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This webinar covers an introduction to the behavior of different lateral load structural resisting systems under lateral loads. As well, this webinar discusses the different methods to develop finite element models that accurately simulates the behavior of different lateral load structural system.
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This webinar provides an introduction to the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) 2010 procedures to calculate the wind and seismic loads on buildings. Different approaches for wind load calculations on buildings using static, dynamic, or experimental methods are discussed. As well, the webinar covers both the static and response spectrum approaches to calculate seismic loads on buildings.
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This webinar provides an introduction to the behavior of different lateral load structural resisting systems used for industrial and low-rise steel buildings. As well, this webinar discusses the different methods to develop finite element models that accurately simulates the behavior of different structural components of steel industrial buildings
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This webinar discusses selected topics in modelling of structural components and their effects on the overall structural response.
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This webinar illustrates the impact of design, construction and maintenance features on the long term performance of flexible and rigid pavements. The primary design, specification and construction factors that contribute to the long-term functional and structural performance of pavements ranging from parking lots to municipal roadways, airports and major highways are discussed. Through a series of case studies, positive and negative features are presented to give the participant a good understanding of what we can do better to ensure the cost-effective use of transportation investments
Building commissioning, a tool originally developed for HVAC systems, is being extended to all new building systems. Many major companies and government agencies now require the commissioning process on new construction and renovation projects. Owners of institutional, commercial, and industrial buildings and large multi-unit residential buildings must use proven quality management tools and process systems that match their needs, meet their budgets and schedules, and reduce operating problem (cost quality, energy efficiency).
In this course, you will consider the primary goal s of the building commissioning process for new construction, but also explore the activities and roles of recommissioning for existing buildings that have already been commissioned, retro - commissioning for buildings that had not yet been commissioned, and continuous commissioning
Welding provides architects & engineers with an economical technique for complete freedom in structural design & development.The widespread recognition of welding as a safe means of making structural connections has come about only after years of diligent efforts & heavy documentation of research findings & successes.
This course will discuss the different welding techniques used in the structural engineering fields, residual stresses, and how to minimize weld distortion. It will also focus on the means of achieving safe designs for welded structural connections, providing participants with the necessary skills to ensure the long - term safety of their structures. Issues of static load & fatigue will be discussed, along with possible design improvements.
Each of the major occupancies are presented and described, an alternate classification method is discussed, multiple and special case classifications and prohibitions are presented.
Description of combustible construction, presentation of combustible materials and their use, including wood as a construction material, foamed plastics, wires and cables and raceways.
Explanation of determination of fire resistance ratings, fire separations and temperature rise limits. Application of ratings of closures, dampers, doors and door hardware.
Control of Fire Spread - Description of fire stopping. Application of edge fire stopping, fire stopping of electrical, piping duct and other penetrations. Explanation of fire blocking, its application in concealed spaces, crawl spaces and fire block materials. Description of fire resistance rating of fire walls, requirement for their continuity, and permitted openings. Factors affecting exposure protection for exterior walls. Description and classification of roof assemblies and roof coverings, including awnings and canopies.
Discussion of flame spread ratings and smoke developed classification, how these impact interior finishes, skylights, light diffusers and lenses, plumbing fixtures, walkways and elevator cars.
Factors that determine the required fire safety for a building. Discussion of impact of building height, mezzanines, roof-top enclosures, below ground stories, roof construction, sprinkler protection and fire protection of exterior elements. Effects of building size and construction relative to major occupancy and multiple occupancies and their impact on egress.
Explanation of origin and determination of exposing building face, unprotected openings and limiting distance. Discussion of factors affecting determination of unprotected openings, construction of exposed building face, prevention of fire spread on building exterior and protection of exit facilities and passageways.
Discussion of fire separations, means of egress and general safety considerations for all floor areas, and specific requirements for fire separations of suites and corridors and hazardous areas. Examination of factors affecting means of egress from specific floor areas, mezzanines. Discussion of requirements travel distance, access-to-exit, also for egress doorways and doors, dead end corridors, and aisle widths.