoover Dam.
This course will provide participants with tools to design efficient non-building structures that meet the requirements of ASCE/SEI 7-10, the international standard on minimum design loads that acts as a base document for determining wind and seismic forces.
An expert ASCE facilitator will use practical examples throughout the course to demonstrate the principles being taught.
This course is run exclusively by The American Society of Civil Engineers with Engineering Education Australia.
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We can customise this course for groups of six or more.
You choose the time, place, duration and format.
Find out 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?
Most beneficial for structural, industrial and civil engineers, equipment manufacturers, plant managers and building officials.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Topics we'll cover
- General requirements and coordination of relevant codes
- Wind loading and design considerations
- Seismic loading and design considerations
- Other load considerations and combinations
- Examining non-building structures similar to buildings
- Case study: steel pipe rack with undefined and braced frames
- Non-building structures
- Understanding permanently-supported components (Chapter 13)
- Incorporation of OSHA structural requirements into overall design solutions
- Crane systems
- Anchorage to masonry, concrete, steel and wood
- Existing structures - determining load ratings
- Existing structures - retrofit solutions for support of new non-building components or structures
- Case study: flat-bottom upright tank; evaluation/reinforcement of existing structural members with new equipment loads; load rating determination for existing jib crane
Dave K. Adams, P.E., S.E., M.ASCE is a structural engineer, graduating from the University of California, San Diego in 1990.
He currently works with BWE in San Diego and continues to serve as a subject matter expert for NCEES and for California's engineers licensing board (BPELSG).
Dave has investigated structural failures or damage for a variety of building types and has written comprehensive reports to summarise his findings and retrofit recommendations. He is actively involved in the engineering community through committee membership, paper publications and society involvement.