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Course : design of expansion joints
for tall buildings and bridges

Who can Attend?

Engineering Degree in Civil, Structural Engineer and Engineering Manager.

Associate With:

North American Center for Professional Development

Course Overview
  • Design Temperature for the calculation of Expansion Joints.

  • Temperature effect on restrain structures.

  • Diaphragm expansion of tall buildings and bridges without restrain.

  • Expansion resist by lateral force resisting system for buildings and Bridges.

  • Expansion Joints in different irregular buildings.

  • Calculation of gap required between expansion joints for tall building by PCA method.

  • Calculation for gap required between expansion joints for tall building by ACI method.

  • Effect of expansion on bearing design in Bridge structures. 

  • Effect on steel Girder Bridge as Composite structures.

  • Finite Element Modeling of structures with Design Temperature.

Course Details


Duration              :  1 Hour

Date                     :  TBD, 2021

Time                     :  09:00 PM (Dhaka Time) 

                                10:00 AM (Eastern Time)



Mr. Akhtar Zaman, M. Eng.,
P. E. (USA), P. Eng. (Canada),
New Brunswick, Canada.

Mr. Akhtar Zaman has over 35 years of professional experience working in consulting companies throughout the USA, Canada and Bangladesh. He received “Design and Technical Award of Excellence” from his former consulting company “STANTEC”. He has a vast professional experience on structural and foundation design for different types of Tall buildings, mining, industrial, oil and gas, pulp and paper, bridge, power, marine structures, and water treatment plants. His areas of expertise include 3D finite element modeling of structure and foundation, stress analysis, dynamic analysis with response spectrum and time history loading. He is Professional Engineer in ON, AL and NB in Canada and ME in USA. He has designed up to 32 story tall buildings and many multi-billion-dollar critical projects in the USA and in Canada. He involved in structural design projects at the province of NB, ON, PEI, NS, AL, SK and NL in Canada and at the state of ME, NY, FL, CA, TX, KY, AK and GA in USA. He completed his undergraduate degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) and Master’s from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). He was Assistant Professor in Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET) at beginning of his carrier. He published over 11 technical papers in National and International Journals. At present he has been working as a Senior Structural Engineer at Hilcon Limited, Canada.

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