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

Online /
Mar 21, 2019 /
Course Code: 0301-WEB19

  • Overview
  • Instructor


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

  • Recognize inelastic behavior 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 the lateral loads by learning from the damage occurred due to major earthquakes and from the 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.

This webinar will highlight the 2015 and 2010 NBCC differences in the determination of 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 the time restrain.

Webinar Outline :

  • Inelastic behavior 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 XP, 2003 Server, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
Safari 3.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

iPad 1 or newer, iPhone 3GS or newer, iPod Touch (3rd generation) or newer
OS: iOS 6 or newer

OS: Android 2.2 or higher


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

Ahmed (Mahdy) is an Assistant Professor LDA at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Western University and is a Project Manager at Strik Baldinelli Moniz Consulting office.

Mahdy has over twelve years of experience in teaching, research, and consulting in structure engineering. He consulted on major projects in Canada, USA, Middle-East, and Dubai. He has conducted complete analysis and design of many high-rise, mid-rise, light-framed wood, industrial buildings, and bridges. Mahdy is teaching Design of Lateral Load Structural Systems and Advanced Analysis and Behaviour of Steel Structures courses. He is a member of the task committee on Electrical Transmission Line Structural Loading responsible for updating the ASCE MOP #74. Mahdy was the recipient of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, the most prestigious NSERC postgraduate scholarship in Canada. In addition, he was the recipient of Civil and Environmental Engineering Structural Award, Ontario Graduate Scholarship, and MITACS Accelerate PhD Fellowship. He successfully completed the Western Diploma in University Teaching and Learning.


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Fee & Credits
  • 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 2 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

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