Seismic Design of Industrial Steel Structures + CSA S16-14 Annex M

Course Instructor

Mark Lasby, B.Sc., P.Eng.

Mark Lasby has over 35 years of experience in the planning, design, construction review and contract supervision of a variety of industrial, commercial, recreational and institutional building projects.

Mark graduated from the University of Alberta in 1977 with a B.Sc. Honors in Civil Engineering. He has worked for a number of consulting engineering firms and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firms in Alberta and British Columbia. Throughout his career Mark has developed computer programs to simplify work processes and carry out repetitive tasks and long calculations which could be error prone. Mark has developed software using Microsoft Excel and Access VBA, SQL, Visual Basic, Java, Android and Javascript.

Course Description

Understanding the basic principles of the seismic design requirements of industry buildings will help to elevate the efficiency of the construction of industrial structures. While referencing the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) 2015 and Clause 27 of CSA S16-14, this course will help to familiarize you with seismic design parameters and with seismic base shear calculations. Additionally, Annex M of CSA S16-14 will be introduced and explained.

Characteristics of Industrial Buildings

  • Seismic Force Resisting Systems
  • Seismic Response Spectra
  • Site Response Spectra
  • Site Class and Site Coefficients
  • Example Structure 1
  • Base Shear Calculations
  • Structural Irregularities
  • Methods of Analysis
  • Notional Loads and P-Delta Effects
  • Annex M
  • Why Annex M
  • Seismic Force Resisting Systems
  • Method of Analysis
  • System Redundancy
  • Damping
  • Effective Mass
  • Shared Columns
  • Vertical Seismic Effects
  • Anchorage Strength and Detailing
  • Example Structure 2

2 Sessions | Fee $185 / session | 0.4 CEUs

Dates Available

Times indicated are EST/EDT

Session 1: Dec. 2, 2019

Session 1: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (2 hrs)

Alternative Date: Jan. 31, 2020

Session 1: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (2 hrs)

Alternative Date: Feb. 14, 2020

Session 1: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (2 hrs)

Alternative Date: Mar. 9, 2020

Session 1: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (2 hrs)

Session 2: Dec. 2, 2019

Session 2: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM (2 hrs)

Alternative Date: Jan. 31, 2020

Session 2: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM (2 hrs)

Alternative Date: Feb. 14, 2020

Session 2: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM (2 hrs)

Alternative Date: Mar. 9, 2020

Session 2: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM (2 hrs)

Registration Coming Fall 2019

This course presents the seismic design requirements of the National Building Code of Canada 2015 and Clause 27 of CSA S16-14 as these requirements apply to industrial buildings. Seismic base shear calculations are presented for an example mill-type industrial building in Vancouver, Edmonton and Montreal. The results of Equivalent Static Force Procedure and Dynamic Analysis Procedure (Response Spectrum Analysis) for the example building are presented and compared. The choice of Seismic Force Resisting Systems for industrial buildings is discussed and the requirements for each are highlighted.

Annex M of CSA S16-14 is introduced. The provisions of Annex M extend and modify the requirements of Clause 27 of CSA S16-14 as these requirements apply to industrial structures which do not resemble buildings. Seismic Force Resisting Systems, redundancy, damping, effective mass, methods of analysis and vertical earthquake effects are reviewed.

  • Participants would become familiar with calculation of seismic design parameters for sites across Canada using the provisions of the National Building Code of Canada 2015.
  • Participants would become familiar with seismic base shear calculations using the Equivalent Static Force and Response Spectrum Analysis Procedures.
  • Participants would become familiar with requirements on Annex M of CSA S16-14 as they apply to industrial structures.
  • Engineers involved in design of steel structures to resist seismic forces.
  • Educators involved in teaching design of steel structures to resist seismic loads.

Call for inquiries for
on-site visits/training

(905) 604 3231

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British Columba, S.W.

“The webinar exceeded my expectations! I not only learned the principles but how to apply them to my business to make an immediate impact. I would enthusiastically recommend this webinar to everyone!”

Alberta, K. I.

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Saskatchewan, A.J.

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Manitoba, P.T.

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Ontario, I.E.

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Ontario, I.E.

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British Columbia, E.A.

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Ontario, W.L.