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Design of Lightweight Wood Framed Lateral Load Structural Systems

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Oct 14 - 16, 2020 /
Course Code: 1020-ONL20

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor

Overview

Please Note:
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This course is held online over 3 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

11:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks) *********************************************************************************

After participating in this course you will be able to:

  • Understand and quantify the behavior of lightweight wood framed buildings under lateral loads
  • Analyze and design lightweight wood diaphragms
  • Analyze and design lightweight wood shear walls
  • Identify the seismic design considerations for lightweight wood framed shear walls and diaphragms
  • Understand the numerical modelling of lightweight wood framed shear walls

Description:

Lightweight wood framed construction has gained significant popularity over the past decade as a sustainable, cost-effective solution for low-rise multi-residential buildings. The push has been to extend the use of light wood framing to mid-rise construction for increased density on urban infill projects. This course covers the analysis of lightweight wood framed buildings, the behaviour of flexible and rigid diaphragms, the numerical modeling of lightweight wood framed shear walls, and the design of lightweight wood framed shear walls and diaphragms.

Course Outline:

  • Overview Building Code amendments
  • Floor diaphragms flexibility
  • Analysis and design of wood floor diaphragms
  • Analysis of shearwall lateral load structural systems
  • Design of lightweight wood framed shearwalls
  • Code considerations for earthquake resistant
  • Numerical modeling of lightweight wood framed shearwalls
  • Wood framed buildings over concrete podiums

Who Should Attend:
Structural Engineers • Design Engineers • Engineering Consultants• Project Engineers/Managers • Contractors • City Engineers • Building Inspectors

Required Resources:

Participants should have their own copies of the Wood Design Manual 2017 (if applicable).

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Syllabus

Please Note:
*********************************************************************************
This course is held online over 3 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

11:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks) *********************************************************************************

Syllabus:
Daily Schedule

11:00 am (EST) Seminar begins

1:30 pm (EST) Lunch Break

5:00pm (EST) Adjournment

There is a one‐hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshments and networking break each morning and afternoon.

Day 1

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Introduction

  • What are Lightweight Wood Framed buildings
  • How are they different from heavy timber buildings
  • Lightweight Wood Framed buildings components

Lateral Load Structural System and Components

  • Structural system
  • Floors diaphragms components
  • Lightweight wood framed shearwall components

Overview Building Code Amendments

  • Restrictions on irregularities
  • Base shear modifications

Analysis and Design of Wood Floor Diaphragms

  • Floor diaphragms flexibility (flexible vs. rigid)
  • Analysis of floor diaphragms
  • Design of floor diaphragms
  • Deflection Calculations

Questions and Answers

Day 2

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cont. Analysis and Design of Wood Floor Diaphragms

  • Floor diaphragms flexibility (flexible vs. rigid)
  • Analysis of floor diaphragms
  • Design of floor diaphragms
  • Deflection Calculations

Analysis of Lightweight Wood Framed Shear walls

  • Rigid diaphragm – Flexible Diaphragms
  • Lateral force distribution for shearwall structures with Rigid Diaphragms
  • Lateral force distribution to shear wall segments

Design of Lightweight Wood Framed Shear walls

  • Design of Lightweight Wood Framed shearwalls
  • Deflection Calculations

Code Considerations for Earthquake Resistant

  • Structures in low seismic zones
  • Structures in moderate to high seismic zones

Questions and Answers

Day 3

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cont. Code Considerations for Earthquake Resistant

  • Structures in low seismic zones
  • Structures in moderate to high seismic zones

Numerical Modeling of Lightweight Wood Framed Shearwalls

  • Wood material model
  • Nonlinear behavior of nail slippage
  • Approximate modelling of lightweight wood framed shear walls
  • Different approaches to model lightweight wood framed buildings

Wood Framed Buildings over Concrete Slabs/Podiums

  • Modelling and Analysis procedures
  • Typical structural details and connections
  • Example building

Questions and Answers

Instructor

Ahmed Hamada, Ph.D., P.Eng., M.ASCE, M.CSCE

Mahdy A. Hamada, Ph.D., P.Eng., M.ASCE, M.CSCE

Mahdy (Ahmed) Hamada is the President of Intelligent Engineering Design Ltd (IE Design) – Structural Engineers, located in London, ON. In addition, Mahdy is an Adjunct Professor and Assistant Professor LDA at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Mahdy holds a Doctor of Philosophy and a Master of Engineering Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Western Ontario, Canada (Wind-Structural). He has over 15 years of national/international experience in consulting, teaching, and research in Wind/Earthquake structure engineering analysis and design. He consulted on major projects in Canada, USA, and Gulf Area. He is teaching Structural Analysis of Tall-Buildings, Design of Lateral Load Structural Systems, and Advanced Analysis and Behaviour of Steel Structures courses at Western University, Canada. He is a member of the task committee on Electrical Transmission Line Structural Loading responsible for updating the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Manual of Practice #74, Guidelines for Electrical Transmission Line Structural Loading. Mahdy was the recipient of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, the most prestigious Natural Science and Engineering Research postgraduate scholarship in Canada. In addition, he was the recipient of many other awards such as, Civil and Environmental Engineering Structural Award, Ontario Graduate Scholarship, and MITACS Accelerate PhD Fellowship.



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$1295 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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