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Who can Attend?

Civil Engineer, Structural Engineer and Engineering Manager.

Course Overview
  • Module 1: Structural Concept for 3D Modeling. Geometrical Modeling, Excitation Modeling, Boundary Condition Modeling and Foundation Modeling.  Plane Frame, Membrane, Plate, Shell and Solid Modeling. Continuum and Discreate Model. Basic Equilibrium Equations. Basic Analysis types and its applications. Special Analysis type and its application. Static and Dynamic Excitation. Effect of Stiffness. Macro and Global Modeling. Degree of Freedoms for 1D, 2D and 3D Elements. Frame, Grid, Plane stress and Plane strain elements. Load path system and load transfer mechanism. Rigid and Flexible Floor Diaphragms. Effect of mass center and rigidity center in floor diaphragm. Behavior of Frames, Shear Walls, and its combinations. Effect of Planner, Stiffened, Regular opening and Irregular openings in shear walls. Optimization of shear wall layout and stiffness. Use of truss mechanism to model Shear walls. Concept of Shear wall design (Piers and Spandrel). Cracked and uncracked modeling. Location and size of Expansion Joints. Use of PCA and ACI method for calculation of required width of expansion joints. Allowable width of expansion joints.

  • Module 2: Static, Dynamic and Static Non-Linear Load cases. Importance Category. Loads and Load Combinations as per Code of Practice. Specified Loads, Principal Loads and Companion Loads. Load factors and Resistance Factors. Strength and Stability. Evaluation of Dead Loads, Live Loads and Crane Loads. Live load reduction factor. Calculation of Snow Loads for Building and non-building structures. Static Wind Loads calculation for building and non- building structures. Wind speed-up over hills and Escarpments.  Full and partial loading.  Wind load distribution. Shielding effect calculation. Dynamic Wind Loads calculation for building and non- building structures. Rayleigh’s method.  Static Earthquake Loads application to Building and non-building Structures. Preparation of site-specific design spectral acceleration curve. Limitation of static analysis. Calculation of base shear. Base shear distribution. Overturning and torsional effects caused by earthquake. Deflection and Drift for wind and Earthquake loading. Structural separation. Earthquake on non-structural components and Equipment.

  • Module 3: Seismology and Earthquake effects. Plate Tectonic. Seismic waves. Effect of distance and soil stiffness for propagation of waves. Earthquake measurement. Free vibration and Modal Analysis, Response Spectrum Analysis and Time History Analysis (Transient and Steady State). Dynamic response and harmonic motion. Effect of Mass, Stiffness and Damping. Modal combinations. Effect of Fire in dynamic analysis. Low and high temperature change. Linear thermal expansion effects. Exposure conditions. Moment capacity vs temperature. Fire rating.  Application of Pushover Analysis. Dynamic Analysis to Real Life Structures.

  • Module 4: Loads and Load combinations. Analysis for gravity loads. Interaction diagram and interaction surface. Load to Actions, Application of Envelope. Analysis for Gravity Loads, Plate, Slabs, Slab Systems and Slab on Soil. Direct Design, Sub-Frame Concept, Grid and Plate Model, use of 3D modelling. Importance of Beam stiffness on Floor. Strength, Performance and Ductility. Design for Shear and Torsion, Truss and Beam Analogy, Strut and Tie Model, Space Truss Analogy. Design of Flexural and Compression Members. Biaxial bending. Slenderness Effects. Moment magnification factor for sway and non-sway structures.  Design of Shear Walls (Pier and Spandrel). Design as flexural member and design as axial zone. Shear Design. Reinforcement Detailing. Detailing of couple shear wall.  Design of Slab Systems. Design of two-way slab with Direct Elastic Analysis, Moment coefficients, Strip Methods, Yield Line Method and Finite Element Analysis. Design of Flat slab, Flat plate, Ribbed slab, Waffle slab, mat foundation, mat as pile cap and Beam-slab system. Use of Equivalent Frame system and Direct design Method. Shear design in Flat Slabs and Flat Plate. Design of Transfer Girders, Deep Beams, Corbel and Pile Cap using Strut and Tie Model. Concept of “B” region and “D” region.

Course Details


Duration              :  24 Hours

Date                     : MAR 13, 2021 to APR 04, 2021

Time                    :  07:30 PM to 10:30 PM (Dhaka Time)

                             :  08:30 AM to 11:30 AM (Eastern Time)

Day                      :  Saturday and Sunday

Course Fee         :  Taka 18,000 or CAD 350 (Taka 15,000 or CAD 300 for Limited Time)

Participants         :  Limited, first come first serve basis


Duration              :  6 Hours

Course Fee         :  Taka 7,000 or CAD 125 (Taka 6,000 or CAD 100 for Limited Time)

Participants         :  Limited, first come first serve basis

Day                      :  Saturday and Sunday

Time                    :  07:30 PM to 10:30 PM (Dhaka Time)

                             :  08:30 AM to 11:30 AM (Eastern Time)

Date                     :  MAR 13, 2021 to MAR 14, 2021 (Module-1)

                                MAR 20, 2021 to MAR 21, 2021 (Module-2)

                                MAR 27, 2021 to MAR 28, 2021 (Module-3)

                                APR 03,  2021 to  APR 04, 2021  (Module-4)


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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