Design of Composite Steel-Concrete Members According to CSA S16

Online /
Jun 13, 2024 /
Course Code: 14-0416-ONL24

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  • Syllabus
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Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 1 day on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

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 take advantage of the high tensile strength and ductility of steel as well as high compressive strength of concrete to enhance the structural performance. 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.

Special Features & Requirements
Textbook (not mandatory): the Handbook of Steel Construction, published by Canadian Institute for Steel Construction, CISC- Toronto, 12th Edition.

More Information

Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time

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Day I

Welcome, Course Preview, and the Assessment Method

Design of Steel-Concrete Composite Beams

  • Introduction and terminology
  • Shear connectors
  • Degree of composite action
  • Flexural strength
  • Shear strength
  • Deflections
  • Design examples

Design of Steel-Concrete Composite Columns

  • Introduction and terminology
  • Design of concrete-filled hollow structural sections
  • Design of encased composite columns
  • Design examples

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes


Vahid Sadeghian, PhD, P.Eng.

Dr. Vahid Sadeghian is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carleton University. Before Joining Carleton, he worked at the Structural Group of Arup in Toronto. He received his Ph.D. and MASc degrees from the University of Toronto and his BASc from the University of Tehran.

Dr. Sadeghian has over 10 years of experience in teaching, research, and consulting and is a registered PEng with Professional Engineers Ontario. He has more than 20 peer-reviewed scientific publications in different areas of structural engineering. His research interests mainly include the behaviour of aging and repaired structures, the design of structures built from modern materials, and structural response under extreme loads, including earthquakes, blasts, and multi-hazard events.

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Fee & Credits

$695 + taxes

  • 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 7 Continuing Professional Development Hours (PDHs/CPDs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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