Designing Temporary Structures
Jun 18 - 19, 2019 /
Course Code: 10-0602-2366
After participating in this course, you will be able to:
- Recognize the correlation of the structural design and construction of scaffolding, formwork and shoring
- Apply design principles for scaffolding, formwork and shoring on your projects
- Prevent failure of scaffolding, formwork and shoring having developed insight into the causes of such failure
- Design, erect and inspect formwork, scaffolding and shoring in construction projects
The collapse of a temporary structure during construction involves a high risk of serious injuries, deaths and substantial property loss. Clearly the design of such structures is a critical function. In this intensive two-day seminar/workshop, you learn about the essential elements of design and construction of scaffolding, formwork and shoring. Potential failures because of lack of proper design and/or field modifications without a full understanding of their implications will be summarized.
Although relevant standards, codes, and regulations are mentioned, the most recent prevailing ones should be adhered to for engineering projects.
- Structural analysis
- Design of wood members
- Scaffolding and shoring
- Concrete formwork
Who Should Attend:
Structural, Construction and Municipal Engineers • Design Engineers • Engineers in Training • Project Engineers • Project Coordinators • Construction Manager • Consulting Engineers • Contractors • Construction Inspectors
Special Features & Requirements
Please bring a calculator with you to the course.
8:00 Registration and Coffee (Day I only)
8:30 Session begins
12:00 Lunch (provided)
There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to refreshment and networking breaks during the morning and afternoon. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Welcome, Introduction, Learning Outcomes & the Assessment Method
Types of Loads on Temporary Structure
- Service & Factored Loads
- Load Factors & Load Combinations
- Dead Loads
- Live Loads
- Construction Loads
- Environmental Loads
- Analysis of Beams
- Loads & Moments transferred to Columns
- Lateral Stability
Introduction to Design of Wood Members
- Design for Flexural & Shear
- Design for Axial Concentric & Eccentric Loads
- Design for Combined Axial & Flexure Loads
- Design of Connections
Scaffolding & Shoring
- Types of Scaffolding
- Potential for Collapse
- Scaffolding Componenets
- Scaffold Design
Participants will work under guidance of instructor to solve different problems.
Concrete Formwork Design
- Formwork Materials
- Types of Forms
- Bending, Shear and Deflection
- FormDesign Example
- Safety Issues
- Causes of Formwork Failure
- Estimating Concrete Formwork
- Falsework Risk
- Falsework Accident
- Falsework Design Criteria
- Load Paths for Falsework Design
Support of Existing Structure
- Basic Building Materials
- Examples of Existing Structure Support
Participants will work under guidance of instructor for design of formworks/supporting structure.
Questions & Answers
- Questions & Answers, Feedback on Achievement of Learning Outcomes
- Concluding Remarks & Final Adjournment
InstructorMohamed Khalil, Ph.D., P.Eng., MBA
Dr. Mohamed Khalil has over 20 years of experience in concrete and steel design, and is the founder and director/manager of Stenvro Engineering Inc.
He previously worked as a marketing manager for aircraft and aircraft components at both Pratt and Whitney Canada, and Bombardier Aerospace. At Pratt and Whitney Canada, Dr. Khalil was a specialist in designing critical rotating structures under high and low cycle fatigue loading. He has also been involved in designing many projects for Ford Motor Company, MascoTech Inc., Kobelco Metal Powder of America Inc., and the American Iron and Steel Institute. His projects have included high-rise buildings, underground metro stations, education centers, education residences and steel factories.
Dr. Khalil has instructed many courses in the area of engineering, engineering economics and engineering management at educational institutes and universities. A co-author for many technical journal papers, he has delivered scientific and marketing presentations in technical symposiums around the world. He is also a technical reviewer for international scientific journals. Dr. Khalil obtained his M.A.Sc. and PhD from the University of Waterloo, and he also completed his Master of Business Administration at Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
To be announced
Although the venue is not officially confirmed, EPIC courses are generally held at the following location(s):
Radisson Hotel Edmonton South
4440 Gateway Blvd.
Edmonton AB T6H 5C2
Please confirm with EPIC that the venue has been officially confirmed before making any reservations or travel arrangements.
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Fee & Credits
$1595 + taxes
- 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
- EPIC courses qualify for ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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