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Design of Tall Buildings

14 Professional Development Hours

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Be introduced to different types of tall building structure
  • Recognize the gravitational and lateral loads acting on a tall building
  • Understand the collapse patterns and buckling for a tall structure
  • Apply this knowledge in designing high-rise buildings and perform the preliminary analysis

Assist engineers in tackling the design challenge; this introductory course is devoted to developing an understanding of the behaviour of structural systems.

This course will discuss the nature of loads and their effect on structural systems that pave the way for our understanding of structural behaviour and allow the designer to match structural systems to specific types of loading. For example, designers of tall buildings, recognizing the cost premium for carrying lateral loads by frame action alone, can select a more appropriate system, such as a belt and outrigger wall or a tubular system instead. Engineers designing for intense earthquakes, knowing that building structures must sustain gravity loads at large deformations, can select moment frames and/or shear walls with ductile connections to provide for the deformation capacity.

The course guides designers and engineers in selecting the most suitable structure system for tall building design and performing preliminary calculations using Canadian and international building codes.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Tall Building
  • Gravity Load Resisting Systems
  • Lateral Load Resisting Systems
  • Behaviour of Structure under Lateral Load

Who Should Attend
Municipal, Provincial, and Federal Government Engineers and Managers • Bridge Engineers • Structural Engineers • Design Engineers • Engineers in Training • Construction Personnel • Consulting Engineers • Project Engineers

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

Online, 12/3/2024


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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