Structures & Civil EngineeringEC/CIVILENG

Who should attend?

  • Civil engineering: metal and concrete structures, foundations, buildings.
Audience :
  • Technical staff from owners or engineering contractors, involved in capital projects.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • FOUNDATION DESIGN

      • Surface foundations technology. Sizing. Anchoring. Foundation stability.
      • Verification of required surface and applied pressure. Soil stability and resistance.
      • Deep foundations. Connection between piles and above-ground foundations.
  • CONCRETE STRUCTURE DESIGN

      • Definition of terms and key characteristics of civil works. Design parameters.
      • Characteristics of materials. Resistance of concrete structures. Limit states calculation.
      • Evaluation of concrete behavior under compression, bending, shearing.
      • Determination of reinforcements. Importance of steel adherence and covering.
      • Typical design specification sent to subcontractor. Evaluation of bid response.
  • STEEL STRUCTURE DESIGN

      • Main elements of a steel structure. Types of structures. Parameters impacting structure stability.
      • Assembly types. Determination of structure resistance to weight, equipment and weather conditions.
      • Transmission of loads to the foundations. Typical design specification. Evaluation of bid response.
  • STRUCTURE RESISTANCE TO FIRE RADIATION & BLAST OVERPRESSURE

      • Structural behavior of wall and beams under fire radiation and blast overpressure. Design of blast-proof buildings.
  • ON SITE WORK CONTROLS

      • Key control parameters for steel structures and concrete structures. Concrete manufacturing controls.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • prepare and interpret civil work specifications,
  • perform basic calculations on steel and concrete structures,
  • analyze civil subcontractor bids and select the most reliable and effective bidder.

Ways & Means

  • Understanding technology and design with various applications and exercises.
  • Review of civil and structure works in existing refining and chemical facilities.