Structural Modelling: Code Procedures for Wind and Seismic Loads on Structures

Online /
Nov 18, 2022 /
Course Code: 1107-WEB22

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This webinar is part of a four part Web Series: Structural Modelling for High-Rise and Industrial Buildings. It is strongly recommended that you take all four webinars to gain a full understanding of Structural Modelling High-rise and Industrial Buildings. The topics in this series include:

You can register for any one of these courses or register for the series and save 20%.

After participating in this course you will be able to:

  • Use the code procedures to calculate wind loads on different structures 
  • Understand the different experimental approaches to estimate wind loads on structures 
  • Use the code procedures to calculate seismic loads on different structures
  • Recognize inelastic behavior and ductility of structures

To effectively apply the seismic and wind provisions of the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) 2010, engineers need a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of earthquake and wind engineering. This webinar provides an introduction to the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) 2010 procedures to calculate the wind and seismic loads on buildings. Different approaches for wind load calculations on buildings using static, dynamic, or experimental methods are discussed. As well, the webinar covers both the static and response spectrum approaches to calculate seismic loads on buildings. 

Note: It is strongly recommended that you take all four webinars to gain a full understanding of Structural Modelling High-rise and Industrial Buildings.

Sophisticated three-dimensional modelling, that truly simulates different types of buildings, requires engineers to understand the complex behavior of different lateral load structural systems and structural modelling using basic knowledge of Finite Element Method. This webinar series provides an opportunity to learn the principles and techniques of structural modelling of different types of structures under lateral loads such as wind and seismic. The concepts and theories are explained thoroughly with conceptual examples, with no full numerical example due to the time restrain. 

Course Outline


  • Wind provisions of the National Building Code of Canada NBCC (2010)
  • Dynamic wind calculations
  • Wind tunnel tests
    • Force balance tests
    • Pressure tests
    • Aeroelastic tests


  • Inelastic behavior and ductility
  • Seismic provisions of the National Building Code of Canada NBCC (2010)
  • Response spectrum analyses 

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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