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Design of Structural Steel Members According to CSA S16

28 Professional Development Hours

By participating in this course, you will:

  • Learn how to design composite beams consisting of steel sections interconnected with a concrete slab with or without a steel deck
  • Learn how to design composite columns including concrete-filled hollow structural sections and encased composite columns
  • Understand the behaviour and failure modes of composite steel-concrete members

Composite construction combines the best properties of different materials in individual structural members to provide a more effective and economical design. Steel-concrete composite members enhance structural performance by combining the high tensile strength and ductility of steel with the high compressive strength of concrete. Despite their popularity and efficiency, the design of composite members can be challenging.

The primary focus of this course is to cover the design of composite beams consisting of steel sections integrated with a concrete slab based on the requirements of the Canadian Steel Design Handbook (CSA S16:19). The main aspects of the design include understanding and determining the degree of composite action in the cross-section, the deflection due to time-dependent effects in concrete and interfacial slip, shear strength in the longitudinal and vertical directions, and flexural strength of the composite beam.

The secondary objective of this course is to teach the design procedure of steel-concrete composite columns according to CSA S16:19. This course also provides an opportunity to learn about the behaviour and failure modes of composite members to better understand the theory behind the design requirements.

Who Should Attend
Structural Engineers, Designers, Detailers, Consulting Engineers, and Specification Writers. No prior knowledge of steel design is required for this course.

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This course is currently scheduled on the following date. Click to learn even more details about this offering.

Online, 1/24/2025


Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.
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