Calculating Design Loads for Residential and Small Commercial Buildings
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Gregory A. Robinson, P.E.
Treatment of Structure Loads in Building Codes and Standards
• Historical considerations
• ASCE 7-5 and 7-10
• CRSI, ASTM, API, AASHTO, FAA, AREA, AWWA, SCEANC, FEMA, etc.
• Allowable strength design (ASD)
• Load and resistance factor design (LRFD)
Definition of dead load
Common materials and components
Definition of live load
Live load examples
• Roofs, floors, walls
• Traffic and various wheel loads, distribution considerations
ASCE 7 background
Computing wind loads
• Main wind force resisting system (MWFRS)
Rain and Snow Loads
Ponding and drainage
Snow: balanced, unbalanced and drifting
Water, Moving and Still
• Uplift, flowing water, scour, relief of flood forces
Seismic, Blasting and Ground Vibration Loads
Basic seismic considerations
• Ground motion and equivalent lateral force
• ASCE 7 design formulae and coefficients, how does all this work?
• Non-building structures
Ground vibration from blasting
Earth Pressure Loads
• Active, passive and at-rest conditions
Live loads, direct and through soil
Application of Loads to Various Structures and Components
Common building components: joists, rafters, beams, columns and walks
Structural analysis considerations
Examples and case studies
• Wind loads on components
• Foundation in flood-prone areas
• Buried vault
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7.0 HSW CE Hours
7.0 AIA LU|HSW
International Code Council
.7 CEUs (Building)
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This webinar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to licensed architects in all states.
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Gregory A. Robinson P.E.
Mr. Robinson is a graduate of North Carolina State University from which he received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and his master of Civil Engineering degree. He has over 30 years of experience in the structural engineering field and has been in private practice for over 24 years. Prior to establishing his own practice Mr. Robinson worked for Bechtel Petroleum in San Francisco and for various structural engineering firms in the Raleigh area. Mr. Robinson is a licensed professional engineer in 16 states. He has taught structural analysis classes at the community college level and has conducted numerous seminars over the last 20 years. He also served on a sub-committee for the North Carolina Building Code Council tasked with reviewing the provisions of the North Carolina Residential Code for interior moisture control and water intrusion. Mr. Robinson’s practice includes design, analysis and evaluation of steel, concrete, masonry and timber structures. He has investigated over 1,500 wood frame buildings for damage, and he has developed plans of repair for structures and finishes.
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Course Title: Calculating Design Loads for Residential and Small Commercial Buildings
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This seven-hour course covers the treatment of structure loads in building codes and standards, calculating live loads and dead loads, discusses the specifics of and solutions to wind, rain, snow and seismic loads, explores earth pressure loads on retaining walls and buried structures, the application of loads to various structures and their components, and uses spreadsheets and software to calculate design loads in various case studies.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify the building codes which relate to the treatment of structure loads, including ASCE 7-5 and 7-10.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to define, identify and calculate dead loads on common materials and components.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to define, identify and calculate live loads on roofs, floors, and walls, as well as traffic and wheel loads.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to calculate structure loads from rain, snow, flood, and seismic loads.
Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to understand earth pressure loads on retaining walls and buried structures, including live loads through soil.
Learning Objective 6:
Learners will be able to apply the aforementioned loads to various structures and their components, including on joists, rafters, beams, and columns.
LUs: 7.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with building design
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 05/02/2025
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