***Updated*** ACI/PCA Simplified Design of Concrete Buildings of Moderate Size and Height
A One - Day Seminar
Increase your design efficiency and reduce the time it takes to design small to moderate size buildings by applying the design procedures that you will learn at this seminar in accordance with ACI 318-11 and IBC.
Sponsored jointly by the Portland Cement Association and ACI.
Topics to be covered include:
-Structural systems layout
-Determination of loads, including wind and earthquake forces
-General reinforced concrete requirements, including simplified design of slabs, beams, columns, walls, and footings
-Detailed building design examples will be presented
As part of the seminar, you will receive
FREE the following publication(s) a $120.00
|PCA EB204 Simplified Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings - 4th Edition|
|Seminar lecture notes authored by the Portland Cement Association|
Who should attend?
Structural , civil, architectural engineers, and, building officials, and others involved with reinforced concrete buildings of moderate size and height.
This ACI/PCA seminar and the complimentary PCA publication EB204 "Simplified Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings," have been updated to cover ACI 381-11, "Building Code Requirement for Structural Concrete." This seminar will focus on design of concrete buildings of moderate size and height, in accordance with IBC. The purpose of the seminar is to provide civil, architectural, and structural engineers with ways to simplify design procedures, thus reducing time required to analyze, proportion, and detail small to moderate size projects, while still complying with ACI 318-11. Various design considerations that need to be addressed in the structural design and detailing of reinforced concrete buildings will be discussed including fire resistance, economy, and forming techniques. Numerous design examples will be presented. The examples include wind load calculations, seismic force, analysis, simplified design of different slab systems, beams, columns, structural walls, and footings with emphasis on economy. Results obtained from the simplified design methods are compared to those obtained from computer programs. In addition to detailed design examples, the PCA book includes numerous time saving design aids, graphs, and tables.
The purpose of the seminar is to provide each attendee with the necessary tools and knowledge they need to improve their practice.
- Frame Analysis
- Design of Beams and One-Way Slabs
- Design of Two-Way Slabs
- Design of Columns
- Design of Structural Walls
- Design of Footings
- Structural Detailing of Reinforcement for Economy
- Design Considerations for Economical Formwork
- Design Considerations for Fire Resistance
- Design Considerations for Earthquake Forces
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Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. The seminar will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. Lunch will be from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Breakfast breads/pastries, lunch, coffee breaks, and publications are included in your registration fee.
Two of the following will be your instructors:
Alessandro Beghini, PhD, PE, SE, LEED, Associate, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Chicago, IL. Alessandro works as a structural project engineer at SOM, where he is involved in all aspects of the design process. Recent projects that he has been working on include a variety of large scale mixed use high-rise projects, including the White Magnolia Plaza development in Shanghai, China and the CTF Tianjin in Tianjin, China. Within SOM, Alessandro is also responsible for conducting research in the field of optimal structural topologies and development of innovative methodologies for structural analysis. To this end, he maintains on-going collaborations with academic institutions, including the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University for his work in structural optimization. Alessandro received his B.S./M.S. from the Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy), his M. Eng. From the University of Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan) and his PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL). He has co-authored several technical publications on a variety of structural engineering topics, including topology optimization, behavior of fiber composites and fiber reinforced concrete.
Mahmoud Kamara, PhD, Mahmoud Kamara had been PCA’s senior structural engineer for engineered buildings for more than fourteen years. He was involved in developing technical publications and coordinating and conducting seminars. He is the author and coauthor of numerous PCA publications and technical guides including; Notes on ACI 318-08 Building Code, Simplified Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings of Moderate Size and Heights and Blast Resistant Design Guide for Reinforced Concrete Structures. He is an active member of the American Concrete Institute and the American Society of Civil Engineers and he chairsACI/ASCE Joint Committee 421 Design of Reinforced Concrete Slabs. He received the ACI Structural Research Award in 1992 and is the recipient of the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois’ Meritorious Publication Award for 2008. Prior to joining PCA, Kamara held faculty positions at the University of Alexandria, Egypt and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His experience also includes structural engineering design and consulting, software developingand structural forensic investigations.
Dominic J. Kelly, MS, PE, SE, Consulting Structural Engineer, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc, Boston, MA. Kelly has 20
years experience in the design of new structures, the evaluation of existing structures, the repair of damaged structures, and the strengthening of deficient structures. He is called on frequently to perform structural adequacy and failure analyses. He is an active participant in the committee work of several professional associations. Kelly is currently a member of ACI 318, Structural Concrete Building Code and its subcommittees on Shear and Torsion and on Safety, Serviceability, and Analysis. He is a member of ASCE 7 Seismic Task Committee, which prepares seismic design provisions referenced by the model building codes.
Lawrence C. Novak, SE, SECB, FACI, LEED® AP. Novak is the Director of Engineered Buildings for the Portland Cement Association (PCA). He has more than 25 years of experience as a lead structural engineer on high-rise, mid-rise and special use structures throughout the world, including seismic regions. Prior to joining PCA, he was an Associate Partner with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill where he served as the lead structural engineer for the Burj Dubai Tower, the world’s tallest building. Novak serves on several technical committees, including the American Concrete Institute’s ACI 318 committee on the Structural Concrete Building Code, ACI 445 on Shear and Torsion, ACI 445-A on Strut and Tie Modeling, ACI 209 on Creep and Shrinkage and ACI 130 on Sustainability of Concrete. He is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois and he has served on the Board of Directors of several engineering organizations including SEAOI, TCA and the Illinois Engineering Hall of Fame. He has co-authored numerous publications on structural engineering and is the recipient of the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois’ Meritorious Publication Award for both 2001 and 2008, the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations’ Outstanding Structural Engineering Publication Award for 2001 and the United Kingdom’s Oscar Faber Award for 2002. In 2010, Novak was selected as the ACI educational “Speaker of the Year” and chosen as the “Centennial Lecturer” in engineering. He is the recipient of the 2010 Illinois ASCE “Citizen Engineer of the Year” Award, recognizing his extensive volunteering endeavors to inspire young minds to study math, science and engineering. In addition to being a Licensed Structural Engineer, Novak is a LEED® Accredited Professional, Certified Scaffolding Operator/Erector and a Certified Structural Peer Reviewer.
NOTE: ACI is not responsible for the statements or
opinions expressed by the Faculty. If necessary to substitute
an instructor an individual with similar qualifications will be
$597 Non Member Registration Fee
$457 ACI National Members
$125 Full-Time Students (with proof of enrollment)
Continuing Education Credit
Attendees receive 0.75 CEUs or 7.5 LUs, worth 7.5 PDHs.
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