Introduction to the Changes in the Seismic Provisions of the 2015 National Building Code of Canada

Online /
Mar 28, 2023 /
Course Code: 0308-WEB23

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

  • Recognize inelastic behaviour and ductility of structures
  • Have an introduction to the code procedures to calculate seismic loads on different structures
  • Identify the main difference between NBCC 2010 and 2015 seismic provisions

The National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) has evolved extensively over the years to develop a better understanding of lateral loads by learning from the damage that occurred due to significant earthquakes and from a large number of research done. This webinar provides an introduction to the significant changes in the seismic design provisions that have taken place between NBCC 2010 and NBCC 2015.

The webinar will highlight the 2015 and 2010 NBCC differences in determining seismic hazard, site effect factors, higher mode effects, and seismic base shear. The concepts and theory are explained thoroughly with conceptual examples, with no full numerical example due to time restraints.

Webinar Outline :

  • Inelastic behaviour and ductility
  • Seismic provisions differences between 2015 and 2010 NBCC
  • Low-Hazard area simplified provisions
  • Buildings with flexible diaphragms

Who Should Attend:

  • Structural Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Engineering Consultants
  • Project Engineers
  • Contractors
  • City Engineers
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time

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System Requirements

PC-based attendees
OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 or newer

IE 11 or later, Edge 12 or later, Firefox 27 or later, Chrome 30 or later

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later

Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+

OS: iOS 8 or newer

OS: Android 4.0 or higher


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

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

Mahdy is the president and founder of Intelligent Engineering Design Ltd. (IE Design) and an Adjunct Research and Assistant Professor LDA at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The University of Western Ontario.

He has over 16 years of experience in teaching, research and consulting in structural engineering. He was consulted on major projects in Canada, Middle-East and Gulf Area, conducting complete analysis and design of several high-rise, mid-rise, industrial buildings and bridges in more than 6 countries. He is a member of the Educational Committee (FLC – Canada) Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and of the task committee on Electrical Transmission Line Structural Loading responsible for updating the American Society of Civil Engineers Manual of Practice 74. Mahdy was the recipient of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, the most prestigious Natural Science and Engineering Research (NSERC) postgraduate scholarship. He successfully completed the Western Certificate/Diploma in University Teaching and Learning from The University of Western Ontario.

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Fee & Credits

$149 + taxes

  • 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 2 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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