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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 different types of structural steel members, including trusses, beams, and columns.
  • Learn about the behaviour and failure modes of steel members, including material failure, local buckling, global instability, etc.
  • Acquire knowledge of the design and detailing of bolted and welded connections.

To design steel structures, engineers need to know how to apply the requirements of the Canadian Steel Design Handbook (CSA S16:19) and also have a good understanding of the behaviour and failure modes of steel structural members. This course covers the design procedure for commonly used steel structural members, including tension members, axially loaded members, flexural members, and beam-column members.

This course also provides the necessary knowledge to design and detail different types of connections. Through several examples, participants will learn how to apply the design provisions of CSA S16 and understand the philosophy behind the design requirements. To gain more advanced knowledge on connection design, it is recommended to take the “Structural Steel Connections - Design, Detail and Specifications” course.

Course Outline

  • Steel material properties and section types in CSA S16.
  • Design of tension members (trusses, hangers, tension braces, etc.).
  • Design of axially loaded compression members (axially loaded columns, compression braces, etc.).
  • Design of flexural members (beams).
  • Design of beam-column members.
  • Design and detailing of bolted and welded connections.

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, 8/28/2023


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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