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Register for Half Day Seminar 3/13/19 at Jacobs

Date: Mar 13, 2019

     

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                                Modeling of Structures in Accordance with the 2015/2018 IBC

Course Description:                                                  

When structural engineers talk about modeling of structural systems as applied to engineering design, comments such as "the analysis is only as good as the assumptions that went into the model," or "garbage in, garbage out" often come up in conversation.  Moreover, new features associated with high-end software programs are amazing and make design more proficient, but experienced engineers do get concerned that the typical engineer's view of software as a "black box" can lead to a misunderstanding regarding what the program actually assumes and could ultimately lead to Pandora's Box in regards to actual building performance. Authored by Timothy W. Mays, Ph.D., P.E., Modeling of Structural Systems: Practical Applications to Engineering Design is a comprehensive and example filled design guide on everything from simplified hand models/calculations for everyday design practice to state of practice finite element modeling and design of complex structural systems.  The new, standalone publication contains page after page of comprehensive technical content and easy to read theoretical applications followed by practical design examples.    

This course presents some of the topics covered in the design guide and is a one of a kind practical overview of the modeling requirements for buildings in accordance with the 2015/2018 International Building Code (IBC) and its referenced material standards (e.g., AISC, ACI).  The course begins with a detailed overview of the provisions governing the modeling approaches permitted for building systems, the rationale for their use, and current practice as utilized in the United States.  The remainder of the course could be simply titled "How do we model that?" since the example driven portion of the course presents simplified hand modeling approaches, approximate solutions for quick checks, and state of practice approaches including the appropriate use of beam, plate, and solid finite elements.  This course is not software program specific.  Example applications included in this course include: modeling lines of resistance and designing for the resulting actions (steel/concrete/masonry), modeling foundation elements (and when not to), "maximum force delivered to the system" applications, modeling to meet material standards, what to do when the code doesn't provide modeling requirements and much, much more.  Each design example includes an overview of applicable code provisions, a discussion of appropriate analysis and design requirements, determination of key system demands, and design of select example elements contained in the building's load path.

* At JACOBS, 2301 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

* 7:30 AM Registration and Breakfast (Breakfast Provided)
 
 

* 4.0 Professional Development Hours (approved for all States)

* Presented by Timothy Wayne Mays, Ph.D., P.E.

* Early Bird - Register and Pay by February 28th:
            

    $175 - DVASE Members
    $205 - Non-Members
            

* Beginning March 1st:

   $195 - DVASE Members

   $225 - Non-Members

* Discounts available for firms sending more than 2 attendees. 
  (Registration fee is $110 per person for additional attendees - without course materials and textbook.)

The Textbook (Modeling of Structural Systems: Practical Applications to Engineering Design) is included in the registration fees shown above.

We will accept credit card payments through PayPal as well as check payments for your convenience.     

CLICK HERE to print out the registration form.  Check the appropriate category, mail your check and registration form to:

DVASE, 1231 Highland Ave., Ft. Washington, PA  19034            

Sponsored by DVASE (A Member of SEAoP and NCSEA)

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SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTING SPONSORS

HILLIS-CARNES ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES
INTERNATIONAL MASONRY INSTITUTE LIEB INSPECTION & TESTING, INC.
MAINSTAY ENGINEERING GROUP, INC.
MAPEI CONCRETE RESTORATION, STRUCTURAL STRENGTHENING, AND BELOW GRADE WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS
PULLMAN SYSTEMS, SST
SIDEPLATE SYSTEMS, INC.
SIKA US CORPORATION 
                                            

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