Structural Design for Non-Structural Engineers - 2 day Classroom workshop

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Company/Provider: IDC Technologies

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Telephone: 011 024 5520

Waterfall Park, Bekker Road
Elevation Gardens, Elevations Close, Block 2, Ground floor Vorna Valley
South Africa

R 8400.00

Course Description


• Fully understand the role of the structural engineer
• Comprehend the behaviour of structural members under loading
• Understand the concept of stress functions like tension,
compression, shear and bending
• Use the basic concepts for analysis of statically determinate and
indeterminate structures
• Analyse deformation of members under loading
• Understand the significance of material properties in design
• Undertake basic design of Reinforced Cement Concrete Structures
• Undertake basic design of Steel Structures
• Undertake basic design of Masonry & Timber Structural Members


• Building Inspectors
• Project Managers
• Construction Supervisors
• Municipal Officials
• Architects
• Quantity Surveyors
• Insurance Surveyors
• Concrete Technologists
• Reinforcement Detailers
• Structural Fabricators
• Building Maintenance
• Structural Rehabilitation Staff


20 - 21 April 2016


2 days


Construction is the largest industry in the world
and anything constructed needs to be designed
first. Structural Engineering deals with the
analysis and design aspects, the basic purpose of
which is to ensure a safe, functional and
economical structure. While designing, the
designer constantly interacts with specialists like
architects, operational managers, etc. Once the
design is finalised, the implementation takes
involvement of people to handle aspects like
statutory approvals, planning, quality assurance,
material procurement, etc. The entire exercise
can be undertaken in a highly coordinated way if
everyone involved understands the 'project
language', which is a combination of designs and
specifications. To understand the language fully,
it is necessary to appreciate the principles of
structural analysis and design and a course on
this topic comes in handy here.

Participants of this workshop will gain a basic
knowledge of structural engineering that includes
principles of analysis of structures and their
application, behaviour of materials under
loading, selection of construction materials and
design fundamentals for RCC and steel
structures. The emphasis has been kept on the
determination of nature and quantum of stress
developed under loads and the way structures
offer resistance to it. Being the most widely used
construction materials, RCC and steel has been
covered in detail though masonry and timber have also been described briefly.


Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa


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