Structural Design for Non‑Structural Engineers
Day 1 + one other day: $1095 + 15% Tax
Day 1 + two other days: $1395 + 15% Tax
Day 1 + three other days: $1695 + 15% Tax
Day 1 + four other days: $1895 + 15% Tax
Please specify the days you will be attending.
Architects and non-structural engineers often work together with structural engineers on design projects. An understanding of the basic concepts of structural engineering could make their jobs easier. If you are involved with the design and construction of concrete, steel, or wood structures, you will find this course particularly helpful. It is assumed that course participants have no formal training in structural engineering. Basic concepts and design examples will be reviewed without in-depth mathematical derivations. This course is not designed to make you a structural engineer, but you will leave the course with an understanding of the structural design process and know when you need to call in an expert.
- To present basic principles of strength of materials and structural analysis
- To introduce the codes that govern structural design
- To familiarize participants with available design aids
- To familiarize participants with common construction materials – Steel, Concrete and Masonry, and Wood Products
Participants can register for all five days or a minimum of two days. The first day, Structural Requirements, is mandatory.
Who Should Attend
Architects; non-structural engineers; technicians and technologists (civil, mechanical, electrical, mining, chemical and biological); plant engineers; fabricators and manufacturers of structural systems; general contractors; property managers; directors of physical plants; building inspectors, and others who would like to know more about structural systems.
Benefits to Participants
- Understand the fundamentals of structural analysis
- Learn how to apply loads, select materials, and calculate footings, foundations, columns, beams, floor systems, shear walls and diaphragms
- Achieve an understanding of Shear and Moment diagrams and how these are used by designers in concrete, steel and wood
- Learn the behaviour of structures and ways to save construction costs
Reminder: Please bring a calculator. If you have a copy of the Building Code and design manual or handbook for the segments you plan to attend, please bring it.
Day 1 - registration/check-in will start at 8:00 a.m. with sessions to begin at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at 4:00 p.m. Days 2-5 will commence at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at 4:00 p.m. There will be 15 minute mid-morning and afternoon breaks. A light lunch is included from 12 noon to 1:00 pm.
Instructors: Kevin Bezanson, P.Eng., and Andrea Doncaster, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.
Day 1 - Statics/Code
|8:30||Welcome and Introduction|
|Structural Requirements (Continued)
Day 2 - Concrete
|8:30||Design of Concrete, Concrete Structures and Masonry
Day 3 - Steel
|8:30||Design of Steel Structures
Day 4 - Timber
|8:30||Structural Design Using Wood and Wood Products
Day 5 - Masonry
|8:30||Introduction to Masonry
Flexural Behaviour and Design
Development, Anchorage and Splicing of Reinforcement
Kevin Bezanson, P.Eng., is the manager of the Structural Department at CBCL Limited. He is a graduate of TUNS and has worked in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. He has a wide range of experience in the design of various structures including buildings, bridges, retaining structures, marine structures, material handling structures and off-shore structures. Through this work he has gained considerable experience designing in steel, concrete, masonry and timber. Mr. Bezanson has also been a part-time lecturer at Dalhousie University, Faculty of Engineering, for the undergraduate Steel Design Course, Special Topics Course and Construction Management Course.
Andrea Doncaster, LEED AP, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., is an Engineer in Residence, teaching part-time in the Civil Engineering Department at Dalhousie University, and principal of Andrea Doncaster Engineering Ltd. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the province of Nova Scotia, and has worked in structural consulting for 20 years, including 12 years at BMR Structural Engineering. Her experience includes the design and analysis of buildings constructed of steel, concrete, masonry and timber. She holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering Co-op degree and a Master of Applied Science degree from the Technical University of Nova Scotia, and is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional. Ms. Doncaster has been teaching for Continuing Technical Education at Dalhousie since 2001.