Steel Design for Low Seismicity

Webinar Instructor

Michael Samuels, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Manager of Engineering

Michael Samuels, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., is a Senior Structural Engineer with 30 plus years of experience in all aspects of structural engineering from planning to detailed design. He has been involved in large P3 Projects e.g. Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail and the Ottawa Light Rail for the City of Ottawa both for Metrolinx/Infrastructure Ontario, the LFLRV Maintenance/Storage Facilities for the TTC; the Spadina Subway Extension including the Highway 407 Station for TYSSE; and the Southeast Collector Trunk Sewer (a 19 km sewer tunnel) for York Region. He has worked on large industrial projects including power plants, gas plant, hospital, school projects, wastewater treatment plants (one of which has won the Nova Scotia Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence).

Mr. Samuels has been involved in office, commercial, and residential buildings. In addition, he has also worked on many overseas bridge design projects as a senior designer and supervisor in which one of his designs was awarded the most outstanding engineering design by the Jamaica Institute of Engineers. Mr. Samuels was a participant on the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) appointed by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs (MMA) to review the changes made by the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) and to make recommendations on sections to be implemented by the Ontario Building Code in 2017. Mr. Samuels received his Bachelors Degree from the University of the West Indies and his Masters Degree from the University of Waterloo. He is proficient in 2D and 3D analysis using software such as Staad Pro, RAM Structural System and SFRAME.

Webinar Description

Conventional Construction is the norm in regions of low seismicity. However, earthquake loads need to be checked and compared to other lateral loads (particularly wind) to establish the governing load cases. The design method and design forces are also influenced by the building period, by geometric irregularities and by poor soil conditions. This webinar will introduce to the participant, the methodology of determining earthquake loads and design considerations based on the NBCC 2015 and CSA S16-14 as they relate to regions of low seismicity.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 @ 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT

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Participants are eligible for 0.1 CEU / 1 PDH following verification of attendance.
If qualifying, registrants will be emailed a certificate within 7-10 business days.